Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, April 11, 2014

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, April 11, 2014

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Top Prairies-North News

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Friday, April 11, 2014

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. Follow @T_Cook on Twitter.

NEWS NOW

Top soldier demoted for sex assault

CRIME-Soldier-Charged

WAINWRIGHT, Alta. -- A former commanding officer of an Armed Forces base in Alberta has been demoted after being found guilty of sexual assault. David Yurczyszyn will be down-ranked to captain from major and he will also have his name listed on the national sex offender registry.

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MP Anders faces stiff challenge for Calgary seat

Calgary-Nomination-Anders

CALGARY -- Ron Liepert says it's a myth that controversial Calgary MP Rob Anders is somehow untouchable after a 17-year run in federal politics. And it's a streak he's hoping to bust when federal Conservatives in the riding on Calgary Signal Hill pick their nominee on Saturday. PHOTO. AUDIO. By Bill Graveland.

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Ken Hughes makes it official: he's in the race

Alta-Hughes-Tories

LONGVIEW, Alta. -- Ken Hughes has officially announced he wants to be the next premier of Alberta. The rookie legislature member representing Calgary-West becomes the first candidate in the race to replace former premier Alison Redford as leader of the Alberta Tories. Will be writethru.

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BUZZ

"Captain Canada" Ryan Smyth announces retirement

HKN-Oilers-Smyth-Retires

EDMONTON -- Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Smyth says he will retire at the end of the season. The 38-year-old NHL veteran, who was also a stalwart on Team Canada, was drafted sixth overall by Edmonton in 1994 and spent most of his 18-season career in Alberta's capital. AUDIO, VIDEO, PHOTO. By Dean Bennett.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS

Flood water starting to rise in Manitoba

Mba-Flood

WINNIPEG -- Creeks and rivers in Manitoba are starting to rise as the province's snowpack begins to melt. But provincial officials say there are no flood warnings or watches yet. …

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