Prairie Update – CP

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2016408 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
May 3, 2016


A Winnipeg man who admitted to sexually assaulting his 16-year-old sister-in-law in a bedroom where two his young children were sleeping will not spend any more time behind bars.

The 28-year-old accused, who can’t be named to protect the victim’s identity, has been sentenced to time already spent in custody — 771 days.

His jury trial was to start this week but he pleaded guilty yesterday to sexual assault.

Court heard that he and some friends had been drinking before the teen was raped at a Winnipeg home one night in March 2014.

The girl had been living with the family after moving to Winnipeg because of problems with bullying in her First Nations community. (Wpg F-P)


Calgary police are investigating after a brain-damaged woman in her late 60s was left alone for days in a Calgary rental home after the tenants packed and left in the middle of the night.

CTV says the tenants — two women and a baby — had previously been served with an eviction notice after they got behind in their rent.

The landlord says she arrived at the house yesterday to find it in deplorable condition and the woman abandoned in an upstairs bedroom with no food or water.

She was taken to hospital while her relatives — believed to be in B-C — are tracked down. (CTV Cgy)


Burning permits are being cancelled and new ones are not being issued for many parts of Manitoba considered to be at high risk of wildfires.

The province says it’s making the move because rising temperatures and high winds are increasing the danger of fire outbreaks.

Permits will not be issued for central and eastern regions, as well as some western areas.

Campfires are still allowed in enclosed, approved fire pits, while travellers, hunters, hikers and all-terrain vehicle riders are being urged to be cautious in wooded or grassy areas. (CJOB, CTV Wpg)


It’s early May, but Saskatchewan is already ahead of last year when it comes to the number of wildfires reported across the province.

The Provincial Wildfire Centre in Prince Albert says 96 fires have been reported so far this year, compared to 75 for the same period in 2015.

Fire bans are already in place for many central areas of the province and the centre is concerned about more blazes as the temperature rises.

There were 720 fires in Saskatchewan last year that forced about 13-thousand people from their homes and burned 17-thousand square kilometres of forest. (CJLR, CJWW)


A three-vehicle crash in northern Alberta has taken the lives of a woman and two children.

R-C-M-P say the crash happened Sunday when a sport-utility vehicle struck a car on a bridge, then hit a van near the Driftpile First Nation.

The van caught fire, killing the 36-year-old driver, a 12-year-old boy and an 11-month-old girl, but a four-year-old girl was pulled to safety and taken to Edmonton for treatment of a broken bone.

The driver and lone occupant of the S-U-V remains in serious but stable condition, while two teenagers who were in the car have minor injuries. (The Canadian Press)


The sky was the limit for a Snowbirds aerobatic team pilot when he proposed to his girlfriend.

Captain Greg Hume-Powell was soaring over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan last Friday during the team’s first show of the year when he used his radio to ask for Emily Simpson’s hand in marriage.

Simpson says she was caught off guard when she heard him, but said yes once her flyboy was back on the ground to pop a ring on her finger.

The team also performed a giant heart formation over their Moose Jaw base to add to the sky-high romance.

The Snowbirds are scheduled to perform 37 shows this year. (CBC)

(Prairie Update by The Canadian Press)

(The Canadian Press)


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