Intentional smothering left 18-month-old Raime Myers brain dead according to a forensic expert in the trial of Jason Wills.
He is accused of manslaughter in the baby's death and he took the stand in his own defense Wednesday afternoon. He was taking care of Raime and other children in the house when he called 9-1-1 to report that the baby had stopped breathing.
The Crown lawyers wrapped up their case Wednesday morning with the testimony of Dr. Shaun Ladham who did the autopsy on Myers.
New data from Statistics Canada shows Saskatchewan is in pretty rough shape – health-wise.
On Tuesday, it released its annual "health fact sheets". They show Saskatchewan is "significantly above average" when it comes to the rate of overweight and obese people. We also have more smokers and heavy drinkers than average and we exercise and eat less vegetables than average.
Dr Robert Buckingham with the U of S' School of Public Health says the numbers are discouraging.
The 35th year of Canada's Farm Progress Show kicked off in Regina Tuesday.
It's the first time the show can boast over 800 displays, with the total coming in at 806. Buyers registered so far represent 55 different countries.
A collision between two SUVs near Whitewood on the TransCanada highway has shut down its eastbound lanes.
RCMP are still on the scene of which is near the junction with Highway 9.
The STARS air ambulance was called out as well. Sgt. Richard Price says at least two people were injured. It's not clear how badly they were hurt.
Traffic is being rerouted around the scene, so there may be delays.
Edited by CJME's Karen Brownlee.
A Regina police officer had to put a deer out of its misery after it was struck by a vehicle this morning.
The Regina Police Service says a truck travelling along the Highway one bypass near the Assiniboine Avenue off-ramp hit a deer around 4:30 a.m.
The driver wasn't hurt -- but the deer was in bad shape.
No one from Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management was available that early -- so the officers had to shoot it.
Edited by CJME's Karen Brownlee.
The K + S Potash company has officially broken ground on the first new Saskatchewan potash mine in 40 years.
The K+S group held a ground-breaking ceremony on Tuesday at the Legacy mine project near Bethune, about 60 kilometres northwest of Regina.
Norbert Steiner with the company says the site north of Buffalo Pound Lake was the best option for boosting its stake in the potash industry.
Traffic was backed up on the southbound lanes of the Ring Road after a silver car and a semi hit near Ross Avenue.
The car in the collision went into the ditch along the southbound lanes. The passenger side of the car was smashed in.
The City of Regina is looking to widen a narrow and busy stretch of Saskatchewan Drive, from Winnipeg Street to Broad Street.
The city's executive committee is looking into buying the last piece of property required for the construction. It would cost about $150,000 to buy the Montreal Street property.
However, even if the city approves buying the land, work won't begin for some time.
A new Security and Safety Agency was announced in Regina on Sunday, to be operated in the Queen City.
M-P for Regina, Lumsden and Lake Centre, Tom Lukiwski explained that the new project combines three existing ones.
It will harmonize the Chemical, Biological, Radiological-Nuclear and Explosives Research and Technology Initiative (CRTI), plus the Public Security Technical Program (PSTP) and the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC).
There were two separate stabbings in Regina early Sunday morning.
The first happened around 4 a.m. Sunday. A 19-year-old man was walking to a friend's house in North Central on 4th Avenue. He says four men attacked him, stabbing him several times. The young man was sent to hospital, and no one saw what happened. Regina Police are asking anyone with information on the stabbing to call them.
Meanwhile, charges have been laid in a second stabbing.