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School board cancels U.S. trips

WINDSOR, Ont.—A school board in southwestern Ontario says it has cancelled a handful of school trips to the United States due to “safety and equity” concerns.

Greater Essex County District School Board trustee Clara Howitt said yesterday that the decision has affected trips to the U.S. that were scheduled for February, as well as a trip to Washington, D.C. in April.

Two die in plane crash

SANFORD, Man.—Two men have died in a small plane crash in Manitoba.

RCMP said the single-engine Cessna took off yesterday from St. Andrews, north of Winnipeg, and was reported overdue at its destination in Winkler.

Police, along with a Canadian Armed Forces search-and-rescue team, eventually found the wreckage near Brunkild, about 45 km southwest of Winnipeg.