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Last year saw highest rate of gang-related homicides in 16 years: Statistics Canada

Nov 21, 2022 | 4:31pm

A report from Statistics Canada shows the national homicide rate has increased for a third consecutive year and nearly one-quarter of killings in 2021 were connected to gangs. There were 788 homicides in the country last year – up three per cent from 2020. It marked the highest rate of homicides in Canada since 2005. […]

Métis delegates call for withdrawal of The Saskatchewan First Act

Nov 21, 2022 | 8:37am

Delegates attending the legislative assembly of the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan unanimously supported their leadership’s rejection of The Saskatchewan First Act. The legislation looks to unilaterally amend the Constitution to reassert the province’s jurisdiction over its natural resources, but has already been opposed by the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations who say it ignores treaty rights. The […]

UPDATE: Natural gas said to be cause of Sunday explosion

Nov 13, 2022 | 2:45pm

UPDATE – 4:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14: The cause of the Sunday explosion at a residence at the intersection of Retallack and Sixth has been determined. Regina Fire and protective services said this afternoon that the building had a gas line that was compromised. An ignition source could not be located and they have turned […]

Saskatchewan and Ottawa commit to working together on environmental policies

Nov 10, 2022 | 8:00am

The Saskatchewan and federal governments say they are willing to collaborate with each other on environmental policies. Federal Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Wednesday the two levels of government need to figure out ways to work together to ensure there’s progress toward reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. The federal government has said it wants to reach […]

University Facility Named for Regina Pat’s Icon Brad Hornung

Nov 10, 2022 | 7:13am

Brad Hornung is a name that has become synonymous with grit, determination and hockey in Saskatchewan. A facility aimed at making university more accessible for students with a wide range accommodations necessary for their schooling has been renamed in his honor. Hornung was a talented member of the Regina Pat’s with his sights set on […]

Saskatchewan’s Teagan Littlechief to sing national anthem at Grey Cup

Nov 9, 2022 | 10:38am

She’s no stranger to Saskatchewan or Mosaic Stadium, now a national audience will get a chance to see Saskatchewan’s Teagan Littlechief  as she has been tabbed to sing the national anthem before the 109th Grey Cup. The recording artist from White Bear First Nations of Treaty 4, located north of Carlyle, will perform the national […]

Family says Saskatchewan farmer killed fighting in Ukraine

Nov 9, 2022 | 8:35am

The family of a Saskatchewan farmer who served with the Canadian military in Afghanistan says he has been killed fighting in Ukraine. Joseph Hildebrand, 33, died recently in Ukraine, said his brother Jake. The family was notified by some other people in his unit. “He was a good man with strong values who stood up for what […]

Election scrutiny high, but no big hitches as voting begins in USA

Nov 8, 2022 | 11:48am

Final voting began without major hitches Tuesday in midterm elections under intense scrutiny after two years of false claims and conspiracy theories about how ballots are cast and counted. Since the last nationwide election two years ago, former President Donald Trump and his allies have succeeded in sowing wide distrust about voting by promoting false […]

LGBTQ students allege mistreatment, want change at Saskatchewan Bible college

Nov 8, 2022 | 8:33am

Jordan McGillicky says she was devoted to sports and her studies at a private Saskatchewan college but eventually felt driven away from the school because of her sexuality. She enrolled two years ago at Briercrest College and Seminary, an evangelical Bible college in Caronport, an hour east of her hometown of Regina. The college grew in prominence […]

Last total lunar eclipse for three years arrives Tuesday

Nov 7, 2022 | 1:48pm

Better catch the moon’s disappearing act Tuesday — there won’t be another like it for three years. The total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout North America in the predawn hours — the farther west, the better — and across Asia, Australia and the rest of the Pacific after sunset. As an extra treat, Uranus will be visible […]