Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Manitoba-Nurses-Ad)

Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Frieson says the province will pull a series of ads aimed at recruiting nurses after they were criticized as being sexist and patronizing.

The ads have been online since February and tout Manitoba as offering a work-life balance.

They depict nurses, still in uniform, doing activities such as hiking in snow or visiting an art gallery.

One ad used a stock photo of three women getting facial treatments at a spa, and a nurses uniform and stethoscope were photoshopped onto one of the women.

The Manitoba Nurses Union says the ads are tone deaf and demeaning. (The Canadian Press)

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(Manitoba-Trucking)

The Manitoba Trucking Association says it wanted mandatory training for truckers to be twice the number of hours the province announced this week.

The association suggested a minimum of 240 hours training for truckers -- the same as the pre-employment standard many companies require of drivers.

But the province chose to go with 121.5 hours of training.

The government also didn't invite the association to this week's announcement.

The association says it wants to meet with Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler. (Wpg FP)

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(Sask-Police-Death-Report)

An R-C-M-P report says the investigation by Regina police into the death of an Indigenous woman who fell 10 storeys down a laundry chute did not meet professional standards.

Nadine Machiskinic, who was 29, was found in medical distress in the laundry room of Regina's Delta Hotel in 2015 and later died of her injuries.

In November, Regina chief Evan Bray said the report would not be released to the public, which upset her family.

But yesterday he released the R-C-M-P review, which says Regina police need an effective case management system.

Bray says a new case management system will be in place by this fall. (The Canadian Press)

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(Sask-Hotel-Industry)

The Saskatchewan Hotel and Hospitality Association says the industry is struggling to survive due to competition and government rules. …

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