Saskatchewan News

Saskatoon girl's lemonade stand raises $40K for cystic fibrosis research

CBC Saskatchewan - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 04:00
Cassidy Evans was only five years old when she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. But she refused to let the it get her down, and instead decided to do something about it. Five years after setting up a lemonade stand, the Saskatoon girl has raised $40,000 for research into the inherited genetic disorder.
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Police search for 22-year-old suspect in Saskatoon murder

CBC Saskatchewan - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 22:05
Saskatoon police are looking for a 22-year-old murder suspect in connection to an incident that took place on Aug. 10.
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Natan Obed re-elected to lead group representing Inuit in Canada

Metro - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 21:48
Natan Obed, 42, was again chosen to head Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, which represents 60,000 Inuit in Canada. He pledged to make housing a priority.
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RCMP say searchers have found a body, plane wreckage northwest of Edmonton

Metro - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 20:05
The Royal Canadian Air Force has been searching for a Cessna 172 that hasn’t been seen since it took off Sunday afternoon from an airfield in Edson bound for Westlock.
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Liberal MP apologizes, rescinds award to man labelled purveyor of anti-Semitism

Metro - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 19:11
Mississauga-Erin Mills MP Iqra Khalid says she was unaware of some of the views held in the past by Amin El-Maoued, the public relations chief of Palestine House, when she gave him a certificate of appreciation for his volunteer work during a barbecue in her riding. B’nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn sent Khalid a letter this week, demanding she rescind the certificate.
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Saskatchewan irrigation in spotlight during international conference

Global Regina - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 18:34
Experts from around the world gathered in Saskatoon this week to discuss leading agriculture water management practices.

Saskatchewan irrigation in spotlight during international conference

Global Regina - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 18:11
Experts from around the world gathered in Saskatoon this week to discuss leading agriculture water management practices. Rebekah Lesko has more in Your Agriculture.

123 Saskatchewan police complaints concluded in 2017

Global Regina - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 18:03
A new report shows 123 police discipline files, among eight different departments in Saskatchewan, were concluded in 2017. Meaghan Craig explains.

B.C. fire evacuees offer each other support

Metro - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:58
A father-daughter team collecting donations for evacuees says the wildfire situation in B.C. is personal for them, as many of their family members lost their homes.
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Wildfires require ‘hot and dirty work’

Metro - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:46
Ontario has seen more than 1,000 forest fires so far this year, compared to 561 in all of 2017. While the vast majority have either been extinguished or controlled, Parry Sound 33 remains one of the bigger blazes that is still active — and out of control.
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Moose Jaw barber gives free cuts for good cause

CTV Regina - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:43
A Moose Jaw barber is working to end the stigma around homelessness one haircut at a time.

Saturday night apartment fire caused by a broken wire next to mechanical box

Global Regina - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:34
Fire officials have determined a broken wire was the cause of the blaze that engulfed a 32-unit apartment complex late Saturday.

Photos reveal damage wrought by Moosomin grass fires

CBC Saskatchewan - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:23
Moosomin RCMP said that as crews fought Wednesday's grass fires along Highway 1, many vehicles passed by without slowing down, creating dangerous conditions for firefighters.
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Regina police encourage improving garage security after 23 break-ins in a week

Global Regina - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:22
Regina Police Service are encouraging residents to ensure that garages are secure. They have received nearly 400 reports of garage break and enters this year.

Regina police investigating after officer shoots dog

Global Regina - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:17
An investigation is underway after a Regina police officer shot a family dog in an open field in the Rambler Park on Wednesday.

New service will soon provide a safe ride home

paNOW (Sask) - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:13
By Angela Brown CAA Saskatchewan drivers who are CAA members and need a little help getting home will soon be able to take advantage of a new CAA service available this fall with Ride Assist. The company announced the service on Wednesday with spokespeople saying it is aimed to help drivers who need a ride due to various reasons such as personal health issues, or perhaps because they are having vision concerns such as dealing with broken or lost prescription eyewear, as an example. People may also ask for the service when they are physically impaired and unable to drive their own vehicles. ... Read More
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Scotty the T.rex to receive a body at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum

Global Regina - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:02
Scotty the T. rex will be receiving a body as part of a major overhaul to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum that will see new community spaces developed.

Fire in Hanbidge Crescent apartment began in attic: Fire department

CTV Regina - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:00
A fire that forced dozens of people from their homes over the weekend started in the attic, the fire department says.

Marit takes over as agriculture minister

paNOW (Sask) - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:00
By Charlene Tebbutt Saskatchewan’s new Agriculture minister says he has a lot to learn in his new post, but appreciates the opportunity to represent the industry. David Marit was named Saskatchewan’s new minister of agriculture Thursday. Marit, who farms with his brother in southern Saskatchewan and is a former head of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, takes over from Lyle Stewart who stepped down from Premier Scott Moe's cabinet due to health issues. Marit was previously the province’s minister of highways and infrastructure. ... Read More
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Moose Jaw sees sexual assaults on the rise

Global Regina - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 16:45
The first report came in June, the second and third incidents were reported this past weekend. However, the third report occurred in August of 2017.