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Tot had drowned

AUSTIN, Man.—RCMP say an autopsy has confirmed that a Manitoba boy whose body was found in a creek Saturday drowned.

Chase Martens walked away from his family home near Austin last Tuesday—prompting an extensive search involving hundreds of people.

An autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed the cause of death, police said today.

Blackhawks clinch playoff spot

Vancouver’s march to the draft lottery continued yesterday as the Canucks lost their eighth-straight game—falling 3-2 to the Chicago Blackhawks after a late go-ahead goal from Andrew Ladd.

Ladd scored the game-winner with just over two minutes to go in the third period as the visitors salvaged a critical win while keeping the Canucks at the bottom of the Western Conference standings.

Canada’s Carey beats Finland’s Kauste 7-1

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask.—The mental game is everything at the women’s curling world championships.

Canada’s Chelsea Carey took advantage of a series of misplays by Finland’s Oona Kauste for a 7-1 win in seven ends yesterday in Draw 14 of the international event.

Carey’s win came hours after she herself missed a game-winning shot in an upset loss to South Korea.

Wynne says $100,000 a lot of money to earn

TORONTO—Premier Kathleen Wynne says the Liberal government has no plans to raise the $100,000 threshold for Ontario’s so-called sunshine list of public sector workers.

The list comes out later today, and will provide salaries and benefits for tens of thousands of workers, including police, firefighters, nurses, teachers, librarians and civil servants.

Billings out of control: Hoskins

TORONTO—Health Minister Eric Hoskins complained yesterday about the billing practices of some Ontario doctors, who he said were taking hundreds of millions of dollars away from home care and other services.

“Unpredictable and frankly out of control billing by some doctors is a problem that creates huge income for some doctors, but it leaves less for family doctors,” said Hoskins.

Ontario bans random street checks by police

TORONTO—Ontario has released its final regulations to ban police from randomly stopping people to collect personal information, a practice known as carding or street checks.

The regulations, which were first posted last October for public comment, set out what the government calls “clear and consistent rules” for voluntary police-public interactions.