Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Sask-Carbon-Case)

A lawyer for the federal government says the provinces are constitutionally unable to address Canada's overall carbon emissions level.

Sharlene Telles-Langdon is defending the federal government's authority to implement a federal carbon tax in a constitutional reference case before the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.

Lawyers for Saskatchewan and other carbon tax opponents are arguing Ottawa is overreaching into provincial jurisdiction.

But Telles-Langdon says greenhouse gases must be looked at from a national perspective because they don't respect provincial boundaries once pollutants are emitted into the air. (The Canadian Press)

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(Alta-Sex-Offender-Released)

Police have issued a warning to the public after the Crown stayed a murder charge against a violent sex offender once dubbed Edmonton's "Mill Woods Rapist."

Alberta Justice says the second-degree murder charge was stayed because there was no reasonable likelihood that Dana Michael Fash would be convicted in the killing of 40-year-old Jeanette Marie Cardinal.

The mother of five from Beaver Lake Cree Nation was found dead in an Edmonton home in 2011.

Fash has been since been released from custody and police say the sexually violent offender is believed to be of significant risk to the community. (The Canadian Press)

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(Bus-Driver-Killed)

The Winnipeg Transit drivers union says members are very upset that they were ordered not to display messages in memory of a colleague murdered on the job two years ago today.

Transit officials sent a memo to drivers this morning telling them not to display the "R-I-P number-521" message on the electronic signs of buses.

The union says the directive took everybody by surprise because the signs referencing Fraser's badge number were allowed last year.

He says no explanation was given but Winnipeg Transit will only say the city already has a day set aside in April to commemorate municipal workers. …

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