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What can spring potholes do to your vehicle?

Under layers of slushy snow and puddles the melt is revealing a lot of potholes covering the streets of Regina.

It can be tough to avoid all of them but driving over too many, or even one depending on how deep it is, could cause some serious damage to your vehicle.

"It definitely breaks things like springs and struts and shocks and stuff like that. It changes wheel alignment which wrecks your tires," said Roy Currie, an auto technician at Auto Electric.

Saskatchewan hockey gear delivered to India

Some kids in northern India now have new hockey gear thanks to people in Saskatchewan.

Andrew Wahba started a project he called Hockey in the Himalayas last year and just recently got back from delivering all the hockey equipment.

"We thought we'd try to get them as much equipment as we could by running a drive in Saskatchewan," he said.

That drive collected 80 pairs of skates, 30 helmets, 80 pairs of gloves and more than 100 hockey sticks.

First Nations people want more penalties for U of R cheer team

First Nations people across Saskatchewan are not happy with the University of Regina cheer team.

They say the team made fun of their culture by wearing offensive costumes in a cowboy and Indian-themed event. Pictures from the occasion were posted online, but were later removed after receiving a huge backlash on Instagram and Twitter.

Chasity Delorme is a student at the First Nations University. She said the costumes aren't accurate.

Classes cancelled at St. Philip school due to water main break

Tuesday's classes have been cancelled for the 235 students at Saint Philip Catholic Elementary School in Saskatoon.

It's all because of yet another water main break, which cut water service to the building and left a four-metre wide hole in the street outside.

City crews are working to repair it. Classes should resume on Wednesday.

There were no classes on Monday because of a professional learning day for teachers.

Water main woes sink backhoe

Water main repairs at Taylor Street and Haultain Avenue suffered a set back on Monday when a cave in caused a backhoe to fall into the hole.

The backhoe was pulled out with the help of a small crane and then put onto a flat bed truck.

City crews have been swamped with a high number of breaking water pipes this year.

Teen sentenced to custody for stabbing stranger in alley

A Saskatoon youth will spend just under a year in custody for stabbing a stranger who he met in an alley four times last month.

The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was sentenced Monday to 11 months 10 days in secure custody and five months 20 days of community supervision after pleading guilty to aggravated assault on Mar. 3.

The teen stabbed Tom Brassoy, 50, after encountering him in an alley off the 1900 block of 22nd Street West in the late afternoon of Feb. 27.

Agribition founder Chris Sutter died Friday

Chris Sutter, one of the founding fathers of Canadian Western Agribition, passed away on Friday.

Sutter was the first President of Agribition and the visionary behind the show.

His vision became a reality in 1971 with the opening of the first ever Canadian Western Agribition.

Car crash knocks out power to 1,300 Sutherland homes, businesses

Power has been restored for most Sutherland residents after a car took out a power pole.

Around 7:45 a.m. a vehicle driving down a back alley on the 100 block of 111th Street West struck a power pole, knocking it over.

Police said that there were no injuries and they are still investigating. Meanwhile crews are working to replace the damaged pole.

As many as 1,300 homes and businesses were without power for four hours.

Unconfirmed wolf sighting near Warman

Warman residents are being asked to keep pets indoors and kids in sight after an unconfirmed wolf sighting in the area.

Reports of a wolf sighting just north of the city came in around noon on Friday but bylaw officials have been unable to confirm the sighting.

If residents see the animal they're told not to approach it and call the Bylaw Officer at 306-229-8901

Stay off the river; fire crews warn of winter thaw dangers

As old man winter’s icy grip begins to give way to the spring melt, the Saskatoon Fire Department is reminding people to stay off the river ice.

While fire crews say people should never walk in the ice, the warmer weather means more people will be out enjoying a stroll along the banks.

“In Saskatoon, on the river, the ice is never safe so we just continue to say stay off the ice,” battalion chief David Nahachewsky said.

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