Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, March 30, 2012: Top Prairies-North News

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, March 30, 2012: Top Prairies-North News

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Friday, March 30, 2012

4 p.m.


Here are the Top Prairies-North News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Contact Prairies-North News Editor Tim Cook at 780-412-6251


Murder victim's sisters unhappy with verdict


WINNIPEG -- They held faded photographs Friday to remember the "baby sister" they lost 12 years ago to a brutal crime and Betty Rowbotham and Barb Kilpatrick held just as firmly to their view of who killed her."I mean, look at the evidence, did somebody from space land in the backyard and do this?" said Kilpatrick, who travelled from her home in Rocky Mountain House, Alta., for the trial of her dead sister's husband, Mark Stobbe. PHOTO. Espy Sask. By Scott Edmonds.


Lawsuit against oilsands can proceed: court


EDMONTON -- A judge has ruled that a northern Alberta aboriginal group can sue Ottawa and the province over the damage it says has been created by 15 years of energy development on traditional lands. But Queen's Bench Justice Beverley Browne has also said that even if the Beaver Lake band wins its case, it can't ask the government to revoke the more than 19,000 development permits already issued for the area. By Bob Weber.


Ottawa could bend on northern resource rules


YELLOWKNIFE -- A federal negotiator says Ottawa is willing to bend on plans that have angered aboriginals because they propose to streamline assessments of northern resource developments. After two days of sometimes testy meetings with native leaders from along the Mackenzie Valley, John Pollard said plans to meld hard-won local regulatory boards into one territorial body could be modified.


Wildrose would pluck mandatory school fees


LETHBRIDGE, Alta. -- Parents may no longer have to pay mandatory school fees if the Wildrose party is elected in Alberta on April 23. Campaigning in Lethbridge, leader Danielle Smith said a Wildrose government would eliminate the fees that average at least $100 a student each year. …

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