Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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A member of the Manitoba legislature plans to table a private member's bill to create a Silver Alert system in the province to aid in locating vulnerable people.

Brandon East M-L-A Len Isleifson put forward a notice of motion indicating he will call for a change to the Missing Persons Act.

A Silver Alert system is similar to an Amber Alert, but it's aimed at notifying the public about elderly people or those with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, autism or Down syndrome.

Alzheimer Society of Manitoba C-E-O Wendy Schettler says it's important to get the word out fast when someone living with Alzheimer's disease goes missing. (CTV Winnipeg)



Manitoba member of Parliament Niki Ashton says she will announce next week she is going to run for the leadership of the federal N-D-P.

Ashton, who represents Churchill, confirmed to the Winnipeg Free Press she will be leaving her duties as the party's critic for jobs, employment and the workforce shortly.

She will become the fourth official candidate in the race, along with Quebec M-P Guy Caron, B-C M-P Peter Julian and Ontario M-P Charlie Angus.

The vote is scheduled to take place in October. (Winnipeg Free Press)



The federal government is giving three million dollars to Saskatoon's Remai (RAY-mee) Modern art gallery.

Gregory Burke, C-E-O of the Remai, says large gallery spaces with specialized display and art handling features are necessary for the presentation of international touring exhibitions.

He says the money will also go toward equipment such as vault systems, which will allow the museum to protect its collection and help attract significant art loans.

After numerous construction delays, it's still not known when the Remai will open. (CKOM)



The two-year pilot project for photo radar in Saskatchewan is nearly finished, but it'll be sticking around for a little while longer while the provincial government decides whether the program will become permanent. …

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