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Boil Water Advisory for Maple Creek Ended

Boil Water Advisory for Maple Creek Ended

Nov 28, 2023 | 3:12pm
The Town of Maple Creek says a water main break caused a depressurization of its water distribution system, raising concerns about the quality of the drinking water. The issue was isolated and is under repair. The town says in an email that the Water Security Agency issued the advisory, which is to be in place until the repair […]
Emergency Alert Test This Afternoon

Emergency Alert Test This Afternoon

Nov 15, 2023 | 10:27am
Smart phones, radios and TV’s will be chirping this afternoon, as the government performs a test on the SaskAlert System At 1:55 this afternoon the test alert will be sent out. “SaskAlert is tested twice a year to strengthen public safety in times of an emergency or disaster,” SPSA President and Fire Commissioner Marlo Pritchard […]

Mounties bring in escaped inmate in northern Manitoba after short foot chase

May 10, 2023 | 10:49am

A search for a missing inmate in northern Manitoba is over. RCMP say officers were conducting patrols in The Pas when they located 21-year-old Kelly Castel on a street Wednesday. They say Castel ran off and extra supports were brought in for the search, including police dogs and drones. A dog eventually located the inmate hiding not […]

Hotel shooting in Melville leaves one dead, another injured

Nov 2, 2022 | 10:39am

RCMP has cancelled the dangerous person alert issued earlier today after one person was killed in Melville. Police confirmed that another man sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of the shooting that occurred in the area of the Country Inn Motel in Melville. The injured man has been taken to hospital for treatment. Police responded […]

‘Some heroes wear moccasins:’ Saskatchewan stabbing victims died helping others

Oct 11, 2022 | 5:40am

Some of the people who died in the stabbing massacre on James Smith Cree Nation last month were killed because they were trying to help others, RCMP say. Residents put themselves at risk and in some cases paid with their lives for simply trying to protect others in their community, Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore told […]

RCMP says Myles Sanderson was responsible for all stabbing deaths

Oct 6, 2022 | 2:31pm

A member of James Smith Cree Nation was wrongfully accused by RCMP of killing an individual during the stabbing attacks last month in the community and in the nearby village of Weldon, Sask. Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore said evidence shows Damien Sanderson did not kill anyone during the rampage and was killed by his own […]

‘Starting to heal’: Victim of Saskatchewan mass stabbing wakes in hospital

Oct 6, 2022 | 4:59am

Joyce and Earl Burns were childhood sweethearts. They grew up together on James Smith Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, first as neighbours, then as husband and wife. “It was childhood love,” said Victor Sanderson, a younger brother of Joyce Burns. He babysat their children and watched the couple grow old together. He now visits his sister in […]

James Smith Cree Nation chief to meet with federal ministers to discuss stabbings

Sep 21, 2022 | 5:23am

The chief of a Saskatchewan First Nation that was the site of a series of deadly stabbings earlier this month is heading to Toronto for a meeting with federal cabinet ministers. Chief Wally Burns of James Smith Cree Nation says his community has been left broken and saddened by the violence. On Sept. 4, 10 people were […]

Indigenous Services minister attends funeral at site of mass killing in Saskatchewan

Sep 14, 2022 | 4:36am

Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu is promising to work with James Smith Cree Nation on community policing and a new treatment centre after a daylong visit that followed a series of deadly attacks on the Labour Day weekend. “I made that commitment to the community leaders that the government of Canada will … continue to […]

Search For Sanderson Continuing

Sep 7, 2022 | 5:43am

Mounties surrounded a house on the James Smith Cree Nation Tuesday after reported sightings of a suspected mass murderer, but left soon afterward with no sign of the man. Emergency alerts blared yet again. A helicopter and drones flew overhead. A tactical armoured vehicle arrived on-site, driving past a checkpoint where reporters were kept. Shortly […]