Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Senator-Letter) (Mba Note)

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman is calling for the resignation of a Conservative senator who says Indigenous people should relinquish their status cards in exchange for Canadian citizenship.

Lynn Beyak (BAY-ack), a senator from northwestern Ontario, posted a signed letter on her website telling people to turn in their status cards, adding a payout could be negotiated for outstanding land claims.

Bowman, who is Metis, says Beyak's comments are offensive and damaging to the country's reconciliation.

He says she should apologize to all Canadians, and if she won't resign she should be better educated to understand that Indigenous people are indeed Canadians. (The Canadian Press)



Parks Canada says it could be weeks until the townsite in Waterton Lakes National Park re-opens after a wildfire swept into southwestern Alberta.

The Kenow fire spread across the B-C-Alberta boundary into Waterton late last week and about 500 people have been subject to evacuation orders in the area.

Parks Canada says about six millimetres of rain fell over the Kenow fire overnight and it has not grown beyond an estimated 360 square kilometres.

However, the agency cautions that the situation remains serious and it may once again become intense despite the rain. (The Canadian Press)


(Child-Dog-Attack) (Sask Note)

The Regina Humane Society says two large-breed dogs who attacked and killed a six-year-old boy in southeastern Saskatchewan have been euthanized.

R-C-M-P say the boy was pronounced dead at the scene yesterday after being attacked outside a home in the hamlet of Riceton, southeast of Regina.

Mounties say the boy knew the dogs, who were reported to be Alaskan malemutes.

They say it's not known if both of the dogs were involved in the attack, or what may have prompted it. (The Canadian Press)


(HKN-Flames-Arena-Death-Hehr) (Alta Note)

Canada's minister of sport is Calgary born and raised, but Kent Hehr says he doesn't see a role for Ottawa when it comes to finding a new arena for the N-H-L's Calgary Flames. …

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