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Person rescued from river after being swept away by fast moving current

2 hours 32 min ago
The fire department's water rescue team are warning residents to enjoy the river from a safe distance after being dispatched Saturday around noon to rescue someone who had been swept away by the current. Read More

New Faces New Places: Find everything you need for mom and baby at Cravings

9 hours 18 min ago
Not even a global pandemic could deter Jordana Jacobson from moving her business, Cravings, into a larger space. Read More

Cuthand: Sask. remand system needs an overhaul

9 hours 18 min ago
The recent provincial budget included $120 million to expand the Saskatoon Correctional Centre's remand facility. The reaction to this decision was not met with unbridled joy. In fact, individuals and social agencies like the John Howard Society have expressed their dismay at more jail infrastructure rather than programs to curtail the growing inmate population in Saskatchewan. Read More

Steven Rigby's family awaits inquest expected to take place next spring

9 hours 18 min ago
Carey Rigby-Wilcox welcomes the coming inquest into the death of her son during a 2018 confrontation with police, but at the same time she is bracing herself to go through the process. Read More

Answering the Calls for Justice: How Sask. police are responding to MMIWG report

9 hours 18 min ago
June marked a year since the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls issued its 231 Calls for Justice. These Calls for Justice ask various levels of government, institutions and citizens to take steps to end genocide, tackle root causes of violence and improve the quality of life of Indigenous women and girls. Read More

Opposition, doctors object to end of pandemic contracts for physicians

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 17:27
Saskatchewan doctors and the official Opposition say they're disappointed the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has opted not to renew pandemic services contracts for physicians. Read More

COVID-19: Saskatchewan reports 1 new case, 10 recoveries going into weekend

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 16:27
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is expanding visiting guidelines for people to visit their loved ones in hospitals, long-term care homes and other protected facilities starting as early as next week. Read More

Privacy czar says legislation must 'adapt' to hacking risks

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 16:24
Saskatchewan's privacy czar is worried the pandemic is creating a plague of privacy risks as more and more work — and data — shifts online. Read More

RCMP plans to respond this fall to review of its handling of Colten Boushie's 2016 death

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 16:22
The RCMP says it will respond this fall to the Civilian Complaint and Review Committee's report on the service's investigation into the 2016 death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie, according to a spokeswoman. Read More

Onion Lake Sask. baby shows off dance moves

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 16:09
A Saskatchewan baby's early dance moves have brightened the days of social media users all around the world. Read More

Lac La Ronge Indian Band pushes to speed treaty claim

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 14:41
Roughly 130 years after signing Treaty 6, the Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB) wants to make good on the benefits it was promised. Read More

One in custody as Sask RCMP investigate suspicious death in Warman

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 13:25
A person is in custody following a suspicious death in Warman Friday. Read More

Saskatoon police charge two in connection to human trafficking

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 12:37
Two men are facing human trafficking-related charges after police were called about a 23-year-old woman who had reportedly been held in a residence over an unspecified period of time. Read More

Water Security Agency advises public of peak flows on North, South Saskatchewan rivers

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 10:07
The South Saskatchewan River is expected to see higher than normal flow because of heavy rainfall in southern Alberta this week, says the Water Security Agency. Read More

Report finds 28 Sask. First Nations more than 50 km away from COVID-19 care facility

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 08:51
If a member of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation were to fall ill with COVID-19, Jordan Revke, the community’s pandemic coordinator, suspects they would need to travel more than 100 kilometres from home to receive treatment in Saskatoon. Read More

Editorial: Make a mask part of summer style

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 06:00
When picking out your summer wardrobe, make a mask part of your seasonal apparel. Read More

Taking the Pulse: Sask. residents report taking on less debt since pandemic began

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 06:00
Saskatchewan residents were less likely to report new sources of debt in June than they were three months previous, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Prairies. Read More

'He's a bridge builder': Ali Abukar helps newcomers thrive in Saskatoon

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 05:37
Ali Abukar has long dreamed of running an organization to help immigrants and refugees. He just never through it would happen so soon. Read More

Innovation Challenge winner developing farmer mental health app

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 18:28
A Saskatchewan health services company is developing an app to help farmers track their mental health. Read More

Local sports briefs: Rattlers sign import Malcolm Miller; Kyle Rubisch is lone NLL all-star for Rush

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 18:26
The Saskatchewan Rattlers have added yet another player to their roster. Read More