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Body found in Regina's industrial area

Regina police are expected to release more details Thursday morning about a body found in the middle of McAra Street in the industrial area between Victoria Ave and Dewdney Ave.

They found it in the eastbound lane on the 1700 block at around 7 p.m. last night.

They will not say if the death is considered suspicious at this time.

UPDATE: One dead in semi collision on Hwy 12

A Saskatoon man is dead following a crash on highway 12 north of Saskatoon on Wednesday.
 
Robert Suranyi, 42, was headed south on the highway near Petrofka Bridge around 12:00 p.m. when he collided head on with a unloaded livestock trailer.

Police say the accident took place in the nourthbound lane.

Suranyi was pronounced dead at the scene.

The semi truck was destroyed by fire but the male driver got out without injury, according to police.

Early morning traffic stop brings out the canine unit

Two Saskatoon men are headed to provincial court after a traffic stop brought out the canine unit early Wednesday morning.

At around 2:40 a.m., police noticed a vehicle driving erratically around Appleby Drive and Avenue W. When they pulled the vehicle over the two men inside took off on foot.

The canine unit was called in and found them in some bushes near 17th Street West and Avenue S.

When police looked the vehicle up it turned out that it was stolen.

RM of Corman Park fires police chief

The head of the police service in the RM of Corman Park has been fired after he refused to take part in an investigation relating to his conduct.

Ron Boechler, who has been the police chief for the rural municipality since 2010, was asked to meet with Prince Albert police in August. Through his legal counsel, he refused the request last week and was fired.

Mitchell Holash, legal counsel for the Corman Park Board of Police Commissioners, said he advised the RM of Corman Park to make the firing public.

Saskatoon police investigate stabbing

A man remains in serious condition after an overnight stabbing in Saskatoon.

Police report that officers were called to the 200 block of Avenue I South around 12:45 am on Wednesday.

They were responding to a call from a resident who reported that an injured man had come to the door asking for help.

The man, 23, was found outside the home suffering from multiple stab wounds and was taken to hospital by MD Ambulance. 

Police have identified a person of interest in the case, but their investigation is ongoing., 

CN train derails near Saskatchewan town

RCMP have cleared the scene after 17 cars derailed from a CN train derailed Wednesday morning.

CN police and the Transportation Safety Board are at the scene just west of Landis, Sask. to investigate.

"One of the derailed cars is leaking lube oil. CN crews immediately began a process using vacuum trucks to contain and reclaim the leaking product," Warren Chandler, spokesperson for CN Rail, said.

The derailment happened shortly after 4 a.m. Firefighters from the Wilkie and Biggar fire departments put out a grass fire caused by the derailment.

Sask. Premier says feds will deal with Cameco tax case

Premier Brad Wall says he wants to make sure every company pays its share of taxes as the federal government continues its court case against Cameco.

Just a week after the uranium giant resurfaced in the news charged with owing $800-$850 million in corporate taxes from 2008-2012, Wall said on Tuesday the issue now rests in the hands of the Canada Revenue Agency and the federal government.

North Battleford man arrested on child porn charges

A 50-year-old man from North Battleford is facing charges for having child pornography on his computer and making the files available to others.

Brian Simon was arrested Tuesday following a search of his home with the help of members of the Internet Child Exploitation unit. RCMP say the search warrant was executed after investigators were able to download several child pornography files from a computer.

Simon will be in court next month charged with possessing, accessing, and distributing child pornography.

PHOTOS: "RCMP Barbie" available at RCMP Heritage Centre

Barbie is putting on a new hat: the "Dolls of the World" edition of Mattel's most famous toy is now celebrating Canada by issuing a Barbie dressed up in the RCMP's red serge.

"I guess when it came to Canada they sort of thought, what is iconic? What are people going to recognize?" said Bianca McGregor, marketing coordinator with the RCMP Heritage Centre in Regina. "They came up with an RCMP Barbie."

Replicating the image of a Mountie is something Mattel would have had to license through the RCMP Foundation, which handles all the branding for the force.

Regina mayor upset red light camera hasn't worked in three years

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere says not to expect the City’s red light camera program to continue to sit idle.

The camera at one of the city’s three intersections with cameras has been out of commission for three years. That information came to light this week as part of a News Talk Radio report.

“I am a bit disappointed,” said Fougere. “I want that working and we’ll take steps to make sure it’s operational.”

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