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Explosion at Co-op Upgrader in Regina

At 3:28 P.M. on Tuesday there was an explosion at the Co-op Refinery Complex, also known at the upgrader. The explosion could be felt all the way to downtown Regina.

"I though someone had hit our house, that's how hard the explosion was," said Brenda McLeish. She lives in Glencairn, just a five minute drive from the refinery complex. "You physically could feel the shaking and everyone's running into the streets and going, 'Oh my God, what's going on,' so it's a complete different thing from the last one."

City of Moose Jaw extends contract with Humane Society

Call it a little Christmas cheer to brighten up a serious issue in Moose Jaw. The City and the Moose Jaw Humane Society have decided on a 90-day contract extension after contract for animal control failed earlier this month.

Memories of Christmas Past

‘Back in the day when I was young,’ is a phrase that launches so many stories from grandparents especially at this time of year.

In an effort to help preserve those stories the Regina Seniors Centre held a special kind of art show called 'Remember When' with displays designed by some of their members.

Chrystene Ells is the lead artist who helped come up with the idea to create artistic dioramas of personal memories using boxes and knick-knacks. She hopes these boxes will help younger generations relate better to the senior artists.

First responder saves life in time for Christmas

A 65-year old Saskatchewan man will live to see another Christmas thanks to a quick-thinking woman.

Chris Ward is a volunteer first responder and was at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw picking up tickets for an event when a man came running out of the curling area calling for help.

“He said, 'Somebody phone the ambulance we need the defibrillator,'” she recalled.

Christmas presents stolen from doorstep after UPS delivery

A Regina woman is regretting buying Christmas presents for her son online after the gifts were stolen from her doorstep when the delivery was left outside.

Jasmine Hicks ordered nine gifts for her young son on November 28 through the Sears website.

"They didn't tell me an expected date. They didn't give me a tracking number," Hicks recounted.

After two weeks had passed, Hicks had only received one of nine packages in her mailbox and decided to look into why her delivery was delayed.

Overseas phone scams disguised as local SK numbers

If you get a strange phone call from a 306 number, it might not actually be from this province. A spokesperson for SaskTel confirms that there is a rash of overseas calls being disguised as local numbers right now.

“It seems to surface from time to time and go in spurts,” said Michelle Englot, spokesperson. “It’s something that we have been seeing for years now.”

It’s called spoofing. And it’s easy enough to do. A quick Google search pops up dozens of free services for creating fake phone numbers.

Regina Police Service saves Christmas for family after presents stolen

Their Christmas was stolen just days before the big event, but thanks to a police officer going above and beyond, a Regina family gets to have presents after all.

Thieves broke into a home on the 7200 block of Bennett Drive in Regina last week. A family with three kids lives there. The robbers stole all the family's Christmas presents and threw in a little girl's piggy bank to boot.

The Regina Police Service was called to the house when the family discovered what happened and among the investigators was Constable Brandon Boon.

Thousands without power after ice storm

TORONTO - The mayor of Toronto said "things are improving" in the city hit hard by a weekend ice storm which wreaked havoc from southwestern Ontario to the Atlantic Coast.

Rob Ford says power has been restored to 75,000 homes and more are being brought back every hour by Toronto Hydro crews working around the clock after ice splintered a huge number of trees and made roads and sidewalks treacherous.

Family fed up with breaches for driver accused in teen's death

Monday will mark Caity Agopsowicz's family's 22nd time being at a court appearance for Levi Bear.

Bear, 20, is charged with criminal negligence causing death, dangerous driving causing death and failing to remain at the scene. Bear was behind the wheel of a vehicle that struck and killed 16-year-old Caity on July 15, 2012. Bear turned himself in 18 hours after Caity was killed and was charged.

Regina vocal group learns true meaning of Christmas

A group of singers in Regina have a newfound appreciation for the spirit of Christmas after spending some time carolling at the Pasqua Hospital’s Palliative Centre on Sunday.

The group, which calls themselves “Reunion,” formed thirty years ago at Martin Collegiate High School. They've been singing together on and off since then, especially around Christmas time when they head out to different locations in the city to do some carolling.

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