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Horn placement contributed to deadly train crash in 2013

The Transportation Safety Board says the placement of the horn on a locomotive contributed to a deadly collision between a Canadian National freight train and a road grader in Saskatchewan.

The board says the engine horn sounded several times before the January 2013 crash near Paynton, northwest of North Battleford.

Neighbourhood Watch program forms in Warman

Marshall Seed isn’t a police officer or a politician, but the father from Warman has founded a group he hopes will help deter crime in the growing bedroom community north of Saskatoon.
 

Premier puts PA second bridge back on radar

A new shift in talks about a second bridge in Prince Albert may bring the city one step closer to making this dream a reality.

Premier Brad Wall was in Prince Albert Monday morning at Prince Albert Northcote MLA Victoria Jurgen's constituency office with an announcement that could be a game-changer in the bridge debate. 

Meteor showers to light up the sky tonight

Local amateur astronomers are reminding people to keep their eyes to the skies tonight.
 
It's the first night of the Perseid meteor showers, which happen annually. Ron Waldron with Living Sky Stargazing said the event is a result of the Earth passing through a comet's tail.
 
"As a result we get debris falling towards the Earth and that debris shows up as, what most people call shooting stars, but we know them to be meteors."
 
You don't need fancy equipment to enjoy the show, the naked eye actually works best he said.
 

Family farm allowed to employ kids in chicken farm

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Labour has reached a compromise in the case of the Covlin family farm in Endeavour, Sask., who were employing kids in their poultry processing plant.

"What we decided to do was just treat this as a simple extension of a family farming operation," Saskatchewan Labour Minister Don Morgan told News Talk's John Gormley Live Monday, "We've told the occupational health workers, 'no more investigations, this is a family farm, leave it alone.'"

Family of 3 sent to hospital following crash

A family of three has been transported to hospital following a T-bone collision on a grid road two hours east of Saskatoon.

On Sunday, Aug. 10, at about 8:30 pm, an 18-year-old man in a truck drove through an yield sign at an intersection on a grid road near Englefeld, Sask. and T-boned another vehicle.

The people in the second vehicle, a family including a man, wife and child were transported to hospital with undetermined injuries. The father was transported by STARS while the mother and child by ambulance.

Saskatoon police search for missing 13 year old

Saskatoon police are asking for the public's help in finding a 13 year old girl.

Daisy Lynn Linklater of the Yellowquill First Nation was reported missing to police Monday. She was last seen on 20th Street and 2nd Avenue in downtown Saskatoon at around midnight Saturday, August 9.

Linklater is described as 5'5", 120 lbs, with brown, mid-length hair and dimples. She was last seen wearing a red tank top, grey sweater, floral print pants, and grey Nike shoes.

UPDATE: Collision involving grader north of Lumsden cleaned up

Traffic was reduced northbound on Highway 11 just north of Lumsden for much of Monday after a truck rear ended a road grader.

RCMP say two men were inside the dodge truck when it struck the back of the grader Monday morning. The grader was overturned and was blocking the road.

Mounties managed to clear one lane of traffic late in the morning. The scene wasn't completely cleared until around 4 p.m.

Case of tuberculosis at St Augustine School in Regina

Students and staff from St. Augustine Community School in Regina are getting tested for tuberculosis after one student tested positive for the disease in July.

A letter went out to staff and students of St. Augustine Community School last month requesting they be tested for the disease on August 18.

“I believe there were two notices sent out, one for students that were in close contact and one for students that were in more distant contact,” explained Noah Wernikowski, speaking on behalf of the Regina Catholic School Division.

Suspended STF president talks about forced leave

The president of the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation (STF) was stripped of his power and today he spoke out about his forced leave of absence.

"I have no explanation whatsoever, although I've asked for it several times," Colin Keess said at a media conference this afternoon.

The action against Keess was confirmed by STF xxecutive in a statement Sunday after an internal letter sent to STF members on Friday was leaked to the media. According to the letter, the decision stemmed from circumstances related to his conduct as president.

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