Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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The mother of a player killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is calling for the trucking industry to be held to a higher standard.

Celeste Leicht (light) was among those delivering victim impact statements as sentencing hearing continues for the truck driver who pleaded guilty to 29 counts of dangerous driving in the tragic crash.

She says inexperienced, untrained drivers are allowed on the roads and it's a mistake that governments aren't jumping to change in a significant way.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu had 51 violations of federal trucking regulations on drivers' hours and 19 violations of Saskatchewan trip inspection rules. (The Canadian Press)



Saskatchewan's justice minister says charges filed by the U-S against Chinese tech firm Huawei (WAH'-way) leave the province in a difficult spot.

Don Morgan says Saskatchewan has invested more than 200-million dollars in Huawei.

But he says Crown-owned SaskTel won't acquire any new technology from the company while the province waits to see the outcome of conspiracy, fraud and obstruction charges laid yesterday against Huawei and a senior executive.

Morgan says he expressed the province's concerns with federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. (The Canadian Press)



A Winnipeg wine store has filed a lawsuit against alcohol regulators in Manitoba alleging they're allowing bootlegging by out-of-province online retailers.

Banville and Jones says online wine sellers don't have to pay provincial taxes -- allowing them to sell wine to Manitobans at a discount.

Its statement of claim, Banville and Jones accuses the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of turning a blind eye to sales that are endangering its future.

It's demanding the agency investigate and charge online wine retailers for skirting rules and selling to customers in Manitoba. …

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