Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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The Manitoba government says it will not force faith-based hospitals to provide medical assistance in dying, but they will be required to refer patients seeking the service to another hospital.

In late May, the board of St. Boniface hospital voted to amend its policy to allow rare cases of medically assisted dying.

But the the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba ordered a review of the decision after adding 10 new directors to the board, and the amendment was overturned.

Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen says the government respects the decisions of medical professionals and health care facilities to not provide medical assistance in dying. (CTV Winnipeg)



The parents of a missing teenager from Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, say new information has prompted them to resume the search for the remains of their daughter nine years after she disappeared.

Jennifer Catcheway's parents Bernice and Wilfred, along with family and volunteers, searched fields and bushes yesterday on the outskirts of Dakota Tipi First Nation with a backhoe and cadaver dogs.

Soon after Catcheway vanished in 2008, the family received a tip she went to a party on the First Nation.

Bernice and Wilfred said new information makes them believe now more than ever their daughter's remains are there somewhere. (CTV Winnipeg)



A man from the Muskoday First Nation has been sentenced to 30 months in jail for a fatal crash which resulted in the death of an 11-year-old boy who was riding his bicycle.

Jared Bear had been riding with a group of friends on the side of the highway when he was struck by Gordon Crain's vehicle.

Jared was rushed to hospital but died of his injuries.

Crain pleaded guilty in a Prince Albert courtroom to impaired driving causing death. He was handed a 2 1/2 year sentence and a driving prohibition for five years once he is out of jail. (CJWW)



Governor General David Johnston has handed out a number of awards acknowledging the importance of indigenous leadership, and both Manitoba and Saskatchewan were represented on the list. …

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