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VIDEO: Murder investigation begins on Standing Buffalo First Nation

Fort Qu'Appelle RCMP found two people dead in a house at Standing Buffalo First Nation early Thursday morning.

Officers had been contacted about someone being possibly injured.  The deaths are being investigated as murders.

RCMP are releasing no other information about the two at this time. Their age, gender or relationship has not yet been released. The families of the two are still being notified.

However, Chief Roger Redman said he is related to one of the two.

Cattle producers anxious for XL Foods to reopen

The innocent bystanders of the beef recall-- the cattle producers-- hope to see XL Foods fully reopened as soon as possible.

The XL Foods plant at centre of E. coli scare is being allowed to resume limited operations on Thursday. Harpreet Kochhar of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says no meat will leave the plant until the agency approves slaughter procedures.

One rancher says the cost of those with finished cattle ready for market is already close to $100 per head.

Saskatchewan's Information Services Corporation may be up for sale

Legislation is being prepped to prepare for the possible sale of Saskatchewan’s Information Services Corporation (ISC).

That's the Crown that deals with land titles, mortgage holdings and other such information.

The government has begun an evaluation to see what the company is worth.

Minister Don McMorris maintains other jurisdictions have shown interest in using ISC if it wasn't publically owned. It would allow ISC to grow beyond Saskatchewan’s borders.

The NDP's Cathy Sproule argues there could be price hikes.

Supreme Court hears Walmart baby case

More than five years after a young mother gave birth to a baby in a Prince Albert Walmart bathroom, the case will be heard by the Supreme Court.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court will hear the case of of a woman known as A.D.H. Her identity and that of her child are protected under a publication ban.

In June 2009, A.D.H. was found not guilty of abandoning her new born baby.

A Saskatchewan Court of Appeal judge later upheld the acquittal, saying he believed A.D.H. didn't know she was pregnant and thought the child was dead.

Prince Albert man accidentally shoots, kills son

A 36-year-old man is dead after his father mistook him for a bear while on a Porcupine Plain area hunting trip.

The 63-year-old father and his son had been camping out in the woods for days about 280 kilometres east of Saskatoon.

The Prince Albert man's family's Thanksgiving weekend was devastated by the Friday evening tragedy.

After all the time together one slip in communication is to blame, says Hudson Bay RCMP officer Darren Simons.

Less snow but more rain, tornadoes in Sask. forecast

A changing climate in Saskatchewan means more rain, more tornadoes, but also milder winters.

Storms in the Gulf of Mexico have never made it this far north, but the moist Mississippi air is creeping into Saskatchewan.

John Pomeroy, Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change and director of the Centre for Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan, said the jet streams are further north than they've ever been before which is allowing the hot and humid air reach Saskatchewan.

Wall comfortable with Huawei's SaskTel connections

Premier Brad Wall is comfortable with the deals SaskTel currently has with Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications giant the U.S. has called a threat to national security.

Ottawa is also considering banning them from bidding on Canada’s e-mail network. Even one of Canada's former top spies has spoken out about the threat he feels Huawei would have on our sensitive phone and e-mail system.

Premier Brad Wall questions future liquor store ownership

For some, the Saskatchewan Party still remains the party that will destroy the Crowns, but Premier Brad Wall is sticking to the message the publically-owned utility companies aren't going anywhere.

However, Wall is opening the door to what could be more liquor stores in our province.

In 2003, both the NDP and Saskatchewan Party signed a new act keeping the major Crowns under public ownership.

But Wall asks if new liquor stores are needed because of growth in the province, do they have to be government owned and operated?

Bed tracking system for Regina and Saskatoon hospitals

A new computer system could help hospitals in Regina and Saskatoon cut down on the number of people being treated in hallways.

The province is implementing software for tracking hospital beds and making sure they are being used to their highest capacity.

Kind of like an air traffic control system, the program shows each bed and tracks when they're being used, cleaned, or when they are open. Instead of calling back and forth to see if a bed is ready staff will be able to see it all in real time.

One in five Canadian workers say they have depression

One in five of the people you work with could be suffering from depression but there’s still a stigma in the workplace about the disease.

According to a recent Ipsos Reid poll, 84 per cent of managers/supervisors in Canada believe it is their job to intervene when an employee shows signs of depression. Sixty-three per cent of them said they would like better training.

If they don’t step up, it’s due to ignorance, says Brad Bodnarchuk, counselor with Penney Murphy and Associates.

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