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Province, chiefs ink political accord

TORONTO—The Ontario government yesterday signed a political accord with the Chiefs of Ontario that Premier Kathleen Wynne said will guide relations between First Nations and the province.

“As we’ve seen time and time again, when this relationship is not respected or when the trust is broken, the consequences are painful and long-lasting,” said Wynne.

Longest tamale made

BELEN, N.M.—A group of people in New Mexico say they cooked the world’s longest tamale Saturday morning.

Luis Hernandez, of the ABQ West Chamber of Commerce, said a team of more than 30 chefs at Viva II, a three-day celebration of the state’s heritage, assembled a 116-foot, seven-inch long tamale at the Valencia County fairgrounds in Belen.

Elementary teachers to ramp up action

TORONTO—As one Ontario teachers’ union reached a tentative contract agreement early yesterday, another was ramping up its work-to-rule plans for the start of classes Sept. 8.

Details of the deal between the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation and the Public School Boards’ Association are being kept secret for now, but will be given to local union leaders later this week.