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Funding is in doubt for Regina drug addiction housing program

The drug-addicted women who come through the doors of Regina's Kate's Place often need one last chance to turn their lives around. Like those women, the program itself is in desperate need of support before it's too late for it to be saved.

Addicted to drugs and driven to crime in desperation to get their next fix, women who are arrested on drug charges have two options: go to jail or get clean and serve their sentence in the community. If they choose option two they can go to Kate's Place, but maybe not for long.

Power outages planned for Saskatoon and area

SaskPower will be temporarily turning off power to areas east of Idylwyld Drive and Louis Riel Trail and north of Circle Drive in Saskatoon.

River Heights, Lawson Heights, Silverwood, North Industrial, Hudson Bay Industrial and Marquis Industrial are all expected to be without power between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Thursday morning.  

Warman and Martensville will also be affected, as will the area east of Highway 12 to the South Saskatchewan river.

The outage is meant to allow workers to do system improvements in the area.

Some Regina drivers owe more than 10K in parking tickets

The City of Regina is starting to make progress collecting unpaid parking tickets from some of the worst offenders.

In November 2013, the city revealed it was owed over $3 million in unpaid parking fines. Since that time, a full-time collections officer has been hired to work on recovering the money.

"We have about 2,000 people who met our requirements for enforcement action and we started with those who owed the most to the city," said Kelly Scherr, director of construction and compliance with the City of Regina.

South bridge stays open during Canada Day fireworks

City council has voted to keep the Circle Drive South Bridge open during the Canada Day fireworks show at Diefenbaker Park.

In January the Optimist Club of Saskatoon came to city council asking for a closure of the bridge to not disrupt the annual July 1 fireworks show. However the city’s administration came back to city council on Monday advising council not to close the bridge, but instead to impose speed restrictions for 30 minutes.

Owl responsible for dog attacks in Aberdeen

Some people in Aberdeen are at odds over what to do after an owl attacked at least three small dogs last month in the town northeast of Saskatoon.

A Great Horned Owl has been living in a spruce tree in town, and it's believed to be the same owl that attacked Miranda Hingston's Chihuahua Rosco the week of March 7.

She said she had taken her dog outside to go to the bathroom and was standing just a foot away when it happened.

Regina doctor accused of improper conduct

The College of Physicians and Surgeons has charged a doctor in Regina with improper and unprofessional conduct.

Dr. Olanrewaju Onasanya is accused of touching a female patient inappropriately, and making inappropriate comments during a medical exam. The allegations have not been proven. He also has yet to make a plea in response to these allegations. A disciplinary committee from the college will review the case depending on his plea.

Dr. Onasanya will continue to practice until his case is determined.

CAA Saskatchewan launches annual Worst Roads Campaign

Drivers in Saskatchewan can once again cast their vote for the worst roads in the province.

CAA is rolling out the annual Worst Roads Campaign starting April 1 and running until April 25.

Pilot Butte water project addressed water quality in wells

As people in the town of Pilot Butte pay up to $20,000 or more to have a central water line installed in their homes, some possible clarification is emerging as to why the project was done.

Pricey Pilot Butte water project may push people to leave

It's the place where she wanted her kids to grow up - a small, close-knit community not far from Saskatchewan's capital city. But the cost of moving back to her hometown of Pilot Butte has proven to be much higher than Cheryl Lissel ever imagined.

Sask. woman recalls 1956 plane crash as search for Malaysia jet continues

As the world continues to watch the story of the missing Malaysian aircraft unfold, one Regina woman is thinking back to a time when she went through the same emotions as the families and friends of those on board.

Sitting at her kitchen table in her cozy, bungalow on 17th Avenue East in Regina, Bess Eisler thinks back to the winter of 1956.

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