Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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A genetics professor has testified the D-N-A evidence used to link Mark Grant to the murder of 13-year-old Candace Derksen back in the mid-1980s was not properly analyzed.

Dr. Bruce Budowle of the University of North Texas Health Science Centre took the stand for the defence yesterday in Grant's retrial on a charge of second-degree murder.

He testified he has serious concerns about the analysis of Grant's D-N-A done by private lab Molecular World.

He said the analysis was scientifically corrupt and amounted to a violation of D-N-A science. (CTV Winnipeg)



The Consumers' Association of Canada has issued a consumer alert over issues with discount air carrier NewLeaf Travel Company and Flair Airlines Incorporated.

The alert said Canadians have been forced to deal with arbitrary cancellations and alterations to flight dates and times on thousands of tickets purchased through NewLeaf on flights operated by Flair.

The association urged those buying NewLeaf tickets to have an alternate plan to reach their destination or to return home.

NewLeaf said it has never been contacted by the association, and calls the alert an opinion. (CTV Winnipeg)



The leaders of two of Saskatchewan's political parties are going to try and win a legislature seat at a Saskatoon Meewasin byelection slated for March 2nd.

Provincial Liberal Leader Darrin Lamoureux has put his name in as has Green Party Leader Shawn Setyo.

Other candidates will include Ryan Meili, who previously ran for the N-D-P leadership, and Brent Penner of the Saskatchewan Party, a former Saskatoon police officer.

The constituency of Saskatoon Meewasin was left vacant after Saskatchewan Party member Roger Parent died in November, two weeks after he was diagnosed with cancer. (The Canadian Press)



A young man charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of a teenage girl in Regina has pleaded guilty to the lesser count of second-degree murder. …

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