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Mower driver nabbed

WINNIPEG—A Manitoba man found driving a lawn mower on a road leading to the Trans-Canada Highway in the dark has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle.

RCMP said officers pulled over a man on a John Deere riding mower in the rural municipality of Headingley around 2 a.m. on Saturday.

Lakehead mayor charged

THUNDER BAY, Ont.—The mayor of Thunder Bay, Ont. has been charged with extortion and obstructing justice.

The OPP said the charges against Keith Hobbs are in connection with an investigation into allegations of criminal wrongdoing that include a municipal official and a local resident.