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Sledders back on mountain after five others killed

McBRIDE, B.C.—The day after a colossal avalanche killed five snowmobilers in eastern B.C., Thea Pelletier climbed aboard her machine and returned to the backcountry wilderness.

She unfastened a yellow plastic lily from her backpack and planted the flower in pristine snow to pay her respects.

“I had a moment. It was intense. It was bigger than thou,” Pelletier said.

Charges laid in school threat

WINNIPEG—A number of charges now have been laid against a young man who was arrested after a video allegedly containing threats against students at a Winnipeg high school was posted to YouTube.

Police say they got word Wednesday evening about an unknown male posting a threatening video regarding the school in the River East Transcona division.

McClung banknote touted

WINNIPEG—Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative leader wants suffragette Nellie McClung to be given a prominent spot on a Canadian banknote.

The Queen is the only woman currently featured on a bill.

Brian Pallister says in a letter to the Bank of Canada governor that McClung should be recognized for her role in the enfranchisement of women.