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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PC LEADER INVITED BACK INTO LEGISLATURE AFTER BEING KICKED OUT

Progressive Conservative leader Ric McIver has returned to the Alberta legislature without having to apologize for a testy exchange with the Speaker that got him kicked out on Monday.

McIver was removed from the house when he refused to sit down after accusing Speaker Bob Wanner of prejudging a decision against him.

Normally a politician has to apologize to the Speaker to be allowed back in, but Wanner invited McIver to return Tuesday without it.

McIver stood in the house to acknowledge Wanner had the right to eject him and the Speaker said it was time to move forward.

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NDP LEADER FOCUSING ON GETTING PEOPLE OUT TO VOTE

NDP Leader Greg Selinger says he's not looking back at his campaign but focusing on getting out the vote for Tuesday's Manitoba election.

The governing NDP has been trailing the Progressive Conservatives in the polls but after casting his ballot in Winnipeg, Selinger told reporters there will be plenty of time for reflection.

Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari also cast her ballot Tuesday and says she's nervous and excited.

PC Leader Brian Pallister voted last week in the advance polls.

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2 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED BATTLING BRUSH FIRES

Firefighters have been injured in two separate locations while battling a brush fire in Lamont County northeast of Edmonton.

A spokeswoman for the county said Tuesday the two firefighters are in stable condition in hospitals in Lamont and Edmonton.

Heather Atkinson says two homes and more than a dozen outbuildings have been destroyed in the fire that started Monday, but so far there have been no mandatory evacuations.

Parkland County west of Edmonton has issued a mandatory evacuation alert for people who live in and around the hamlet of Duffield due to grass and brush fires.

The threat of flames and smoke also caused a precautionary evacuation of part of the Paul First Nation.

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MOUNTIE ACCUSED OF TOUCHING WOMAN IN SEXUAL MANNER DURING TRAFFIC STOP

A southern Alberta RCMP officer has been charged after a woman alleged he touched her in a sexual manner during a traffic stop last year.

Constable Elliot Teed of the Bow Island detachment faces one count of sexual assault and two counts of breach of trust. …

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