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Missing snowmobiler from Kelvington SK found dead

A missing snowmobiler in Eastern Saskatchewan has been found dead following a three day search.

Dennis Malischewski, 59, was last seen on his sled in the town of Kelvington last Saturday. The family said that Malischewski was known to travel long distances via snowmobile, but they had no indication of where he was going on his latest trek.

Crash near Melfort sends two to hospital

A two vehicle accident in the Melfort area has sent two people to hospital.

RCMP said a west-bound Chevrolet car collided with a south-bound Honda car at a grid road intersection about 2.5 kilometres southwest of Weldon.

The female driver of the Chevrolet and the male driver of the Honda have both been taken to Melfort Union Hospital and the male driver will be airlifted to a Saskatoon hospital by STARS.

RCMP said the extent of their injuries isn't known, but the cars are totaled.

Saskatchewan government investing $7 million in crop research

Coming off of the a banner year for Saskatchewan's farmers, the provincial government is investing $7 million for crop research; that's $500,000 more than was allocated in 2013, but $1.3 million less than in 2012.

46 projects are being funded, including ones looking at improving disease resistance in wheat, improving mustard yields by identifying new varieties and weed control practices. Research into pulses, and oilseeds got the most funding pegged at more than $1.4 million each.

Timeline extended for evicted Regina tenants

They’ll have another month before they’re evicted, but that’s of little comfort to the tenants of a Regina apartment block who have been told to vacate their homes.

Renters at 2141 Rae St. were first told right before the holidays they’d have to be out by the end of January. That angered tenants like Angela McLean, who didn’t agree with the timing of the announcement since it was in the middle of winter and right before Christmas.

Wireless auction could improve cell service in rural areas

Wireless service in Canada is expected to take a big step forward as those in the telecommunications industry prepare to bid in Tuesday’s wireless spectrum auction, and that could have a major impact on anyone who uses a cell phone or tablet.

Investigation into Christmas Eve explosion begins

Investigators are now on the scene at the Co-op refinery complex, searching for what brought the ignition and the fuel together in an explosion that could be felt across Regina on Christmas Eve.

"My investigators have been able to access the physical scene," said fire marshal Randy Ryba. "When I say the physical scene, it's the entire footprint of the damage area including some surrounding areas."

Councillors, cyclists upset over lack of public consultations, long-term planning for cyclists

The city of Saskatoon's cycling program came under fire Monday as both councillors and taxpayers challenged the program's priorities.

“We’ve been disappointed with the cycling infrastructure in the city,” Cathy Watts, co-chair of Saskatoon Cycles said.

“The major cycling community doesn’t get asked where they want to go or the routes they favour.”

Northbound lane of Pasqua St. in Regina closes for a month

Water pipelines are once again shutting down some traffic on Pasqua Street by Rochdale Boulevard.

One northbound lane will remain closed for about a month starting Monday. The City of Regina is fixing a leaking water pipeline on Pasqua Street.

The City is asking drivers to slow down in the construction zone and, if possible, use an alternate route to avoid the construction.

The area was the site of constant work over the course of the last few years as the water and sewer infrastructure was upgraded.

Wascana Centre Authority building to be closed for repairs

A five-year long problem at the Wascana Centre Authority (WCA) office is being fixed, but renovations will be closing down the centre for several months.

The building, located on Wascana Drive, houses meeting rooms, office space and provides access to the Joe Moran Historic Gallery and the Edna May Forbes Lady Slipper Courtyard. All facilities, including public washrooms, will be closed until at least July for the renovations.

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