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Some Sask. drivers still texting behind the wheel

It's been about five years since using a phone behind the wheel was made illegal in Saskatchewan but people are still doing it.
Texting while driving is the top concern for Canadian drivers, according to CAA, but about 22 per cent of Canadians admit to doing it recently. That number jumps up to 35 per cent in Saskatchewan, compared to 32 per cent in Alberta and 22 per cent in Manitoba.

Memorial for Saskatoon woman who died in Peru

Dozens of people packed in Emmanuel Anglican Church and the Refinery Arts and Spirit Centre Saturday to celebrate the life of a Saskatoon woman who died in Peru this week.
At the memorial for Jennifer Logan, small tokens and stones lay next to the guest book.

The 32-year-old was at the Canto Luz Centre outside Puerto Maldonado, Peru, when she reportedly had a bad reaction to drinking "tobacco purge" tea.

Plane makes forced landing north of Prince Albert

There were no injuries reported after a small plane was forced to make a landing Friday morning north of the Christopher Lake turnoff on Highway 2.

The small Cessna landed on the highway at around 11 a.m.

Darryl Naytowhow, who was driving into Prince Albert from Montreal Lake, was the first person on scene.

"I noticed the plane had just landed and the pilot was getting out and trying to get the plane off Highway 2," he said.

Sask. gas prices higher than they should be: analyst

Gas retailers in Saskatchewan are making more off of your gas tank than in other places in Canada.
Over the past week gas prices prices have risen from 80.9 cents/litre to 89.9 cents/litre, with some stations in Regina are up at 94.9 cents/litre. Most stations in Saskatoon are at 98.9 cents/litre.

How much money can you save filling up your tank?

Gas prices at many stations around Regina have jumped and are now sitting at 94.9 a litre. However, there are still a few stations that are displaying 80.9 to fill up.

So what exactly is the difference on your wallet between the cheapest place and the most expensive?

Measles complicate Sask. families' Disneyland plans

Some Saskatchewan families are having to make difficult decisions about trips to Disneyland as a result of the measles outbreak.
The Center for Disease Control reports over 100 cases stemming from the famed park in January alone and that number continues to grow.
Kristen Allen at The Children's Wish Foundation of Saskatchewan tells us one family postponed their wish trip in order to keep their little one protected.

VIDEO: Taiwanese plane crash captured by dashboard camera

A Taiwanese flight carrying 58 people banked sharply onto its side, clipped a highway bridge and careened into a shallow river Wednesday shortly after taking off from Taipei.

At least 25 people were killed and 18 are missing, officials said. Fifteen people were rescued with injuries.

Saskatoon businesses awaiting final decision on University Bridge traffic

We won’t know what’s going to be allowed on the University Bridge this summer while it undergoes massive repairs this summer.

And even with the prospect of losing customers, downtown businesses said the City of Saskatoon should at least keep public safety a priority and allow ambulances to use the one eastbound lane that is planned to remain open during the project.

Loonie retreats to 6 year low

The Canadian dollar fell sharply Wednesday to below the 80-cent US level as oil prices retreated to fresh six-year lows and traders considered a less dovish than expected announcement on interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

The loonie lost 0.75 of a cent to 79.87 cents US, its lowest close since April 2009.

The Fed has been generally expected to hike rates from near zero around the middle of this year. But there has been growing speculation that the Fed could opt to move much later in the year because of a stubbornly slow global economic recovery.

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