Newspaper article The Canadian Press

What's Making News in the Prairies

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

What's Making News in the Prairies

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What's making news in the Prairies

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ACCUSED MURDER COMES LATE AGAIN TO COURT, WILL HAVE REVIEW OF BAIL CONDITIONS

A review of bail conditions will be held Friday for a man who has been late four times for his murder trial in the deaths of two Alberta seniors.

Travis Vader's lawyer told court today that his client was running half an hour late because a vehicle he was using was "borrowed by someone else and not returned."

He's been late three times before, twice telling court he had vehicle trouble and once saying he slept in, and was warned last week not to let it happen again.

Vader has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann, who vanished while on a camping trip in July 2010.

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2 CHARGED WITH HELPING INMATE ESCAPE

Two men face multiple charges in the escape of a Saskatchewan jail inmate.

Braidy Vermette escaped from custody on March 30 after two masked men attacked the guards who were escorting him from the Prince Albert Correctional Centre to a local hospital.

Vermette, who's charged in a murder case, was later found hiding north of Prince Albert with his girlfriend and both were taken into custody.

Thirty-year-old Richard Favel and 25-year-old Wade Halkett face several charges, including assault with a weapon, use of a firearm in commission of a crime and disguise with intent.

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NDP WANTS MANITOBA TORIES TO EXPLAIN PLANS FOR HEALTH CARE

Manitoba's PC Leader Brian Pallister is being called on to explain his plans for the province's health-care system.

NDP Leader Greg Selinger is demanding that Pallister reveal details of what services might be privatized if the Tories are elected.

Pallister has ruled out privatizing Crown corporations but has left the door open for some private health-care services, and Selinger says his rival should explain if that means user fees or something else.

Pallister says he'll move quickly on many of his campaign promises if he wins the election, listing a cabinet slim-down as one of his priorities.

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MAN TO APPEAL HIS SENTENCE FOR RUNNING DOWN CONSERVATION OFFICER

An appeal is to be heard Friday in the case of a man whose vehicle fatally struck a Saskatchewan conservation officer in 2013. …

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