--Prairie Update--


A Saskatchewan cabinet minister says he's not seeking re-election.

Joe Hargrave of the Saskatchewan Party says he has decided to not run after speaking with his family.

Hargrave has represented the Prince-Albert-Carleton constituency since 2016 and is currently the minister for SaskBuilds.

Hargrave is among 22 Saskatchewan Party M-L-As elected in 2020 who are not running again in the fall election. (The Canadian Press)



A 16-year-old girl is facing charges for allegedly assaulting two Winnipeg police officers.

Police say two girls assaulted and robbed a woman Sunday night.

Two suspects were located and taken into custody.

Police say one of the girls became combative, kicking and head-butting the arresting officers. (The Canadian Press)



An inquest into the drowning of a 14-year-old boy in Regina starts today.

Haven Dubois was found dead in a creek in the city nine years ago.

The coroner had ruled it was an accidental drowning and that cannabis-use was a contributing factor.

However, the teen's mother suspects foul play was involved. (CJME)



An Alberta man has been sentenced to almost five years in prison for an impaired-driving crash that killed two people on a motorcycle.

Tyler Yaremchuk of Sherwood Park was sentenced after pleading guilty to impaired driving causing death.

Court heard he struck the motorcycle head-on in August 2022, killing Edmonton couple Jim and Annie Macdonald.

A judge also banned Yaremchuk from driving for seven years. (CTV Edmonton)


(CRAFT-Postmedia-Asset-Sale) (Mba note)

Postmedia has sold three newspapers in Manitoba and northwestern Ontario.

The Winnipeg Sun, Portage Graphic Leader and Kenora Daily Miner are being bought by the Klein Group, which is headed by former Winnipeg Sun publisher Kevin Klein.

Klein is also a former Winnipeg city councillor and Manitoba cabinet minister.

The new ownership says no job losses are anticipated. (The Canadian Press)



One of the largest composting facilities in Canada is holding a ground-breaking ceremony for a further expansion.

The Calgary Composting Facility is expected to increase processing capacity to meet the needs of the city's rising population growth.

The expansion is to provide an additional 60-thousand tonnes of capacity per year for residential food and yard waste.

Construction is expected to be complete by late next year. (The Canadian Press)


(Prairie Update by The Canadian Press)

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