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Canadian zoo saves snake-bitten woman

PETERBOROUGH, Ont.—A woman who was bitten by a snake while on a trip to Thailand was treated in Ontario after the symptoms returned, said the reptile zoo founder who provided the antivenin.

Bry Loyst of Indian River Reptile Zoo, just east of Peterborough, said he was contacted by provincial police and hospital staff in Kitchener on Friday to provide the antidote to the woman.

'Beer insiders' fuelling criticism: Fedeli

TORONTO—Beer “insiders” are fuelling online mockery of a social media blitz promoting the government's bid to expand alcohol availability to corner stores, Ontario's finance minister said yesterday.

Vic Fedeli said the brewers who own The Beer Store are fighting to hang onto a near monopoly afforded them under a 10-year agreement with the previous Liberal government.