Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Mba-Addictions-Minister)

Manitoba's health minister is accusing provincial children's advocate Daphne Penrose of "finger-pointing" at the government instead of helping solve problems.

Cameron Friesen was responding to Penrose's concerns last month about the province's direction on dealing with youth mental health and addictions treatment.

Penrose said she didn't hear any concrete plans about how Manitoba will help minors and young adults, including an increasing number she's encountered who are using methamphetamines.

Friesen says the province isn't taking any ideas off the table when it comes to treating addictions. (Winnipeg Free Press)

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(Alta-Police-Investigation)

The Calgary Police Service is saying sorry after an inquiry found it failed to properly investigate the actions of two constables who arrested a man during a traffic stop in 2008.

The Law Enforcement Review Board's report says there was no evidence the Calgary Police Service deliberately tried to "avoid, impede, frustrate or interfere with the disciplinary process."

But it does say the service "did not diligently investigate the court's serious concerns, which were clearly stated."

The two officers were charged in 2008 after video surfaced showing a suspect being hit and thrown into the back of a police van.

One officer was acquitted and charges against the other were dropped. (The Canadian Press)

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(Sask-Illegal-Tobacco)

A Saskatchewan woman who police say was caught with 200-thousand cigarettes when they pulled her over for speeding has been fined more than 63-thousand dollars.

Sixty-two-year-old Monique Milliken from Beatty pleaded guilty last October to three charges, including possession and transport of a tobacco product exceeding 10-thousand cigarettes for the purpose of sale.

Police say that in addition to the cigarettes, they also seized more than five-thousand dollars in cash, a vehicle and a cargo trailer during the traffic stop in Yorkton in April 2017. …

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