Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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Manitoba's premier is signalling that the province's private sector will be involved in the distribution of marijuana when recreational use is legalized next July.

Brian Pallister says details of the provincial plan will be released today.

He's rejecting suggestions by the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union that sales should be done exclusively through government-run stores.

But he says there will be a hybrid option that involves public-sector regulation and distribution combined with private-sector delivery. (The Canadian Press)



A Winnipeg woman who got a black eye and had seven teeth damaged when she tried to stop a man from harassing a fellow female passenger says she would like to see more security on city buses.

Aisha Walker says she got into an argument with the drunken male passenger and another man who got involved and ended up punching Walker in the face.

She says ideally, there should be people on buses who are trained to handle unruly passengers.

After the stabbing death of bus driver Irvine Frasier in February, a report this past spring recommended several changes including the addition of five security employees at an estimated cost of up to 710-thousand dollars. (CTV Winnipeg)



The University of Saskatchewan is offering a new scholarship to cover the costs of a law student who has claimed or is claiming refugee status.

The scholarship from the College of Law in Saskatoon will cover tuition, student fees and textbooks for the duration of the three-year program.

Students who are accepted into law school for the scholastic year beginning next September will be eligible.

The recipient will be decided by a specially appointed committee at the College of Law. (The Canadian Press)



SaskPower Minister Dustin Duncan says the province will use due diligence in determining future power projects using carbon capture and storage. …

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