Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, July 10, 2015

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, July 10, 2015

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Top Prairies-North news


Friday, July 10, 2015

4 p.m. MDT


Here are the Top Prairies-North News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. MDT. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Projected word counts and timing of stories and updates are subject to change. Contact Prairies-North news editor Tim Cook at; 780-412-6251 or Follow @T_Cook on Twitter. You can also reach the Edmonton desk at


Saskatchewan fire evacuees anxious to return home


PRINCE ALBERT, Alta. -- Trisha Halkett has one wish as she spends her second week out of her northern Saskatchewan home because of threatening wildfires. She would like to be back in Montreal Lake when her second baby is due to arrive next month. AUDIO, PHOTO. 573 words. By Bill Graveland.

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Stories from the Saskatchewan wildfires


UNDATED -- Wildfires have forced thousands of people from about 50 communities in northern Saskatchewan. Many have been out of their homes for two weeks. Some have nowhere to return. Here are some of the stories of people caught up in this unprecedented wildfire season. With Sask-Wildfires. By Chris Purdy and Tim Cook.


Wildfire grows in Jasper National Park


JASPER, Alta. -- A wildfire burning in Jasper National Park has grown substantially as staff work to get campers and other visitors out of the area. Kim Weir, a Parks Canada spokeswoman, says the 10-square-kilometre fire is burning away from the Jasper townsite and doesn't pose a threat to the community, nearby cottages or Jasper Park Lodge. Will be 300-word writethru. By John Cotter in Edmonton.


Winnipeg lawyer describes moments after bombing


WINNIPEG -- Maria Mitousis clearly remembers the explosion that almost killed her as she worked in her small family law practice -- a blast from a seemingly harmless mail package that police allege was sent by an ex-husband of one of her clients.In a statement released Friday through Winnipeg police, Mitousis recounted assessing her condition immediately after the bomb went off last week. 443 words. AUDIO, VIDEO. By Steve Lambert.

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Winnipeg bombs emphasize perils of family law


TORONTO -- Family law practitioners across the country are re-assessing the steps they take to protect themselves in the wake of letter bombs being mailed to Winnipeg lawyers by a man who allegedly targeted those involved in his divorce proceedings. …

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