Good Morning! Here is Thursday's calendar for the Prairies and the North. All times are local.
Thursday, September 09
Office of the Auditor General tables report "Followup Audit on Corrections in Nunavut"
OTTAWA _ To receive an embargoed electronic copy of the report at 1 p.m., please email Infomedia@oag-bvg.gc.ca to receive instructions to register for the media preview. Registration must be completed by 5 p.m. Sept. 7. At 3:30 p.m. today, the report will be provided to the Speaker of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly and made available on the Office of the Auditor General of Canada website. Audit principal James McKenzie will hold a news conference at 4 p.m. Phone numbers: 1-866-206-0153/ 613-954-9003 Access code: 9158273#. 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (EDT). Ottawa, Eastern Ontario, Ontario, Canada
Anthony Kurucz trial
CALGARY _ Second-degree murder trial for Anthony Kurucz, accused in the death of his three-month-old son. 09:00 am - 10:00 am (MDT). Calgary, Alberta, Canada
CALGARY _ Piikani First Nation and Benga Mining to appear before the Alberta Court of Appeal to request they be allowed to challenge a decision that blocks the development of Benga's proposed Grassy Mountain coal-mining project in southwestern Alberta. 09:00 am - 10:00 am (MDT). Calgary Courts Centre, 601, 5 Street SW, Connaught, Eau Claire, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 0Y4, Canada
Nikita Cook trial
BATTLEFORD _ A jury trial is held for Nikita Cook, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Alberta woman Tiki Brook-Lyn Laverdiere. Her remains were found more than three months after she disappeared in May 2019. Eight people have been charged in her death. Runs Sept 7-Oct. 18. 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (CDT). Court of Queen's Bench in Battleford, Sask. 291 23rd St. W., Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
All-women firefighters trained
WHITEHORSE _ Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn and Ember Fire Academy recruits participate in an auto-extraction challenge and recruits describe their experience at Ember Fire Academy, a week-long program for all women 16 years and older. 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT). Golden Horn Fire Department, Whitehorse 3 Firehall Road
SCS ruling on Peter Nygard bail application.
_ The Supreme Court of Canada judgment for Peter Nygard bail case will be delivered at 9:45 a.m. EDT. 08:45 am - 09:45 am (CDT)
Left injured at hospital
_ Bronwyn Hannah-Jane Luckham of Carstairs appears in Wetaskiwin provincial court charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jonathan James Paul, who police allege was struck by a vehicle at a farm near Breton before being dropped off outside a hospital on Aug. 30. 09:00 am - 12:00 pm (MDT)
Auditor's report on Nunavut corrections
_ The Office of the Auditor General of Canada will table its report Followup Audit on Corrections in Nunavut—Department of Justice to the Nunavut Legislative Assembly. 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm (EDT)
Opioid public health emergency
_ Dr. Ginetta Salvalaggio, co-chair of the Opioid Poisoning Committee for the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association, will hold a media conference regarding the establishment of this new committee and the opioid poisoning public health emergency. 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (MDT)
The Canadian Press