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‘Ugliest Girls’ poll probed

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—A school board in Newfoundland and police now are investigating a case of cyberbullying involving an anonymous poll ranking girls at a high school based on their looks.

Lynelle Cantwell, a student at Holy Trinity High School in Torbay, is getting national attention for her response to the creators of the online poll, called “Ugliest Girls in Grade 12.”

More ridings in works

TORONTO—The Ontario government is adjusting the province’s electoral map to bring it in line with the one used for federal elections.

The government said population changes in southern Ontario have prompted it to add 15 new ridings to that part of the province, bringing the total up to 122.

B.C. liquor stores lobbying for a piece of pot pie

BURNABY, B.C.—British Columbians soon may be able to buy recreational bud along with their beer in local liquor stores—if two groups have their way.

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union and the B.C. Private Liquor Store Association have joined forces to call for legal marijuana to be sold through the existing alcohol retail system.

Liberals try to ditch ‘nanny-gate’

OTTAWA—The Liberals are trying to put a lid on concerns raised about two taxpayer-funded nannies who provide care for Justin Trudeau’s three young children.

Dogged with questions about the caregiver controversy, Kate Purchase, Trudeau’s director of communications, released a statement yesterday indicating the prime minister will adjust his staff complement to suit his family’s needs.