Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Alta-Mosque-Letter)

The Alberta Muslim Public Affairs Council says an Edmonton mosque has received a hateful and racist message from white supremacists.

The council has posted a letter on Facebook left at the Markaz Ul Islam mosque that says it should be shut down and worshippers should either accept Jesus as their one true God or leave the province.

The letter adds United Conservative leader Jason Kenney is going to take Alberta back when he becomes premier so those who attend the mosque must adapt if they want to stay.

But Kenney says in a tweet that hatred and bigotry have no place in Alberta and everyone in the province must be free to practice their faith in peace. (The Canadian Press)

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(Suncor-Q4-Call)

Suncor Energy is calling on Alberta to end mandatory production cuts imposed on January 1st because it says they've worked too well.

Company C-E-O Steve Williams says the program designed to draw down crude storage and correct a deep price discount for Alberta crude fixed the problem very quickly -- and then over-corrected to the point where shipping crude by rail to the United States is no longer financially sustainable.

The same charge was levelled last week by Imperial Oil C-E-O Rich Kruger, who said his firm would cut its crude-by-rail shipments to near zero this month.

Williams also says the production cuts are having a long-term negative affect on investor confidence in Canada. (The Canadian Press)

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(Mba-Restaurant-Shooting)

Winnipeg police aren't saying whether they are investigating gang ties to the fatal shootings of two men inside a late-night restaurant.

Homicide detectives say the men were taken to hospital in serious condition following the early morning shooting in Johnny G's but later died.

Constable Rob Carver says there's no threat to the public but he won't provide further details because he says the investigation is still unfolding. …

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