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…

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…

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…

Sask. credit unions shocked to lose use of the word ‘bank’

When Eric Dillon, the CEO of Conexus Credit Union heard the federal government had clarified the definition of what a bank is and that credit unions didn’t make the cut, he was shocked. “The first reaction was kind of shock that the federal government and its financial regulator (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions) would suggest that it controls the English language,” he said. On June 30, a notice was published by OSFI in regards to what defines a bank under the federal Bank Act. Under the act, all non-bank financial…

Trampolines for toddlers: Why this mother is warning other parents

When mom-of-two Kait Ellen took her family to an indoor trampoline park last month, she had no idea that the afternoon of fun would result in a trip to the emergency department with her youngest son Colton. And now the mom of two wants to warn other parents about the dangers of trampolines, especially indoor trampoline parks that advertise safe spaces and play times for toddlers.   “As hard as it is to relive the past 12 days, we feel compelled to make other parents aware of the danger associated…