Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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Manitoba Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen says the province will review a 20-year-old health care agreement with two Minnesota hospitals.

It comes following billing concerns from residents of southeastern Manitoba who have received hefty medical bills for treatment in the U.S.

The Manitoba N-D-P says the province should expand a program that covers the medical bills of people from rural areas who must seek treatment in some U.S. border states.

The N-D-P says the province should improve health facilities in rural Manitoba but also needs to pay the medical bills of people who must cross the border to get the help they need. (CTV Winnipeg, The Canadian Press)



Court documents filed by the R-C-M-P allege the former C-A-O of the city of Winnipeg received payments related to construction of police headquarters.

The R-C-M-P documents allege Phil Sheegl received a 200-thousand dollar cheque from a shell company set up by Caspian Construction and half of that was given to former mayor Sam Katz in the form of a cheque that was noted as a loan.

Mayor Brian Bowman says he is going to draft a motion urging the province to hold a public inquiry.

No charges have been laid and none of the allegations has been proven in court. (CTV Winnipeg)



No one was hurt but residents of 24 units in a Saskatoon apartment building had to be evacuated in the middle of the night due to a carbon monoxide leak.

A C-O detector in one of the suites alerted residents about 3:30 a.m. yesterday morning and fire crews were called.

They identified a faulty boiler as the source of the potentially deadly gas. Those with nowhere to go were sheltered inside a city bus.

Battalion Chief Don Tyndall says the carbon monoxide levels in the building were more than three times above the threshold for an evacuation. …

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