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Atchison says labour board “erred” in lockout decision

Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison said it was the city executive committee’s decision not to move forward with a second transit lockout, and the city is seeking a judicial review of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board’s (LRB) decision on Oct. 17

Man dies in hospital after major crimes investigation

A man admitted to hospital in critical condition Friday night is now dead, but the Saskatoon police major crimes unit has ruled out foul play.

Police were initially called at just before 6 p.m. about an intoxicated person near Avenue E and 30th Street.

A 51 year old man was admitted to hospital in critical condition. He died on Sunday.

The death is now in hands of the Chief Coroner.

Temperature records toppled in Saskatchewan

This warm October weather has records falling in Saskatchewan.

"Saskatoon, Regina, Wynyard, Weyburn, Estevan, Swift Current is tied and North Battleford has also broke a record," Terri Lang, a meteorologist with Environment Canada said.

On Monday afternoon, Saskatoon broke the 22.2 C temperature record from 1974 by hitting 23.8 C.

Regina broke a 76-year-old record from 1938 when the temperature hit 24.1 C.

Regina Food Bank wins Great Canadian Food Fight again

Regina is the defending champion of Great Canadian Food Fight after collecting 300 tonnes of food this weekend for the Regina Food Bank.

“We’re proud to say that once again, Regina came out as Canada’s most caring community,” commented Food Bank CEO Steve Compton.

Compton says the success all comes down to the team of volunteers collecting donations for 48 hours.

Regina school divisions add hundreds of students

Two large elementary schools could be filled with the increased number of students enrolled in the Regina Public Schools division and the Regina Catholic School Division this fall.

There are 507 more students at Regina's public schools and 463 extra students at Regina Catholic schools compared to last September. Most of those additional students are at elementary schools. High school enrollment at Regina public schools showed a small decline this year.

Regina Humane Society teaches Pet First Aid to dog lovers

Loretta Gerlach never wants to feel unable to help her pet again after seeing her dog Jesse choke to death, which is why she participated in the Pet First Aid course offered by the Regina Humane Society.

"I feel like if I would have known something more, I could have saved my dog's life," said Gerlach. The accident happened at Gerlach’s home a year ago.

UPDATE: Prud'homme gas fire evacuees return home

An investigation into what caused a natural gas explosion near Prud'homme is underway after evacuees returned home over the weekend.
Dave Burdeniuk, spokesperson for SaskEnergy, said they are still figuring out how much the fire will cost.
“We do have insurance that covers the cost of gas and storage and the above ground facilities,” he said. “There was flames shooting out of there at about the hundred-foot level, so we know that there still is a fair bit of gas in there.”

Group says Kindersley hospital not meeting needs

A group of concerned community members in the town of Kindersley would like the province to come up with a long-term health care plan for the area.

"It seems that over the last decade or so, the amount of support and resources put towards our hospital ... has been, in our opinion, a little bit lacking," Tom Geiger, director of the Kindersley and District Health and Wellness Foundation Inc., said in an interview with News Talk.

Saskatoon golf courses get ready for winter

The weather might still be nice, but Saskatoon golf courses are wrapping up the season.

The Willow's general manger Guy Beatty says despite the good weather, they still need to think ahead.

"we've learned the hard way that trying to stretch the year when it looks good, you can get faked out in a hurry in Saskatchewan, and the weather can change and all of a sudden you're scrambling to get the winterization done," Beatty said.

Saskatoon rolls out fall street-sweep

Before snow cakes the streets of Saskatoon, the city is rolling out its fall street-sweeping program.

Starting Monday, street sweepers will hit 10 heavily treed neighbourhoods over 13 days.

“While nobody is hoping fall will end and we aren’t wishing for snow anytime soon, we are ready to go should it happen,” Pat Hyde, director of public works, said. “Sweeping leaves in core neighbourhoods that have dense tree canopies before it snows will improve drainage in the spring and make sweeping the streets easier.”

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