Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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A Go Fund Me page has been set up for a single Winnipeg mom who is recovering from a triple amputation that was the result of a rare type of strep throat.

Cari Kirkness, who is 28, thought she had come down with the flu when she went to the emergency room at Health Sciences Centre last month. But doctors diagnosed her with Group A Strepococcus, a rare type of bacterium that can cause different infections.

She ended up having to have both of her legs and one arm amputated.

Kirkness says there's no point in feeling sorry for herself, because it won't change and she needs t o be strong for her two kids. (CTV Winnipeg)



Manitoba is getting one of two new national parks announced in this week's budget.

Manitoba Lowlands features dramatic limestone cliffs, an aquamarine lake and some of the most productive wetlands in North America.

The spending plan is thin on specifics about the proposed new park, saying only that the government is working to establish it. The budget offers no timeline for the park.

The proposed park area, according to maps drawn during previous consultations, stretches from the northern shores of Lake Winnipeg along Limestone Bay to the south of Grand Rapids along the Long Point peninsula and down toward Chitek Lake Park Reserve. (CBC)



The province is shutting down the Saskatchewan Transportation Corporation at the end of May, leaving many rural residents throughout the province without the bus routes they depend on.

However, the minister responsible for S-T-C, Joe Hargrave, says they are confident those routes will be picked up by private companies.

He says there's already been some interest expressed.

The province says it would have cost 85-million dollars to keep the bus company running for the next five years. (CKRM)



Saskatchewan's interim N-D-P leader was told to leave the legislature for referring to the provincial budget as deceitful. …

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