Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Sask-Farm-Shooting-RCMP)

Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says a social media comment about Colten Boushie made by someone believed to be a Mountie is unacceptable and there will be consequences.

The R-C-M-P says it will investigate the private Facebook group posting, which reportedly said the 22-year-old Indigenous man deserved to die.

A report on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network says an R-C-M-P officer on the Prairies posted that the shooting of Boushie by Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley should never have been about race.

Stanley was charged with second-degree murder in the 2016 shooting, but was found not guilty by a jury last Friday.

A-P-T-N did not disclose the poster's identity. (The Canadian Press, APTN, CKRM)

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(CRIME-Girl-Killed) (Mba Note)

A Manitoba jury has finished hearing evidence in the trial of a man accused in the death of a 15-year-old Indigenous girl, whose body was found in the Red River in 2014.

The defence has closed its case without presenting any evidence in the second-degree murder trial of Raymond Cormier.

Court was told there were no witnesses to the death of Tina Fontaine and no D-N-A linking her to the accused.

The jury is to hear closing arguments on Tuesday. (The Canadian Press)

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(Takahashi-Parole) (Alta Note)

Parole Board of Canada documents suggest an Alberta man known as the balaclava rapist is making progress on day parole, but not enough that any overnight leave be O-K'd.

Sixty-five-year-old Larry Takahashi is serving three life sentences for multiple counts of rape, aggravated sexual assault and other offences involving 23 women in the Edmonton area in the 1970s and '80s.

He was granted day parole in mid-2016 and his parole has been continued twice since then.

But the board says it remains concerned with the gravity of the offences committed by Takahashi, who admitted that he had assaulted many more women. (The Canadian Press)

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(Manitoba-Multiple-Fatals)

Mounties say road conditions may have been a factor in a six-vehicle crash in southwestern Manitoba that left three people dead. …

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