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New project for Brightenview Developments

The company behind the Dundurn International Exhibition Centre has also started a massive project in Ontario.
 
Saskatoon-based Brightenview Developments held a ground breaking ceremony in Chatham-Kent on Friday.
 
According to Blackburn News, the $45 million dollar manufacturing centre is slated to open there in 2016.
 

Chicago fire impacts Saskatoon flight

A fire that shut down both of Chicago's airports caused problems that reached all the way to Saskatoon.

Tyler Bradley was on a flight scheduled to depart for Chicago from the John G. Diefenbaker International Airport around 7 a.m. Friday.

"Right at the time of departure - five minutes before - we started to hear news of this.  Just very vague details."

Bradley and the others on the flight were told to go home and then return to the airport later in the day.

Saskatchewan-born WWII pilot remembered in France

The story of a Second World War pilot started on a Saskatchewan wheat farm and ended in a wheat field in France.

Don Beerbower spent his very early years on a farm near Kenaston before moving to Hill City, Minnesota with his family because of drought. By 1944, 22-year-old Beerbower was squadron commander and an accomplished pilot, known as a triple ace, having shot down more than 15 German planes.

This month, the village of Saint-Thierry, near where his plane went down in France, honoured him with a plaque on the wall of their local church.

People in Balgonie renew call for overpass after deadly crash

A deadly crash between an SUV and a semi on Highway 1 Thursday was an all-too-familiar sight for people living in Balgonie.

RCMP officers and emergency crews were called to the scene of the crash at the east turn off to Balgonie around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. The man who was driving the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. On Friday, RCMP said the driver was an 85-year-old man from Hubbard. His family has asked his name not be released.

STARS' new air ambulance lifts off in Saskatoon

The bigger, faster and more rugged air ambulance added to Saskatoon's STARS fleet takes off for the first time.

"We're pretty excited this is an awesome day for STARS," president and CEO of STARS, Andrea Robertson said. "It's going to allow us to reach more communities, faster and with less time needed to refuel, we'll be able to get there more quickly."

Regina's SGI building without water

Its a long walk to the washroom for the 900 Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) head office employees in Regina.

The water was shut down in the downtown building late Tuesday afternoon after a City of Regina sewer line ruptured spilling into a portion of the underground parking garage. Kelly Brinkworth at SGI says, however, that was just the beginning.

"During the repair process we discovered another issue with a different section of pipe, so that is what we are working on repairing."

There is no estimate on when the repairs will be done.

PHOTOS: 1 man dead after Hwy 1 crash at Balgonie

RCMP officers were on the scene of a crash east of Regina on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Mounties were called around 1:30 p.m. Thursday to the scene of a two-vehicle crash that happened on Highway 1 at Balgonie. A semi and SUV were involved in the crash.

Thousands in Sask. waiting on flood claims from province

Thousands of people in Saskatchewan are still waiting for money to rebuild and repair their homes devastated by flooding.

The province confirms that claims to the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) are continuing to pour in from the flooding this summer.

The Saskatchewan Government says 10 per cent out of more than 3,100 claims have been paid-out. Meanwhile, more than 400 flood claims from previous years still haven't been paid.

Last week, 123 new claims were filed from flooding this year.



SGI: Smartwatches don't fall under cellphone law

Smartwatches are a relatively new technology and not much is known about them or the rules surrounding them.

Michele Bear looks into murdered daughter's troubled past

The mother of a woman murdered while working as a prostitute in Regina wants to know what happened to her daughter in the two years she spent in foster care.

Michele Bear says her daughter Richele's problems started when she was 15 years old but says Richele got progressively worse after she was taken away by child services. Michele says she reached out for help when Richele started running away and ended up losing her daughter.

Michele wants to see Richele's child services file but so far isn't getting any answers.

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