Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Churchill-Feds-Funding) (Mba Note)

Millions of dollars in economic diversification and research money has been announced by Ottawa to help the northern Manitoba town of Churchill.

The town of 900 on Hudson Bay lost its only land connection to the south last spring after severe floods damaged the rail, causing higher shipping costs and a drop in tourism.

Churchill Mayor Mike Spence says the federal funding will go to projects ranging from fresh food gardens to new research jobs at the Churchill Marine Observatory.

The federal government has filed a lawsuit against the railway's owner Omnitrax and is trying to help transfer ownership of the line to a consortium of northern Manitoba communities. (The Canadian Press)


(Carbon-Capture-Agreement) (Sask Note)

Saskatchewan is joining with three U-S states to work on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The province has signed a memorandum of understanding with Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota on carbon capture and storage.

The three-year agreement says the four will share knowledge, policy and regulatory expertise in carbon dioxide capture, transportation and storage.

Premier Brad Wall says Saskatchewan's Boundary Dam 3 captured 85-thousand tonnes of carbon dioxide in October, the highest monthly total since the carbon capture unit began operating in 2014. (The Canadian Press)


(CRIME-Officer-Stabbed) (Mba Note)

Winnipeg police say an officer's training probably helped him escape more severe injuries when he was stabbed this morning.

They say the officer was leaving police headquarters at the end of his shift when he tried to stop someone from stealing his personal vehicle.

Constable Rob Carver says the off-duty officer was stabbed in the upper body but managed to use his cellphone to call for help.

A 45-year-old man is facing charges including assault with a weapon on a peace officer. …

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