Mount Royal Collegiate in Saskatoon held a special Remembrance Day ceremony today to honour one of their grads killed in Afghanistan.
Sgt. Prescott (Scott) Shipway graduated from Mount Royal in 1990 and was killed when his vehicle struck an IED in 2008.
His parents, Charlie and Susan Shipway, both keep a picture of their son in their wallets. They handle them gently, with a look of pride and sadness on their faces.
They can both remember the day they found out they lost their only son.
Saskatoon police are looking a man after an attempted armed robbery Wednesday night.
Officers were called to a store in the 400 block of Kenderdine Road around 10 p.m.
An employee reported a man came into the store wearing a mask and showing what looked like a handgun. The suspect asked for money.
When the employee pushed the alarm button near the counter, the man ran away empty handed.
The employee says he saw the suspect waiting by a bus stop outside the store for a few minutes before he hopped on a bus.
No one was hurt.
Tuesday was an unusual day for RCMP out in Warman after finding a bunch of stolen military-grade explosives.
About 60 kilograms of explosives are believed to be stolen and buried underground for at least a decade. They were found on an acreage in an area about 15 square metres large. They were stored in separate containers.
RCMP found out about this after the land owner was made aware the explosives after a family member died.
Corporal Rob King isn't sure how much damage could have been caused.
The Saskatoon Health Region is apologizing and reimbursing some cornea transplant patients.
In September, 11 patients paid and received cornea transplants. The tissues came from the United States and cost $3,600 each.
The health region is extremely disappointed to find out this unapproved process resulted in those patients paying for something they shouldn't have, said Maura Davies, CEO of the Saskatoon Health Region.
Cornea transplants are covered by healthcare and Davies said a fee for transplants goes against the Canada Health Act.
It's hard to comprehend what life is like for military families unless you are on the inside.
Aubrey Eaton works at the base in Dundurn and it's his job to make sure they have all the resources they need and not just on Remembrance Day.
"We provide programming and services for the military families that are posted to central Saskatchewan or are serving overseas," he said.
A fully licensed day care is available for those who are settling in and around Saskatoon. Eaton also does his best to integrate newcomers into the community.
UPDATE: Matthew Unger has been found.
A 14-year-old boy is missing and was last seen in Saskatoon.
Matthew Unger was last seen at his home in the 90 block of Byers Crescent on Oct. 16 around 8 p.m. Saskatoon police say he has since been seen with friends but officers haven’t been able to find him.
Unger is described as Caucasian, five-foot-four tall and 125 pounds. He has blue eyes and short, light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, green sweatpants and a red baseball cap.
Stories and pints of beer were shared at the Nutana Legion in Saskatoon ahead of Remembrance Day.
"I joined up in 1940 and was over in England," said Sgt. Stan Dunville, from his spot at the end of a long crowded table.
The event was designed to bring veterans from different generations together to reminisce and celebrate those still living.
Crawling through a smoke filled building, climbing a 70-foot ladder and using the Jaws of Life on a car, gave Grade 9 students the experience of a lifetime.
"They're discovering what their father does at work," said Battalion Chief Craig Young, about the students being put through the paces today behind Fire Hall No. 1.
"You don't bring it home with you so the kids
are here finding out dad goes into smoky buildings, go up 70 feet, it's not as
fun as you think."
Area high school students said they found the tasks harder than what they thought before today.
Update: Two 13-year-olds in Saskatoon are now facing arson charges. They are set to appear in court Nov. 8.
There were three suspicious fires last night in Saskatoon’s Sutherland neighbourhood.
Two of the fires were at homes that are under construction. The first was called in at about 6 p.m. Tuesday, to the 100 block of 109th Street West and caused about $20,000 damage. The second blaze was at 7 a.m. today, only a few blocks away at the 300 block of 111th Street West. There is no damage estimate for that home yet.
A fire broke out at a construction site Tuesday night and fire crews are calling it suspicious.
Three Saskatoon fire halls responded to a fire in a duplex still under construction at 118 - 109 Street.
Emergency officials said the fire started on the main floor and extended to the outside of the duplex.
Because the nature of the fire seemed suspicious, the matter is still under investigation. The damage is estimated to $25,000.
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