Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 5 P.M. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 5 P.M. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

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Top Prairies-North News


Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

5 p.m.


Here are the Top Prairies-North News stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 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 Edmonton bureau at 780-412-6255 or News Editor Tim Cook at 780-412-6251 or


New details emerge about young girl's death


WINNIPEG -- Phoenix Sinclair began to fall through the cracks of Manitoba's child-welfare system mere months after she was born to parents with a history of violence and substance abuse and five years before she was beaten to death. Social workers failed to monitor the family for months at a time, and failed to investigate after the girl was brought to hospital with an infection from an object that had been embedded in her nose for three months, according to a document obtained by The Canadian Press. AUDIO. By Steve Lambert.


MP tried to 'negotiate' when stopped: officer


EDMONTON -- A police officer who arrested an Alberta MP suspected of drunk driving says the politician tried to "negotiate his way out of it" after he was pulled over.Const. Trevor Shelrud also told a court hearing in Edmonton that Peter Goldring was belligerent and smelled strongly of alcohol when he was stopped on his way home from a riding Christmas party last December. PHOTO, AUDIO. Espy Ott. By Bob Weber.


Court martial hears aftermath of accident


CALGARY -- A corporal who went to help a fellow soldier after he was hit in a training accident in Afghanistan testified Friday that he was bleeding and had a dime-sized hole in his chest. Cpl. Josh Baker, 24, died more than two years ago when a Claymore anti-personnel mine packed with 700 steel balls raked a Canadian Forces platoon. …

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