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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ALBERTA PREMIER WILL ALTER BUDGET IF NEEDED

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she will recalibrate things if necessary, but she plans to stick with her government's economic plan despite a budget deficit of almost $11 billion.

Notley says any course correction will be done carefully, adding it won't help the economy if tens of thousands of public servants, doctors and nurses are fired.

Low oil prices have taken a huge toll on Alberta's bottom line and the province was also faced with unexpected costs from the Fort McMurray wildfire.

In response to the downturn, Notley's government has laid out a multi-year plan to increase capital spending, borrow to pay for day-to-day operating expenses and avoid cuts to front-line staff and services.

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ANGER OVER BIRTH MIX-UP IN MANITOBA HOSPITAL

A northern Manitoba man is speaking out about the anger and confusion he's feeling after learning he was apparently switched at birth.

David Tait Junior was born within three days of Leon Swanson in the winter of 1975 at the federally run Norway House Indian Hospital.

Both men live in the tiny community of Norway House Cree Nation, where people gossiped and whispered about why they didn't look like their parents.

It's the second such case at the same federally run hospital to emerge in less than a year and Tait says he's upset and wants some answers.

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DIAGNOSTIC IMAGES LOST IN ARCHIVES

An investigation is underway after diagnostic images were lost for more than 200 patients in Saskatchewan.

The Saskatoon Health Region says the images, which included CT scans and X-rays, were taken between March and June.

The images were supposed to be stored in an archiving system but cannot be recovered.

Officials say, however, that the images had been assessed by radiologists beforehand and reports were passed on to doctors.

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REFLECTIVE MARKERS TO HELP BIRDS IN ALBERTA

A project is being launched in High River, Alberta to help prevent birds from being killed by power lines. …

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