Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prairie Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prairie Update

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Mounties in Saskatchewan have found a vehicle described in an Amber Alert for a missing 14-year-old pregnant girl.

Mounties say the green 1995 Ford Escort was located in the Maple Creek District, but Katelyn Mosquito has not been found.

Police believe Mosquito, who is eight months pregnant, is with her boyfriend, 16-year-old Jonathan Hansen.

Mosquito's relatives says two masked intruders burst into their home late Wednesday and demanded she leave with them. (The Canadian Press)



The owner of the Alberta beef plant being sold to a subsidiary of a Brazilian company received more than 15 million dollars from the federal and Alberta governments since 2009.

Agriculture Canada says of the money approved for XL Foods Inc., two-point-four million dollars was in federal no-interest loans.

The rest of the cash was in federal and provincial grants to help bolster production at the slaughter plant and to improve food safety procedures.

J-B-S South America says its Canadian division, J-B-S Food Canada, expects to complete the purchase of XL Foods properties on Monday.

The plant in Brooks was at the centre of the largest meat recall in Canadian history because of an E. coli outbreak that made 18 people sick. (The Canadian Press)



The Alberta government is returning more than 10 million dollars to the town of Fort Macleod to offset the cost of a promised police college that didn't go ahead.

Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths has spoken to town council and says it's the right thing to do.

The money is meant to cover the cash the municipality had already invested in the 122-million-dollar project before the government cancelled it.

Fort Macleod waited for years for the police college that was promised by the government in 2006. (CJOC)



A Saskatchewan judge will rule next week on whether a foster parent is criminally responsible for the drowning death of a nearly two-year-old boy. …

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