Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Mba-Border-Refugees)

Two Conservative M-Ps are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit the Manitoba border to get a first hand look at the influx of refugee claimants.

Michelle Rempel and Ted Falk stood at the border in Emerson yesterday and said the growing number of people walking across fields from the United States is a drain on resources and a safety concern for local residents.

The news conference quickly descended into arguments among area residents.

Joyce Dayton said the refugee-claimants are simply seeking safety while Tanya Neufeld said the federal government has made the border too open. (The Canadian Press)

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(Mba-Roaming-Bear)

Residents in a Transcona neighbourhood have reported to Winnipeg police, as well as Manitoba conservation officers, a black bear strolling around their neighbourhood.

Since earlier this week, there have been several reports of people seeing the bear near Dugald Road and the Perimeter Highway, and one of the bear being seen in the Transcona cemetery.

The province says Sustainable Development has put out a trap to catch and safely relocate the bear.

Conservation officer Joe Johannesson says residents shouldn't be concerned but should give the bear a wide berth. (CTV Winnipeg)

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(Sask-Former-Roughrider-Fined)

A former defensive end with the Saskatchewan Roughriders has been ordered to pay a 100-dollar fine in an assault case.

Tearrius George, who is 34, was sentenced in Regina provincial court.

He had been arrested and charged near the end of April 2016 after an incident at a residence where a 33-year-old woman claimed there was an argument.

Police said the victim did not sustain any apparent injuries during the incident.

George signed with the Roughriders in February 2011 and announced his retirement days after his arrest in 2016. (CJME)

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(Sask-Dogs-in-Cars) (Alta, Manitoba note)

With hot weather expected on much of the Prairies this weekend, dog owners are being reminded once again not to leave their pets in parked vehicles. …

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