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Saskatoon Century Club celebrates 10th anniversary

Many clubs in Saskatoon require people to be at least 19, but the Century Club needs a few more decades.

The club is only for those in the Bridge City who are 90 years of age or older.

"I could hardly wait to be 90, that's three years ago," Irene Pinnell said with a laugh.

Pinnell, 93, is an enthusiastic member of this exclusive Saskatoon club.

Rebuilt Scat Rat makes Draggins debut

It was hand-built, stolen, found and rebuilt, and now a restored Scat Rat made its Draggins Rod and Custom Car Show debut this Easter weekend.

The 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass was stolen in June and found in pieces in a field a week later.

The car's $20,000 engine, which owner Bob Heroux believed was the main reason for the theft, was also recovered at a second hand shop five weeks after it was stolen. 

Heroux said he had mixed emotions about rebuilding the car.

Lunar eclipse visible in Sask. Saturday morning

Saskatchewan skywatchers will be in for a treat early Saturday morning as a total lunar eclipse will be visible in the province.

The sun, Earth and moon will all form a straight line as the full moon passes into Earth's shadow. The eclipse starts to form in Saskatchewan at 4:16 a.m. and lasts until 7:45 a.m.

The total eclipse will occur from 5:58 a.m. to 6:03 a.m. - the shortest total lunar eclipse in a century. During totality, the moon will likely change colour.

UPDATE: Abraham Eagle sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder

As his brother cried out “I love you Abe,” a Saskatoon judge found Abraham Eagle, 24, guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Kelly Brian Diehl.

Justice Robert Laing convicted Eagle of using a knife he had taken from an acquaintance's apartment to stab Diehl three times. The 29-year-old's body was found in an alley behind his 4th Avenue North apartment building in the City Park neighbourhood on Aug. 29, 2013.

Blowing snow deteriorates Regina roads Thursday morning

Icy roads made for treacherous drives around Regina Thursday morning as a disturbance moved through the Queen City.

CJME weather specialist John Wilson said a stiff north wind combined and a few centimetres of snow resulted in blowing snow Thursday morning. He explained it's from the back end of a system making its way through the province.

The blowing snow and precipitation left a lot of ice for commuters to deal with both in Regina and on surrounding highways.

Province puts out tenders for 2015 highway projects

The Saskatchewan government is ready to find the people who will do more than $200 million worth of work on the province's highways this summer.
 
The spring tender plan includes 54 projects to be put out for bids. Projects include resurfacing on Highway 1 east of Swift Current, resurfacing on Highway 11 between Girvin and Davidson, design-build for two interchanges on Highway 11 at Warman and Highway 12 at Martensville, several culvert replacements, and twinning on Highway 39 from Estevan to Bienfait.
 

Police redeploying 16 officers in June

They were looking for 24 but they only found 16.

Just 24 hours after police Chief Clive Weighill announced every department in the service was going under the microscope in an effort to find and redeploy 24 officers to front-line patrol units; the chief came back a little short.

“We had a really good consensus on 16 and when we started to look to push it higher than that we started to find we were critically impairing our other units,” Weighill said.

Pedestrians, cyclists SGI's traffic focus for April

As the weather gets nicer, runners and cyclists start using the roads again, and police want drivers to keep an eye out.
 
SGI calls them vulnerable "road users"-- pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. If a crash happens, they're the ones who are more likely to get seriously hurt, or even killed, because they don't have as much protection that people in vehicle.
 

Wind, snowfall warnings for parts of Saskatchewan

Parts of Saskatchewan are under weather warnings just one day after heat records fell in the province.

Environment Canada has issued wind alerts are in effect for Kindersley, Rosetown, Biggar, Wilkie, Macklin, Leader, Gull Lake, Swift Current, Herbert, Cabri, Kyle and Lucky Lake areas.

Strong winds gusting more than 90 kilometres per hour are expected later Wedesday afternoon and into the evening as a cold front pushes through the area. Environment Canada is forecasting rain turning into snow, which could reduce visibility.

Sexual assault policy discussed at U of S

A conversation about sexual assaults on campus—and how they should be dealt with—took place at the University of Saskatchewan on Tuesday as members of the campus community discussed a formalized sexual assault policy for the school.

Patti McDougall, vice provost of teaching and learning, calls the proposed policy a "suitable framework" that would hopefully be adopted after receiving board approval.

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