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Top Obama swing state strategist to speak in Saskatoon

Barack Obama’s top swing state strategist is coming to Saskatoon to talk about how everyday people can bring about the social changes they want through grassroots action.

Mitch Stewart directed the American president’s successful 2012 campaign within 10 of the 11 swing states votes. He was also involved in Obama’s 2008 campaign and several organizations.

“To say (the campaign was) magical probably doesn’t do it justice,” Stewart said.

Group rallies behind alternative bridge concepts

A city centre bridge for everyone, to enhance recreational facilities in the city’s core and connect River Landing to Rotary Park.

That’s the vision for the Traffic Bridge according to the Saskatoon group SCRUB (Saskatoon Coalition to Revisit and Reimagine our Urban Bridge).

“We’re missing a huge opportunity to invest in something that’s going to add to the city of Saskatoon, add to our quality of life make this a destination city, which a Traffic Bridge won’t do,” SCRUB organizer Marcel D’Eon said Thursday.

U of S Pride Centre says suspension not enough for Huskies coach

 The University of Saskatchewan Student's Union (USSU) Pride Centre would like to see sensitivity training for the head coach of the university's men’s hockey team.

Dave Adolph was handed a two-game suspension by the university for sending an email containing a homophobic slur to players.

In a statement, Adolph admitted to comments made in an email to his team.

Lawyer: Sask. gov't has power to approve Pakistani boy’s arrival

The lawyer for a family trying to bring a little boy from Pakistan to Saskatoon says the province has the power to give the approval they need.

"I have finalized my submission and will be sending it today. I really hope that the minister will take this very seriously and issue the no objection letter," said Haidah Amirzadeh. 

The boy's aunt Waheeda Afridi has been a Canadian citizen living in Saskatoon since the early 2000s.

Men, women may require different treatments for Alzheimer's

We know there is a link between depression and Alzheimer's disease but exactly how they are linked and what that means for treatment is still a mystery.

Dr. Darrell Mousseau, associate professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan, has been working to change that. He gave an update to the public and his financial backers Wednesday night.

“What we found is that there is a link between depression and Alzheimer’s but it seems to kind of fall along male and female lines,” Mousseau said.

Huskies men's hockey coach suspended over homophobic email

A homophobic slang is costing the head coach of the University of Saskatchewan men’s hockey team.

Dave Adolph has been handed a two-game suspension by the university.

In a statement, Adolph admitted to comments made in an email to his team.

Prince George hammers Saskatoon 10-6

It was a strong offensive showing at Credit Union Centre Wednesday night as the Saskatoon Blades and Prince George Cougars combined for 16 goals in 60 minutes of action.

Unfortunately it was the visiting Cougars who surged past Saskatoon 10-6.

Despite a handful of chances early for the Blades, Prince George got off to a 5-0 lead just 10 minutes into the game, chasing out starting goaltender Troy Trombley, forcing 17-year-old Nathan Alalouf to make his WHL debut.

Veterans outraged over office closures

Veterans in Saskatoon are outraged with the federal government’s push to close nine Veterans Affairs offices Friday across Canada.

“They try to say they’re making these changes for the convenience for veterans but it doesn’t make any sense. They try to justify this but there’s no justification for it because they’re not going to save very much by doing this,” Reg Harrison, a Second World War Veteran said Wednesday.

Alexander Levin sentenced to 15 months in child abduction case

Forty-seven-year-old Alexander Levin is headed to jail after hearing his sentence for hiding his daughter Ieda from her mother, Oziene Barbosa, with his 25-year-old Brazilian mistress.

Judge Daryl Labach read his remarks as Levin, whose court appearances to date were often marked by outbursts and bizarre behaviour, sat silently in the prisoner's box in Saskatoon Provincial Court.

Labach said that, in his view, nothing from the over 60-page statement Levin made on Monday asking to go free amounted to much of an arguement.

New public database says 824 murdered, missing indigenous women in Canada

New research and an online public database shows that the number of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada is much higher than previously believed.

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