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Nine-year fugitive found in parents' basement

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Alice Munro: 'Canada's Chekhov' remembered View this email in your browser " 9 POSTED My< ONTARIO Since the pandemic ended and the post-COVID tourism crush began, travellers have learned to be prepared for almost anything, from tortuous flight delays to packing air tags to track their own baggage. One thing most people don't expect on an overseas vacation, however, is a surprise baby -- especially if the pregnancy itself is news to them. Just ask a Tavistock couple whose Dominican Republic getaway ended with the unexpected birth of their first child. I'm Greg Van Moorsel of The London Free Press, your digest curator and digital news stork with a new bundle of headlines.  JUST BECAUSE . . .  Lundquis Mary ttle ttle ittle ren When the prime minister drops by, you naturally expect everything to be tightly scripted and buttoned down. That's the political world we live in. That said, we couldn't help but smile at the rare spontaneity that broke out between Justin Trudeau and three-year-old Micha Owaseye during the PM's visit to St. Thomas to announce a $200-million federal funding boost for child care in Ontario.  EV SHIFT HITS NIAGARA Port Colborne, in the Niagara Peninsula, is the latest Ontario city to share in the auto industry's growing shift to electric vehicles. A Japanese company plans a $1.6-billion parts plant there to supply Honda as the automaker builds out a $15-billion supply chain to support the electric vehicles it plans to make in Alliston.   LITERARY GIANT MOURNED Born in the Dirty Thirties, the daughter of a small-town southwestern Ontario fox farmer and a teacher, Alice Munro was a "compulsive inventor of stories." She grew up to become a short story master, winning many of the world's top literary prizes. The Nobel laureate died this week at her home in Port Hope at 92.   FUGITIVE BUSTED AT HOME  He vanished, skipping out on bail just before he was about to be sent to prison on 14 convictions related to firearms and fraud. For nine long years, Windsor fugitive Gurfathe Kooner eluded police. When the law finally caught up with the 38-year-old, it was not at some faraway hideout but in the basement of his parents' area home. Police aren't saying why it took so long to find Kooner, but his arrest has already brought trouble to his family -- some members of which are now facing charges of obstructing justice.     ACROSS THE PROVINCE . . .  * $6.4 billion: Cost of Ontario's newest international bridge, in Windsor, whose two sides are weeks from being connected.  Watch an update. * $386,064: Total value of fraud committed by a longtime former Simcoe funeral director, whose crimes were uncovered by his son.  * 80,000+: Number of new personal support workers and nurses Ontario will need by 2032, according to figures dug out from the province.   * 92: Age of an Ontario Hockey League penalty-box attendant, saluted for his remarkable three-decade run in the post.  * 10: Years, at minimum, convicted car thieves in Ontario would lose their driver's licences if a new government proposal is passed.  POSTSCRIPT Thanks for subscribing, email us anytime at [email protected] and, remember, you can choose from Postmedia's dozens of specialty newsletters, from across Ontario and Canada, delivered straight to your inbox, right here. © 2024 Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. Unauthorized distribution, transmission or republication strictly prohibited. 365 Bloor St East, Toronto, ON, M4W 3L4 You received this email because you are subscribed to Posted Ontario Newsletter, registered as [email protected] • • • Contact us • Digital Ad Registry © 2024 Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. Border-city Windsor isn't the first Ontario city beset by problems from Canada geese, but it's the latest to consider lethal measures to control the iconic but  nuisance birds that foul parks, menace humans and often refuse to fly away in winter. Nearly extinct a century ago, read how we feathered their comeback. 
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