Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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R-C-M-P expect charges will be laid today in the case of three northern Manitoba boys who were struck and killed by a vehicle.

Police say a 13-year-old and two 11-year-olds were on Provincial Road 620, two kilometres north of Nelson House, on Saturday night when they were hit by a vehicle.

The children died at the scene and when officers arrived, they found the vehicle empty.

A 27-year-old man, who is also a member of the Nelson House community, was arrested later that night after police say he turned himself in at the R-C-M-P detachment. (The Canadian Press)



Gusting winds from a fire on a Canadian Forces ammunition depot over the weekend brought thick smoke into the city.

The fires were set on the firing ranges at the Dundurn depot during a training exercise and initial reports from the police said it was a controlled burn.

But the Saskatoon fire department responded at around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, with the department saying it was called to help protect the homes in the Beaver Creek area.

A shift in the wind helped clear the smoke yesterday morning. (CKOM)



A roaring grass fire that closed a section of the Trans-Canada Highway in east Winnipeg spread to a business that specializes in portable trailers.

Flames could be seen rising from one of the trailers at Industrial Trailer Sales yesterday.

Winnipeg fire crews were called in to battle the blaze and were bolstered by firefighters from the municipalities of Springfield and St. Clements.

The road was reopened about 6 p-m. (Winnipeg Free Press)



An American comedy duo is apologizing for a joke they made at a tribute concert for the Humboldt Broncos, but some people who were at the show say their whole act wasn't funny.

Bruce Williams and Terry Ree, who refer to themselves as "The Indian and the White Guy," emceed the concert in Saskatoon on Friday. …

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