Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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Rachel Notley is urging small-c conservatives and undecided Albertans to vote N-D-P to defeat the United Conservatives in next week's election.

The N-D-P leader says small-c conservatives share core values with her party and not one led by Jason Kenney that would fail to protect some religions and L-G-B-T-Q students.

She also urged those leaning towards the Liberals or Alberta Party to choose the N-D-P instead to keep the U-C-P from power.

A U-C-P spokesman calls Notley's comments "just more desperate fear-mongering and lies." (The Canadian Press, CTV Calgary)



Saskatchewan's privacy commissioner says he's pleased a judge has ruled he did nothing wrong in identifying a doctor who inappropriately viewed the health records of victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Commissioner Ronald Kruzeniski (kroo-zihn-IHS'-kee) determined eight people, mostly doctors, snooped on the health files of 10 people involved in the crash and detailed the breaches online.

Lawyers for Doctor Crombie Stebner -- who had looked at the records of three patients -- won a publication ban and a court injunction requiring her to remove the records from her website.

But Justice Richard Danyliuk lifted both the injunction and publication ban in a ruling that noted Stebner's full name would never have been made public if she hadn't taken the case to court. (The Canadian Press)



Calgary police are asking the public for help in locating a 12-year-old girl believed to have been taken to Iraq in an alleged parental abduction.

Police say Ali Al Aazawi and his daughter Zahraa left for Egypt last June but she was not returned in September as required under a travel agreement between her parents.

They say Aazawi returned alone to Canada on April 4th and was arrested at the Toronto airport on one count of parental child abduction. …

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