Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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They played hockey together, they lived their lives together and they died together.

Yesterday, they were also remembered together at a memorial service at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

Jaxon Joseph, Parker Tobin, Logan Hunter and Stephen Wack were among 16 people with the Humboldt Broncos who died after a transport truck and the Saskatchewan junior hockey team's bus collided on April 6th.

Sean Brandow, the team's pastor, says the four loved hockey and were part of a brotherhood.

Ten funerals have already been held for crash victims in communities across Saskatchewan and Alberta, and another three will be held this week. (The Canadian Press)



A survey suggests most Albertans with relatives in long-term care facilties say there are not enough nurses and other staff to properly look after their loved ones.

The survey was commisioned by the Health Quality Council of Alberta and was conducted last year.

The results also indicate only about half of the people surveyed feel that staff really care about people living in such care homes -- mainly seniors.

Doctor Tony Fields, chairman of the council's board, says the system must do better.

But the council makes no specific recommendations for change to the government. (The Canadian Press)



Winnipeg's mayor wants to give local businesses a boost.

Brian Bowman has tabled a motion that calls for the city to give preferential treatment to local suppliers.

Bowman's motion would apply to businesses involved in goods and services contracts, including construction, valued at 100,000 dollars or less.

The proposal is being criticized by the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association, which says it will only encourage governments in other jurisdictions to adopt similar policies.

The "buy local" proposal must be approved by city council before it becomes official policy. (Wpg FP)



The Winnipeg Police Service says its helicopter deserves some of the credit for saving a woman from the icy waters of the Red River. …

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