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Secondary teachers plan informal talks

TORONTO—The union representing Ontario's high school teachers is planning “informal talks” with the province this week to discuss a return to contract extension negotiations.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation is the only education union to have not yet agreed to extend their current deals to 2019—past next year's provincial election.

Help for autistic B.C. boy 'incredible': dad

NANAIMO, B.C.—Hundreds of boxes of a limited-edition pasta have filled the home of a family in Nanaimo, B.C. following a plea to help their autistic son.

Reed Botwright put out a call on social media last week when he and his wife could not track down any more boxes of “Star Wars Kraft Dinner,” one of the only foods their six-year-old son, Everett, will eat.

'Genie' goes on bet date

NEW YORK—Eugenie Bouchard is not one to welch on a bet.

The tennis star from Westmount, Que. went on a date with New England Patriots' fan John Goehrke last night after the two agreed to a bet over Twitter during Super Bowl 51.

Bouchard had tweeted that she “knew Atlanta would win” with the Falcons holding a big lead over the Patriots during the NFL's championship game.

Area artist dies in jail

THUNDER BAY, Ont.—Aboriginal leaders say indigenous artist Moses Beaver has died under what they are calling unexplained circumstances.

Beaver, a renowned Woodlands artist, is believed to have died in a jail in Thunder Bay, Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Nibinamik First Nation Chief Johnny Yellowhead said in a statement yesterday.

Sanchez set to lead Jays' rotation

DUNEDIN, Fla.—Aaron Sanchez came into spring training this year with a different mentality than in the past.

For the first time in his major-league career, the 24-year-old right-hander doesn't have to prove he's worthy of a spot in the Blue Jays' starting rotation after his dominant season last year.

And he's using that lack of pressure to sharpen his arsenal.