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Donelda MacAskill, 62, of Englistown, N.S., receives a cheque for more than $1.7 million after flipping over the ace of spades in the final Chase the Ace draw in Inverness, Nova Scotia on Saturday Oct. 4, 2015. MacAskill used to run a tour boat company but
Nova Scotia woman cashes in on Chase-the-Ace craze in Cape Breton
INVERNESS, N.S. - A wildly popular fundraising game that attracted tens of thousands of people to a tiny Cape Breton town in recent weeks came to a climactic end Saturday when a $1.7-million jackpot was awarded to a retired woman and her ailing husband.
Donelda MacAskill from Englishtown, N.S., won the grand prize in the Chase the Ace game of chance when she found the ace of spades among the three playing cards that remained after a series of weekly draws that started in Inverness 48 weeks ago.


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Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn says he is stepping down
BERLIN - Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn says he is stepping down in the interests of the company as it grapples with the emissions scandal.
Wintekorn said in a statement that Volkswagen needs a fresh start, including in terms of personnel.


Police escort former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi, centre, who appears with his lawyer Marie Henein, right, for his pre-trial hearing for his sexual assault case in Toronto on Thursday, October 1, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu
Ex-CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi pleads not guilty to five charges
TORONTO - Disgraced former broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi has pleaded not guilty to five charges against him.
The former host of CBC Radio's cultural affairs show "Q'' is facing five charges including four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking.


Saskatchewan city under precautionary boil-water advisory due to 'process error'
NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. - Residents of a Saskatchewan city are being told to boil their tap water as a precaution because it might be contaminated.
The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency says the entire city of North Battleford, with a population of about 14,000, is under a boil-water advisory.