Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Mba-Trudeau-Heckled)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Winnipeg to tout child-care investments his government has made, but instead he got a verbal spanking from a man in the audience.

The protester interrupted Trudeau's news conference to call him a scumbag and to heckle him about the planned carbon tax.

Staff from the Prime Minister's Office said the man gained entry to the event claiming to be a member of what he called "the world alternative media."

Security eventually escorted the protester out of the room without incident. (The Canadian Press)

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(Mba-Trudeau-Research)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is still pledging support for a 60-million-dollar aerospace and automotive research hub for Winnipeg but Premier Brian Pallister says he wants it in writing.

The provincial Progressive Conservatives have accused the federal government of linking support for the Factory of the Future to Manitoba signing the federal-provincial health funding accord.

Trudeau says Ottawa is favourably inclined to the project and is working hard to make sure that it happens.

Pallister says he's not satisfied with Trudeau's comments and accuses the prime minister of equivocating on the matter. (Winnipeg Free Press)

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(Sask-Laundry-Chute-Inquest)

An inquest into the death of a woman who fell 10 storeys down a laundry shute at a Regina hotel has been told she had high levels of drugs and alcohol in her system but was not incapacitated.

Twenty-nine-year-old Nadine Machiskinic (muh-CHISS'-kih-nihk) died in hospital after she was found at the bottom of the shute in January 2015.

Her death was ultimately ruled accidental, but her family does not believe she could have gotten into the small chute on her own.

On Wednesday, Dr. Chris Keddy, a toxicology expert, testified by phone from Ottawa that Machiskinic had a blood alcohol level of .105, or just above the legal driving limit of . …

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