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North Battleford grain elevator gets long-awaited paint

Once a symbol of Saskatchewan and its role in the world's food system, the wooden grain elevator has become nearly extinct. But one of the few examples left now looks as it did when it was built in 1927.

Standing as a sentry next to the highway entering North Battleford from the east, this elevator was moved from its original home east of the Battlefords at Keatley to the Heritage Farm and Village at the Western Development Museum in 1983. Ever since it was originally restored it's needed a touch-up every decade or so – new paint and other repairs.

PHOTOS: Firefighters compete for trophies and bragging rights in Regina

Emergency response teams from across the province were in Regina Saturday to take part in the 23rd annual Industrial Fire and Rescue Competition.

The competition saw seven teams from Cameco, Agrium, Mosaic Potash and SaskPower accomplishing different tasks related to their training as industrial firefighters.

This included a number of different events including a confined space rescue, search and rescue, and something called hose line advancement which simulates the techniques used when putting out large fires.

Travelling back in time for Medieval Culture Days

The jesters were juggling, the knights were jousting and all was merry down at the University of Saskatchewan Saturday as people came out to experience all things medieval.

Playing off its success from last year, the Museum of Antiquities was back at Culture Days with their full Kynge Medieval Festival.

“It’s fun to have the opportunity once and a while to go back in time and dress in the garb and live the life of the middle ages,” museum director Tracene Harvey said. 

PHOTOS: Ceiling collapse at Moose Jaw Court of Queen's Bench

The main courtroom of the Moose Jaw Queen's Bench building now sits filled with rubble and stagnant water.

But courtroom operations should be back up and running in fairly short order.

The second floor ceiling collapsed over the weekend; bursting water pipes, and spreading debris everywhere.

Luckily, nobody was inside at the time.

PHOTOS: Smash-up sends two to hospital in Regina

Two people were taken to hospital in a two-vehicle crash on the corner of Elliott Street and 9th Avenue in Regina.

The accident occurred just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday evening.

Not much information has been given as to the cause of the crash but it did occur between a pick-up truck and a small car.

Regina Fire Department had to use hydraulic rescue tools to get the driver of the car. The driver and 16-year-old passenger were taken to hospital.

More information will be posted as it comes available.

PHOTOS: Sask. Special O gets a little help from road warriors

With around 1600 athletes in Saskatchewan alone, the Special Olympics need a lot of support from the community to make sure those athletes are able to train and stay active. And, on Saturday, that community showed up in a huge convoy to raise funds for the organization.

It was the seventh year that Special Olympics Saskatchewan held the “World’s Largest Truck Convoy” event, and for good reason too. Organizers said they usually aim to raise around $40,000 through registration fees and pledges from truckers and their employers.

PHOTOS: FNUC celebrates 10-year anniversary with pow wow

It’s been ten years since the name of the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College changed its name to the First Nations University of Canada (FNUC). Since then, there have been some challenges, but both students and staff at the university are looking towards the future with optimism.

PHOTOS:Families honour the RCMP's dead in Regina

The legendary RCMP regalia were out in full force as Mounties from across Canada gathered in Regina to honour its fallen members from throughout history.

The somber atmosphere of the memorial service was only multiplied by Sunday’s clouds as RCMP officers dressed in red coats, Stetson hats and knee high brown boots marched in Sleigh Square. The sound of boots hitting cement bounced of the historic walls of the academy’s facilities. Once finding their regimented place on the parade square, officers stood at attention through the entire procession.

PHOTOS: Vandals believed to be under 12 wreaking havoc in Regina neighbourhood

People living in one Regina neighbourhood say they're thinking about moving after being forced to pay thousands of dollars to fix the repeated damage caused by young vandals.

Bonnie Perreault has lived on 1st Avenue between Retallack Street and Cameron Street for 15 years with her husband, who bought their home in 1979. She admitted she has seen troublesome activity in the past and has even called Social Services to have children removed from unsafe homes.

PHOTOS: Hospital of Regina Foundation unveil new lotto home

The Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HRF)  kicked off their annual fall home lottery Wednesday by hosting an open house to show off their grand prize: a 3,000 square foot, 3-story bungaloft in the Creeks area.

The home was built by Regina’s Fiorante Homes who has worked with the HRF in the year’s past. Chris Fiorante, the company’s sales co-ordinator, said “bungalofts”—similar to a bungalow but with a loft above the garage—are a new trend in homebuilding.

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