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Train collides with semi and derails west of Mortlach

A train collided with a semi-trailer near Mortlach Tuesday afternoon but officials said there are no immediate risks.

The two collided at an uncontrolled crossing on a grid road south of Highway 1, west of Mortlach around 4:20 p.m., causing the two engines and 32 cars to derail.

RCMP said all the cars landed upright and are stable, nothing spilled and they don't expect any leaks. The train was hauling scrap metal, grain and a fertilizing chemical called anhydrous ammonia. The semi-trailer was carrying canola.

Regina tech start-up builds investment in California

A Regina based tech company is getting a hand up from some big-wigs in California’s Silicon Valley thanks to a three month business mentorship program.

26-year-old Jordan Boesch is the founder of 7 Shifts which is an app for scheduling employee shifts in the food service industry. It is based on a simple program he built while working for his dad at Quiznos.

“He had availability sticky notes all over his desk and I just built something basic where my Dad could upload a spreadsheet and employees could download it,” Boesch explained.

Regina coach to end 29-year run at Balfour Collegiate

Glen Fekula has seen plenty of baskets scored over the last 30 years as coach of the Balfour Collegiate senior boy’s basketball team. He’s won several city championships, perhaps too many to count.

But Fekula's journey is coming to an end. He’ll call it career after this school year.

“It’s very difficult to leave it because you’re working with youth. You’re working with young guys; so much enthusiasm and energy, it’s hard to walk away from that,” he outlined.

“Coaching gets in your blood. Everyone will tell you that that’s been a long-term coach.”

Facebook users help woman find long-lost sister

A Moose Jaw woman has a very special new “friend” thanks to Facebook.

Terra McKean found her long-lost sister just a couple days after posting a picture of herself holding a poster displaying her sister's information.

“I was always curious as to who she was and where she was,” said McKean during a phone interview on the weekend.

The picture was shared more than 13,000 times. McKean says she was encouraged after she saw the posting spreading so quickly.

VIDEO: Family moves into CJME/Habitat For Humanity Penny Project house

It was a morning of hugs, tears, smiles and even dancing for Dawn Billingsley as she accepted the keys to the CJME Penny Project House built by Habitat for Humanity on Monday.

“They’re pennies from heaven,” Billingsley said as the reality of owning her first brand new home began to sink in. “I have a home, I have a home."

Swift Current makes short list of Hockeyville hopefuls

Swift Current has made the short list in this year's Kraft Hockeyville contest.

The annual competition has communities across Canada demonstrate their commitment to the national pastime before the public chooses a winner.

“We’re very excited. We’re the only city in Saskatchewan to make the top 16 so really we see this as a provincial exciting initiative,” Swift Current chief administrative officer Susan Motkaluk said.

Update: U of S students sleep outdoors for charity

The weather won’t match last week’s blistering cold but business students at the University of Saskatchewan will still need to don their warmest clothing as they gear up for a week on the streets.

Five students will spend the next week experiencing firsthand the challenges the city’s homeless face every day as part of the national Five Days for the Homeless campaign.

The annual event raises awareness and funds for homeless and at risk youth across Canada.

Saskatoon donates thousands to cover Dustin Boulet's funeral costs

Little more than a week after Dustin Boulet was killed outside a Saskatoon bar, his family and friends will gather for his final send-off.

Through the "Dustin Boulet Fund" set up through Affinity Credit Union, the Boulet family's financial burden has been eased by the people of Saskatoon to the tune of around $4,000.

"We're all just ecstatic about that," said family friend Roy LaValle.

"Dustin was a big part of this community. He was somebody... that was loved by many people, and his friends just really wanted to get together to help out his family."

Wickenheiser tour makes stop in Saskatoon

Saskatoon’s Olympic hockey fans were out in full force Saturday to get a glimpse of Canada’s number one hockey girl.

Gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser was down at Merlin Ford Lincoln to spend time with fans, take photographs and sign a whole lot of autographs.

“It’s great to come back and be back in Saskatoon. It’s pretty close to home for me so to see the reception today, lots of people out. It’s nice to share the medal and see how much the Olympics touched Canadians,” Wickenheiser said.

Coroner's inquest wraps up in Humboldt

A six-person jury delivered their findings Friday afternoon at a coroner's inquest into the deaths of three seniors following a carbon monoxide (CO) leak at a Humboldt care home.

The deaths of 89-year-old Roman Schneider and 94-year-old Monica Washkosky were deemed accidental.  The cause of Schneider's death was ruled to be carbon monoxide, while heart failure was found to have been what ultimately killed Washkosky.

The jury found the cause and manner of death of 98-year-old Gertrude Lukan was undetermined.

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