Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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A young man who killed four people and injured seven others in a shooting in northern Saskatchewan has been sentenced to life in prison.

The shooter, who was weeks away from his 18th birthday when he shot up a home and a school in 2016, won't be eligible for parole for 10 years.

Judge Janet McIvor called the shootings in La Loche (losh) "senseless" and "coldly horrific" and said the system has abandoned the survivors.

The young man, who is now 20, was sentenced as an adult but can't be named until his appeal options are exhausted. (The Canadian Press)


(Pipelines-Carr) (Alta Note)

Canada's natural resources minister says he's certain that Ottawa will reach a financial agreement with Kinder Morgan that will convince the company to proceed with the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion before a May 31st deadline.

Jim Carr told a Canadian Global Affairs Institute conference today that the threat of "endless court action" understandably gave Kinder Morgan's investors pause.

The project would triple the capacity of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline between Edmonton and Burnaby, B-C.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau interrupted a foreign trip to meet with the premiers of B-C and Alberta over the matter, then dispatched Finance Minister Bill Morneau to come to a financial agreement with Kinder Morgan. (The Canadian Press)



A Saskatoon-based airline that operated a plane that crashed in December has been cleared to resume flying passengers.

Transport Canada suspended West Wind Aviation's air operator certificate after the plane crashed in northern Saskatchewan with 25 people on board.

Nine people were seriously injured in the December 13th crash near Fond Du Lac and a 19-year old man later died in hospital.

The cause of the crash has not been determined but the Transportation Safety Board said last month that there was still ice on the plane when it took off. …

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