Sask. gov’t email fiasco a scandal that’s going to get worse

Province stands to lose part of its documentary heritage, argues renowned historian By Bill Waiser, CBC News Posted: Nov 13, 2017 6:00 AM ET Last Updated: Nov 13, 2017 6:00 AM ET The Ministry of Social Services says former Minister Donna Harpauer’s emails may not be accessible through a freedom of information request because they’re stored on tapes that may have deteriorated. (CBC) There’s another government records horror story coming out of Regina these days. And the scary part is that it’s probably only going to get worse. A few months ago, Premier Brad…

Edmonton Neighborhoods Evacuated After Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails

Residents of two neighborhoods in Sturgeon County, Alta., were allowed to return home Sunday evening after their homes were evacuated in the aftermath of a train derailment Sunday afternoon, county officials say. At about 1:45 p.m., 12 cars overturned on the railway northwest of Edmonton. The rail cars were carrying crude oil and two of them leaked, releasing about 30 to 50 litres, said Sheila Moore, communications officer for Sturgeon County. Those leaks have been stopped, CN spokesperson Patrick Waldron said in a statement Sunday evening. ‘Pretty unsettling’ A resident of River’s Edge Place, Teri Gosselin, heard the clatter Sunday she described as the “craziest…

Sturgeon Lake walks against drugs and alcohol

The Sturgeon Lake First Nation took a stand, or a walk rather, against drugs and alcohol today. The sun was shining, but the air was frigid as students gathered along the main road connecting the Sturgeon Lake First Nation. Wearing crisp white T-shirts emblazoned with SLADA (Sturgeon Lake Against Drugs and Alcohol), they marched down roughly four kilometres of road holding signs promoting positive lifestyle choices. The event was part of the second annual walk against drugs and alcohol, organized by the staff from the Sturgeon Lake Health Centre. Hundreds…

Battlefords RCMP looking for missing 15-year-old girl

CTV Saskatoon Published Saturday, October 21, 2017 4:19PM CST Battlefords RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Maria Bluebird. The 15-year-old was last seen around 3:30 p.m. in North Battleford on Friday, October 13th. The teen is described as an Aboriginal female, approximately 5/6’ tall and weighing 100-pounds. She has long brown hair, brown eyes, with braces on her teeth. She was last seen wearing grey leggings, a black hoody, gold high top running shoes, and was carrying a backpack with green colouring on it. Battleford RCMP says…

$14M mansion in Vancouver’s Shaughnessy neighbourhood destroyed by fire

A multi-million-dollar mansion in Vancouver’s Shaughnessy neighborhood was gutted by a fire early Sunday morning. Crews were called to the home, located in the 3700-block of Angus Drive, at around 3 a.m. At the height of the blaze, flames could be seen shooting up through the mansion’s roof. READ MORE: Vancouver firefighters tackle blaze at African drum shop on Broadway The 106-year-old mansion — last assessed at $14 million — is being called a write-off. Crews say no one was displaced by the fire as the home has been vacant…

Canadian prison wife support group

This is my second time being a prison wife only this time my husband sits on remand not knowing his fate yet. This is hard for my family and the first time I entered into this life I saw the lack of support for it and along with a friend started a Canadian prison wife support group on Facebook. We started small with mostly Alberta wives and now have over 200 wives and some mothers all across Canada. We have become like family in a world that is unknown to…

Number of cattle killed in southwestern Sask. grass fire now estimated at 750

Officials now say an estimated 750 cattle are dead after a wind-whipped grass fire in southwestern Saskatchewan earlier this week. The Ministry of Agriculture had previously estimated about 400 cattle died or had to be euthanized after Tuesday’s fire. However, after following up with producers and veterinarians in the area, the ministry revised its estimate to 750 cattle Friday. Conservation officers also found and euthanized fewer than six mule deer and antelope, in addition to locating a handful of game-bird carcasses. According to the Ministry of Environment, the number of…

Humboldt apartment residents waiting to return home after wind rips off roof

CTV Saskatoon Published Friday, October 20, 2017 6:20PM CST People living in a Humboldt apartment complex are still waiting to return home after the building’s roof was ripped off during a windstorm earlier this week. The roof of the building was blown into the parking lot during the storm, which saw wind gusts reach speeds of over 100 kilometers per hour across the province. The storm knocked out power in the building and caused a natural gas leak. Several vehicles were also damaged in the parking lot. The deputy chief…

Police looking for missing 13-year-old girl

Winnipeg police are searching for a 13-year-old girl. Kierra Heather was last seen in the West End Wednesday evening. Police said Heather is five feet five inches tall with a medium build and medium length straight brown hair and brown eye She was last seen wearing a white jacket with black stripes, black leggings, and black shoes. Anyone with information can call the Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250. http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/police-looking-for-missing-13-year-old-girl-1.3641429

Several brands of veggie mixes recalled over Listeria concerns

Two recalled Mann’s Family Favorites stirfry mixes are shown CTVNews.ca Staff Published Friday, October 20, 2017 12:05PM EDT  Last Updated Friday, October 20, 2017 12:29PM EDT Several brands of fresh stir-fry, salad mixes, and veggie platters are being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination. The list of recalled products includes several fresh salads and stir-fry kits and bowls from Mann’s and Western Family. Two Compliments-brand vegetable and dip platters are also included. The recalled products were sold in Ontario and Quebec, though some may have been distributed nationally. Most had…