Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Alta-Sexual-Exploitation)

Police say two young Alberta girls who were allegedly being sexually exploited by their fathers have been rescued.

Two men facing multiple charges are not being identified to protect the identities of the children, but police say unrelated investigations took place in Edmonton and Sylvan Lake.

They say the girls -- who are both under four -- are receiving support.

Inspector David Brink of the Internet Child Exploitation unit says the arrests may have stopped the abuse, but the recovery process for the girls will be long and difficult.

Both investigations began after a referral from the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children related to social media users possessing child pornography. (The Canadian Press)

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(Mba-IIU-Vehicle)

Manitoba's Independent Investigation Unit is investigating after a 19-year-old woman was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident north of The Pas.

The I-I-U says it was notified that a member of the Cranberry Portage R-C-M-P detachment had attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle early Sunday but the driver sped off.

The agency says the vehicle went into a water-filled ditch and the officer found the woman seat-belted in the vehicle and unconscious.

The woman remains at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg with internal injuries. (The Canadian Press)

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(Remand-Hunger-Strike) (Alta Note)

Alberta officials say dozens of inmates at the Edmonton Remand Centre are refusing to eat their meals.

They say about 150 prisoners refused their breakfast this morning, while about 200 refused breakfast yesterday.

Provincial justice officials say they are working with the inmates to determine and address their concerns.

The facility was under lockdown for a few days last month following several suspected drug overdoses and one death. (CTV Edmonton, The Canadian Press)

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(Child-Welfare-Lawsuit) (Mba Note)

A lawyer representing six Indigenous child-welfare agencies in Manitoba says the province knows its policy of clawing back money that's been earmarked for kids in care is illegal. …

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