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UPDATE: Police find 6-year-old boy in Saskatoon

Police have found the six-year-old boy in Saskatoon who had been missing overnight.

Tuesday night David Alfred Severight Crain was riding his bike near Confederation Park School around 8:30 p.m. and his family members had not seen him since.

Officers knocked on doors in the area Wednesday morning and Crain was found sleeping on a friend's couch.

Tim Bozon to return to the ice after battle with meningitis

A Western Hockey League (WHL) player who spent four weeks in a Saskatoon hospital with a rare form of meningitis will return to competition this month.

Tim Bozon, 20, had to be rushed to Royal University Hospital after his Kootenay Ice beat the Saskatoon Blades on March 1. He spent part of his stay in a medically-induced coma to reduce the swelling around his brain while an outpouring of support came in from the WHL, its players, and its fans.

Expert says baby wildlife found alone best left as is

A baby bird outside its nest doesn't always mean its in distress, same goes for a fawn by a fence or a baby skunk by the brush.

"It's best to leave the animal where it is until you get some advice from someone who knows what they're doing," Megan Lawrence, director of rehabilitation at the Salthaven wildlife rehabilitation centre near Regina.

"A lot of parents will leave their babies for some period of time and then come back to take care of them. So when people find them they are alone, but not always are they injured or in distress."

Tourism Saskatoon accommodates staycations

A new survey suggests many Canadians are staying close to home this summer, which is welcome news for Tourism Saskatoon.

The survey by RetailMeNot.ca says the high price of gas, accommodations and high air fare means 23 per cent of Canadians will not be travelling this summer.

Woman happy to see car pulled out of river

The woman whose car plunged into the South Saskatchewan river this winter after hitting  snow piled up against the guardrail of the Circle North Bridge is putting the terrifying accident behind her.

Breanna Pegg was glad she got to see the car when it was hauled out of the river on Monday.
 

U of S professor supports EU sanctions against Russia

As the bodies of those killed when a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down finally leave the war zone in east Ukraine en route to the Netherlands, the European Union has imposed new sanctions against Russian officials believed to be contributing to problems in the area.

Saskatoon compiles list of parties interested in bridge projects

Saskatoon city hall is moving fast on its two new bridge projects.
 
Monday the city released a request for qualifications to the private sector, meaning they are compiling a list of interested parties looking to take on the contract worth more than $250 million.

"This procurement process is very comprehensive and will clearly identify the most qualified private sector partner to work with the city on this important project,” Dan Willems, project manager for the city’s Bridging to Tomorrow initiative, said in a media release.

Vigil at international AIDS conference

Candles lit up a Melbourne city square Tuesday night, for an emotional AIDS Vigil at the 20th International AIDS Conference.

Every two years, held in conjunction with the conference, the vigil happens to raise awareness and to remember the approximately 36 million people who have died of HIV and related illnesses since the first cases of the virus were discovered.

Despite the chilly air – Melbourne winter evening temperatures drop to about 4 C – hundreds of people showed up at the event organized by Living Positive Victoria.

SGI pull vehicle from South Saskatchewan

From the watery depths it rose.

SGI, along with a towing company and a dive team, recovered the car that went over the Circle Drive North Bridge into the South Saskatchewan last December.

The silver Acura was hoisted up to warm and sunny bridge deck Monday afternoon, a stark contrast to the -24C December day it went in.

SGI communications supervisor Jennifer Leflar said weather and availability pushed back the recovery date.

Blades' forward inks pro-deal with Canadiens

Saskatoon Blades’ forward and Eastern Conference Rookie of the Year Nikita Scherbak inked a three-year entry level deal with the Montreal Canadiens.

“It’s amazing and I still can’t believe what has happened in the past month,” said the 18-year-old native of Moscow, Russia.

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