Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Trudeau-Carbon-Tax) (Mba, Sask, Alta note)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ontario and the other provinces trying to block the federal carbon tax are shortsighted and irresponsible.

In a speech to an environmental conference in Montreal, Trudeau slammed Ontario's constitutional challenge to the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act.

Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick are all either challenging the carbon tax in court or have signalled an intent to do so.

Alberta's incoming premier Jason Kenney has also vowed to eliminate the provincial carbon tax and join the other provinces in a legal challenge of the federal tax. (The Canadian Press)



Police in Calgary say they're treating the disappearance last week of a woman and toddler as potential homicides.

They say they have found no evidence that 25-year-old Jasmine Lovett or her 22-month-old daughter Aliyah Sanderson are alive.

Police say the last time they were seen was in the suburban community of Cranston on the evening of April 16.

They say they have a suspect in custody. (The Canadian Press)



A police officer who agreed to bail for a career-criminal who later killed an Alberta Mountie says he believes he made the right decision based on information he had at the time.

Edmonton police Const. Wilson Quan testified at a fatality inquiry into the 2015 death of Const. David Wynn.

The 42-year-old was shot in the head at a casino in St. Albert, north of Edmonton, while investigating a stolen truck in the parking lot.

The shooter, Shawn Rehn, had been released on bail on various charges in Edmonton four months earlier. (The Canadian Press)



Police say they believe a man has drowned in a river that goes through a Saskatchewan town.

Kamsack R-C-M-P and the town's fire department were called to the shores of the Assiniboine River at the golf course for a person in distress. …

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