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Lucky ace remains to be drawn

INVERNESS, N.S.—A wildly-popular fundraising game that attracted thousands of people to a small Cape Breton town failed to find a big winner Saturday as the “Chase the Ace” jackpot grew to more than $800,000.

The game of chance, which involves finding the ace of spades in a deck of playing cards, saw its jackpot grow from $35 last October to $884,147.76 on Saturday.

Legislature resumes

TORONTO—Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown has taken the oath of office as the Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Simcoe North.

Brown won the Orillia-area riding in a byelection earlier this month and took his seat in the legislature for the first time today as it resumes sitting for the first time since June.

Selinger backs all-weather road

WINNIPEG—Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger says residents of the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation deserve to see an all-weather road to their community move forward.

Selinger addressed a rally in Winnipeg on Saturday calling for the road to the community, which was cut off from the mainland a century ago during construction of an aqueduct to send clean water to Winnipeg.

Syrian funding in works

QUEBEC—Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she will make a funding announcement tomorrow related to the Syrian refugee crisis.

Wynne also is urging the federal government to streamline its process so more refugees can come to Canada.

She says Ottawa needs to “step up to that responsibility.”