Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Manitoba-Churchill)

A group of Manitoba First Nations says it has formed a partnership with a private company that will lead to the reopening of the rail line to Churchill.

The First Nations say the deal involves an acquisition agreement with the U-S-based owner of the Hudson Bay Railway, the Port of Churchill and other assets.

Indigenous leaders say the railway and port are crucial to the existence of all First Nations in northern Manitoba.

The rail line owned by U-S based Omnitrax was washed out by floods last spring.

A company called i-Churchill says it hopes to conclude the agreement by mid-June so that the rail line can be repaired before the fall. (The Canadian Press)

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(Manitoba-Mayoralty)

Three people have officially registered to take on Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman in the October municipal election.

Former city bus driver Don Woodstock has added his name to the list of registered candidates.

Earlier in the week consultant Jenny Motkaluk began her campaign.

And Doug Wilson, the former mayor of Morden, also wants to replace Bowman.

Other potential mayoral candidates include consultant Ajay Chopra, Councillor Jeff Browaty, and police officer Tim Diack. (CTV Winnipeg)

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(Sask-Shoot-Out)

An Alberta man has been charged with attempted murder after a shootout with R-C-M-P last month in western Saskatchewan.

Police say the man was in a cab that had been stolen from Regina.

When Mounties gave chase someone in the cab fired a gun at them and police shot back.

The officers forced the van into a ditch.

Tristan Pinder, who is 19, is charged with attempted murder and was earlier charged with flight from police, dangerous driving, discharge of a gun and assaulting a police officer. (CTV Regina)

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(Sask-Wildfires)

An experts says wildfires that forced thousands to evacuate northern Saskatchewan last September will probably burn for many years. …

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