Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Caribou-Imminent-Threat)

The federal environment minister says immediate intervention is needed if dwindling caribou herds in Alberta and B-C are to recover.

Catherine McKenna says measures being used by the provinces don't include enough habitat protection or restoration and Ottawa could soon issue emergency protection orders.

Such orders allow Ottawa to control activity on critical habitat for a threatened species that's normally governed by the provinces.

The finding from Environment Canada covers 10 herds in the Southern Mountain population which are continuing to decline and are under imminent threat. (The Canadian Press)

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(Crime-Edm-Attack)

A man charged with attempted murder in an attack on an Edmonton police officer has chosen to go directly to trial.

A tentative date in late 2019 has been set for the trial of Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, who faces 12 charges related to last year's attack outside a football game.

Some of the charges stem from a police pursuit of a speeding cube van that hit and injured four pedestrians downtown, hours after the police officer was attacked.

Court heard the trial date of October 15th, 2019 will have to be confirmed since Sharif -- who has yet to enter a plea -- is expected to change lawyers. (The Canadian Press)

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(Sask-Body-Found)

Saskatoon police say the body of a 25-year-old man that was recovered from the South Saskatchewan River has been identified and his family has been notified.

The body of the man -- whose name is not being released -- was found by the fire department's water rescue team last evening during a training exercise.

An autopsy conducted this morning determined that foul play was not involved.

The investigation is now in the hands of the Office of the Chief Coroner of Saskatchewan. (CJWW)

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(Mba-Double-Speed-Limit)

Mounties say a driver was handed a nearly 13-hundred dollar ticket after being clocked at nearly double the 100-kilometre an hour speed limit in Winnipeg. …

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