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PHOTOS: Regina students learn about carbon capture

Carbon capture is so simple even a kid can understand it. At least that’s the idea behind a presentation to students at the Saskatchewan Science Centre.

About 100 grade 7 students within Regina’s Catholic School Division are learning about carbon capture and storage. The kids got to go to the Saskatchewan Science Centre Monday morning to watch a presentation in the IMAX theatre and to participate in various table-top experiments.

10 per cent of PDAP claims complete after June flooding

Only 10 per cent of disaster assistance claims have been processed so far after a huge rain fall and flooding hit parts of Saskatchewan at the end of June.
 
"While we've completed about 300 to date, we're actively engaged on all 3,100 files that we have right now," said  Karen Lautsch with the provincial government.
 
Getting help under the under the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) can be a long process.
 

Marijuana activist talks legalization at Harvest Cup

The legal battle for the right to grow medical marijuana took centre stage in Saskatoon this weekend at the Prairie Medicinal Harvest Cup.

Medicinal Marijuana Access Regulations Coalition Against Repeal (MMARCAP) activist Jason Wilcox spoke at the cannabis event, addressing his organization's lawsuits against the federal government; in particular their class action lawsuit against the recent ban on personal plants.
 

Sask. to benefit from new Canada-Europe free-trade deal

Saskatchewan's agriculture and mining equipment exporters are big winners in the new Canada-Europe free trade deal.

The deal was reached Friday at the Canada-European Union Summit hosted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper following negotiations with the EU on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

Update: Saskatoon transit lockout continues after labour board hearing

The provincial labour board ruled in favour of keeping the transit lockout going but putting a stop to any further changes to the city’s general pension fund as of 2:30 p.m. Friday.

On Sept. 16 the amalgamated transit union (ATU) Local 615 and the city of Saskatoon presented arguments to the labour relations board.

5,281 more people in Sask. between April and July

Saskatchewan's wide open spaces may be filling up fast as the province's population growth continues.

Between April 1 and July 1, 5,281 people moved to Saskatchewan bringing the population up to 1,125,410. Between July 2013 and July 2014 the population grew by 19,163 people.

The hike continues a seven-year growth trend for Saskatchewan. In the seven years before that, Saskatchewan's population was falling.

People in Balgonie renew call for overpass after deadly crash

A deadly crash between an SUV and a semi on Highway 1 Thursday was an all-too-familiar sight for people living in Balgonie.

RCMP officers and emergency crews were called to the scene of the crash at the east turn off to Balgonie around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. The man who was driving the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. On Friday, RCMP said the driver was an 85-year-old man from Hubbard. His family has asked his name not be released.

Thousands in Sask. waiting on flood claims from province

Thousands of people in Saskatchewan are still waiting for money to rebuild and repair their homes devastated by flooding.

The province confirms that claims to the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) are continuing to pour in from the flooding this summer.

The Saskatchewan Government says 10 per cent out of more than 3,100 claims have been paid-out. Meanwhile, more than 400 flood claims from previous years still haven't been paid.

Last week, 123 new claims were filed from flooding this year.



Michele Bear looks into murdered daughter's troubled past

The mother of a woman murdered while working as a prostitute in Regina wants to know what happened to her daughter in the two years she spent in foster care.

Michele Bear says her daughter Richele's problems started when she was 15 years old but says Richele got progressively worse after she was taken away by child services. Michele says she reached out for help when Richele started running away and ended up losing her daughter.

Michele wants to see Richele's child services file but so far isn't getting any answers.

Greg Ottenbreit appointed to Sask. cabinet

The premier swore in a new Minister of Rural and Remote Health Wednesday.
 
Greg Ottenbreit is taking over from Tim McMillan, who stepped down last week to take a job in Alberta.
 

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