Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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The United Conservative Party says a review of expenses claimed by its caucus members found errors that add up to 557 dollars.

U-C-P interim leader Nathan Cooper says the money has been returned to the Alberta legislature and he is taking steps to ensure the errors don't happen again.

The party conducted the review after former U-C-P member Derek Fildebrandt made headlines over his meal and other expenses.

The U-C-P reviewed expenses back to May 2015 and found problems with claims made by nine of its members -- not including Fildebrandt, who resigned from caucus on Tuesday. (The Canadian Press)



Alberta's trade minister says the oil and gas sector has little to worry about as North American trade negotiations get underway.

Speaking from a council of state governments conference , Deron Bilous says U-S lawmakers recognize the importance of an integrated energy market.

He says Alberta government representatives have been meeting with U-S counterparts to emphasize the importance of market access and open borders.

He says the province is also pushing for more open borders for agriculture and other products. (The Canadian Press)



Mounties say a three-day search for an 18-year-old Saskatchewan woman who hasn't been seen for more than a year did not turn up any new clues.

Mekayla (muh-KAY-lah) Bali was last seen at the Yorkton bus depot on April 12, 2016.

R-C-M-P and search and rescue teams set up an on-site command centre behind a Yorkton school -- one of the areas where Bali was last seen.

They searched a wooded area near the school using G-P-S devices, tracking sticks and A-T-Vs. …

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