Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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The search for two teenage suspects in the deaths of three people in northern British Columbia has stretched into northern Manitoba.

In a tweet, R-C-M-P in Manitoba say they have reason to believe 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky were recently in the Gillam area.

Fox Lake Cree Nation, which is near Gillam, says in a statement that residents should report any suspicious activity to the police.

Gillam is about one-thousand kilometres north of Winnipeg with only one major road in and out. (The Canadian Press/CBC Manitoba)



A mix of potent painkillers being sold in Manitoba as -- quote -- "purple heroin" has police warning about the risk of overdose death.

The concoction sent two people to hospital Monday night in Brandon after it was consumed along with methamphetamine.

A 24-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were treated after they overdosed on a mix of three types of opioids and meth.

Police say there was no heroin in the mixture. (Winnipeg FreePress)



Charges have been laid against four inmates at the Edmonton Institution following what police say was a severe assault earlier this month.

Police say officers responded to a report of a stabbing at the maximum-security prison on July 12.

They say five inmates were involved in an altercation in the prison's exercise yard.

Guards intervened to stop the assault, and a 32-year-old inmate was sent to hospital with serious injuries.

Police say he has since been released and is under medical care at the institution. (The Canadian Press)



Alberta's premier is promising reinforcements are on the way to help with the increased caseloads being faced by prosecutors in the province.

In 2016, the Supreme Court's Jordan decision imposed time limits on how long a criminal trial can take before it is deemed unreasonably delayed. …

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