Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012

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Top Prairies-North News


Friday, Aug. 3, 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 bureau at 780-412-6255 or


Deadline set for Northern Gateway report


OTTAWA -- The federal government says an environmental assessment and report on the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project across British Columbia and Alberta must be completed by the end of next year. In a letter to the joint review panel examining the $6-billion proposal, Environment Minister Peter Kent and National Energy Board chairman Gaetan Caron set a deadline of Dec. 31, 2013, for the report. PHOTO. Moved business and national.


Manitoba premier calls byelection for Sept. 4


WINNIPEG -- Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger has called a byelection in the constituency of Fort Whyte for Sept. 4. The south Winnipeg seat became vacant this week when former Tory leader Hugh McFadyen stepped down as an MLA.


Saskatchewan coffers take financial hit


REGINA -- The Saskatchewan government's finances have taken a hit from a drop in oil revenue and Crown land sales. The province says in its first-quarter financial report that overall revenue is forecast to be down $113.2 million from the March budget. PHOTO.


Man found guilty of smothering toddler


REGINA -- A Regina man has been found guilty of manslaughter for smothering his former fiancee's toddler son. Jason Will, who is 25, is to be sentenced Aug. 29.


Alleged child abuse victim dies in hospital


REGINA -- One of two little sisters who were taken to a Regina hospital this week for treatment of alleged abuse and neglect has died. …

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