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Syrian funding in works

QUEBEC—Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she will make a funding announcement tomorrow related to the Syrian refugee crisis.

Wynne also is urging the federal government to streamline its process so more refugees can come to Canada.

She says Ottawa needs to “step up to that responsibility.”

Recall extended

VANCOUVER—Three types of Smirnoff Ice coolers have been recalled in B.C. following a Canada-wide warning about possible glass contamination.

Smirnoff’s supplier, Diageo Canada, voluntarily recalled several of the alcoholic drinks last week because of the possibility they may contain small pieces of glass.

Big tip left by accident

CALGARY—The staff at a Calgary bakery may have been flattered but mostly were worried on the weekend when a customer using a debit machine bought $49 worth of baked goods and left a whopping $525 tip.

Workers at the Sidewalk Citizen didn’t notice the generous gratuity until they were cashing out at the end of the day.

Lucky angler defies the odds

CUMBERLAND HOUSE, Sask.—Luck came in pairs for a Saskatchewan man who netted two whopping walleye over two days to win two major prizes in a fishing tournament.

Ronald Highway of Pelican Narrows was participating in the Senator Pierre Settee Memorial Heaviest Walleye Derby in Cumberland House on Saturday when he hooked a contender weighing nine pounds, 12 oz.

Most missing persons involve kids in care

WINNIPEG—Police in Winnipeg say four out of five missing persons reports they receive every month involve kids in the care of Manitoba Child and Family Services.

A report prepared for the city’s police board says officers deal with an average of about 550 missing persons reports a month.

Of those, 83 percent involve kids in government care and 71 percent are female.

Wynne distraught by school vandalism over sex education

TORONTO—Fewer parents kept their kids out of classes at a Toronto public school yesterday in protest of Ontario’s new sex-education curriculum but the school itself was vandalized overnight.

The Toronto District School Board said about 1,000 of Thorncliffe Park’s 1,400 students were in classes yesterday—up from 700 on the first day of school on Tuesday.