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Law already challenged

VANCOUVER—Canada’s physician-assisted dying law is being challenged in court just days after it came into force.

The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association says a woman suffering from a degenerative disease affecting muscle movement is joining the association in a legal fight to be announced today in Vancouver.

Chase preceded mom’s arrest

WINNIPEG—Police in Winnipeg say a woman who has been charged with abducting her two children fled officers with her kids inside the vehicle and one point even collided with a police cruiser.

The 44-year-old mother eventually was arrested Friday with her children after abandoning the Ford Expedition she was driving and fleeing on foot, police allege.

Jets’ T-shirt had a goof

KELOWNA, B.C.—A life-long Winnipeg Jets fan was shocked to learn she had bought a T-shirt with the city’s name misspelled as Winnepeg.

Thirty-three-year-old Heather Prevalnig said she paid $30 for the T-shirt at a Winnipeg airport store on her way home to Kelowna, B.C., and sent a picture of the apparel to her brother.

B.C. women win case

OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of three B.C. medical workers who argued they developed breast cancer as a result of their jobs.

Katrina Hammer, Patricia Schmidt, and Anne MacFarlane, who worked in a lab at Mission Memorial Hospital, were among seven women at the lab who developed breast cancer.

Police plead to mom

Winnipeg police have issued a public plea to a mother who they believe has abducted her two children.

Det. Sgt. Shaunna Neufeld spoke at a news briefing yesterday and asked Sandra Giesbrecht to get in touch with her.

Montana Giesbrecht, who is 11, and Josh Giesbrecht, nine, last were seen Monday at 6 p.m. in Winnipeg.