Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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Manitoba New Democrats are poking fun at Conservative Premier Brian Pallister's much-publicized vacation home in Costa Rica by raffling off a vacation to the country as part of a party fundraiser.

On their website, the N-D-P say the 45-hundred-dollar, one-week trip for two to an all-inclusive resort in Tamarindo is close to Pallister's private villa.

The raffle promises the chance to live like Pallister in the sunny Carribbean country, referring to him as a part-time premier.

Tickets are 20 dollars each and the draw will be made on December 9th. (The Canadian Press)



Manitoba's annual public accounts report says it could cost as much as 62 million dollars to clean up abandoned mine sites at Lynn Lake and near Leaf Rapids.

The report says water-treatment plants will have to operate for the next 24 years to clean up the contamination.

Mines and other developments across the province have left a trail of contaminants in their wake as their life span ends and only waste and byproducts remain behind.

M-K-O Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson says Indigenous people are still suffering the effects of the Sherridon mine, located 100 kilometres from Flin Flon. It was closed down in 1951 but she says people in the area are still leery of eating fish and game. (Winnipeg Free Press)



One person has been shot in what a witness describes as a shootout between police and a suspect in downtown Saskatoon.

Police confirm shots were fired and someone was taken to hospital after officers were called to a report of a vehicle theft in progress, but they haven't released further details.

Witness Barry Steiner tells CTV Saskatoon he saw police with guns drawn and heard numerous shots as officers including one with a police dog chased a suspect on foot through the city's downtown streets yesterday.

The police department says because there is no threat to public safety, no public update will be provided on the incident until today. …

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