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Motorcycle crash near Elbow sends one to hospital

A 45-year-old man is in Saskatoon hospital with serious injuries after a motorcycle crash near Elbow on Sunday afternoon.

RCMP said his motorcycle was traveling north when it was struck by an eastbound vehicle at the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway 44.

The 24-year-old man from Regina driving the eastbound vehicle was not hurt.

Elbow RCMP are currently investigating this collision.

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Graham DeLaet moving on in FedEx Cup Playoffs with tie for 2nd at Barclays

After a couple of rough outings, Graham DeLaet has his game back at just the right time.

DeLaet is still alive in the FedEx Cup Playoffs after finishing the opening tournament of the four tournament playoff at 10-under par.

DeLaet entered Sunday's final round at 4-under par, but just about everything went his way in the final round firing one of the best rounds of his PGA Tour career with a 6-under 65, good enough to be tied for 2nd, one shot back of eventual winner Adam Scott. 

Collision near Outlook leaves woman dead, toddler with critical injuries

A crash Saturday night east of Outlook left one woman dead and sent five others to hospital including a two-year-old child.

RCMP were called to the two-vehicle crash around 5:42 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 219 and Highway 15.  Mounties say that's where a southbound vehicle collided with an eastbound vehicle.

Bizarre chase near Watrous leads to soggy arrest

After stealing a truck and leading police on a wild chase, a 28-year-old Watrous man is facing numerous charges.

The thief was spotted driving on the highway when RCMP gave chase. But the thief fled into a grain field out of the reach of RCMP. Here, he stole another vehicle and continued through the field.

The victim of the theft, however, realized a chase was underway and took to his plane to try to help.
 

Harvest for Hunger tries to break world record

Nothing says Saskatchewan like an old fashioned threshing.

Harvest for Hunger took place on a farm near Langenburg Saturday bringing together hundreds of farmers and interested people to watch as a world record was broken.

Forty-one old threshing machines were hauled in by hobbyists from across Western Canada, and even from the United States, to break the previous record of 29 threshing machines running at once.

Pools close after city, health region warn of parasite exposure

The City of Prince Albert and the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region are warning the public about possible exposure to a parasite at the Frank J. Dunn swimming pool and the Kinsmen Water Park.

The city has now closed the Kinsmen Water Park earlier than anticipated, so it can conduct maintenance and cleaning at the facility. It had previously closed the slides only, but Friday’s announcement has resulted in the full closure of the main swimming pool, whirlpool and tot pool.

Motorcyclist dies in crash near Lafleche

Few details have been made available, but a motorcyclist has died after crashing on Highway 58 north of Lafleche.

RCMP said in a news release Friday that they were called to the scene early in the evening. A traffic analyst has been called out to help determine the cause of the crash.

The RCMP have not released the victim’s name as they are waiting to notify the family.

No other vehicles were involved in the collision.

Valley Ford in Hague re-opens Monday

The Valley Ford dealership in Hague appears to be a total loss after it went up in flames earlier this week.

But general manager Kevin Adams said they have decided to rebuild.

"As of right now, yes, we're rebuilding on our current location," Adams said in an interview with News Talk Radio. "None of us have ever had to experience anything like this so there's a lot of things that have to be done and planning on how to move forward."

Update: New details in 6-year-old's death on SK First Nation

A news conference has just wrapped up on the Kahkewistahaw First Nation.
 
A 6-year-old boy was found fatally injured there Wednesday night.
 
Police haven't revealed any suspects, but say they are following leads.

In a news release Friday, RCMP said Lee Allan Bonneau was last seen outside of the community hall playing with some dogs. People on the reserve said Bonneau's foster mother was inside playing bingo.

Harvest has begun in Saskatchewan

Thanks to the warm weather over the past week, crop development has advanced to a point where farmers can begin harvesting.

Daphne Cruise, regional crop specialist for Saskatchewan Agriculture, said the northeastern part of the province is starting to see desiccation of the pulses in the area.

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