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Feds may cover all Syrian refugee flights

SAINT ANDREWS, N.B.—The federal government may consider forgiving the flight costs for Syrian refugees who came to Canada before the Liberals came to power, the federal immigration minister said today.

Until Nov. 4, all refugees arriving under the government’s resettlement programs were required to cover their own airfare—a long-standing policy dating back decades.

Lake named for Mountie

WINNIPEG—The Manitoba government has named a northern lake after an RCMP officer who was killed in the line of duty.

The body of water, about 45 km north of Flin Flon, has been named Lake Strongquill.

It commemorates RCMP Cst. Dennis Strongquill, who was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop in 2001.