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Wynne wants new rules for water bottling firms

TORONTO—The bottled water industry in Ontario is coming under renewed government scrutiny after a small township was outbid by multinational giant Nestle in its attempt to purchase a well to secure water supply for its growing community.

Premier Kathleen Wynne said today her government will look for ways to put community needs ahead of bottled water corporations.

Diamond mine set to open

CALGARY—Canada’s position as a big player in the global diamond industry will be further crystallized today when it formally opens Gahcho Kue, estimated to be one of the 10 biggest diamond mines in the world.

The site will be the sixth diamond mine opened in Canada in the 18 years that the country has mined the precious stone.

Minister grilled on federal payroll fiasco

OTTAWA—Auditor general Michael Ferguson has been asked to determine how a move to modernize the federal government’s payroll system turned into a fiasco in which more than 80,000 public servants were paid too much, too little, or not at all.

Public Services minister Judy Foote said Ferguson has agreed to conduct an audit of the problem-plagued transition to the Phoenix pay system.

Toilet made of solid gold

NEW YORK—A New York City museum is offering visitors a chance to sit on a golden throne—but only in private.

As part of his “America” exhibit at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan replaced the toilet in the museum’s fourth-floor restroom with a fully-functional replica cast in 18-karat gold.

Warning issued

WINNIPEG—Lab tests are being done on samples taken from hundreds of drug doses seized in Winnipeg this week to determine whether a dangerous opioid 100 times more powerful than fentanyl has arrived in the city.

Police say officers discovered upwards of 1,500 doses at a west-end hotel on Monday that they suspect is carfentanil—a drug used on elephants.

Windfall for family

KAMLOOPS, B.C.—A British Columbia family’s difficult summer has been relieved by an unexpected lottery windfall.

Sarah Ross of Lumby, B.C. won $1 million in Saturday’s Lotto 6/49 draw—a few months after her family lost their home to a fire in June.

The 33-year-old mother of two said her family has had a challenging few months, but was supported by great friends and relatives.