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Alcohol factor in over half of Sask. drowning fatalities: report

A recent tragedy involving a 24-year-old woman who drowned after her canoe capsized on Sunday is an unfortunate reminder that drinking alcohol around water isn’t a good mix, according to the Saskatchewan branch of the Lifesaving Society.

In a recent report by the society, over the last 10 years in the province, alcohol and drugs were a factor in more than 60 per cent of drowning fatalities while boating. In 80 per cent of the fatalities, people weren’t wearing a life jacket.

Online 'Love 4 Lucian' grows to help Regina family

He's known as Lucian the Light Warrior; after a hard-fought battle with leukemia, Lucian's family is spending their last days together as the disease takes over. But the family is not alone.

Support continues to grow on social media for the Regina family as several fund raising campaigns aim to help the young parents through this difficult time.

City reveals latest green-power initiative

The City of Saskatoon is turning your garbage into cash.

“This project will have a benefit to the city in a financial sense, opposed to just doing things for the sake of being green,” said Mayor Don Atchison.

On Wednesday members of the press were invited to tour the Saskatoon Landfill Gas Collection facility south of Saskatoon on Valley Road.

Sask. should capitalize on export opportunities

Canada’s breadbasket is one of the first places a hungry world will turn to.

The growing middle class in emerging markets will command more food exports from the agri-food sector in Saskatchewan, according to Peter Hall, vice-president and chief economist with Export Development Canada (EDC).

“When they cross that middle income threshold there, they do two things. They consume more and they consume higher quality. The place they start is food,” Hall said on John Gormley Live.

TransformUS rally graffiti stains historic U of S building

The University of Saskatchewan is working to clean off some leftover graffiti from Tuesday’s rally.

The entrance of the Peter MacKinnon Building is sandwiched by the words “transform this” and “#defendUS.”

The words were scrawled in permanent marker on the historic building’s brick facade.

The Peter MacKinnon building is over 100 years old and has been designated a National Historic Site of Canada and a Provincial Heritage Property.

NDP candidate announces plan to run for Saskatoon-Fairview

Saskatchewan's next provincial election is still a ways away, but the battle lines are already being drawn.

Vicki Mowat is hoping she can lead the NDP to victory in the newly redrawn riding of Saskatoon-Fairview. Mowat will officially announce her candidacy for the Saskatchewan NDP nomination in the riding on Thursday.

Missing 13 year old may be in the Battlefords

Saskatoon Police are searching for a missing 13-year-old girl.

Kale Haiden Jimmy was supposed to return to her home in the Silverwood on May 13, but never arrived.

She is described as 5'3'' tall, 130 lbs, with long brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a turquoise hoodie and black pants.

Police think Jimmy may be in the North Battleford area based on some information they recieved, but the girl has yet to be found.

By the numbers: wildlife collisions in Saskatchewan

Although wildlife may be present on Saskatchewan's highways year round, the recent death of a young woman after a collision with a moose reminds drivers how dangerous that wildlife can be.

SGI recently began tracking collisions with moose in an individual category. Prior to November 2012, moose were considered as part of the "other" category of non-specified animals.

Regina golfing icon Joanne Goulet dead at 79

A Regina golfing icon has passed away; Joanne Goulet was 79 years old.

Goulet's golfing career started more than 60 years ago. In the 1950's she began golfing at the Royal Regina Golf Club before going on to win dozens of provincial and city championships. Goulet competed in the very first women's amateur world championships. She represented Canada at the Women's British Open, winning the Commonwealth Trophy in 1964.

Prince Albert woman reflects on near-death experience

Prince Albert's Carol Soles is no stranger to helping people but on Saturday, it was her that was in need of help.

She was involved in a quadding accident just north of MacDowall. Gripping her quad tightly, she would begin to drift down the river. Her family would come to her rescue and pull her back to safety, but it may have been the longest 20 minutes of her life.

"It all happened so fast, like one minute we were splashing around in shallow water and the next minute I'm tumbling down the river," Soles said.

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