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Weyburn man worried about wife in eastern Ukraine

As pro-Russian gunman take over cities in eastern Ukraine, a  Weyburn man is hoping he can bring his Ukrainian wife to Canada sooner rather than later.

Every day, Al Brewer calls his new wife Elena in the eastern city of Melitopol Ukraine.  He hasn't seen her since March when he returned home to Canada after their wedding in the Ukraine.  He thought she would be safe far away from the danger.

Three more probable measles cases in Sask.

The Prairie North Health Region says there are 3 more probable cases of measles in northwest Saskatchewan.

Risk of exposure to the virus is at this point is confined to a number of locations in Lloydminster and St. Wahlburg between April 17 and April 23. Measles symptoms include a runny nose, coughing, and a high fever followed by a rash, often starting on the face before spreading.

Controversial art installation removed

A controversial piece of art has been removed from public display.
 
Referred to as a piece of garbage and an eyesore; the art installation resembling two cellophane wrapped bales of recycling was removed Wednesday from the corner of 33rd Street and Avenue C.
 
The contributing artist, Keeley Hafner said the installation, dubbed Found Compressions One and Two, ran its course and it’s time to make way for other public art installations.

Man injured in converyor belt incident

A Crop Production Services worker is in hospital after getting his arm stuck in a conveyor belt Wednesday morning.

The accident happened around 8:30 a.m. at the site located 4 kilometers west of Elstow, along Highway 16.

Former Raptors' coach wants Sterling to have due process

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling deserves due process despite his alleged racist comments made in recorded conversation, according to Former Toronto Raptors coach Butch Carter.

“Regardless of what he has done, he should have due process. It’s illegal to record someone in California without their consent,” Carter said while speaking on John Gormley Live.

Saskatchewan big game draw opens Thursday

Hunters will be able to apply for the big game draw in Saskatchewan starting Thursday.

All hunters applying for the draw are required to provide their Hunting, Angling and Trapping Licence identification number (HAL ID), which is a one-time requirement.

“The big game draw is a much-anticipated event each year and continues to grow in popularity,” Environment Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said. He encourages hunters to review all available draw opportunities to maximize their chances; the number of hunters applying has increased significantly over the last 10 years.

Federal funds to upgrade railway crossings in Sask.

Saskatchewan will be getting upgrades to some federally-regulated railway crossings as part of an effort to improve safety.

On Monday, the federal government announced $9.2 million in funding being made available as part of a cost-sharing agreement with railways and governments that have authority over local roads. Of that, Saskatchewan will see $655,650 that will be used for upgrades on federally-regulated crossings.

Bedford Road seeking public input for new name, logo

Bedford Road Collegiate hopes public engagement will help them nail down a new school sports team name and logo.

Announced on Tuesday the school is calling for ideas on what the former Bedford Road Collegiate Redmen should be known as moving forward.

In March the Saskatoon Public School Board voted 5-2 to abolish the name Redmen and the logo of a First Nations man.

Now the school’s embarking on its next journey of finding a new name and logo.

Forestry Farm continues to see more visitors year after year

Forty years later and the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo continues to attract thousands of guests each year.

“I’m quite happy with the numbers, I’m very proud of that,” Forestry Farm Park and Zoo manager John Moran said.

On Tuesday the planning and operations committee reviewed the year-end report for the park. Moran outlined how 2013 was a special year for the zoo because it marked 100 years at the site in Saskatoon’s north end.

Charges stayed against Sask. broadcaster

Charges against a North Battleford man are being withdrawn after reaching successful mediation.

Broadcaster Harry Dekker, 55, was accused of sexually touching a woman on Sept. 10, 2012. The woman told police the alleged incident happened on Highway 16 near the town of Borden.

Both parties have reached a deal through mediation and charges against Dekker were stayed in Saskatoon Provincial Court on Tuesday.

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