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No threat found after bomb squad called to north Regina business

The area around a north Regina business was restricted Friday afternoon after emergency crews were called in about a 'suspicious package.'

The Canadian Tire on Albert Street at 1st Avenue called the Regina Police Service after it received the package. The Explosives Disposal Unit was brought in as a precaution. A robot was used to examine the package, which appeared to be a blue cooler, located by the back door of the business.

La Ronge rollover sends 6 to hospital

Six people were sent to La Ronge Hospital after a minivan rolled and the driver, who RCMP have since charged, allegedly ran from the scene.

Sgt. Richard Price said the driver attended to some of the passengers before taking off.  La Ronge RCMP, fire and EMS were called out to the scene of the rollover after it was reported by a witness. It happened early Thursday afternoon.

The driver was located a little while later by members of the La Ronge detachment. An accident reconstructionist attended and processed the scene and charges were officially laid on Friday.

Saskatoon woman upset over treatment following alleged sexual assault

An autistic woman has filed a complaint with the College of Physicians and Surgeons over treatment she says she received in the wake of an alleged sexual assault. 

“I was just alone in a room for hours, no nurse, no one coming in asking to see how I was doing, the door wasn’t even shut I just had to sit on the bed in view of the nurse’s station,” said 31-year-old Eden Baltulis, recalling her experience at Royal University Hospital (RUH) earlier this year.

Update: Contraband prompts lockdown at Saskatoon Correctional Centre

The Saskatoon Correctional Centre is under lockdown after contraband was found Friday morning.

The lockdown was confirmed by the Ministry of Justice who said the contraband was found at around 9:30 a.m. 

A spokesperson with the ministry said the lockout was initially restricted to one unit, but management felt it was necessary to expand the order to the entire facility after they determined the contraband had the potential to compromise the safety and security of the entire institution.

Lumsden RCMP looking for information on car thefts

RCMP in Lumsden are looking into two different cases where a vehicle was stolen and later abandoned.

The first happened sometime overnight between September 14 and 15. A grey 2014 Toyota Tundra was stolen from a home in Craven along with a sport boat and trailer. The boat, a 2010 Lund 1835 Explorer Sport Boat, and the trailer were found later in the day on September 15 on Highway 99. The truck was found in Regina on September 17.

Saskatoon man in court for fatal Caswell stabbing

A Saskatoon man accused in a fatal stabbing this week made his first appearance in Saskatoon Provincial Court Friday morning.
 
Craig Allen Mintuck, 34, is charged with second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing 32-year-old Albert Gardipy at a home in the Caswell Hill neighbourhood Wednesday night.
 
Mintuck wore a white jumpsuit and sat quietly as his case was adjourned for a possible bail hearing on Oct. 14.
 

Campaign aiming for safe Thanksgiving travels

As people travel for the Thanksgiving weekend, RCMP across the country will be paying special attention to how safe they're traveling.

Operation Impact will focus on impaired driving, seat-belt use, aggressive and distracted driving. In Saskatchewan, Mounties say they'll keep an eye out for how both drivers and passengers are following these laws.

The national campaign is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chief's of Police and member agencies of its traffic committee.

Union, province review prison overcrowding study

Following the release of a study into overcrowded correctional facilities in Saskatchewan, the province and General Employees’ Union (SGEU) said this is validation of their concerns.

Barry Nowoselsky, chair of the public service negotiating committee, said over the past 10 years there has been a steady increase of inmates with not enough facility space.  This leads to dangerous situations for the correctional centre staff.

UPDATE: Suspect in custody after shooting in Saskatoon

One man is in custody and Saskatoon Police are looking for another suspect after a shooting Friday morning in Saskatoon.

Police said it happened around 7 a.m. in the 200 block of Avenue J South. The victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Later, a 22-year-old man was taken into custody and charged with Attempted Murder. He will appear before a Justice of the Peace on Tuesday morning.

Police also issued an Aggravated Assault warrant for 28 year old Wilton Devine in connection to the shooting.

Fatal rollover on grid road northwest of Swift Current

A 44-year-old man is dead after a single-vehicle rollover near Swift Current on Thursday.
 
Swift Current RCMP say the rollover occurred on a grid road just northwest of the city around 5 p.m.
 
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name will not be released.

Police are now looking into what exactly happened, but alcohol has been ruled out as a factor.

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