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Feelings still strong 20 years after Dryden plane crash

TORONTO—Survivors of one of Canada’s most infamous air disasters still find it difficult to talk about the experience two decades after the plane they were on crashed because of iced-up wings.

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the crash of Air Ontario flight 1363 in Dryden that killed 24 people and changed how the industry views wing contamination.

Lottery winner upholds old promise

ST. CATHARINES, Ont.—As soon as newly-minted millionaire Jorma Hogbacka handed over certified cheques worth $30,000 to two former Tim Hortons’ employees, he got a double-double hug in return.

It took four days, but Hogbacka made good yesterday on an old promise to share his $14.8-million Lotto 6-49 win with a group of former Tim Hortons’ employees in St. Catharines.

Poker champ to move out

TORONTO—Recent biochemistry graduate Poorya Nazari isn’t too worried about landing a job in today’s tough market.

The Toronto-area man knows how to play poker.

The 22-year-old recently returned home from a trip to the Bahamas $3 million (U.S.) richer.

He spent about $700 to gain entry into the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and his investment paid off big.