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Shooting By Officer In Thompson Under Investigation
 
The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba is now on the case of a man who died after an RCMP officer fired his weapon Friday night.
 
Police say in a news release that the officer noticed a vehicle driving erratically in Thompson early Saturday and tried to pull it over.
 
After a brief pursuit, the vehicle stopped, but then it hit the officer as he approached.
 
The officer suffered minor injuries.
 
Boys From Headingley Facing Wildlife Act Charges
 
Two boys in Manitoba are facing criminal and Wildlife Act charges after police got a call about trespassers shooting a deer on private property.
 
RCMP were called out to a residence in Headingley on Friday night after shots were fired and two people were seen looking for a deer.
 
Police say the suspects fled when officers arrived, but were later arrested without incident.
 
Three firearms, a truck and a deer were seized.
 
The youths were released to their parents.
 
Trudeau To Meet With Premiers
 
Prime Minister Trudeau will meet with Canada's premiers tomorrow -- the first time the first ministers have met with a prime minister as a group since 2009.
 
The meeting will focus on climate change, with Trudeau hoping to reach an agreement with the provincial and territorial leaders on a national plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
 
The resettlement of Syrian refugees will also be discussed.
 
Brussels On Alert As Manhunt Continues
 
Brussels remains under its highest threat level for a second day, as the manhunt continues for a suspect in the Paris attacks -- last seen entering Belgium.
 
Subways and underground trams remain closed and officials have recommended sports competitions and all activities in public buildings should be cancelled.
 
However, Pro League soccer games continued yesterday despite the recommendation.
 
Canada has issued a travel alert for Belgium, advising Canadians to exercise a high degree of caution.
 
Colbert Comments On Curling Broom Rules
 
You wouldn't think the directional-fabric brooms in curling would be good late night talk show fodder, but Stephen Colbert apparently disagrees.
 
The "Late Show'' host dedicated six minutes of his monologue on Friday night to the controversy surrounding the use of coarse material on broom heads allowing sweepers to better manipulate the rock's trajectory.
 
Earlier this week, the World Curling Federation extended a ban on the controversial broom heads to all events for the 2015-16 season.
 
Colbert said it was wrong to allow a sport to be dominated by whoever could afford the fanciest broom, and he approved of 16th Century Scottish curling rules where whoever survived a fall through the ice was the winner.

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