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Safety Boss to put out fire, replace well head near Prud'homme

It's a complicated and dangerous operation, but Safety Boss is up for the challenge.

Saskatoon police find 38 per cent of motorcycles too loud

Over a third of the motorcycles tested by the Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) at a series of free clinics failed to meet new limits under the city's noise bylaw.

Officers put on eight sessions at various locations in September and October. Those came in the wake of changes to the City of Saskatoon's noise bylaw.

Drunk driver sentenced for killing Quinn Stevenson

"Find a way to stop drinking and hurting those around you,” Saskatoon judge Albert Lavoie told a man from the Duck Lake area as he sentenced him for impaired driving causing the death of Saskatoon teenager Quinn Stevenson.
 

UPDATE: Situation stable after suspected chemical spill at RUH

Saskatoon police, fire and Haz-Mat teams are wrapping up an investigation at Royal University Hospital after a suspected chemical spill.

A spokesperson with the Saskatoon Health Region says at about 3 p.m. on Thursday the hospital called a Code Brown alert evacuating a third-floor testing lab.  A Code Brown means the spill contained hazardous material. The lab was evacuated as a precaution.

The Saskatoon Fire Department said a staff member reported feeling nauseous after smelling a chemcial that was not used in the lab.

Saskatoon Health Region taking steps to fight Ebola

While the Ebola outbreak threatens parts of North America, the Saskatoon Health Region says steps are being taken to make sure if the virus hits Saskatoon, healthcare workers are protected and a plan is in place to stop its potential spread.

HSAS calls for review of rural ambulance services

The Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (HSAS) wants an independent review of ambulance services in rural communities because of staffing concerns in some health regions.

"(It's) just beyond belief that those people living in those areas in the event of an emergency may not have access to ambulance services," Karen Wasylenko, president of HSAS said.

Wall calls Border City byelection for Nov. 13

Premier Brad Wall announced the byelection for the vacant seat in Lloydminster for Nov. 13.

“I have signed the order in council and the lieutenant governor has declared the byelection for the Lloydminster constituency,” Wall said in Saskatoon on Thursday.

Gas prices hold steady amid oil demand concerns

Lower gas prices in Saskatchewan are holding steady Thursday as oil demand concerns continue.

“I think maybe the oil companies are saying maybe enough is enough,” Roger McKnight, En-Pro chief petroleum analyst, said.

A glut in the global supply of crude is prompting significant drops in the retail price of gas in Canada over the last two weeks. In Saskatoon and Regina, the average gas price is $1.15 Thursday, about 10 cents lower than a month ago.

C95 Radio Marathon for breast cancer research begins in Saskatoon

The 15th annual C95 Radio Marathon for breast cancer research begins Thursday.

The morning begins with Bras Across the Bridge (7 a.m.- 9 a.m.) where listeners fill their “cups” with donations. Their bras will be hung across the Broadway Bridge to create awareness for the campaign.

“We did this a few years ago and thought it was time to bring it back,” C95’s Shauna Foster said.

Saskatoon's new parking system about six weeks away

The days of digging for change to pay for parking in Saskatoon are numbered.

“Over the next month, we'll see a number of things happening,” the city’s director of transportation Angela Gardiner said. “You'll see the actual (pay) stations pop up towards the end of November and our intent is to have everything operational in December.”

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