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Calgary man charged after police chase ends near Macklin

Like something out of an action flick, RCMP were taken on a 90 minute car chase Tuesday morning that left a Calgary man facing 16 charges.

Mounties had been investigating a number of vehicle and snowmobile thefts in the Unity area when they found a vehicle that was hauling a stolen trailer behind it.  When the officers tried to pull the vehicle over around 10:20 a.m., the driver fled from the scene. 

TSB continues to investigate North Battleford plane crash

Transportation Safety Board investigators have not found any evidence so far of a malfunction in a float plane that crashed at North Battleford Airport last week.

Two men from Whitehorse, a father and son, were killed when the float plane crashed just after taking off from a slough at Cameron McIntosh Airport.

UPDATED: Plane crash in North Battleford kills father and son

A small float plane crashed at the Cameron McIntosh airport in North Battleford Thursday morning killing a father and son from the Yukon.
Shane Buchanan, 40, and his 63-year-old father Charles Buchanan were on the float plane bound for Calling Lake, Alberta.
According to the Moon Lake Outfitters website, Shane and his wife, Hanna, owned that business that specializes in big game guiding and hunting adventures. The website states he is a pilot who grew up in the North in a family of hunters.

UPDATE: RCMP find body of missing man from Biggar

A missing persons case has come to a sad end west of Saskatoon.

RCMP had told the media early Tuesday morning that they would conduct a land and ground search for a young man who had gone missing over the weekend in the Biggar area.  The focus would be a slough where searchers found the man's bicycle the day before.

Tuesday afternoon, mounties confirmed they had recovered Randy Walter's body.  Walter was 24 years old, and from the Big Rose Hutterite.  

Lloydminster man charged in highway death

A 29-year-old woman was killed over the weekend in Lloydminster, and RCMP suspect impaired driving to be the cause.

The woman was walking along the Yellowhead Highway that runs through the city when she was struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning.  She suffered serious injuries, and later died in hospital.

After an investigation, police arrested 32 year old Jason Wallace Campbell. He's charged with impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, public mischief, and obstruction.

Updated: State of emergency continues in Maidstone, Radisson, Borden

Three Saskatchewan communities remain under a state of emergency due to rising water. 

In Raddison, a state of emergency was declared Sunday because of flooding.

Read more on what's involved in a state of emergency.

Cutknife man charged with marijuana trafficking

A multi-month, marijuana trafficking investigation resulted in drug charges against a Cutknife man Wednesday.

RCMP executed a search warrent on a residence in Cutknife on Thursday and seized 20 pounds of marijuana, $5,000 cash, and an allegedly unsafely store firearm.

Police also seized a variety of items associated with high level drug trafficking.

Glen Sjoquist, 54, is charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime and possessing a firearm while prohibited.

Police search for missing North Battleford man

Battlefords RCMP are asking the public for help to locate a missing man.

Glenn Scott Joseph Gaudet said he was going for a walk and was last seen leaving his home in North Battleford on Monday.

Gaudet was last seen wearing a black and green shirt, blue jeans, black and grey DC snow board jacket and black shoes.

Red Cross helping families displaced by fire on Thunderchild First Nation

More than 13 families lost their home in a fire on the Thunderchild First Nation Monday.

The building that caught fire, called the "Tech," housed a classroom, business area, and a number of suites.

"Some people didn't even know there was a fire," said Shania, a woman who lives on the First Nation, "like my cousin.  Her daughter, husband and her were in their unit.  They heard people making a lot of noise and yelling.  They opening the door to a gust of smoke - thick, black smoke."

Health Region: Alberta not pulling its weight funding Lloydminster hospital

With the Lloydminster hospital serving people both in Saskatchewan and Alberta, the facility is funding by both provinces as well.  But the CEO of the Prairie North Regional Health Authority is arguing that Alberta is not pulling its weight.

"We have ongoing issues in terms of which province will pay what, and how much," said David Fan, "we're providing all the services to Albertans.  Almost 60 per cent of the services we provide in Lloydminster are Albertans.  So why isn't Alberta providing 60 per cent of the funding?"

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