Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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Edmonton officials say they've selected a national consulting firm to begin an immediate review into the death of boxer Tim Hague.

The city says its staff worked with the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission to choose M-N-P, which is to complete its review later this fall.

The 34-year-old Hague, a teacher and former mixed martial arts fighter, died in hospital two days after losing a fight to former C-F-L player Adam Braidwood last June.

The city says it took the time needed to ensure the review is fair and objective and supports its commitment to improve safety at future combative sports events. (The Canadian Press)



The president of Calgary Pride says the United Conservative Party isn't being formally included in next weekend's Pride parade because not enough is known about its policies on L-G-B-T-Q issues.

Jason Kingsley says it's great that the new party's interim board has passed a resolution affirming support for L-G-B-T-Q rights, but he wants to know how that will be reflected in the party's platform.

Kingsley adds United Conservative members are still welcome to attend the parade as spectators.

Leadership contender Jason Kenney said earlier this week that he wouldn't be attending because he wasn't invited -- but Kingsley says the only politician who receives a formal invite is the premier. (The Canadian Press)



A leadership candidate for Alberta's new conservative party says it won't be a credible voice for fiscal management if it can't get its own finances in order.

Doug Schweitzer says the United Conservative Party caucus needs to take action to reverse a projected 337-thousand-dollar deficit this year.

A merger of the Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties to create the U-C-P has resulted in a duplication of staff and a loss of legislature funding. …

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