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Missing women’s inquiry aims for real action: head

VANCOUVER—When Marion Buller looks back on the Saskatchewan First Nation territory where she spent her summers growing up, some of her childhood friends no longer arw there.

They are aboriginal women who went missing or were murdered—part of a tragic phenomenon in Canada that Buller now is tasked with examining as head of a national inquiry.

Passengers help subdue unruly man

EDMONTON—A customer on a WestJet flight from Toronto to Edmonton says there were some tense moments as he and others helped the crew subdue an unruly passenger.

Steven Kelley said he was sitting four rows back from the cockpit of the Boeing 737 when a man wearing a backpack twice walked from the back of the plane to the front during the last half of the four-hour flight.

Lightning kills reindeer

STOCKHOLM—More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in central Norway.

The Norwegian Environment Agency has released eerie images showing a jumble of reindeer carcasses scattered across a small area on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau.

The agency said 323 animals were killed, including 70 calves, in the lightning storm Friday.

Life a ‘drag’ for thieves

ST. LOUIS, Sask.—The RCMP has found an automated teller machine that thieves literally dragged out of a Saskatchewan community after they were unable to lift it into the back of a stolen pickup truck.

Mounties said the ATM that was taken from a credit union in St. Louis early Sunday morning was found later that day in some bush, about 150 km northeast of Saskatoon.

MP slams comic over photo

Comedian Mark Critch has removed a photo mocking former prime minister Stephen Harper from his Instagram account following a barrage of tweets from a Conservative MP that included obscenities.

Calgary MP Michelle Rempel posted on Twitter that she has since apologized to Critch “that he got flamed,” and she said that he, too, told her he was sorry.