Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012

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Top Prairies-North News


Thursday, Aug. 16, 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 News Editor Tim Cook at 780-412-6251 or


Saskatchewan man excited about MS therapy


SASKATOON -- A Saskatoon man is going to the U.S. to see if he can take part in a clinical trial of the so-called liberation treatment for multiple sclerosis. Andrew Dahlen is the first Saskatchewan resident to go to Albany, N.Y., for the final eligibility screening in a two-year, double-blind clinical trial. AUDIO. PHOTO. Moved on national and lifestyle wires. Guard against duplication. By Jennifer Graham.


Man charged with online luring, sex assault


WINNIPEG -- A man has been arrested after Facebook staff alerted police to sexually charged conversations the man allegedly had with a 13-year-old girl. It's the latest sign that social media sites are becoming proactive in fighting suspected crime: monitoring online chats and alerting police instead of waiting for a subpoena after the fact. AUDIO. By Steve Lambert.


Yakupov looks forward to NHL season


EDMONTON -- Edmonton Oilers first-round pick Nail Yakupov welcomed the chance to get back to competitive hockey at the recent Canada-Russia Hockey Challenge. He hopes he won't have to wait too long to do it again. AUDIO. By Bob Weber.


Pipe corrosion caused explosion at refinery


REGINA -- Fire inspectors say corrosion in a single pipe was behind an explosion and fire at the Co-op refinery in Regina last fall. Their report says a tear measuring almost 18 centimetres long triggered the initial explosion and subsequent smaller ones. …

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