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Manitoba taking new aim at zebra mussels

WINNIPEG—Manitoba’s conservation minister says the province is working of new zebra mussel laws that will be the toughest in the country.

Gord Mackintosh noted a huge infestation has occurred in Lake Winnipeg, along with the Red River.

Dean Thorkelsson, manager of Lake Agassi Marine, says zebra mussels have grown in numbers in the province like they’ve never seen before.

Plane had wrong fuel

THOMPSON, Man.—The Transportation Safety Board says a plane that crashed in northern Manitoba last month, sending eight people to hospital, had the wrong fuel.

The Navajo Chieftain aircraft operated by Keystone Air had a malfunction shortly after take-off on Sept. 15 and tried to return to the airport in Thompson, the board said yesterday.

6,500 used car buyers being hit with tax bill

TORONTO—Thousands of Ontarians who bought used cars in May are being notified that they failed to pay the appropriate sales tax due to an “unfortunate” mistake the government is blaming on a private contractor.

The Ministry of Finance is sending letters to 6,500 people who will have to make an additional payment of between $100 and $500.