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Photo radar shows Sask. drivers slowing down

It's only a couple of months in but the Saskatchewan government says it is already seeing the benefits of photo radar.

The province announced on Tuesday that the number of drivers speeding through radar zones has dropped month over month from December to January.

Here are the stats when comparing the number of violations per day between the months:

Things to do in Regina during reading week

As students in Regina enjoy a week off school, several organizations are hosting camps and events to help fill the time.

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Memorial to be held for 5th victim of fatal Regina-area crash

He was one of five people who died in a terrible crash last week. Now we're learning more about who Morley Hartenberger was.
 
A release sent on behalf of the family on Monday describes the 59-year-old man from Cupar as a kind and considerate person who loved his family and friends.
 
He loved motorcycle and motorcycle culture. The release also says he had an unrelenting passion for his beloved Harley Davidson Softail Wide Glide - his prized possession.
 

2 Saskatoon men cut from Mars One mission

There will be no mission to Mars for two men from Saskatoon.

Andrew Cooper and Justin Semenoff were knocked out of the running for a controversial plan by a Dutch-based organization to establish a colony on Mars by 2025.

Mars One, the non-profit organization spearheading the project, says six Canadians did make the latest cut.

Regina vacationers head south for Family Day weekend

Those of us in Regina seem to be taking more hot destination vacations now versus any other time during the year.
 
The Art of Travel's Dana Sokoloski was quick to point out how this is the busiest week of the year for the agency, attributing that to the cold weather obviously, but also to a number of other different reasons.
 

50th anniversary of Canadian flag celebrated at Government House

Canada became a country over 147 years ago but our flag just celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sunday. 
 
In honour of the flag's birthday, Government House in Regina has opened a new exhibit called Celebrate the Flag!  The public can learn about the young history of the flag.

Dream wedding a remedy for Saskatoon couple battling cancer

Saturday was a very special Valentine’s Day for one Saskatoon couple battling cancer after they found out they won the wedding of their dreams.

Cody Smuk and Stephanie Vause were greeted by a throng of friends and family when it was announced they had won the RSVP Event Design Dream Wedding Contest.
 
When the couple entered the RSVP office, they thought they were only in the top five and were shocked to find out they had won.

North Battleford laundry lovers get off with warning

A couple trying to spice things up on Valentine's Day got more excitement than they bargained for Saturday.

North Battleford RCMP said they were called to an apartment building Saturday with word a couple were having sex in the building's shared laundry room.

The officers that interupted the dirty affair said there wasn't enough evidence to charge them with an indecent act.

Instead, Mounties let the couple off with a warning and a suggestion to find a more private setting for their "graphic displays of physical affection" in the future.

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Sask. couple's love story begins at the hospital

When you think of places to find a date you might think of a bar or a pottery class, but one couple in Saskatchewan's story is a little different - they met while they were getting organ transplants.
 
Bill MacDonald, now 65, said he and his wife met nine years ago. He needed a double-lung transplant because of complications from COPD, so he travelled to University Hospital in Edmonton. Little did he know that he would meet his future wife there.
 

Lots to do and see over Family Day long weekend

There is no shortage of activities and events on this Family Day long weekend in southern Saskatchewan.

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts begins Saturday - appropriately on Valentine's Day - at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw. Saskatchewan will be represented by Stefanie Lawton's rink. See the schedule here.

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