Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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An assistant principal who was wounded in a shooting at a northern Saskatchewan school says the teenage gunman must be sentenced as an adult.

Phyllis Longobardi gave an emotional victim impact statement at the teen's sentencing hearing.

She said it was the gunman alone who chose to pull the trigger and no one else is to blame.

Longobardi was among 11 people who were shot -- four of them fatally -- when gunfire broke out at a home and then at the high school in La Loche (la LOSH') in January 2016.

Longobardi said she still feels guilt and wonders what she could have done differently that day. (The Canadian Press)


(Keystone-Indigenous-Declaration) (Alta Note)

Aboriginal leaders from the U-S and Canada say they will use the courts or whatever means are necessary to block the Keystone X-L pipeline project.

A coalition of aboriginal groups met in Calgary to sign a declaration against the project, which would run through their traditional lands.

Chairman Brandon Sazue of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe says they plan to negotiate and go to the courts, but they are also prepared to protest if needed.

Sazue, who was arrested during protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, says he doesn't wish for confrontation but will stand up for what he believes. (The Canadian Press)



Manitoba's New Democrats have filed a complaint with the elections commissioner over newspaper and T-V ads promoting plans to close some hospital E-R's.

The N-D-P says the ads taken out by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority should have been pulled last Friday when P-C Premier Brian Pallister called a byelection for the Point Douglas constituency in Winnipeg.

N-D-P justice critic Andrew Swan says the ads violate a section of the Election Financing Act that bans most government advertising during election campaigns.

Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen (GUHRT'-zehn) says health authorities have been told about the rules and are expected to follow them. …

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