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Canada dropping Mexican visas

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is dropping its visa requirement for Mexican visitors as of December while Mexico has agreed to lift long-standing restrictions on Canadian beef imports by October.

Trudeau made the announcement today alongside Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who is in Ottawa for bilateral meetings and tomorrow’s North American leaders’ summit.

Toddler safe after tank fall

CALGARY—A Calgary family says they’re still upset after their youngest child fell into a septic tank at a highway rest stop in Saskatchewan.

Trevor Pickersgill, Denaie McCarthy, and their three girls were driving to Regina from Calgary last Thursday when they decided to pull into the information centre near Maple Creek, Sask. for a rest.

Fire chief weighs in on rebuild

FORT McMURRAY, Alta.—The man who led the fight against the wildfire that devastated parts of Fort McMurray last month is urging changes to the way homes are rebuilt to avoid similar destruction in the future.

Fort McMurray Fire Chief Darby Allen says houses in the northern Alberta city should be built much further away from the dense boreal forest that surrounds them.

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.