Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 3 P.M. MST on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Prairies-North News as of 3 P.M. MST on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

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Top Prairies-North news


Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

3 p.m. MST


Here are the top Prairies-North News stories from The Canadian Press as of 3 p.m. MST. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Projected word counts and timing of stories and updates are subject to change. Contact Prairie news editor Chinta Puxley at or 780-412-6250. Follow @chintapuxley on Twitter.


UNDATED -- If it seems like the weather's getting weirder, you're not wrong. An index of extreme weather in Canada compiled by the insurance industry, the latest instalment of which was released late last week, backs you up. PHOTO. By Bob Weber. 450 words. Moves Sunday.



Housing still a problem on remote reserve: chief


PIKANGIKUM -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting a remote northwestern Ontario reserve where the chief says a shortage of housing is still a big problem.Dean Owen of Pikangikum First Nation says the backlog of homes needing to be built is almost twice as much as it was when he became chief in 2005. AUDIO. PHOTO. VIDEO. Will be writethru. By Steve Lambert. 438 words. Moved.


Zoocheck calls for action on ice-cream-eating bear


An international wildlife protection charity says they hope the Alberta government sends a strong message as it investigates a central Alberta zoo that took one of its bears through a drive-thru for ice cream.The video, posted on social media this week by the Discovery Wildlife Park in Innisfail, showed a one-year old captive bear named Berkley leaning out a truck's window and being hand-fed ice cream by the owner of the Innisfail Dairy Queen. It has since been removed. AUDIO. PHOTO. By Colette Derworiz. 358 words. Moved.


Defence, prosecution spar as McKnight slaying trial opens


GRETNA -- Claims of self-defence by the man who killed former NFL player Joe McKnight withered under scrutiny, a prosecutor told jurors Friday, but a defence lawyer insisted the shooter fired as McKnight approached his car, spewing obscenities and threats following a traffic confrontation in December 2016. …

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