Twenty-six stray dogs died from heat stress while being transported by the Chiayi County Government to a private animal shelter in Tainan on Monday.
Despite the recent warm weather that should have helped reduce the spread of avian influenza through Taiwan's poultry operations, 1,312 geese have been culled at a goose farm in Chiayi County after it was confirmed to have been infected with the virus, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said.
Two Taiwanese men and five Vietnamese migrant workers were arrested Wednesday for allegedly engaging in illegal logging in the Alishan mountain area in Chiayi County.
Two runaway workers from Indonesia were caught in the southern county of Chiayi during a police raid early this month after they exposed their whereabouts on a Facebook post made to show off the money they had earned since absconding from their jobs, according to the Chiayi County Police Bureau.
CPC Corp., Taiwan (中油), the state-owned oil supplier, announced Sunday that it will cut domestic gasoline and diesel prices next week to reflect a fall in international oil prices.
Around 80,000 tourists had flocked to the Alishan Forest Recreation Area as of noon Sunday, the last day of the 9-day Chinese New Year holiday.
A lantern festival that lasts 66 days will kick off Dec. 19 in Chiayi County to celebrate the trial opening of the National Palace Museum (NPM)'s Southern Branch in the county on Dec. 28.
A shooting incident outside the house of a couple, both of whom worked at a local cable television station, left one dead and the other injured yesterday evening in Chiayi County, with the suspect still on the loose as of press time.1 Comment
The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) and marine experts on Thursday helped a mature sperm return to the ocean after it was found stranded near the shoreline of Chiayi County earlier in the day.
The section of the Alishan Forest Railway between Chiayi and Fenchihu is scheduled to return to normal on Wednesday as the line recovers from damage created by Typhoon Soudelor, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Monday.