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Deer hunter loses licence for illegal hunting

A Saskatoon man who shot a white-tailed dear on private land without permission then left the animal to rot has lost his hunting licence.

Donald Scheuerman recently pleaded guilty to three charges under Saskatchewan Wildlife Act and Regulation.

Scheuerman was investigated last November after a tip from the public.

16 year old arrested in Willowgrove stabbing

Saskatoon police arrested and charged a 16-year-old boy early Tuesday in connection with a stabbing in Willowgrove.

At about 2:15 a.m. on Aug. 26, police were called to Royal University Hospital following reports of a 15-year-old boy seeking attention for a stab wound. Further investgation led police to the 100 block of Paton Crescent -- the scene of a house party with several other youth.

8 more communities upgrade to high speed internet

SaskTel continues to make progress as it upgrades 50 communities to high speed internet.

On Tuesday morning, SaskTel announced high speed basic level 2 and high speed advanced services are now available in Glen Ewen, Jansen, Conquest, Marcelin, Plenty, Dorintosh, Meacham, and Bulyea.

Regina council green lights new red light cameras

An upgrade to Regina’s red light camera program has been given the green light.
 
New, digital cameras are on their way after Regina City Council approved the continuation of the program Monday night. The cameras will likely arrive sometime in 2015.
 

Saskatoon seniors' group calls for more Access Transit money

The Saskatoon Council on Aging is asking the city for more help for people who have trouble getting around.

Council co-president Janet McPhee said the group has written letters to the City of Saskatoon and the provincial government requesting significant funding increases for Access Transit. 

The service is meant to provide a ride for people with mobility issues that prevent them from using other means of transportation.

McPhee said that although the service isn't only meant for seniors, it is overwhelmingly used by those aged 65 older.

SaskTel service down near Warman

A Sasktel line has been cut and people around Warman, Hague and Rosthern are going to notice.

Cell service and internet are down in the area and some landlines aren't working either.

SaskTel said about 6,700 customers are affected.

Crews were working Monday afternoon to find the source of the problem and start repairs.

The Crown said there was no estimated time for when everything would be fixed.

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SaskPower says thieves responsible for outage

A power outage affecting North Saskatoon, Dalmeny and Martensville on Monday was reportedly the result of theft.

According to SaskPower spokesperson Heather Johnson, someone made off with copper wire from one of the company's substations.

"It's obviously causing problems with some of the feeder lines, so the power is out in those areas," she said. 

Power to the affected areas was restored by early Monday afternoon. Johnson said details about the theft are still being gathered.

SaskEnergy retiring pipeline under University Bridge

After 61 years of transporting natural gas across the South Saskatchewan River, SaskEnergy is decommissioning and removing one of Saskatoon's first pipelines.

"This pipeline was installed in 1953 underneath the University Bridge. It's been attached under the bridge since natural gas was introduced to Saskatoon," SaskEnergy spokesperson Dave Burdeniuk explained.

"Saskatoon was one of the first communities to receive natural gas. There were five communities to receive it in 1953."

Many flavours on display at Great Sask. Mustard Festival

With Saskatchewan being the biggest exporter of mustard seed within Canada, it makes sense to have a whole festival for the flavourful condiment.
 
On Sunday the annual Great Saskatchewan Mustard Festival was held at the Willow on Wascana. With the rain coming down non-stop, 23 vendors huddled under one tent so a large crowd could enjoy many mustard dishes.
 
Val Michaud is the owner of Gravelbourgh Mustard. She says you can get pretty creative with mustard.
 

Superheroes drop to raise money for charity

The Easter Seals raised over $100,000 on Saturday thanks to people who were willing to climb off the top of one the tallest buildings in Regina.
 
The annual Easter Seals Drop Zone was held at the Hill Centre Tower II downtown. People dressed in Batman, Superman and other superhero costumes and rappelled down the 260 foot building.
 
All the money raised at the event will go towards Saskatchewan's only fully wheelchair accessible camp, Camp Easter Seal. 
 

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