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Big Brother of the Year Gord Little and his little, Lucas Cameron, pose with his award at the LMC on Monday night. (Ashli Barrett/Lacombe Globe)

Big Brothers Big Sisters awards mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District celebrated the lasting gift of making a difference in the lives of youth during their Great Big Christmas Dinner and Awards Night on Monday.

Edmonton law courts

Mom accused of killing child denied bail

An Edmonton mother accused of killing her five-year-old daughter was denied release Friday in a bail hearing full of shocking, never-before-released allegations in the tragic case.Lauren Lafleche, 29, faces charges of second-degree murder and assault with a weapon in connection with the October 2015 death of her daughter, Shalaina Arcand.LaFleche w

A baby humboldt penguin (left) is watched by his dad Javier at the Calgary Zoo in Calgary, Alta., on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Born a month earlier, the healthy baby was just announced to the public this day; he does not yet have a name. Lyle Aspinall/Calgary Sun/Postmedia Network

Penguins may have panicked before drowning

A world expert on penguins — who reviewed the Calgary Zoo’s penguin enclosure in 2013 — said the drowning deaths of several Humboldt penguins on Thursday may have been the result of a natural response to a freak incident.

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