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Labour board challenged as unions vie for potash workers

Labour troubles have led to a subcontractor -- at the Agrium Vault potash mine near Vanscoy -- being taken to the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (SLRB).

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 529 is accusing Alliance Energy Industrial (AEI) of unfair labour practices as it seeks to unseat the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) as the representation for about 700 electrical workers employed by AEI at the mine.

RCMP shoots yearling by Warman

Fourteen gunshots rang out as RCMP shot an injured yearling by Warman Monday afternoon.
 
At around 3 p.m. members of the Warman RCMP helped herd several cattle found loose on Highway 11 by the railway overpass at the City of Warman.
 
Together the officers and owner gathered a majority of the cattle, however, one yearling broke from the herd.
 
The rodeo-bred yearling was found later with a broken hind leg, but that didn't stop it from bucking and kicking at anyone who tried to round it up.
 

More funding to revitalize historic Sask. streets

A pilot project to revitalize historic downtown areas and main streets in Saskatchewan has been deemed successful and will continue.

The Main Street Saskatchewan program provides training, advice and funding to communities which then use those services to create a more vibrant, economic hub in their downtowns.

Craven gates open to some disappointed campers

Some are going there to party, some are going to meet up with old friends, but thousands will all be together as the gates open at the Craven Country Jamboree.

Gloria Fandrick was near the front of the line when the gates opened on Tuesday morning. In fact, she's been there for over a week.
 
“(I'm looking forward to) everything, especially meeting friends out here that we’ve met for so many years,” she said. “It’s just so much fun to visit with them again because you only see them once a year so it’s nice.”
 

'Don't be THAT Guy' campaign continues in Regina

One in three women and one in five men will be sexually assaulted in their lives, but a number of organizations in Regina are teaming up to try and reduce those numbers.
 
The "Don't Be THAT Guy" poster campaign is aimed at young men and some of the situations that arise
 
"We've got to educate young men that just because everybody's drunk doesn't mean it's a free-for-all," said Debbie House, administrator with the Regina Sexual Assault Centre. "Consent can only be given if a person is not intoxicated."
 

City of Regina seeing mosquito numbers rise

With the rain water finally evaporating, the City of Regina is seeing its mosquito numbers increase.

Manager of forestry, pest control and horticulture Ray Morgan said they saw a jump in the number of adult mosquitoes over the last week. In that time they collected 18 adult mosquitoes per each one of the 12 monitoring traps. That compares to 11 per trap the week prior. He said the updated numbers are still below the 10-year average but obviously trending upward.

But things could be worse.

Warman looking to acquire more land for expansion

The City of Warman is looking to expand by about a third by acquiring around 900 acres of land to the south and north.

The land will expand the Traditions and Southlands neighbourhoods with mostly residential development, two new elementary schools in Traditions and a small, light industrial and commercial area in Southlands.

"We're looking at probably about seven to seven-and-a-half units an acre and it will about double our population," Brad Toth, manager of planning and development with the City of Warman, said.

Highway crash splits truck in two, sends four people to hospital

A crash just east of Shellbrook early Monday evening sent four people to hospital and totalled two pickup trucks.

RCMP said it happened on Highway 3 near the town of Holbein at 5:14 p.m.

Their preliminary investigation indicates that a red Dodge pickup was travelling eastbound on Highway 3 when a blue GMC pickup crossed into its path at the intersection of Highway 693.

The Dodge had its front smashed off and wound up sitting on its roof in the ditch. The GMC was split in half.

Graphic designer breathes new life into Sask. ghost towns

There are more than 100 ghost towns in Saskatchewan. Buildings and streets still stand in some places, while piles of debris are all that's left of others.

However, one graphic designer is using his skills to give them new life.

"You go through all these little towns and they're there. There's not much of them, sometimes it's just rocks on the side of the road, other times there's still a small community there and I thought these places kind of deserve some attention," Nigel Hood said.

Saskatchewan bull rider competing at Stampede

With the Calgary Stampede once again attracting millions of fans, a Saskatchewan bull rider is ready show them what he's made of.
 
"I'm just going to let my riding do the talking," Tanner Byrne said.
 
Last year the Prince Albert product rode his way to second place at the Stampede -- this year he's hunting for the title.
 
"Last year it kind of fueled my fire, I want to go out and try to win first this year," said the 22 year old who has been riding bulls professionally for four years.

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