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  • Toronto Zoo welcomes newest addition: a baby pygmy hippopotamus

    Toronto Zoo welcomes newest addition: a baby pygmy hippopotamus0

    TORONTO — The Toronto Zoo is celebrating the birth of a rare and endangered pygmy hippopotamus. Kindia, a 12-year-old female, gave birth to a female calf late Friday night. The zoo says the species is endangered and there are only about 2,000 to 3,000 left in the wild in West Africa, mostly in Liberia. Small

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  • New federal holiday for residential school survivors expected

    New federal holiday for residential school survivors expected0

    OTTAWA – Ottawa has announced plans to create a new statutory holiday in recognition of residential school survivors. Indigenous groups are working with the federal government to choose the day – which has not been finalized. Reports that the existing Indigenous People’s Day on June 21 or Orange Shirt Day on September 30 are being

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  • Plains bison roaming free in Banff National Park for first time in decades

    Plains bison roaming free in Banff National Park for first time in decades0

    BANFF, AB — Parks Canada says wild plains bison that were reintroduced to Banff National Park are now free-roaming animals. Officials say 31 bison were released Sunday into a 1,200 square-kilometre zone that features meadows and grassy valleys for grazing along the park’s eastern slopes. “Now, they are free-roaming wild bison and their path forward

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