Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Sask-Farm-Shooting-Appeal)

The acquittal of a Saskatchewan farmer in the fatal shooting of a young Indigenous man is not going to be appealed by the Crown.

Senior prosecutor Anthony Gerein says the Crown can only appeal legal errors in the course of the trial.

He says verdict can't be appealed because people don't agree with it or because there may be questions about the investigation.

A jury found Gerald Stanley not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie last month.

The case was filled with racial tension and the verdict was met with outrage from Boushie's relatives and supporters. (The Canadian Press)

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(Alta-Legis-Spring-Sitting)

Alberta's legislature is expected to focus on pipelines when its spring sitting begins tomorrow.

Government House Leader Brian Mason says the first order of business will be a debate on oil pipelines, expected on Monday.

He says all members of the legislature will be asked to vote on a government motion that makes clear its support for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Alberta has been fighting with British Columbia over the pipeline, which has been approved by Ottawa but has met resistance from B-C's government. (The Canadian Press)

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(Mba-Selinger-Quits)

Former premier Greg Selinger welled up with tears in the Manitoba legislature today as he bid farewell after 18 years of political service.

Selinger announced last month that he would be leaving after several women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct by one of his former N-D-P cabinet ministers.

Selinger faced public anger during his tenure as premier after he increased the provincial sales tax in 2013, then barely survived an internal coup by five of his top ministers.

He stepped down as N-D-P leader after the party lost the 2016 election, but held onto his St. Bonface seat until now. (The Canadian Press)

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(Sask-Girl-Snow-Fatal)

The Saskatchewan coroner's office is investigating the death of a 12-year-old girl who was found under snow in the backyard of her Regina home. …

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