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Police chase from Melville to Indian Head results in charges

A police chase involving a truck and trailer, a spike belt, and civilians netted a Melville man four charges and several dates in court.

It all started Saturday night when RCMP were called about a truck and trailer that was hauling a side-by-side ATV that was suspected of being stolen from the Yorkton area. At the time of the call, the truck was driving down Highway 47 near Melville. Officers caught up with it closer to Killaly.

Updated: New SK Employment Act in effect

Saskatchewan's employment legislation bringing together a number of disjointed laws is officially in effect.

The laws and associated regulations include indexing the minimum wage, allowing employers and employees to agree to average hours of work, allowing employers and employees to create a time bank for overtime, and recognizing rights and obligations of interns.

Project gathering stories of fallen SK WWII soldiers

They left the Saskatchewan prairie behind to go fight in the Second World War and never came back. But they were never forgotten.

People in the Netherlands are searching for photos and stories of the 1,355 Canadian soldiers buried at the Holten Canadian War Cemetery. Mike Muntain is involed in the 'A Face for Every Name' project and is working to collect the stories of these lost men to send back to the Netherlands to be part of a museum display.

James Smith Cree Nation still under state of emergency

The state of emergency on James Smith Cree Nation is still in effect as water levels continue to rise and are now covering one of its main roads.

The band is looking to evacuate residents living in 16 units that are impacted by impassable roads.

Chief Justin Burns said the first group of residents to be evacuated have their belongings packed and are ready to go.

“We have to get the final initial stages process approval from Red Cross in order for our people to be evacuated,” he said, adding the water levels are rising due to the Carrot River.

Rider super fan selling unused ticket to 1966 Grey Cup

Saskatchewan Roughrider super-fan Brent Goodwin is selling the holy grail of Rider paraphernalia.

Goodwin has what is likely to be the only authentic, mint-condition, unused ticket to the 1966 Grey Cup game in existence.

On Nov. 26 of that year, George Reed would lead the Saskatchewan Roughriders to a 26-14 victory over the Ottawa Rough Riders at Vancouver's Empire Stadium.

"It means the first Grey Cup win for the Riders," Goodwin said. "I know how much the '66 Grey Cup means to a lot of people in Rider Nation."

CAA campaign names top 10 worst roads in SK in 2014

CAA Saskatchewan has released its latest list of shame naming the top ten worst roads in Saskatchewan as voted online.

Highway 24 near the village of Leoville took top spot in the 2014 campaign, which aims to highlight troublesome and sometimes dangerous road conditions in the province. There were 4,651 votes cast, far exceeding the 2,800 and 2,900 cast in 2013 and 2012, respectively.

The 2014 top ten are:

Recruitment agency: TFWs not a cheap source of labour

Hiring temporary foreign workers (TFW) is not a cheap way to get labour, according to an international recruitment agency based in Saskatchewan.

Linda West is with Actyl International Workforce Solutions which recruits employees for about 65 clients mainly in Saskatchewan and Alberta. In the wake of major public backlash against the temporary foreign worker program, West is speaking out against accusations that it is a source of cheap labour.

Two facing drug-related charges after house search in Fort Qu'Appelle

A search of a home in Fort Qu'Appelle Saturday night resulted in two people facing drug-related charges and a hearing with the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA).

RCMP in Fort Qu'Appelle found both marijuana and cash in a home when officers conducted a search warrant. Two people were arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and having the proceeds of crime less than $5,000.

SaskPower approved for 10.5 per cent rate increase over 2 years

SaskPower customers will be seeing a 10.5 per cent system-average rate increase after the Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel approved part of the provider's multi-year application.

SaskPower's president, Robert Watson, revealed a proposed 15.5 per cent rate increase last October saying the utility company needed to upgrade aging infrastructure in a growing province which is seeing increasing demand.

UPDATED: Ken Krawetz not running in 2016 election

A long-time Saskatchewan MLA announced Monday that he will not be running in the next provincial election.

Deputy premier and finance minister Ken Krawetz will not seek re-election in April 2016.

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