Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Alta-Plane-Crash)

There's no immediate word on what may have caused a small plane owned by a flying school to crash near Calgary this morning, leaving two men dead.

Calgary E-M-S spokesman Stuart Brideaux says multiple witnesses called to report seeing a plane flying low and then going down.

R-C-M-P, Transport Canada and the Transportation Safety Board are all investigating the crash, which happened around 10 a-m in a field about a kilometre from the Springbank Airport.

Brideaux says fire crews from three communities were called in to control a fire that started after the crash. (The Canadian Press)

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(Sask-Legis-STC)

Saskatchewan's Opposition New Democrats are urging the government to restore provincial bus service, but Premier Brad Wall says the decision to shut down the Crown bus company stands.

N-D-P Leader Nicole Sarauer (SARR') says yesterday's throne speech included plans to repeal a recent law allowing for partial privatization of Crown corporations.

She says it would also make sense to reassess the closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Co., adding the public is strongly opposed to it.

Wall says the 100 million dollars that would have spent to subsidize the bus service for the next five years could be better used to improve highways, health and education. (CKRM, The Canadian Press)

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(Mba-Heating-Bills)

Heating bills will be decreasing slightly in Manitoba starting November 1st.

The Public Utilities Board says gas rates in the province are set to drop nearly a cent per cubic metre.

The new rate should translate into savings of about 19 dollars a year for residential customers.

Gas rates will be reviewed again on February 1st.

The decrease does not pertain to those who signed fixed-term or fixed price contracts with Centra Gas Manitoba or other private brokers. (CTV Winnipeg)

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(Alta-Wildfire)

An evacuation order remains in effect for residents in an area of southwestern Alberta where a wildfire continues to burn out of control. …

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