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SaskPower CEO resigns following smart meter review

SaskPower CEO and President Robert Watson has resigned from his position.

The resignation comes the same morning that the Saskatchewan government released a review on SaskPower's smart meter program. The review found that eight fires where meters melted or burned and damaged homes can be tied back to SaskPower’s approach to the project.

Smart meter review finds rainwater sparked fires

Reports into Saskatchewan’s now-suspended smart meter program says customer safety wasn’t a high enough priority.

MAP: Sask. photo radar project delayed

The Saskatchewan Government is a little behind schedule on launching its photo radar pilot program.

The province was hoping to have all eight cameras installed and operational by mid-October. However, SGI admitted Friday that not all locations will be up and running by month’s end. The crown is hoping to have at least one location ready to go, at Highway 1 and 9th Avenue in Moose Jaw. SGI said the other cameras won’t be too far behind in their set up.

Regina Hip and Knee Treatment Centre redesigned for patients

The Hip and Knee Treatment and Research Centre in Regina has been redesigned with patients in mind.
 
After being referred by a doctor, patients can access a team of orthopedic surgeons and physical and occupational therapists at the new clinic.
 
Allen Duchscher had surgery on both of his knees, one before and one after the redesign. He says the second time around his progress has been 10 times better.
 
The first time Duchscher had to wait over a year for his first knee replacement.
 

Sask. sergeant-at-arms calls for more security

New security measures are coming to the Saskatchewan legislature in the wake of the attack on Parliament Hill.

“You can’t prevent someone from trying. You can only hope to prevent them from being successful,” said Saskatchewan’s Sergeant-at-Arms Patrick Shaw.

UPDATE: Sask. MPs: the day after the Ottawa Shooting

The morning after shots rang out in the halls of the Parliament building, MPs returned to the House of Commons and back to work.

However, the events of Wednesday morning remained in the forefront; MPs stood and applauded Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, the man who is credited with taking out the suspect in the shooting.

Some of Saskatchewan's representatives shared their thoughts following the session.

Lynne Yelich, MP for Blackstrap issued this statement from Wednesday's shooting. 

Throne speech looks to keep Sask. strong

The fall session of the Saskatchewan Legislature kicked off Wednesday, despite the attack on Parliament Hill.

Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Schofield stood in the assembly to deliver the speech, but only after she offered her condolences to the slain officer's family. The assembly observed a moment of silence before the speech commenced.

Sask. legislature tightens security after Ottawa shootings

The Saskatchewan Legislature tightened up security after multiple shootings at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday.
 
Despite the unfolding events, the fall sitting will still begin with the speech from the throne from Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Schofield at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
 

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