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Hundreds mourn loss of J.P. Haughey at teen's funeral

More than 500 friends and family gathered at St. Patrick Parish in Saskatoon on Saturday to remember James Paul Haughey, a teen whose life was cut short in a tragic car accident.

With red bowties pinned to their lapels, friends and family came out to celebrate the 17-year-old boy, known as J.P., who loved style and music and whose motto was ‘live life.’

Fire Department in market for underwater search camera

River searches are about to get a whole lot easier for the Saskatoon Fire Department.

Search and rescue crews are in the market for an underwater camera to help make marine searches more efficient.

"We'll actually use this camera mounted (on the side) of the boat and we'll be able to track by GPS, the exact routing of the boat so we can do search patterns strategically on the river," Assistant chief Morgan Hackl said, adding the camera will be more efficient than divers because it can go for longer periods at a faster rate.

Update: St. Joseph High School evacuated after bomb scare

Saskatoon Police say no explosives were found after a bomb threat at St Joseph High School Friday morning.

Staff and students were evacuated around 11:20 a.m. to the soccer centre and Holy Family Cathedral.

Police said the threat was called into the school from a male caller who said explosives were in the school.

SaskEnergy increasing rates nearly $10 per month

People in Saskatchewan could be seeing their first SaskEnergy rate hike in six years after a winter that saw high demand for natural gas.

Campers starting to roll in to provincial parks for May long

Spring may have been late coming, but nothing short of a blizzard could come between Saskatchewan people and their first camping weekend.

Mary-Anne Wihak is the Director of Visitor Experience for SaskParks. She says the gates are open at provincial parks and campers are starting to roll in. In certain parks, particularly in the north, she says there may be limited services for this weekend. 

Police chief lauds adult services bylaw

The adult services bylaw has gone beyond what Saskatoon Police Chief Clive Weighill thought it would.

“We have good relationships with people working in the trades and putting morality aside whether you like the business or not we still are stuck with it here in the city and the bylaw has allowed the authority for the police to check up on who’s working at escort services and massage parlors,” Weighill said Thursday.

In 2012 the City of Saskatoon passed the adult services bylaw, aimed primarily and putting an end to underage adult service workers.

New SGI building project put on hold

The head office of SGI will remain in the iconic black and bronze building in Regina's downtown as the government announced Thursday it is postponing moving the Crown.

Teacher charged with sexual exploitation of student

A former Saskatoon teacher has been charged with sexual exploitation.

Erin McGonigle, 38, was charged following an investigation by the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit.

The investigation started in October 2013 after a complaint from a 30-year-old woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted when she was 16.

The incident allegedly happened in 2000 when the victim was a student where McGonigle taught.

The school division confirmed she was a teacher at Nutana Collegiate when the complaint was made.

U of S 'blundered' on part of decision, offers tenure to outspoken professor

University of Saskatchewan president Ilene Busch-Vishniac says the administration "blundered" when it revoked the tenure of the former executive director of the university’s School of Public Health (SPH).

Dr. Robert Buckingham was fired Wednesday morning from his executive director position and had his tenure stripped for speaking out over concerns with the TransformUS process.

Saskatchewan launches highway construction season

As people in Saskatchewan get ready to set out on the highways for the May long weekend, the province is kicking off the highway construction season for the year.

In 2014 the government of Saskatchewan plans to spend $664.5 million on highway projects, including $405.2 million for transportation capital projects.

Projects for 2014 include:

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