Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(CRIME-Child-Neglect) (Alta Note)

An Alberta couple found guilty of neglect after their daughter barely survived a massive infection due to cavities in her teeth have been taken into custody to complete counselling.

The man and woman were scheduled to be sentenced today, but that's been delayed while they undergo traditional elder counselling, healing services and parenting skills development.

The court is also awaiting a Gladue report, which helps the judge take an offender's Indigenous background into account while determining a sentence.

The couple, who live near Standoff, had been free on bail after pleading guilty last year to failing to provide the necessaries of life. (Lethbridge Herald)

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(Mba-Child-Abandoned)

A Brandon police spokesman says they are still investigating how or why an 18-month-old girl was left alone in a stroller in the city's downtown.

Sergeant Dave Andrews says the child's mother -- who cannot be named -- has been released from custody but her case is due back in court in November.

The 26-year-old woman is charged with abandoning a child and failing to provide the necessaries of life in connection with the August 31st incident.

Police say they got a call from a concerned passerby who had found the child in the stroller and stayed with her, waiting in vain for her parents to show up. (CKLQ)

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(Amazon-Bid) (Alta Note)

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her government will help Edmonton and Calgary make the best bids they can to entice Amazon to put a second headquarters in one of those cities.

But she would not say if Alberta would offer specific financial incentives or loan guarantees to convince the online retail giant to set up in the province.

Notley says Alberta will highlight its low-tax regime, its young workforce and its network of post-secondary institutions.

Seattle-based Amazon is taking applications until October 19th and many Canadian cities -- including Vancouver, Winnipeg and Ottawa -- have expressed interest in having the headquarters. …

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