Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Mba-Christine-Woods)

The father of a woman who police say was killed inside a Winnipeg home says he wants to know where her body is.

George Wood says his family has no comfort because they want answers about the remains of his daughter, Christine.

Wood, his wife Melinda and other family members led a march of about 300 people past the house where police say Christine was killed.

Police have charged a 30-year-old man with second-degree murder. (The Canadian Press)

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(Mba-Lake-St.-Martin)

Lake St. Martin takes another step on the long road back home with a ground-breaking ceremony for a new school today.

The 18-million-dollar project is at the centre of a new settlement under construction for the Ojibway First Nation, which saw its original lands devastated in the 2011 flood.

More than one thousand people were evacuated to Winnipeg six years ago.

Councillor Chris Traverse says the school is going to be the heart of the community. It is expected to open in two years, and will be upgraded to cover from kindergarten to Grade 12. (Winnipeg Free Press)

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(Sask-School-Cuts)

About 200 Saskatchewan parents who are frustrated with the province's cuts to education took their concerns to the legislature.

Trista Wilson organized yesterday's rally after the Regina public school board said it was eliminating preschool programs for special needs kids because the province cut funding.

Education Minister Don Morgan has since said he won't approve a budget from Regina Public Schools that cuts the preschool programs, but he also said there won't be more money coming from the province.

Wilson says that's not good enough. The mother of three says the programs help a lot of children, who are the most vulnerable, get ready for kindergarten. (The Canadian Press)

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(Sask-Pot-Concerns)

Saskatchewan Justice Minister Gord Wyant says he supports decriminalization of marijuana, but says public safety needs to be protected, too. …

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