Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Mba-Concussion-Law)

The Manitoba government is eyeing new rules aimed at detecting and reducing the number of concussions in young athletes.

A bill before the legislature would require all provincial sport organizations and school sports teams to adopt protocols for young athletes who are suspected of sustaining a concussion while playing.

The proposed legislation would require coaches to remove an athlete from play and get medical clearance before allowing the athlete to return to action.

Rochelle Squires, minister for sport, culture and heritage, says there would also be mandatory information or training for coaches and athletes. (The Canadian Press)

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(Mba-Police-Chopper)

The Winnipeg Police Service has released a new report with details on the 2016 operations of its helicopter Air-1.

According to flight operation statistics, the helicopter logged 27 per cent less air time in 2016 compared to the year before.

Police said roughly 170 hours were lost due to weather, maintenance and staffing issues. That's up nearly 20 per cent from the year before.

Meanwhile, costs to operate the helicopter have increased. (CTV Winnipeg)

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(Sask-Trio-Murder)

The wife of a 54-year-old Regina man who was killed after allegedly being forced into the trunk of a car says he sometimes would binge drink and smoke marijuana.

Kimberly Nuttall testified Monday at the trial of three men accused of first-degree murder in the death of her husband, Shawn Douglas.

The Crown contends that Douglas met a group of people at a restaurant lounge and went with them to a party, where he was beaten before being forced into a car and driven outside of the city to be killed.

Nuttall says the last time she saw him alive, they were planning a weekend at their cottage. (CTV Regina)

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(Sask-Roughrider-Not-Guilty)

A former C-F-L Saskatchewan Roughrider player has been found not guilty of assault causing bodily harm in an alleged domestic dispute. …

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