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Woman addicted to alcohol unjustly fired

WINNIPEG—A health-care aide’s alcohol addiction qualifies as a disability and her employer was wrong to fire her for drinking off the job, a Manitoba human rights adjudicator has ruled.

Linda Horrocks is entitled to be reinstated, receive three years’ back pay, and an additional $10,000 for injury to her dignity, independent adjudicator Sherri Walsh said in a report released today.

Lucky ace remains to be drawn

INVERNESS, N.S.—A wildly-popular fundraising game that attracted thousands of people to a small Cape Breton town failed to find a big winner Saturday as the “Chase the Ace” jackpot grew to more than $800,000.

The game of chance, which involves finding the ace of spades in a deck of playing cards, saw its jackpot grow from $35 last October to $884,147.76 on Saturday.

Legislature resumes

TORONTO—Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown has taken the oath of office as the Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Simcoe North.

Brown won the Orillia-area riding in a byelection earlier this month and took his seat in the legislature for the first time today as it resumes sitting for the first time since June.

Selinger backs all-weather road

WINNIPEG—Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger says residents of the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation deserve to see an all-weather road to their community move forward.

Selinger addressed a rally in Winnipeg on Saturday calling for the road to the community, which was cut off from the mainland a century ago during construction of an aqueduct to send clean water to Winnipeg.