Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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Another 29 asylum seekers walked into Manitoba from the United States over the weekend, the largest group to have crossed the border at Emerson so far this year.

CTV Winnipeg says a cluster of different groups made the trek following railroad tracks and roads between Saturday and yesterday.

The Salvation Army has housed 17 families since February 18th.

The non-profit says it has spent 100 thousand dollars so far and is concerned about how they'll be able to help more people in the future. (CTV Winnipeg)



A food shortage in the northern Manitoba town of Churchill has gotten some relief with the arrival of the first train in nearly three weeks.

Store shelves in the town were left almost empty after a series of blizzards cut off supplies.

A storm on Sunday brought more snow and winds of up to 90 kilometres an hour. A plane was supposed to bring food into the community that day, but was unable to land because of the high winds and zero visibility.

Yesterday, OmniTrax, the company that owns the local railway, cleared the latest snow off the tracks and brought in a train carrying milk, vegetables, bread and meat. (CTV Winnipeg)



A Saskatoon man has pleaded guilty to 20 offences in connection to a historical child pornography investigation that dates back two decades.

Russell Dennis Wolfe pleaded guilty in Saskatoon's Court of Queen's Bench to eight counts of sexual assault and four counts each of making child pornography and paying for sexual services from someone under 18.

The 58-year-old also pleaded guilty to one count each of making child pornography available and possessing it, and two counts of breaching conditions.

Defence lawyer Brian Pfefferle said it was important to his client that he ensure the complainants not have to testify in this matter. (CTV Saskatoon)



Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says there will be tax increases in the provincial budget as part of the government's three-year plan to balance the books. …

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