Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Manitoba-Tornado)

Environment and Climate Change Canada says a tornado that killed a man in Manitoba last week has been rated an E-F-4 based on the damage that was observed by its team of investigators.

The rating on the Enhanced Fujita Scale means winds speeds in the twister near Alonsa on Friday are believed to have reached over 270 kilometres per hour.

Natalie Hasell, a warning preparedness meteorologist with the agency, says a house was wiped clean off its foundation and trailers from a campground have disappeared.

RCMP say a 77-year-old man was found outside his wrecked home near the community, but no other injuries have been reported. (The Canadian Press)

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(Alta-Fires-Highway)

Parks Canada says there's a high probability a highway that crosses the boundary between Alberta and British Columbia could close today due to a wildfire in Kootenay National Park.

Highway 93 through Kootenay National Park from Radium east to Alberta was closed last week, but has reopened intermittently over the weekend.

Parks Canada says opening the road depends on how intense the fire is, or how much it moves during the day, as well as how much smoke limits visibility.

They also consider the possibility that strong winds could cause fire-weakened trees to fall onto the highway. (The Canadian Press)

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(Sask-Sport-Funding)

The Saskatchewan Amateur Wrestling Association says SaskSport has cut funding to their organization.

Association president Jonathan Smith says unfortunately, the 194-thousand dollars in cuts are due to reports that weren't submitted on time.

Smith says his wife is undergoing chemotherapy, so his time was dedicated to her.

SaskSport says in a statement that all organizations that receive direct funding must follow accountability requirements. (CKRM)

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(Alta-Highway-Shooting)

The family of a German tourist who is recovering after being shot while driving west of Calgary last week is thanking everyone who has offered support and donations. …

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