Hannah Simpson, a 13-year-old Norwich-area resident who purchased Lucas – a Thoroughbred horse sired by a Triple Crown winner and raised to race – helped the horse become a winner in eventing, where horse and rider compete in dressage, show jumping and cross country. Most recently, they placed in three classes at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, earning seventh in leading/confirmation, fifth in hunter suitability and fifth in dressage suitability. JOHN TAPLEY/NORWICH GAZETTE/QMI AGENCY

A winning partnership

Having won just $2,000 in purse money on the track, Lucas – a Thoroughbred horse sired by a Triple Crown winner and raised to race – wasn't anything t

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Sister's gossip creates rift

DEAR AMY: I have a sister who has been mentally ill for 44 years, with schizophrenia. She is not able to work and has been on welfare. I have helped her out for the past 25 years.

A cornfield full of snow. Mike Hensen/The London Free Press

Snow hobbles harvest

With snow piling up across much of Southern Ontario, farmers are struggling to get one of the province's main cash crops out of the field.

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Cop cleared after boy killed in crash

A Quebec police officer who was driving 120 km/h in a 50 km/h zone when he hit a car, killing a five-year-old boy, will not be charged. And the public won't hear why as a matter of protocol.

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