Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Trans-Mountain-Lawsuit) (Alta Note)

Alberta's premier has strongly rebuked opponents of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, saying no province or region can hold the economy of another province hostage.

It's Rachel Notley's strongest statement on the issue since the outcome of B-C's election last week cast doubt on the project.

Notley told a news conference that there are no tools available for one province to block a federal government decision to approve a project that is in the larger national interest.

Her comments came a day after the Federal Court of Appeal granted Alberta intervener status in a lawsuit filed by municipalities and First Nations against the Trans Mountain project.

B-C's New Democrats -- who promised to use "every tool in the tool box" to stop the Kinder Morgan project -- won 41 seats in the election, leaving Christy Clark's Liberals one seat shy of a majority government. (The Canadian Press)

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(Sask-School-Shooting)

A sentencing hearing has heard more details about a deadly shooting at a high school and a home in northern Saskatchewan, including that a teacher called 9-1-1 before he was fatally shot.

Audio was played in court of teacher Adam Wood's emergency call from the school's office, as he told the 9-1-1 operator a shooter was coming.

Court heard Wood was shot in the torso, fell to the ground and was shot again, and was later pronounced dead in hospital.

A teen has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder in the shootings. (The Canadian Press)

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(CRIME-Faked-Suicide) (Alta Note)

An Alberta Court of Appeal judge has dismissed a man's challenge of an extradition order, saying the man's attempt to stage his suicide and assume a new identity is like something out of a "B-movie."

Court records say 70-year-old Robert Andronyk of Edmonton vanished last fall after appealing a federal government decision to extradite him to Arizona to face allegations of child luring.

Mounties later found an abandoned vehicle near the partly frozen North Saskatchewan River, with a suicide note that said Andronyk feared extradition and a lengthy prison sentence, and couldn't afford a lawyer. …

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