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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JURY FINDS PARENTS GUILTY IN DEATH OF TODDLER

A jury in Lethbridge has convicted an Alberta couple of failing to provide the necessaries of life to their toddler son who ended up dying of meningitis.

Collet Stephan began sobbing uncontrollably after the verdict was announced.

Her 19-month-old son Ezekial died in March 2012 after his parents had spent weeks treating him with remedies that included hot peppers, garlic and onions.

The defence said Collet and David Stephan were loving parents who simply didn't know how sick their son was but the Crown said they didn't do enough to ensure he got the medical treatment he required.

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WINNIPEG POLICE CHARGE MAN IN WOMAN'S DEATH

Winnipeg police have made an arrest in the murder of a 23-year-old indigenous woman nearly four years ago.

Police say Kyllan James Ellis of Lorrette has been charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Simone Sanderson.

Deputy Chief Danny Smyth says Sanderson died of blunt force trauma and her body was dumped in a vacant lot and covered with a piece of cardboard in September 2012.

Smyth says it's believed she and the accused encountered each other on the street and got into a confrontation that escalated into violence.

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WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN HOME HAD PROTECTION ORDER AGAINST HER ACCUSED KILLER

A woman found dead in her Winnipeg home last weekend is reported to have had a protection order against the man accused of killing her.

Police say 37-year-old Kevin Grant Klassen has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Christine Stoyko.

They say the couple had been in a relationship and the last time the 39-year-old Stoyko called them worried about her own safety was late last year.

CTV News says that's about the time Stoyko applied for a protection order that was granted late last December after she said she feared for her safety.

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ALBERTA PREMIER HEADING TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she hopes to change the province's image when she head to Washington tomorrow.

She says she plans to emphasize the province's steps to reduce its carbon footprint to decision-makers and those with reach and influence. …

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