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Saskatchewan Ukrainians plan convoy in support of protesters

As the political crisis in Ukraine rages on, Saskatchewan's Ukrainian community is not content to just sit and watch.

Their latest show of support for protesters in the capital Kiev and other Ukrainian cities is a convoy between Saskatoon and Regina.

Around 60 vehicles are expected to set out from Saskatoon's Preston Crossing, adorned with the colours of Saskatchewan and Ukraine. They will move through downtown before eventually heading south on highway 11 to the provincial legislature in Regina.

Coldest Night of the Year walk raises money for city's homeless

As old man winter continues to pummel the prairies, hundreds of Saskatoon residents will take to the streets tonight to help the city’s most vulnerable.

Hosted by The Lighthouse, the first Saskatoon Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser walk offers walkers a hint of what the city’s homeless may experience on a daily basis.

“This walk is just a tiny little taste for a lot of people in Saskatoon that they don’t get to see,” Lighthouse spokeswoman DeeAnn Mercier said, adding the city's homeless often don't even have the luxury of riding the bus.

Agrium miners recall being trapped underground



Zane Zemluk’s lunch was a hot commodity among the men who were trapped underground at Agrium’s Vanscoy mine last Friday.

“It was good company in there. We just stayed calm, played some cards and just hung out. I was the only one who brought my lunch kit so I was sharing lunch with the boys,” he laughed.
Zemluck, who has been with the company for six years, sought refuge when he heard the emergency bell ring.

Police investigate stabbing

An 18-year-old woman walked into St. Paul's Hospital Friday morning bloodied after being stabbed.

Saskatoon Police are now investigating after the woman entered the hospital around 7 a.m. suffering from a serious stab wound. 

Her injuries were serious, but police said she is now in stable condition.

Police are now trying to determine where the incident occurred and who was involved.

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Cheers across SK as Canadian women win hockey gold

Whether it was at a Regina sports bar or the court house in Shaunavon, people in Saskatchewan had their eyes on the women's hockey gold medal game.

Canada's women's hockey team came from behind in dramatic fashion against their U.S. rivals to take home the gold medal in Sochi, Russia.

CEO touts Langham plant despite opposition


In the face of local opposition, the CEO of Fortune Minerals is still making his case for a processing facility the company wants to build near Langham, Sask.

Speaking in an appearance on John Gormley Live, Robin Goad said that concerns about contaminants from the proposed Saskatchewan Metals Processing Plant leeching into the ground water were addressed in a review by the province's Ministry of Environment.

"When you go through this process, it was four years of intense scrutiny," he said.

Sports bars may ask to open early for gold medal hockey game

Pubs in Regina are pondering the decision to open early and serve booze during Sunday morning's gold medal men's hockey game.

The Olympic final will start at 6 a.m. Saskatchewan time, 3.5 hours earlier than the time pubs are regularly allowed to serve alcohol. If bars want to serve pints after 2 a.m. or before 9:30 a.m. they have to make a special request to the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) to have their hours extended.

Unexpected issues delay Sask. carbon capture project

A carbon capture project in Saskatchewan will have to delay its expected launch date because of some unexpected setbacks, according to the president and CEO of SaskPower.
 
It was expected to begin operations on April 1 as part of the Boundary Dam Power Station near Estevan. Even though the carbon capture facility itself is built and ready to go, Robert Watson said the project was delayed after some surprise problems were discovered within the existing power unit.
 

Cosmo recycling deal going under the microscope

The latest plans in the city’s push for multi-unit recycling is coming before city councillors on Monday, when the executive committee made up of city councillor and the mayor will review Cosmopolitan Industries business plan and decide whether to go ahead or not.

Since the city of Saskatoon signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Cosmopolitan Industries in August, both sides have been working to develop a mandatory citywide program for 900+ condos and apartment buildings in Saskatoon.

Highway 11 reopens after wicked weather, crash cause closure

Highway 11, between Davidson and Regina, has reopened after blowing snow and a jackknifed semi closed down the stretch of road for four and a half hours Wednesday afternoon.

RCMP said the semi took up both southbound lanes but they managed to free up one lane and allow cars to pass around 6 p.m.  Travel is still not recommended along the highway and RCMP were redirecting traffic to the Legion Hall in Craik and the Town Hall in Davidson which are open to stranded travellers.

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