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Homeless men arrive in B.C.

VANCOUVER—Two homeless Saskatchewan men who say they were given one-way bus tickets to British Columbia have arrived in Vancouver.

Charles Neil-Curly, 23, has been homeless for about five months and living in a North Battleford, Sask. shelter.

But he says the province cut his funding—forcing him to find somewhere else to go.

Lethbridge cops take ‘shot’ at recycling guns

LETHBRIDGE, Alta.—Three close calls that could have ended in tragedy spurred the Lethbridge Police Service to rethink how it was responding to troubled individuals causing a disturbance.

Officers were dispatched to deal with reports of armed persons who were suffering from a mental crisis.

In each instance, they were taken into custody safely.

Wynne defends fundraiser dinner

TORONTO—Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne denies a $6,000-a-head dinner co-sponsored with a high-powered lobbying firm is selling access to herself and her cabinet ministers.

Wynne said it’s her responsibility as a leader of a party to raise money—calling it part of the democratic process—and pointing out that all political parties in Ontario do both “high-end and low-end” fundraising.

Boat rescuers honoured

VANCOUVER—A group of people has been honoured for saving 21 lives when a whale-watching boat capsized near Tofino, B.C. last year.

The B.C. and Yukon Lifesaving Society awarded 10 people the Governor’s Gold Award on Saturday.

The non-profit water safety organization gives out the award annually for the most heroic rescue of the year.