Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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The mother of Humboldt Broncos survivor Ryan Straschnitzki (strazh-NIT'-skee) says she hopes a recent accident will serve as a warning to motorists who aren't paying attention.

Michelle Straschnitzki wrote in a Facebook post that her son, Ryan, was returning to his home in Airdrie last Monday after attending physiotherapy when the bus he was in was rear-ended by a truck.

She says the impact from the vehicle was so jarring it threw her son from his wheelchair, to the floor, and set off his P-T-S-D.

Straschnitzki was one of 13 survivors when the Broncos' bus was hit by a semi-trailer at an intersection north of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, in April. (The Canadian Press)



A Yazidi boy who was held captive for three years by Iraqi militants is now part of a movement to bring new bicycles to all Yazidi refugee children in Winnipeg.

A bike was waiting for Emad Mishko Tamo when he was reunited with his family in Winnipeg last year, and when it was later stolen, the man from Montreal who had donated it offered to get him another.

But Steve Maman says Emad insisted he'd only want another one if they could find a way to get all the Yazidi refugee children in Winnipeg bikes.

Maman says a contact he has in Indiana agreed to use the profits from the sale of a restored Bentley to buy 100 bicycles.

The bikes will be delivered to refugee children during a special Yazidi Eid celebration this Friday. (The Canadian Press)



Police in Saskatoon say they had to Taser a suspect when they responded to a call about an alleged assault of a woman.

Police say when they arrived at the home, they could hear a woman in distress inside, but they weren't being allowed in.

Officers burst through the door and the suspect allegedly charged at one of them, which was when the energy weapon was deployed. …

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