Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prairie Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prairie Update

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(Axe-Man-Shot)

There will be no charges against two Calgary police officers who shot and killed a man who was coming towards one of them with an axe.

The head of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says a review by investigators has concluded the actions of the officers were justified.

Clif Purvis says the constables were answering a 9-1-1 call in the city's northwest last October about an aggressive individual.

When they arrived, a 32-year-old man came through the door with an axe.

Both officers fired their weapons and the man was struck and killed. (The Canadian Press)

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(OBIT-Fedoruk-Wall)

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is paying tribute to former Saskatchewan lieutenant-governor Sylvia Fedoruk, who has died at the age of 85.

Fedoruk was the first woman to be named lieutenant-governor in Saskatchewan and served from 1988 through 1994.

Premier Brad Wall says her work on a research team that developed the world's first Cobalt 60 cancer therapy unit was trail-blazing.

Fedoruk was also an excellent curler and was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame. (The Canadian Press)

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(CRIME-Criminal-Organization)

Four people in Saskatoon are accused of being involved with organized crime organizations.

Five people ranging from 19 to 29, are facing charges of trafficking cocaine, possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000 and conspiracy to traffic cocaine.

Two are also charged with directing a criminal organization and two others are facing charges of participating in a criminal organization.

Police seized an unknown amount of cocaine, three high-end vehicles, electronics, cash and packaging commonly used in the distribution of illegal substances. (The Canadian Press)

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(CRIME-Rapist)

A convicted Manitoba rapist who continues to proclaim his innocence has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Russell Harry, who is 39, was found guilty of raping a young woman on a Northern Manitoba First Nation. …

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