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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.