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Saskatchewan's provincial bus line service to be ended

Regina - Employees cried and passengers were angry when they learned last Wednesday that the provincial government of Brad Wall had decided to shut down the 70-year-old bus service.

Saskatchewan doctors — public health emergency over HIV/AIDS

Saskatoon - A doctor's group working directly with HIV-positive patients in Saskatchewan is calling on the provincial government to declare a public health state of emergency because of the increasing number of HIV/AIDS cases.

Gordie Howe, the sport's beloved 'Mr. Hockey,' dies at 88

Detroit - Detroit's Gordie Howe, a young Saskatchewan farmer who left rural Canada to become one of the best ice hockey players of all time, died Friday at the home of one of his sons in the United States. He was 88.

Tens of thousands flee fire-ravaged northern Alberta city

Fort Mcmurray - Canadian police and soldiers help thousands of residents evacuate south of Fort McMurray, Alberta, as a wildfire continues to burn out-of-control in the country's oil sands region.

Case of sexually-transmitted Zika in Canada may have been found

Canada may have its first case of sexually transmitted Zika in a patient in Saskatchewan say health officials. The case involves a woman who had sex with a man who had recently traveled to a Zika-affected country.

Canada school shooter indicted over deadly attack

Ottawa - A high-school student was formally accused Monday over the murder of two teenage brothers and two teachers in a remote Indian community in Canada plagued by poverty and boredom and a growing loss of cultural identity.

In La Loche, calls for understanding in shooting that killed 4

La Loche - In the aftermath of a shooting that killed four people in northern Saskatchewan, the family of a teacher who was among those slain says the voices within the community of La Loche need to be heard in order to avoid future tragedies.

Canadian Firemen told to stop helping coworker with cancer

Regina - When Tanner Brotzel was diagnosed with cancer in December, his coworkers didn't hesitate to offer to help him in every way possible, including covering his shifts at the firehouse in Saskatchewan's capital city of Regina.

Smoke on the water, fire in the sky as western Canada burns

Firefighters in Saskatchewan are battling 112 wildfires that have now forced the evacuation of over 13,000 people, while in B.C., 180 wildfires are burning across the province, turning Vancouver's skyline into a surreal vision of Hades.

Thousands of people displaced as wildfires rage in western Canada

Regina - Wildfires burning in Saskatchewan on Saturday crossed fail-safe lines, prompting the evacuation of thousands of residents of a community that includes the province's largest First Nation. Almost 5,000 evacuees are being taken to Alberta.

Canadian finds 7,700-year-old skeletons of twins in Siberia

Irkutsk - The recently exhumed skeletons of a young mother and her twins who died around 7,700 years ago are the oldest set of confirmed twins ever discovered, says the bio-archaeologist who discovered them near Lake Baikal in Siberia.

Five recommendations for dementia action in Canada Special

A new report released from the University of Saskatchewan-based Rural Dementia Action Research (RaDAR) Team and the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council (HQC) reveals the scope of dementia across the province.

Op-Ed: Canadian prairie church's Christmas tree stolen

A two-metre Christmas tree destined for a church in Southey, an hour out of Regina, was stolen on Thursday. Thieves brazenly made a daylight raid over the lunch hour and had a lot of gall, likely targeting the biggest tree.

5 teens missing 5 days in Saskatchewan are alive on Reindeer Lake

It's not likely Santa Claus was involved but parents of five missing teens, missing five days, must feel they've gotten an early present. Their kids have been found alive on Reindeer Lake (hence the Santa reference), 500 km. northeast of Saskatoon.

Saskatchewan: Green technology for Canada

Estevan - Canada's prairie province of Saskatchewan is starting to attract worldwide attention. On October 2, an ageing coal-fired power plant was re-activated after being retrofitted to capture one million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.

Photo essay: Touring southern Saskatchewan Special

While Saskatchewan, Canada is a province known largely for its flat landscape, a tour of the province's south shows that there's a lot more than meets the eye.

Tornado in Saskatchewan wedding photos goes viral

Saskatoon - Photographer Colleen Niska was taking photos of a bride and groom on a rural road in Saskatoon, Saskatchwan when she noticed that there was a tornado in the distance.

Anti-gay speaker allowed into Canada

Regina - Peter LaBarbera, who heads the controversial Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, has been granted entry into Canada despite protests in Saskatchewan.

Canadian provinces could say 'Nyet' to Russian booze

In the wake of Russia's invasion and annexation of Crimea, two Canadian provinces are considering a ban in government-operated liquor stores of Russian products.

Vermilion to acquire Saskatchewan oil lands for C$400 million

Vermilion Energy Inc <VET.TO>, a Canadian oil and gas producer, said on Tuesday it has agreed to acquire an unnamed private oil company for shares, cash and debt worth C$400 million ($360.8 million) to add new product...

Whatcott case changes definition of hate speech in Saskatchewan

Freedom of speech and religion helped found North America. When those freedoms impede on others though in a hateful matter can a person hide behind religion?

Canada: Idle No More protests spark meeting with PM Harper Special

Calgary - On January 11, 2013, Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet with First Nations leaders to discuss treaty, Aboriginal rights, and economic development. First Nation Leaders demanded this meeting that was inspired by the grassroots movement Idle No More.

Op-Ed: Saskatchewan government to partially privatize crown corporation

Regina - The Saskatchewan government plans to privatize 60% of a Crown corporation, the Information Services Corporation (ISC). The government would retain the other 40%.

Trapped by fire, Saskatchewan potash workers finally exit mine

Rocanville - After being trapped in a potash mine following a fire, Saskatchewan workers are exiting to the surface. Twenty miners were able to reach an underground safe room after the fire broke out.

Review: Street art flourishing across Saskatoon Special

Saskatoon - The Canadian city of Saskatoon is quaint, friendly and also boasts some impressive sculptures and street art downtown. Here are some of the most impressive pieces I came across during a recent visit.

Photo essay: Canada's only synchrotron particle accelerator Special

Saskatoon - One of the world's few particle accelerators, the synchrotron at Canadian Light Source in Saskatoon creates incredibly strong beams of light to help researchers with medical and environmental science experiments.

Will the Wildrose Party merge Alberta, Saskatchewan if elected?

Calgary - If Danielle Smith's Wildrose Party defeats Alberta Progressive Conservative Premier Alison Redford later this month, will she propose a merger between the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan called "Saskberta?"

Top 10 baby names in Canadian province of Saskatchewan for 2011

In comparison with other provinces in Canada, Saskatchewan does not have a large population but in recent years that population has been growing. With more people comes more babies needing, naturally, a name.

Flight attendant started fire to put it back out and 'play hero'

Minneapolis - In most cases, anybody who fights fire is deemed a hero. Not Eder Rojas though – a flight attendant from Woodbury, Minnesota. He started a fire during a route from Minneapolis to Regina, Saskatchewan, just so he could put it out and 'play the hero'.

Canadian government moves to dismantle the Wheat Board

Winnipeg - The Canadian government has moved this past week to dismantle the Canadian Wheat Board in an effort to remove what the Conservatives perceive to be a monopoly on price-setting.
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Former premier of  Saskatchewan who founded SaskOil as a crown corporation
Former premier of Saskatchewan who founded SaskOil as a crown corporation
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Husky pipeline spills oil into the North Saskatchewan River.
Husky pipeline spills oil into the North Saskatchewan River.
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders Kory Sheets accepts the MVP trophy from CFL Comissioner Mark Cohon (R) after the Roughriders defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013
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Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Corey Chamblin is embraced by Dwight Anderson (33) on the sidelines in the closing moments of the team's win over the Hamilton Tiger Cats in the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders Weston Dressler celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the second half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013
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Wooden buggy constructed by Burgess Ranch owner Tamela Burgess
Wooden buggy constructed by Burgess Ranch owner Tamela Burgess
Firefighters preparing to join the fire lines.
Firefighters preparing to join the fire lines.
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A Saskatchewan potash mine
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Fort McMurray wildfire expands into Saskatchewan. About 771 hectares have burned in the province so ...
Fort McMurray wildfire expands into Saskatchewan. About 771 hectares have burned in the province so far.
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The city of Saskatoon
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Firefighters tackle a wildfire near the town of La Ronge  Saskatchewan.
Firefighters tackle a wildfire near the town of La Ronge, Saskatchewan.
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View of Montana and Saskatchewan from a high elevation
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Keepers IV conference, Cree drummers.
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 The beast  has crossed over the border into Saskatchewan.
'The beast' has crossed over the border into Saskatchewan.
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders Dominic Picard celebrates near the end of play against the Hamilton Tig...
The Saskatchewan Roughriders Dominic Picard celebrates near the end of play against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013
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Firefighters tackle a wildfire in the town of La Ronge  Saskatchewan.
Firefighters tackle a wildfire in the town of La Ronge, Saskatchewan.
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Helicopter dumps water on Saskatchewan fire.
Helicopter dumps water on Saskatchewan fire.
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