Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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The Alberta Energy Regulator has conditionally approved a tailings management plan for an oilsands mine, despite its reliance on an unproven reclamation method.

Suncor Energy's Fort Hills mine is proposing to chemically treat its tailings, concentrate them all in a single deposit by 2073 and then cover the residue with water to create a large pit lake.

The regulator in its decision says it will require the Fort Hills mine to submit by Sept. 30, 2021, a plan for a project to demonstrate how its passive aquatic storage system will work.

It says it must present a research plan for its water-capping technology by September 2023. (The Canadian Press)



Winnipeg's South Sudanese community says it is "dismayed" by a fatal police-involved shooting over the weekend.

The Council of South Sudanese Community of Manitoba says 43-year-old Machuar Madut struggled recently with mental health issues which resulted from his separation from his children and family.

Council president Martino Laku says Madut came to Canada in 2003 after being in a refugee camp in Kenya.

Manitoba's Independent Investigation Unit says police were responding to a report of a male with a hammer and a possible break-in on Saturday morning, and a that a confrontation took place where an officer or officers fired their guns. (CTV Winnipeg)



Calgary's city councillors voted last night for the University of Calgary's O'Brien Institute for Public Health to examine the effects of the city's decision to remove fluoride from its water.

Voters in Calgary cast ballots in favour of keeping fluoride in two separate plebiscites prior to council's decision to remove it in 2011.

Dr. William Ghali of the O'Brien Institute says the study should take about three or four months, since the motion has requested the information by June.

Researchers will examine available evidence on the issue rather than conduct new research themselves. (The Canadian Press)



Some opposition politicians and filmmakers in Saskatchewan say the province is being left out of the picture following an investment decision by Netflix. …

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