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Sask. man dead after snowmobile goes through ice

A man is dead after his snowmobile went through the ice near Grandmother's Bay, Sask.

It happened on Otter Lake.

Stanley Mission RCMP and La Ronge EMS and Fire responded to a call after a man reportedly went through the ice.

He was unable to get out of the water and drowned.

The Office of the Coroner and RCMP are investigating with help from the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team. 

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Tickets still available for West Final in Calgary

Now the Saskatchewan Roughriders have moved on to Sunday’s CFL West Final in Calgary against the Stampeders, there is no doubt the stands at McMahon Stadium will resemble Christmas decorations with a mix of red and green.

This game has a heightened importance on it for the Riders since the Stampeders are all that stands in their way en route to playing in a Grey Cup in their home city for the first time in franchise history.

Local businesses are feeling the rush of fans looking to book a trip out west for the game against the Stamps.

Pair accused of murder conspiracy no show in Wakaw

A man and woman who allegedly conspired together to kill their spouses were expected to make a court appearance Tuesday in Wakaw.

Angela Nicholson of Melfort and Curtis Vey of Wakaw were supposed to appear at Wakaw Circuit Point, located in the community’s town office, Tuesday morning to enter a plea.

However, a representative on behalf of their lawyers called in over the phone pushing their next appearance date ahead once again.

Vey and Nicholson were charged in July after police discovered the two had allegedly plotted to kill each other’s spouses.

Seven week old puppy found with facial burns near Saskatchewan work camp

A seven week old puppy is recovering in Calgary after he was found with severe burns to his face and neck at and work camp in Saskatchewan.

The tagless pup, called Nero by his caregivers, was found abandoned at a work camp north of Meadow Lake and taken to the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) in Calgary, Alta.

AARCS executive director Deanna Thompson said one of the workers knew of the Calgary-based shelter’s work and decided to bring him in.

Cocaine and crack cocaine found in drug bust in Northern Saskatchewan

Two people were arrested in Northern Saskatchewan this week after a drug bust.

RCMP searched a home in Buffalo Narrows on Thursday and say they found 38 grams of cocaine and crack cocaine.

29-year-old Robin Hanson and 32-year-old Robert Daigneault are now facing possession and trafficking charges as well as possession of the proceeds of crime.

They'll appear in court in La Loche on Tuesday.

RCMP looking for semi driver who forced SUV off highway

RCMP in Swift Current are looking for a semi driver who forced another vehicle off the road.

Last night around 7:40 p.m. a GMC Suburban was heading westbound on Highway One near Swift Current. According to the Mounties a semi came up from behind the vehicle, moving into the passing lane. The semi driver clipped the driver's side door of the Suburban; the driver of the SUV lost control and the vehicle ended up in the ditch.

The people inside weren't badly hurt.

Rider fan brings flag to Mount Everest

A Saskatchewan Roughrider fan is taking his love of the team to new heights.

Ian Eaton and a group of friends climbed Mount Everest last month and brought a Rider flag along with them.

"It's one of those one-in-a-lifetime type experiences," he said.

At Kala Patthar, overlooking Mount Everest basecamp, they pulled out the flag for a photo 18,000 feet above sea level.

Now, Eaton is back home near Hepburn, north of Saskatoon, but the Rider flag didn't return.

eHealth CEO points to faxing error behind medical records mishap

Ten patients in Saskatchewan have been contacted after their diagnostic imaging results were mistakenly sent to the wrong address.

eHealth Saskatchewan, the Treasury Board Crown Corporation responsible for handling electronic health records, chalked up the mistake as human error Thursday.

"We have an automated fax service that sends out radiology results to physicians and the phone number for the fax machine was incorrectly entered into the system," said Susan Antosh, eHealth Saskatchewan CEO.

Afghanistan vet prepares to mark Nov. 11

Master Corporal Micah Coupal doesn't look at Remembrance Day the same way he used to after spending two years serving in Afghanistan.

Coupal is with 38 Signals Regiment 4 Squadron Saskatoon. He joined the armed forces in 2006 as a reservist in the signals trade. He said he knew he enjoyed being in the service, partially because of the respect he received but also because of the importance of the job.

Province makes asbestos registry mandatory

The Saskatchewan government is marking the death of a man who advocated for asbestos safety measures by announcing a new measure making asbestos reporting mandatory.

On Thursday the government proclaimed the new law, which is named after Howard Willems. It makes it mandatory for crown corporations, school districts, health regions, and the provincial government to ensure their buildings are listed on the province's on-line registry if there is asbestos present anywhere in their facilities.

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