Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Trudeau-Athabasca-CEO)

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau toured northeastern Alberta's oilsands region today, an oilpatch C-E-O criticized the federal government for not doing enough to support the industry.

Athabasca Oil C-E-O Rob Broen told his company's annual general meeting in Calgary that the policies of Canadian governments are hurting the competitiveness of the country's oil and gas industry.

Broen says Trudeau needs to back up Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and see it through to construction.

Trudeau, speaking after a tour at a Suncor Energy mine north of Fort McMurray, responded that he supports the pipeline and that the competitiveness of the industry is important to his government. (The Canadian Press)

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(Sask-Homicide-Trial)

Family members of a man stabbed to death on a Saskatchewan First Nation charged at a woman in court after she was acquitted of his murder.

Regina police were called to the courtroom today after a jury found Tia Pinacie-Littlechief not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Justin Crowe.

Crowe's brother and mother charged at Pinacie-Littlechief after the verdict was read.

The defence had argued that the woman was protecting herself and her young cousin from Crowe when she stabbed him on the Piapot First Nation in 2015. (CTV Regina)

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(Pallister-Carbon-Tax)

Manitoba's premier says he believes the federal government's threat to impose a higher carbon tax than the province plans may be an empty one.

But Brian Pallister says he's prepared to take Ottawa to court if it proceeds with its own tax.

The federal government has demanded that all provinces adopt a carbon price this year of 10 dollars a tonne, rising 10 bucks per year until it hits 50 dollars in 2022.

Pallister plans to impose a 25-dollar-per-tonne carbon tax later this year and keep it there, which he says would be easier on taxpayers. (The Canadian Press)

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(Alta-Rural-Shooting)

About 50 people showed up outside a courthouse south of Calgary today to show their support for a rural Alberta man who was charged after shots were fired during a confrontation on his property. …

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