Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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An Independent member of the Manitoba legislature put the kibosh on the first day back of the fall sitting Wednesday, also taking the spotlight away from new Opposition Leader Wab Kinew.

Question period had been expected to be the N-D-P leader's first chance to take on the government of Premier Brian Pallister but instead Independent member Steven Fletcher employed a political tactic called a filibuster.

For four hours, Fletcher spoke about a wide range of issues including security in the building, YouTube and resources for M-L-As.

Kinew said he was very disappointed by the filibuster because he had questions he wanted to ask the premier on health care, while Pallister called it a blatant abuse of privileges allotted to M-L-As in the house. (CTV Winnipeg)



The Winnipeg Airports Authority and the Public Service Alliance of Canada say an agreement has been reached to bring striking employees back to work.

A tentative deal had been announced a few days ago but the union ratified it on Wednesday.

Airport authority C-E-O Barry Rempel says his priority was to achieve the stability needed to move the company forward.

The union was also satisfied with the deal, which sees workers get a 10 per cent salary increase over the six years covered by the agreement, which will expire on June 30th, 2022. (CTV Winnipeg)



Two seniors from Saskatchewan have been killed in a collision near Oyen, Alberta.

R-C-M-P say a car being driven by an 80-year-old woman stopped at a rural intersection with a secondary highway, then proceeded into the path of an oncoming truck.

Her passenger, an 81-year-old man, was also killed while the 40-year-old male driver of the truck suffered minor injuries.

Both seniors were from Perdue, Saskatchewan. (CTV Calgary)



A second woman has been charged with second-degree murder after a man was found dead at a provincial park in southwestern Saskatchewan last year. …

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