Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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Autopsies are to be done today in Winnipeg on two bodies believed to be the suspects of three British Columbia murders.

The remains were found yesterday by R-C-M-P in dense brush near Gillam in northern Manitoba following a massive manhunt.

R-C-M-P say they believe the bodies are those of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky (schmeh-GHEL'-skee) of Port Alberni, B-C.

The teens were facing a second-degree murder charge in the death last month of a Vancouver university lecturer and are suspects in the shooting deaths of an American tourist her Australian boyfriend.

R-C-M-P Assistant Commissioner Kevin Hackett says the investigation isn't over and Mounties may never discover a motive for the killings. (The Canadian Press)



Manitoba Hydro says it wants to start construction of its transmission line to Minnesota on August 19th.

But Hydro says it still doesn't have the final green light for the 453-million dollar project from the National Energy Board.

Hydro says if the utility doesn't get the approval before August 19th, or if the board asks for more information, construction will not begin.

The federal government gave approval on June 14th, conditional on working with affected Indigenous communities.

Since then Sagkeeng First Nation, which filed last year for a judicial review to set aside the province's environmental approval of the project, has filed an amendment and hopes to be before the courts by the end of the year. (Wpg FP)



Manitoba R-C-M-P are investigating the discovery of possible human remains in The Pas (pah).

Mounties say the remains were found near the University College of the North.

The identity of the remains is unknown.

Major crime investigators, forensic experts and the Chief Medical Examiner's Office are involved.

The Pas is 630 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg. (CTV Winnipeg)



Regina police have arrested a man on sex charges involving a 12-year-old girl.

Police say they were called to a home last Thursday after a report of a sexual assault. …

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