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Sask. flea beetles in ‘hairy’ situation

Saskatoon researchers may have found a way to save Canadian farmers millions of dollars.

Scientists at the Saskatoon Research Centre have developed the first crucifer flea beetle-resistant strand of canola.

“The flea beetle is the worst insect pest of canola,” said Margret Gruber with Agriculture and Agi-Food Canada.

STARS air ambulance lands on highway after Kindersley-area accident

Saturday morning a 52-year-old man was driving his motorcycle on Highway 7 near Kindersley when he lost control and crashed.

Travellers stopped to call EMS, providee First Aid, and help direct traffic until emergency crews arrived.

Eventually the highway was shutdown to make a landing pad for the STARS air ambulance.

The man was transported to Saskatoon for treatment of serious injuries.

Deceased man found underwater in tractor near Estevan

An Estevan-area producer is dead after a tragic accident early Sunday morning.

RCMP say the 59-year-old man was found by his family around 1:30 a.m.  He had been working in a field north of Estevan, and was found in the cab of a tractor that was submerged in water. 

Mounties, EMS, Fire/Rescue and the coroner was called to the scene.  So far, a cause of death hasn't been confirmed.

The man's name is not being released at this point.

Group pushes for highway twinning in Southeast Sask

It's been widely reported that Estevan has a housing crisis on its hands, but what about their overcrowded highways?

Residents in the growing city are raising their voices about what they call an unsafe travel on Highway 39 and 6 as members of the Time to Twin committee.

Communities outside Saskatoon form special rescue unit

Six communities outside of Saskatoon have stepped up their emergency preparations. 

People from the Dalmeny, Langham, Warman, Martensville, Osler and Hepburn fire departments  received special training for how to respond to building collapses. 

"The training helped in the comfort level (for us) - what would need to be done, who we'd need to call and how to mitigate the incident. I think that's improved drastically," said Dalmeny fire chief, Rick Elder. 

Sask. fishing, hunting licenses now available online

For many, the May Long weekend means dusting off the tackle box, and heading up to the lake with a few worms in tow. But not before getting a fishing license. This year the provincial government is offering them online.

"We're moving to a computer system where people can register online through a personal computer, and establish an account, and get their hunting and angling licenses that way," said Environment Minister Ken Cheveldayoff.  

More millionaires in Saskatchewan than we think, business analyst.

There could be more millionaires in Saskatchewan than a British study suggests, according to a prominent business analyst.
 
A study by WealthInsight, a U.K.

PHOTOS: Some Sask residents finding creative ways to haul recreational vehicles

It's one thing to haul your camper to the lake for the weekend. But it's another thing to hook up a trailer to a U-Haul, put a truck on that trailer, and attach a fifth wheel camper to the truck.

One brave individual was spotted recently in south-east Saskatchewan dragging that caravan down the highway. News Talk Radio also received a series of photos this week showing a small car with an ATV strapped to the roof and trunk traveling through Carlyle and Whitewood.

Province releases this year's highway work projects

The summer highway construction season is already a few weeks behind before most work even starts.

The government rolled out this year's highway work plan on Thursday afternoon. More than 100 major road upgrades, repaving, bridge and culvert, and maintenance projects are planned for around the province. Of those, 33 are considered "major" highway upgrades.

Speaking to reporters highways minister Don McMorris admits the late spring means crews are already two or three weeks behind where they would normally be starting.

Alleged Kijiji scammer arrested in Regina

More details have emerged about the man who allegedly swindled two dozen potential Saskatoon renters out of $1,100 each last month through an online kijiji rental scam.

Jason Hartlenm, 33, was taken into custody by Regina police Thursday following a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest. He faces multiple charges of fraud after he took damage deposits from 25 would-be renters on an apartment he didn't own.

Of the 25 files, 14 have been investigated and 17 fraud charges have been laid so far, with more likely to come.

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