Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Monday July 9, 2012

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Monday July 9, 2012

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Top Prairies-North News


Monday, July 9, 2012

4 p.m.


Here are the Top Prairies-North News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4p.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 bureau at 780-428-6107 or


Tipline set up to report pipeline spills


EDMONTON -- Alberta environmentalists and landowners are setting up an independent, anonymous tipline for people to report oil pipeline spills and ensure news of the leaks reaches the public. "Part of the role of this line is to actually get this information out to the public," said Mike Hudema of Greenpeace, one of the two groups organizing the tipline. "We don't trust the government or companies to give the public accurate information." AUDIO. By Bob Weber


Manitoba Grit race may actually be a race


WINNIPEG -- A former Liberal adviser who got an early taste for politics is considering a run for the leadership of the Manitoba Liberal Party. Ajay Chopra ran in the 1999 provincial election at the age of 23 before leaving for work on Parliament Hill. But he's moving back to Winnipeg and is "strongly leaning" toward a leadership bid. AUDIO. PHOTO. By Steve Lambert


Crown wants smuggler to pay for coral display


WINNIPEG -- Prosecutors say a Winnipeg man convicted of coral smuggling should be forced to pay for a display of the endangered sea life -- complete with a plaque that describes what he did. Jason Daeninck was found guilty last year of illegally importing coral, rare sea horses and giant clams from Indonesia.


Alberta premier expects same song from NDP


CALGARY -- Alberta's premier says she's not holding out hope that the federal NDP leader will change his tune on the oilsands. Alison Redford says she expects she'll continue to hear Tom Mulcair speak out against the industry throughout the rest of her term. Will be writethru. AUDIO. VIDEO. By Lauren Krugel



Boy dead after jumping from parade float



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