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PHOTOS: Regina city council joins call for MMIW inquiry

The City of Regina is now joining the call for an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.
 
Council passed a motion to send a letter to the federal government Monday night.
 
Regina joins other Saskatchewan cities like Saskatoon, North Battleford and Prince Albert, along with Premier Brad Wall and the premiers of Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia in calling for an inquiry.
 

Sask. police, teachers ill prepared for autism cases, advocates say

Saskatchewan parents and autism advocates say the province’s teachers and police are ill equipped to handle cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the classroom.

The reaction follows the story of an Ottawa police officer who handcuffed a nine-year-old autistic boy who reportedly threw chairs in the principal’s office during an outburst.

Many favour selling liquor in Saskatchewan grocery stores

In the future, a Saskatchewan grocery store shopping list could have milk, eggs, bread and a 12 pack of Pilsner on it.

The Saskatchewan government recently made the results of a survey public of how the future of liquor sales should look, and people seem to favour being able to buy booze in grocery stores.

Saskatoon surveyed ahead of national MMIW roundtable

Even if they aren't in Ottawa, Saskatchewan residents may still have their voices heard at the national roundtable on missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW).

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) held its first roundtable discussion at the Saskatoon Indian Métis Friendship Centre Thursday.

Around 150 people gathered to fill out a survey and take part in group discussions and interviews on how to end violence towards aboriginal women.

Former First Nation fire chief says resources, education needed

A fatal fire on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation this week brought the continuing issue of fire prevention for First Nation communities across the province to light.

Former Keeseekoose First Nation fire chief Shylo Stevenson said the blaze paints a stark picture of the difference between the services available on a First Nation compared to a Rural Municipality (RM). 

Photo radar shows Sask. drivers slowing down

It's only a couple of months in but the Saskatchewan government says it is already seeing the benefits of photo radar.

The province announced on Tuesday that the number of drivers speeding through radar zones has dropped month over month from December to January.

Here are the stats when comparing the number of violations per day between the months:

Regina continues to grow

More and more people are moving to Regina, helping the city grow at the same pace for more than a decade.
 
From 2013 to July 1, 2014, the city grew by about 6,400 people to 237,758 - a 2.79 per cent increase. The city says the two largest growth factors were births and immigration.
 
Regina has been growing steadily since 2003, with approximately two per cent increases every year.
 
According to the city, Regina holds the fourth-highest growth rate in the country, just behind Saskatoon.

Agreement reached to end CP Rail strike

Dozens of boots continued to pace up and down the sidewalk outside of the main Canadian Pacific Railway office in Saskatoon, legislation was introduced in Ottawa, but it was an agreement between the two parties which ended the CP Rail strike Monday afternoon.

The House of Commons was in the process of  debating legislation that would have seen the back-to-work legislation rushed through when Federal Labour Minister Kellie Leitch said the CP Railway strike was over, with both sides agreeing to resume discussions.

Legislation planned to end rail strike: source

The federal government will introduce legislation to end a strike by more than 3,000 members of the Teamsters against Canadian Pacific Railway.

A government source said the legislation will be tabled Monday morning. A notice to allow for introduction of the bill was placed on the Commons order paper late Friday afternoon.

The strike against CP Rail began after contract talks failed to reach an agreement before the midnight deadline.

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference union represents 3,300 locomotive engineers and other train workers at CP.

Dozens gather for Saskatoon MMIW march

The smell of burning sage drifted over the blowing snow as a crowd of more than 150 people marched in Saskatoon for missing and murdered indigenous women.

The Saskatoon march joined hundreds of others across Canada for the 25th annual event.

Families and friends clutched photos of lost daughters, sisters and friends as a single drummer led the marchers down 3rd Avenue in the downtown core.

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