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Betts' blasts burn Jays

TORONTO—Mookie Betts set the early tone for the Boston Red Sox last night and delivered the final blow, too.

He hit a lead-off homer off Toronto starter Aaron Sanchez and later burned reliever Danny Barnes with a two-run shot as the Red Sox edged the Blue Jays 4-3.

Betts has eight homers on the season and owns the Red Sox franchise record with 14 career lead-off homers.

Polish climbers trigger rescue effort

McBRIDE, B.C.—Two mountaineers from Poland unintentionally sparked an international rescue effort after being caught in an avalanche in eastern British Columbia.

The men were climbing Whitehorn Mountain in the Canadian Rockies on Monday when they were hit by a major avalanche that tumbled them “quite a distance,” said Dale Mason, manager of Robson Valley Search and Rescue.

Activists, First Nations decry nuclear waste plan

OTTAWA—First Nations' leaders say they have not been properly consulted about the prospect of a nuclear waste disposal site being established northwest of Ottawa near a prominent nuclear research centre.Glen Hare, deputy grand chief of the Anishinabek Nation, says his people were not consulted about the proposed Chalk River dump site, which is located less than a kilometre from the Ottawa River

MP still remains in Liberal caucus

OTTAWA—A Liberal member of Parliament facing what he calls an allegation following an incident in Halifax on the weekend remains a member of the government caucus.

But so far, no one is saying much about the matter.

The chief of staff to government whip Pablo Rodriguez says Francis Drouin, MP for the eastern Ontario riding of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, is still a Liberal MP.