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PHOTOS: Students, royal watchers meet Prince Edward

Any day you get an award is a pretty special day, but to get that award from royalty is a once in a lifetime moment. 

His Royal Highness Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex continued his three day royal tour of Saskatchewan with a stop at RCMP Depot Division and Government House in Regina.

Trial hears murder confessions during voire dire

A Saskatoon murder trial has watched the video-taped confession that led to first-degree murder charges against three men accused in the shooting death of Isho Hana more than a decade ago.
The trial has yet to hear any direct evidence implicating Kenneth Tingle, Long Nam Luu and Jonathan Dombowsky, as it continues with a voir dire or a trial within a trial. In this case, it’s to determine whether or not the murder confession Neil Yakimchuk made to police during a Mr. Big sting in 2011 can be used as evidence in Tingle, Dombowsky and Luu’s trial.

Local police decide tolerance levels speeds captured on photo radar

A month away from photo radar cameras coming to Saskatoon -- Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) says driving any speed over the speed limit is considered speeding and it could result in a ticket from these cameras.

But that doesn’t mean going one kilometre over the speed limit will get you a ticket.

Assistant Vice-president with SGI Kwie Quay said SGI can’t talk about buffer zones or speed tolerances when it comes to photo radar cameras, because they don’t want to encourage speeding.

Update: Charges laid in fiery crash on Highway 7

Charges were laid after a fiery crash Thursday blocking both lanes of traffic on Highway 7 between Rosetown and Harris for a few hours.

At around 4:30 p.m., Rosetown RCMP, fire departments and ambulance services responded to a multiple-vehicle collision three miles west of Harris, Sask. Police say three vehicles were involved including were a semi, SUV, and a truck.

U of S rally for deported Saskatoon woman

A rally on the University of Saskatchewan campus Thursday showed support for Jamila Bibi who was deported this week.

The 65-year-old woman was working as a cook in Saskatoon, but was sent back to Pakistan after her refugee claims were rejected.

Saskatoon Rider fans scammed buying tickets on Kijiji

A Saskatoon couple was concerned, then reassured, then ultimately scammed.  

Des Reed and his wife found four tickets to the next Saskatchewan Roughrider home game for sale on Kijiji. Reed says they were worried at first but reassured when told by the seller the tickets would be obtained through Ticketmaster once they paid the $250 being asked. 

"They had everything on line. It looked all legit. Sure enough, we sent the money in and no tickets."

PHOTOS: Prince Edward Sask. tour continues in Regina

Prince Edward is spending Thursday in Regina on the second day of his visit to Saskatchewan.

His Royal Highness arrived in Saskatchewan late Wednesday afternoon. The Queen's youngest son landed at 15-wing Moose Jaw before meeting with the members of the Saskatchewan Dragoons.

New website breaks down Sask. health care

People in Saskatchewan don't live as long as the average Canadian, and our province has higher rates of smoking, obesity and children vulnerable in early development.

Those are just some of the findings now available to the public. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has compiled data from Canada's hospitals and Statistics Canada to produce an interactive website. It allows people to view information about hospitals, health regions and provinces.

SaskPower proposal for 'penthouse' upgrades questioned

A SaskPower proposal for pricey renovations to its Regina headquarters has raised some eyebrows.

The $143-million proposal includes $282,000 for a rooftop patio which includes heaters and $72,750 for stone floors, $65,628 for so-called “living walls” and $200,000 for kitchen equipment, among other things.

Scots in Regina watch independence vote closely

People in Scotland are heading to the polls Thursday to vote in a referendum that could change the course of a 307-year union with the United Kingdom.

Scottish ex-pats who now call Saskatchewan home are watching the news of the historic vote from a distance. Paul Nairn moved to Regina from Scotland in 2003 but he knows how he would vote if he was allowed to.

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