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Prairie Update – CP

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 2015427 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Nov 2, 2015


The death toll stands at 14 after a weekend of bloodshed on Alberta’s highways.

R-C-M-P say they will be looking at factors such as alcohol and fatigue as they investigate a series of accidents that happened between Friday night and mid-day yesterday.

Eight of the victims were killed in separate accidents that occurred Saturday west of Edmonton and northeast of the city.

R-C-M-P Corporal Leigh Drinkwater says the fatalities are — quote — “beyond compare.” (The Canadian Press, CHED)


A five-year-old girl has a critical head injury after she fell about five metres down a flight of stairs in southern Alberta.

R-C-M-P say the child took a tumble at the Goodstoney Rodeo Grounds on the Stony Nakoda First Nation yesterday afternoon.

She was playing with other children on the top landing at the time.

The girl was airlifted to a Calgary hospital. (The Canadian Press)


The parents of a missing Winnipeg man have held a candlelight vigil on the steps of the Manitoba legislature to call for changes in the province’s Personal Health Information Act.

About 300 people turned out for last night’s vigil, where Bonnie and George Bricker read a suicide note left by their son, Reid Bricker.

The 33-year-old man disappeared October 24th after being released from the Health Sciences Centre, where he had been taken by police following his third suicide attempt.

It’s believed Bricker may have left Winnipeg and is heading east.

His parents are organizing petitions that call for changes in the Act, so that next of kin can be notified before a person in crisis is released from hospital. (CJOB, Wpg F-P)


Several charges have been laid after a call about a suspicious truck in Regina turned into a four-hour hunt for a man involving three police services.

Investigators say the driver of the truck sped away when officers approached him in a Regina parking lot on Saturday morning.

He was later spotted in Moose Jaw, where a woman suspected of being with him was arrested on drug and other charges after she was left at a gas station.

The truck returned to Regina where a spike belt was used to blow out a tire, but the driver fled and allegedly tried to carjack another vehicle before he was subdued with a Taser stun gun.

William Crawford, a 28-year-old Yorkton resident who will be in court today, also faces charges in Yorkton and Prince Albert from separate alleged offences. (CJME)


Southern Saskatchewan is bracing for an early bitter taste of winter.

Environment Canada says a low-pressure system is shaping up in the U-S Midwest and is working its way north.

It will initially produce rain, which will turn to snow later on.

The result could be five-to-10-centimetre accumulation in some areas between tomorrow and Wednesday. (CKRM)


A Winnipeg man is reaching out to the public for help in finding his wedding ring that may have disappeared while he was handing out treats on Halloween night.

Lorne Wolf says he didn’t notice the ring was gone until after he had finished dishing goodies to trick or treaters at his home in the city’s south end.

He’s never lost his ring before, but thinks it may have become loose on his finger due to recent cold weather.

Wolf says the band matches his wife’s and it’s very precious. (CTV Wpg)

(Prairie Update by The Canadian Press)

(The Canadian Press)

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