Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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A Manitoba R-C-M-P officer is dead following a head-on crash on the North Perimeter Highway.

Police say the collision happened around 5 p-m yesterday near the intersection of Highway 7.

Numerous police, fire and paramedic vehicles attended the scene, along with an air ambulance.

R-C-M-P say they are deeply saddened and their thoughts are with his family.

More details are to be released today. (Wpg FP)



Winnipeg police have charged a woman in a crash earlier this year that killed a four-year-old girl.

The collision happened on March 18th when the girl and her mother were crossing the street.

The suspect has been charged with adult driving carelessly causing death, adult driving carelessly causing bodily harm and other offences.

The city has recommended safety upgrades for the crossing where the crash occurred. (CTV)



A new action-thriller starring Liam Neeson is to start filming in Manitoba in February.

"The Ice Road" tells the fictional story of a mine that collapses in northern Canada, trapping some of the miners.

In order to bring those who are trapped to safety, rescuers must carry heavy equipment in 18-wheelers over ice roads.

The story is set in Manitoba and is to include some shooting in Winnipeg and the Gimli area. (CTV)



People in Saskatchewan will see an estimated 22-dollar a year increase on their power bills in 2020 due to a rise in the carbon tax.

Effective January 1st, the federal carbon tax that is applied to SaskPower’s fossil fuel emissions will increase from 20 dollars to 30 dollars per tonne.

SaskPower says the year-over-year cost increase for residential customers will be equal to 1.5 per cent.

Farm customers can expect to pay an additional 60-dollars next year. (Global)



A Saskatchewan-based trucking company fears a Western Canadian fuel shortage could happen as the labour dispute continues at the Co-op refinery in Regina. …

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