Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa will contribute big money for transportation projects in Calgary in Edmonton.

In Calgary, Trudeau reiterated that the federal government will spend 1.5 billion dollars toward its share of the Green Line L-R-T expansion over the next few years.

In Edmonton, the P-M says Ottawa will contribute 40 million dollars for a new railway crossing project.

The project will widen a road in the city's east end and create a new underpass beneath the existing railway crossing just north of the Sherwood Park Freeway.

Trudeau says the projects show how all levels of government can work together to solve transportation problems. (The Canadian Press)



A top expert on infectious disease says more political will is needed to bring safe injection sites to Manitoba.

Doctor M-J Milloy says multiple studies show safe consumption sites prevent overdoses, stop the spread of diseases like H-I-V and hepatitis C, and get needles off the street.

He spoke after a report commissioned by the Manitoba government on addiction services was released -- minus its recommendation to open a safe injection site.

The doctor behind the report says the recommendation was dropped from the final draft because he didn't have data to back it up, and Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen says the government didn't interfere. (The Canadian Press)



Health officials in Alberta have issued a public alert following a positive test for measles in Edmonton.

Alberta Health Services says the warning concerns specific places and dates when people may have been exposed to the infected person.

Those at risk for developing measles would be those born after 1970 who have not already had measles or received the measles vaccine.

Officials say measles is extremely contagious and can easily be spread through the air, but it can be prevented through immunization. (The Canadian Press)



Saskatchewan is banning all open fires in several areas of the province, stretching from south of the Churchill River all the way to the United States border. …

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