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Missing family found

DEASE LAKE, B.C.—Search-and-rescue teams in northwestern British Columbia say a family of four from Oregon has been found safe in a remote and rugged area just 250 km south of the Yukon border.

Dave Jephson with Terrace Search and Rescue said the couple, Jeffery Phan and Michelle Lesaca, both 24 years old, and their two- and three-year-old children were found yesterday.

Ford orders public-sector hiring freeze

TORONTO—Ontario's incoming premier has put the public service under a hiring freeze as part of a series of measures meant to limit spending as he re-examines the province's books.

A spokesman for Doug Ford said the Progressive Conservative leader also has directed government ministries to cancel “subscription-based services” and to restrict out-of-province travel.

Five struck by lightning

COURTLAND, Ont.—Provincial police say five people—three adults and two children—and a family dog suffered minor injuries yesterday when they were hit by lightning in southwestern Ontario.

Police said they were hit in Courtland, Ont., a community about 35 km south of Woodstock, Ont., around 3:45 p.m.