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Hospitals of Regina fundraiser purchases 37 new pieces of equipment

The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region has another 2.5 million ways to help shorten surgical wait times in the region.

The Regina Hospital Foundation, along with Potash Corp, managed to raise $2.5 million in its recent campaign. The money will go towards new surgery equipment that will hopefully help reduce wait times.

Peak season for nuisance mosquitoes in Saskatoon

It’s peak season for mosquitoes in Saskatoon.
Right now, the numbers are comparable to the same time last year.
"I think the cool weather in May and June kind of helped because we did get an extreme amount of precipitation. But ... suddenly things are building because it's getting warmer out," Jeff Boone, pest management supervisor with the City of Saskatoon, said.

Tornado in Sask. wedding photos goes viral

A Saskatchewan couple's wedding photos have gone viral online after a tornado photo-bombed the shoot.

Saskatoon photographer Colleen Niska was taking pictures of the couple by their farm near Davidson on Saturday after the wedding.

"This is really close to their farm where they got married... We spotted the funnel cloud and decided to jump out and take some pictures," she said.

"It was right where we were doing pictures anyway. So we were like 'well lets get out and take this shot because why pass this up kind of thing.'"

RCMP search North Saskatchewan river for missing man

Search teams in North Battleford have started combing the North Saskatchewan River for a missing man.

The RCMP said Wally Giesbrecht, 58, from Elrose, Saskatchewan left his hotel on Highway 16 at around 7 a.m. Sunday morning.

Staff at the hotel said Giesbrecht was asking them about walking paths near the river and Findlayson Island.

After a few hours, his family got worried and went out searching for him. When they found no trace of him, they called the police.

Saskatoon Valkyries win another WWCFL championship

It’s a four-peat for the Saskatoon Valkyries.

They easily got by the Lethbridge Steel 53-0 in Saturday’s Western Women’s Canadian Football League championship.

The Valkyries have won every championship since the league started up in 2011.

Baseball-sized hail pummels couple's home in Imperial, Sask.

Norman Lucas and the family dog were home alone, about a mile and a half west of Imperial, Sask, Saturday afternoon when the celestial chaos began.

The skies grew dark and the wind bent trees before the clouds began raining hail. What started as pea-sized drops pecking at the ceiling soon grew into baseballs crashing through the roof and denting the yard like giant ice meteors.

Disaster Assistance Program offers help to flood victims

As flood waters begin to recede in sections of Southeast Saskatchewan, residents and insurance companies are getting a look at the damage.

Waterlogged homes, pastures, businesses and public spaces litter the corner of the province following heavy rains last weekend. As of Thursday, 68 communities had declared a state of emergency.

Scat Rat returns in pieces, engine, doors still at large

Finding the devastation hard to put into words, Bob Heroux said the family will rebuild.

The owner of ‘Scat Rat,’ a souped-up 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass, found the partial, butchered remains of his prized possession on Thursday following its disapearance last weekend.

Health Region bill hits $934M, report

Saskatoon hospitals and health care facilities are in dire need of repair, according to a newly-released report which states the region represents nearly half of a $2.2 billion provincial repair backlog.

The health care facility assessment report, prepared by VFA Canada, found Saskatoon facilities need $934 million in maintenance repairs. Of the total, Royal University Hospital (RUH) alone would require $436 million to bring structural, mechanical, and utility structures up to date.

UPDATED: Additional child porn charges for Saskatoon man

A national investigation into child pornography has resulted in additional charges for a Saskatoon man.

Russell Dennis Wolfe, 55, now faces three charges of making child pornography, two charges of sexual assault and one charge of breaching his release conditions.

In June, Wolfe was originally charged with possessing, accessing and distributing child pornography. However, after further examination of evidence seized at his home, officers were able to lay more serious charges.

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