Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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The head of an Edmonton cab company says a driver has been suspended after a woman alleged her son was left to walk home in extreme cold on New Year's Eve because he didn't have enough money.

Phil Strong, president of the Edmonton Taxi Group and Yellow Cab, says the company is looking into two different versions of what happened.

He says it's the company's policy that drivers don't drop off passengers when it's unsafe, even if they don't have money.

Marci Terpsma says her 19-year-old son Carson was ordered out of the cab Sunday night, when the temperature was minus-37 Celsius with the wind chill.

She says the cab driver was negligent and should lose his licence, but the cabbie says the teen insisted on getting out. (The Canadian Press)



The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba has cleared two Winnipeg police officers in connection with the arrest of a suspect following a foot chase in November of 2016.

Investigators say the man fled a traffic stop and the two officers gave chase on foot, then arrested the man and put him in handcuffs after a struggle.

The man later complained of dizziness and pain in his head and was taken to hospital where he was treated, and released back into police custody.

The I-I-U says some of the struggle and arrest was captured on cellphone by a civilian.

The unit says there were no serious injuries to the suspect and it has been determined that neither officer used unnecessary or excessive force. (The Canadian Press)


(Zoo-Giraffe-Dies) (Alta Note)

The Calgary Zoo says a baby giraffe born a few days ago has died.

The zoo says the male calf was born on Thursday to a six-year-old Masai giraffe named Emara.

Staff put the calf on a feeding tube after he failed to nurse properly, but their intervention failed to save the animal.

The zoo says initial necropsy tests suggest the giraffe may have had a congenital issue. (The Canadian Press)



Some changes are taking effect in Saskatchewan as of the New Year, including higher 9-1-1 fees and lease hikes on agricultural land. …

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