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Tory MP to resign

ROBERVAL, Que.—Longtime Conservative MP Denis Lebel is quitting politics after nearly 10 years in the House of Commons.

The former cabinet minister made the announcement in his Quebec riding of Lac-Saint-Jean this morning.

The 63-year-old Lebel has been an MP since September, 2007.

Dino skull discovery a first in B.C.

TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C.—A piece of dinosaur skull unearthed in northeastern British Columbia earlier this month is the first of its kind discovered in the province, an expert says.

The fossilized tyrannosaur skull was found near Tumbler Ridge, in an area that has produced hundreds of dinosaur teeth, bones, and footprints since 2001 but until this month had never yielded a skull.

Sub hit by naval vessel

OTTAWA—One of the navy's four submarines was hit by another naval vessel yesterday while docked at CFB Esquimalt in British Columbia.

A naval spokesman said HMCS Chicoutimi was docked in the harbour when an Orca-class training vessel that was moving at low speed bumped up against the sub.

Navy Lt. Greg Menzies said no one was injured.

Flood evacuees settle class-action lawsuit

WINNIPEG—Residents of four Manitoba First Nations displaced by flooding in 2011 have settled a class-action lawsuit with the province and federal government.

Flooding six years ago forced out several thousand residents from Lake St. Martin, Dauphin River, Little Saskatchewan, and Pinaymootang First Nations—some hpf whom have not returned home to this day.