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Man charged with robbing four Saskatoon stores in five days

Saskatoon police say one man is responsible for a string of four robberies in the span of five days.

It all started last Monday, Jan. 26, when a Safeway grocery on 33rd Street was held up at gunpoint just before noon. A lone suspect, described as white man with blonde hair, ran off on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

UPDATE: Missing Saskatoon woman located

Heather Lynn Hague was found Sunday.
The 73-year-old senior was last at her home on Boychuck Drive Friday morning.

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Aunt organizes fundraiser for niece diagnosed with leukemia

A Prince Albert aunt is on a mission to help her niece's battle with cancer.

Kim Buzit’s niece Harley, 3, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on Dec 8, 2014, a type of cancer that causes bone marrow to produce too many immature white blood cells.

Harley and her family must travel into Saskatoon at least twice a week for treatment.

Now Buzit is hosting a supper and dance fundraiser on Saturday in an effort to raise money to help with travelling to Saskatoon for Harley’s treatment.

PHOTOS: Frosted Gardens open in Saskatoon

It's a winter wonderland down at the Bessborough Hotel as the Frosted Gardens open.

The short stroll through the ice gardens features eight giant ice sculptures, each depicting beautiful scenes like dragons, fish and winter and weighing up to 2,500 lbs. At night, coloured lights bring the statues to life.

Other activities, all made from ice, include speed carving demonstrations, bowling, a maze, a drink bar and a wall to carve initials into.

Federal gov't files lawsuit against Sask. law firm

After almost a decade of fighting over alleged fake documents and millions of dollars, the Government of Canada has filed a lawsuit against Saskatchewan firm, Merchant Law Group.
The statement of claim from the Government of Canada, filed at Court of Queen's Bench in Regina on Thursday, called it a "scheme to deceive and defraud Canada."

Regina coaches see Jon Ryan's influence grow

Only hours remain until Regina’s Jon Ryan and the Seattle Seahawks go for their second-straight Super Bowl on Sunday against the New England Patriots.

The punter has the backing of his old high school, Sheldon-Williams Collegiate, with a marquee sign outside the school displaying words of support. His old coaches are recalling their first impression of Ryan.

How drivers can keep gas prices lower

Gas prices are slowly creeping up as retailers ease customers into summer prices.

Prices peaked at 89.9 cents per litre in Saskatoon and Regina with some retailers hovering around 81.9 cents.

“Gas prices will be going up very soon because of market forces but I think they are jumping the gun,” Jason Toews, co-founder of, said.

Companies do not want to shock their consumers into buying less gasoline. He expects summer prices could peak around $1.20 per litre.

VIDEO: P.A. mayor takes shots at Saskatoon, Regina

Mayor Greg Dionne will not be attending the mayors' caucus at this year’s Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) convention in Saskatoon next week.

Prince Albert’s mayor made this announcement during his third State of the City address on Thursday, and in the midst of it, took a jab at Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison, criticizing his weight, as he took a swipe at the Bridge City’s push for its new commuter bridges.

Generations celebrate Knights of Columbus Indoor Games 50th

Kerry Kropelnicky watches from the Field House stands as her daughter Claire competes in the four by 100 meter race at the Knights of Columbus (KoC) Indoor Games.

After the race, the nine-year-old from Bishop Filevich gleefully boasts about passing other runners to take second place in their heat.

A former runner herself, Kropelnicky remembers when she was right where her daughter was. She ran in the same field house for St. Francis elementary and Holy Cross high school many years ago.

Saskatoon police cracking down on residential speeding

Drivers running late for a meeting or rushing to get home better watch their speed over the next six weeks as the City of Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Police Service launch a residential speeding blitz.

Director of Transportation with the City, Angela Gardiner, said although speeding is a major city-wide traffic concern, over the last couple of years its prevalence in and around residential streets has grown exponentially.

During the six-week blitz, drivers can expect to see officers posted on busy street corners with radar guns, ready to nab offenders.

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