Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

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Top Prairies-North News

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Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

4 p.m.

PRAIRIES-NORTH NEWS ADVISORY

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 or tim.cook@thecanadianpress.com

NEWS NOW

Flames flu shot clinic dissected at inquiry

Alta-Health-Inquiry

CALGARY -- A concern that the Calgary Flames would be hounded by fans in long flu-shot lineups was the genesis of players and their families being allowed to jump the queue during pandemic fears in 2009. But a team doctor, Jim Thorne, says it was Alberta Health Services that actually offered to set up a special H1N1 vaccination clinic away from the prying eyes of nosy gawkers. Sports interest. AUDIO. By Tim Cook in Edmonton.

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Alberta to hold water policy meetings

Alta-Water-Policy

EDMONTON -- The Alberta government hopes community meetings this winter will bolster public confidence in how it manages water. A leaked draft plan says the government has been holding off on making decisions on water policy because of "challenges associated with trust." By John Cotter.

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'Scud Stud' court victory on civil evidence

Arthur-Kent-Lawyer

CALGARY -- A former television correspondent known as the Scud Stud has been given judicial approval to file a criminal complaint against his former lawyer.Arthur Kent is in a prolonged civil lawsuit against former National Post and Calgary Herald columnist Don Martin and several people who are members of the Alberta Progressive Conservative party. PHOTO. An earlier version of this story moved on the west-regional wire. AUDIO. By Bill Graveland.

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BUZZ

Firefighters romp for reptile in Calgary home

ODDITY-Snake-On-A-Carpet

CALGARY -- A Calgary man who recently returned from a trip to India has brought back a slithery souvenir he was not counting on. Firefighters were called to the man's southwest-area home after he discovered a half-metre-long snake crawling on his carpet.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS

Charges laid in 2 Calgary pit bull attacks

Dog-Death-Charges

CALGARY -- Both owners are now facing charges after a vicious attack on New Year's Eve in which three pit bulls killed a dog and injured another in an off-leash park in Calgary. A teenage brother and sister were walking their dogs at a park in southeast Calgary when the attack happened.

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Overcrowding postpones more surgeries

Sask-Cancelled-Surgeries

REGINA -- More surgeries are being cancelled at hospitals in Regina because of overcrowding. The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region says it is postponing eight elective surgeries scheduled for Monday to Wednesday of next week.

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Man charged in shooting of aspiring model

CRIME-Model-Dead

WINNIPEG -- A man has been charged in the shooting death of an aspiring Winnipeg model whose body was found lying in a yard last spring. …

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