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First day of spring to bring snow and cold temperatures

It's not time to switch from winter to rubber boots just yet. The first day of spring Thursday will bring snow and cold into Saskatchewan.

Warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada Brian Proctor said that he is the bearer of bad news.

"We have a low pressure area that's expected to form... in Alberta and then it's going to track rapidly southeast here over the next 24 hours across Saskatchewan to southwest Manitoba," he said.

Most charges dropped against man accused in Saskatoon standoff

The majority of charges have been stayed against a Saskatoon man accused in connection to a standoff in the City Park neighbourhood last fall.

Jason Harry Heaton, 26, was sentenced on two counts of breaching release conditions, which equated to the time he served in custody since his arrest. Nine other gun and drug related charges were stayed; the Crown did not provide a reason for the decision.
The charges stemmed from a seven-hour standoff in the 400 block of 3rd Avenue North on Oct. 2, 2013.

Snowbank stops potential thieves in Saskatoon

Saskatoon police report that a snowbank foiled an attempted theft Wednesday morning.

Officers were called to the 100 block of Rupert Drive in the Richmond Heights neighbourhood around 2:40 a.m. after a caller reported three people trying to drive away in a neighbour's pick-up truck.

Police said the truck got stuck in a snowbank and the three suspects ran away.

An officer found them near Warman Road and Circle Drive.

Tim Bozon stable, awake and trying to speak

Tim Bozon is now in stable condition and has been moved out of the intensive care unit.

The star Kootenay Ice hockey player was admitted to a Saskatoon hospital early this month after being diagnosed with meningitis.

Bozon’s parents said in a media release that he is awake, moving around in his bed, trying to feed himself and trying to speak.

He had been in a coma and doctors were slowly trying to wake him up.

The Bozon family is thankful for the support they are receiving through things like anonymous gifts, restaurant vouchers and fruit baskets.

U of S hears concerns from students, faculty

TransformUS was top of the agenda during a question-and-answer session at the University of Saskatchewan's Board of Governors meeting Tuesday afternoon.

The first phase saw university programs and support services ranked in order to make recommendations for cuts. All but two or three questions posed to the university's highest governing body touched on some aspect of the program.

U of S student with Ukrainian and Russian ties concered about Crimea

The developments between Russia and Ukraine have the world on edge and for one University of Saskatchewan student, it hits very close to home.

Katya Khartova moved to Canada from the Ukraine in 2007. Her father is Russian and she spent a lot of her childhood visiting Russia where she still has many family members and friends.

Teen attacked outside Saskatoon school makes 'miraculous' recovery: mom

The mom of a Saskatoon teen who was beat unconscious during a brutal attack outside a Saskatoon high school is calling her son's recovery "a miracle."

Kyron Sollosy, 15, is now at home after spending 18 days in the pediatric intensive care unit at Royal University Hospital. Rebecca Sollosy said doctors had initially given him a 10 per cent chance of survival and a 95 per cent chance of having some sort of brain damage.

City gears up for busy road repair season

Over the next seven months the City of Saskatoon plans to pour $50 million into its crumbling roadways.

“This is going to be an action packed season of roadwork,” said Jeff Jorgenson, general manager of utilities and transportation said.

“More work means more detours, work zones and traffic restrictions. In the coming weeks we’ll be launching new ways on how to keep on top of delays.”

On Tuesday, city officials made promises to repair potholes, sweep the streets, repave major roadways, paint lines and repair sidewalks, simultaneously.

Saskatchewan hockey gear delivered to India

Some kids in northern India now have new hockey gear thanks to people in Saskatchewan.

Andrew Wahba started a project he called Hockey in the Himalayas last year and just recently got back from delivering all the hockey equipment.

"We thought we'd try to get them as much equipment as we could by running a drive in Saskatchewan," he said.

That drive collected 80 pairs of skates, 30 helmets, 80 pairs of gloves and more than 100 hockey sticks.

North bridge on Saskatoon's provincial budget wishlist

All indications suggest Wednesday's provincial budget will be tight but balanced. 

Like every other Saskatchewan city, town, and village, the City of Saskatoon has a wish list. The hope is, there might be a few dollars to help build a new north bridge. But Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison says he isn't looking for any particular dollar figure. At least not yet.

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