Snowy Owls come to B.C. in large numbers
Snowy Owls are flocking to B.C. from the arctic this year, much to the delight of bird enthusiasts. The owls are forced to head south when the rodent population crashes in the far north. And it looks like the owls are having trouble finding food here as well. In the Prince George area, there's been a record number of sightings but several have also been found dead due to starvation.
9 new judges hired
The association representing Crown prosecutors says the government's decision to hire nine new judges is a good first step in easing the province's backlogged courts. But the Crown Counsel Association says the province must now invest in others areas of the justice system, like legal aid. Attorney General Shirley Bond announced the hirings Tuesday in response to a report on reforms to the justice system and after criticism from provincial court judges. The new judges will be appointed over the next seven weeks.