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Swift named highest-paid celeb

LOS ANGELES—There’s no “Blank Space” in Taylor Swift’s bank account.

The singer-songwriter tops Forbes’ annual list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities with $170 million.

Swift is ahead of fellow chart-topping pop stars Adele at No. 9 with $80.5 million, Madonna at No. 12 with $76.5 million, Rihanna at No. 13 with $75 million, and Katy Perry at No. 63 with $41 million.

Police seek dog-napper

BURNABY, B.C.—Police in Burnaby, B.C. are searching for a dog-napper after a toy poodle was taken from a parking lot.

RCMP said they were called to Lougheed Mall on Saturday evening for a report of a stolen dog.

The Mounties noted four-year-old “Coco” was snatched from a shopping cart while the dog’s owner was putting groceries in her vehicle.

Canada Post, union back at table

OTTAWA—There were signs of progress yesterday in a contract dispute between Canada Post and the union representing 50,000 of its workers as talks resumed and the post office withdrew a threat to lock out its workers.

Canada Post issued a brief statement that said it had withdrawn its lockout notice “which will allow both parties to focus their efforts on serious negotiations.”

Eagle rescued

VERNON, B.C.—A bald eagle is recovering in B.C.’s North Okanagan region after four firefighters stepped up to save it.

The bird was spotted in distress earlier this week around Killiney Beach, on the west side of Okanagan Lake, south of Vernon.