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Canoe lend a hand?
Shipbuilder Wen Chih-yong (溫志榮), second left, guides college and elementary school students to build canoes in a program held by the Taiwan Normal University and Tong Hsien Elementary School in Yilan on Thursday, Aug. 11.
 
Waste of space
Barrels containing almost 1,000 tons of liquid waste are stacked inside a warehouse in Dabei Village, Yunlin County on Friday, June 3. Environmental officials from the county raided the illegal storage facility after receiving complaints from residents about the stench coming from the warehouse. The officials referred the case to prosecutors and are attempting to determine the source of the liquid waste.
 
Taiwan Yunlin District Court (雲林地方法院) on Monday sentenced a man to 2,350 years of imprisonment, on multiple accounts of sexual assault and abuse of his three under-age daughters.
 
A National Yunlin University of Science and Technology student who had been reported missing since Feb. 23 was found sleeping on a street in Taitung's Guanshan Township.
 
Man makes off with NT$235,000 in bank heist
A man made off with about NT$235,000 (US$7,288) in a bank heist in Yilan, Northeastern Taiwan on Friday, police said.
 
The Central Taiwan county of Yunlin said Monday that it will restart a long-stalled afforestation plan in four barren coastal areas to increase ecosystem productivity there.
 
Yunlin was ranked the most popular of the 11 tourism destinations in an online voting held by the Tourism Bureau.
 
Yunlin County officials said Wednesday that the county will face a funding shortfall of about NT$1 billion (US$32.26 million) in October, but vowed to cut spending and seek new funds by auctioning off land.
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A Yunlin County rice producer was fined NT$4.03 million (US$129,800) for mixing Vietnamese rice into two products sold as "Taiwanese rice" to a Taoyuan manufacturer andfor refusing to cooperate with investigators.
 
Yilan Commissioner Lin Tsung-hsien was lauded for deciding against suspending work and school Friday despite the approaching Typhoon Chan-hom, which turned out to bring little wind or rainfall to the northeastern county, The China Times reported.
 
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