Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 4:30 P.M. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 4:30 P.M. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

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Top Prairies-North News

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Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

4:30 p.m.

PRAIRIES-NORTH NEWS ADVISORY

Here are the Top Prairies-North News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4:30 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 News Editor Tim Cook at tim.cook@thecanadianpress.com or 780-412-6251.

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Red Cross study finds flood evacuees in despair

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WINNIPEG -- A Red Cross study of Manitoba flood evacuees who have been out of their homes for almost three years has found many are on an "emotional roller-coaster" and are adjusting poorly to life in urban Winnipeg. John Byrne, director general of disaster management, says a needs-assessment conducted by the charitable organization at the behest of the federal government found the prolonged evacuation is taking its toll. PHOTO, AUDIO. By Chinta Puxley.

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Alberta MLA out of cabinet over Taser case

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EDMONTON -- Edmonton MLA Steve Young was dropped from cabinet before he was even sworn in Friday due to concerns over a decade-old Tasering incident from his police days. "He's got a couple of personal issues that he brought to our attention, and we decided this probably wasn't the right time for him to go into cabinet," Premier Alison Redford told reporters after the newest members of her 29-person cabinet were sworn in during a ceremony at Government House. AUDIO. By Dean Bennett.

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Manitoba Opposition says minister lied

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WINNIPEG -- Manitoba's NDP government tried Friday to end the controversy over a former cabinet minister who is accused by the Opposition Progressive Conservatives of lying to a legislature committee. But there was no sign the Tories would stop pressing for Christine Melnick's removal from caucus and an inquiry into her actions. AUDIO. By Steve Lambert.

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Lubicon dispute over oil access heats up

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LITTLE BUFFALO, Alta. -- A dispute between the Lubicon First Nation and a Calgary oil company over access to land is heating up in northern Alberta. …

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