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Case of Hanley vets' stolen helmet solved

A local history buff gets to keep a special antique to his collection.

Saskatchewan Science Centre celebrates 25 years

It’s a milestone for the Saskatchewan Science Centre, celebrating 25 years on Friday.

The centre first opened in 1989. Over the years it has served as one of the province’s biggest family tourist attractions with close to four million visitors in that time. The centre has helped bring science to life through over 150 hands-on educational exhibits, games and activities, whether it’s sending a balloon up into the air, seeing how cotton candy is made or learning about the science behind hockey.

Prairie couples spend average of $27,000 on weddings

People on the prairies are dishing out more than anyone else in the country when it comes to weddings.

A new survey from BMO InvestorLine suggests that brides and grooms in Manitoba and Saskatchewan spend on average a little over $27,000 on the big day, making it the largest amount in the country.

“That just seems silly to me. Our down payment on our house was $27,000,” said Jerry Larson, who’s engaged to be married.

Kinsmen Park construction underway

The new rides are being built and crews have broken ground at Kinsmen Park in Saskatoon.
 
Last week, PCL Construction fenced off the area along Spadina Crescent and has started ground preparation. The first step is to remove an old parking lot, which the city said is at the end of its life cycle. The new park plans have a parking lot included, but it will be in a different spot.
 

Saskatoon trial explores question of first-degree murder

Whether or not an Alberta drug dealer with ties to the White Boy Posse had planned to murder someone the day he allegedly shot Lorry Santos was argued at the conclusion of a Saskatoon murder trial.
 
Closing arguments were made Wednesday in the first-degree murder trial of Randy O’Hagan. He’s accused of shooting and killing Santos, 34, while she answered the door of her Westview area home the morning of Sept.

Front end loader crashes, kills 19 year old from small-town Saskatchewan

A young man from Muenster is dead after an accident on a grid road Wednesday morning.

RCMP say the 19 year old was driving a front-end loader about 10 miles south of Humboldt when the vehicle's bucket hit the road, flinging the man out one of the side doors.

Police were called at 9:20 a.m. when another driver came across the scene and called 911.

The 19 year old was declared dead at the scene.

Bangladesh signs on to buy Sask. potash

Bangladesh is a customer for Saskatchewan potash for the first time in 22 years.
 
Dignitaries from the country of about 150 million people were on hand to sign a contract to purchase 120,000 tonnes of Canpotex potash.
 
Federal international trade minister Ed Fast said the agreement was unique in that the government-run Canadian Commercial Corporation is backstopping the deal.
 
"Bangladesh has absolute confidence that the Canadian government will ensure that the terms of the contract will actually be fulfilled by Canpotex," he said.

Sask nature groups say public lands will help at-risk species

Some nature groups are pushing to keep Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) lands public to protect some 32 species at risk in Saskatchewan.

"Of the 62 pastures, species at risk are found on something like 50 of them," said Lorne Scott of Nature Saskatchewan. He is one person who highlighted these endangered or at-risk animals for Tuesday's Earth Day.

Six boys facing charges after early morning getaway from police

Six youth are facing charges after leading police on a chase around the city Wednesday.

Around 5 a.m. an officer spotted a vehicle running a stop sign in the area of Preston Avenue and Main Street.
The officer activated his emergency equipment. The vehicle stopped but as the officer approached the vehicle, it sped away.

KIA dealership escapes fire with minor damage

The rain gave fire crews a hand fighting a blaze Wednesday at the KIA Motors dealership in the Stonebridge neighbourhood.

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a call at 10:13 a.m. about a tire fire at the dealership on Brand Road.

The fire was located behind the dealership in a fenced off area.

The fire scorched the back of the building, but fire crews were able stop it from spreading to the interior of the building.

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