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Pair stuck in Bessborough elevator for hour

Two people had a longer than expected elevator trip up the Delta Bessborough Friday night, after their ride became stuck between floors.

At around 9:30 p.m. the lift became stuck between floors.

The pair were stuck in the elevator for a hour before the Saskatoon Fire Department was able to secure the car and get them out.

No one was injured.

Photos/Video: Tests begin for excessive motorcycle noise

The days of loud motocycles in Saskatoon are numbered as police begin testing their newly acquired decibel meters.

Between now and October, police are holding free decibel-reading clinics around Saskatoon so bikers can test noise levels. Earlier this year, city council passed new provisions to the noise bylaw, introducing decibel limits for motorcycles; 92dB while idling and 96dB while riding. 

Health Region urges caution in the heat

Another sweltering day in Saskatoon means people need to be wary about getting too much sun.
 
"I think it's quite underestimated," Dr. Shovati Padhi with the Saskatoon Health Region said about the high temperatures, adding people can actually faint or, worse, lose the ability to sweat.
 
"That's actually a medical emergency and people need to phone 9-1-1 immediately because that could be fatal," she said.

Local fighter, trainer speak up for MMA

With the story circulating this week about an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter allegedly inflicting a gruesome beating on his adult film star ex-girlfriend, a Saskatoon fighter and trainer are coming to the defense of their sport.

Trudeau questions federal transparency, priorities, while in Saskatoon

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says the Harper government has done nothing but raise questions of accountability and transparency in the last year.

“It’s a real concern that this government has its priorities in the wrong place,” Trudeau told reporters in front of the Delta Bessborough Hotel on Thursday.

The 42-year-old Liberal leader stopped in Saskatoon for a roundtable discussion with the country’s water and infrastructure experts looking at how the federal government could help mitigate spring flooding that’s plagued much of the province the past few years.

Traffic tickets up east of Regina since speed limit lowered

The speed limit on Highway 1 east of Regina is down and tickets given on the stretch are way, way up.

The speed limit on highway 1 from the Pilot Butte turnoff to just east of White City was lowered from 110 km/hr to 90 km/hr on June 3. From that time to August 13, 284 tickets were issued on that stretch of road compared to just 19 in the same time period the year before.
 

ALS Society happy with awareness raised by Ice Bucket Challenge

The latest viral video challenge involves getting a very cold dunk for a good cause.

The Ice Bucket Challenge is meant to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disease which is also commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Protect yourself from heat exhaustion and heatstroke

The heat and humidity might be a welcome change from freezing cold, but this weather can also create serious health risks.

Doctor Denise Werker is the Deputy Chief Medical Health Officer for the province. She says young children, the elderly and people with underlying chronic health conditions like heart disease are particularly vulnerable to heat-related illnesses.

Children's Museum taking next steps in move to Mendel

The Children's Discovery Museum(CDM) is ready for their next step in the ongoing process to become the next tenants of the Mendel building.

President of the CDM on the Saskatchewan Dave Hunchak explained they have worked with members of the city's administration on a report to submit to the executive committee next Wednesday.

"What this would do is really let us move forward with plans like with the serious fundraising, serious design of the building, and all the exhibits and programming that we are going to do in it," Hunchak explained.

Health officials investigating 3 cases of tuberculosis between Regina and Moose Jaw

At the end of July a student at Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw was diagnosed with active tuberculosis and now 160 other students and staff members are being tested for the disease.

Dr. Julie Kryzanowski is the medical health officer for TB Prevention and Control in Saskatchewan. She says they are also investigating two other students who have active TB in Regina and are testing at three different schools.  

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