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New charges laid in Thunder Bay threats case

THUNDER BAY, Ont.—An 18-year-old woman accused of making repeated online threats that prompted authorities to shut down a high school in Thunder Bay, Ont., more than a dozen times is facing new charges.

Police say the threats to city high schools—mostly targeting Hammarskjold High School—came in through the Crime Stoppers website earlier this year.

Concerns sparked over student hunger

TORONTO—Changes to post-secondary tuition fees in Ontario have sparked concern that school food banks could lose money, which could lead to some students going hungry.

The so-called student choice initiative, announced by the provincial government in January, allows college and university students to opt out of fees that fund campus groups, student newspapers and clubs.

B.C. fall fair includes home-grown pot prize

VICTORIA—One of Canada's oldest fall fairs is putting a new twist on its annual showcase of local livestock, produce and fruit by adding a new category for best home-grown marijuana.

The Cowichan Exhibition in Duncan, B.C., which dates back to 1868, has created a best cannabis category to embrace legalization and celebrate local pot growers, said exhibition vice-president Bud James.