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GoFundMe for Humboldt Broncos closed with over $15M donated

Global Regina - 3 hours 51 min ago
Over 140,000 people from over 80 countries have donated to the cause.

Volunteers hit Regina streets for 2018 point-in-time homeless count

Global Regina - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:09
Volunteers hit the pavement Wednesday night to count the number of people living on the streets in Regina, as part of a nation-wide initiative.

Chevron Canada should pay for pollution in Ecuador, Ontario court told

Metro - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:42
A group of Indigenous people from the Amazon argued Wednesday that they should be able to seize shares of Chevron Canada to pay for the pollution its U.S. parent company allegedly left behind in their homeland.
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Nova Scotia Tory MLA apologizes for comments slammed as ‘racist and insensitive’

Metro - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:37
Progressive Conservative MLA Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin said in a debate on the government’s bill to regulate recreational marijuana that there’s “very low productivity in Jamaica” because of legal weed.
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'We deserve better:' Family of Colten Boushie calls for United Nations to study systemic racism in Canada

CBC Saskatchewan - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:29
Family members of Colten Boushie delivered a fiery call for justice at the international table today, as they called for the United Nations to undertake a study systemic racism against Indigenous people in Canada’s judicial and legal systems.
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Canadian bishops respond to Pope's stance on residential schools

CTV Regina - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:05
Noel Starblanket attended residential school in Lebret for 11 years. He says it would take 37 years to heal form that abuse.

Scoring an invitation to Harry and Meghan’s wedding ‘like a dream,’ Peterborough teen says

Metro - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:57
Faith Dickinson, 15, who was invited after receiving an award for the cancer charity she founded, said the prospect of attending the royal wedding next month is “surreal.”
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Conservative MP blocks Parliament’s unanimous call for residential school apology from Pope Francis

Metro - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:53
The NDP MP who sponsored the call for a papal apology says he will introduce it again as soon as possible.
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GoFundMe page created for Regina cab driver suffering life-threatening stab wounds

Global Regina - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:46
The GoFundMe page identifies the cab driver as Muhammad Umar, a 34-year-old father of four children, all under the age of 10.

18 pediatricians needed in 18 months for new Sask. children's hospital

CBC Saskatchewan - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:36
Saskatchewan’s children’s hospital is set to open its doors next year, but as of now the government is short on its goal for full-time pediatricians.
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Canadian country music stars taking part in Humboldt Broncos tribute concert

Global Regina - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:26
The Humboldt Broncos tribute concert is being organized by Country Thunder Music Festivals. Meaghan Craig with who will be taking part.

NDP renew calls for conflict of interest changes following Bill Boyd’s environment charge sentencing

Global Regina - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:14
Opposition Leader Ryan Meili is renewing calls for Saskatchewan to toughen conflict of interest rules in response to Bill Boyd's environmental charge conviction and charge.

Roughly 2K people gather to remember Humboldt Broncos bus crash victim Dayna Brons

Global Regina - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:02
A funeral was held Wednesday for Humboldt Broncos bus crash victim Dayna Brons. Ryan Kessler reports.

Trudeau, allies issue call to arms over Russian cyberattacks at London security briefing

Metro - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:55
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined his British, Australian and New Zealander counterparts in the U.K. on Wednesday to discuss the most pressing international security challenges.
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Protestors concerned about developments planned for Wascana Park

CTV Regina - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:29
Changes are coming to Wascana Park after the City of Regina gave a commercial development project the green light.

Northern ice roads closed for the year

paNOW (Sask) - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:00
By Bryan Eneas Two ice highways in northern Saskatchewan have officially been closed down for the year. The ice highway connecting Fond du Lac to the rest of the province closed April 6, according to Steve Shaheen from the Ministry of Highways. This year’s closure date was on par with previous years, he said, despite the unusually-cold temperatures. ... Read More
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Man sentenced for impaired driving causing death

paNOW (Sask) - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:00
By Nigel Maxwell A man from the Melfort area has been sentenced for causing a fatal crash while driving impaired. Troy Tolofson, 46, appeared Wednesday at Melfort Provincial Court, where he pleaded guilty to a charge of impaired driving causing death and a charge of resisting arrest. He received a 30-month prison sentence. ... Read More
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What's Happening NOW - April 18, 2018

paNOW (Sask) - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:38
By paNOW Staff News Director Glenn Hicks and reporter Bryan Eneas discuss a settlement agreement between the federal government, Black Lake and Fond du Lac.     ... Read More
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Pompeo confirmation unlikely to happen before G7 ministers meeting

Metro - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:28
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland won’t have an equal American counterpart when she convenes a meeting of G7 foreign ministers on Sunday to discuss a broad range of international security issues, including Syria, Ukraine, Myanmar, Venezuela and the ongoing nuclear tension with North Korea.
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Regina to hold second point-in-time count

CTV Regina - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:24
Regina will be hosting its second point-in-time count on Wednesday evening.