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PHOTOS: New Aerial Platform extends Regina fire rescue abilities

Whether it’s a high or low spot, Regina Fire & Protective Services has a new tool that will make rescuing somebody in danger easier.

The department showcased its $1.37 million Aerial Platform on one of its fire trucks Friday morning. The contraption can be described as an arm, resembling an extending ladder, with a bucket on the end.

Deputy Fire Chief Gerard Kay said the arm can reach seven feet longer than previous versions. The total reach is 102 feet which could come in handy for rescues from tall buildings.

PHOTOS: Investigators probe Regina vehicle/garage fire

Regina Fire and Protective Services continue their investigation into a fire that destroyed a van Sunday morning.

Shortly after 7:15 a.m., fire crews were called out to a home on the 2200 block of Wallace Street in the Core-Ritchie neighbourhood. A van was destroyed after it became fully engulfed in flames. The fire spread to a nearby garage and was eventually put out.

PHOTOS: Seven Stones Elementary School opens in Regina

Regina’s North-Central neighbourhood is welcoming a new $21.2 million addition to the community.

The Seven Stones Community School on Princess Street held its grand opening Tuesday morning in front of students, teachers, and politicians.

“(We’re) really lucky to get a school like this. In an area like this, it’s very rare,” said grade 8 student Joseph Duncan Cote.

The pre-kindergarten-to-Grade-8 school has capacity for up to 375 students from both the former Herchmer and Wascana communities. Right now enrollment stands at about 350.

PHOTOS: Hospitals of Regina launch fall home lottery

Two grand prizes are up for grabs as the Hospitals of Regina Foundation launches its fall home lottery.

The lottery kicked off Tuesday from its grand prize showhome in the Creeks, a two-storey home custom built by Harmony Builders. Someone will also win a grand prize cottage at Katepwa Lake, along with $10,000.

37-year-old man faces attempted murder charges after standoff

Saskatoon police dodged gunshots before a 37-year-old man turned himself in after a three-hour standoff in Saskatoon's north end Friday night.

Over a dozen Saskatoon police cruisers descended heavily on the 300 block of Coppermine Cres., across from Lawson Heights Mall after a man with a rifle barricaded himself inside a home.

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PHOTOS: NASCAR event draws thousands to Auto Clearing Motor Speedway

The scene was loud at Saskatoon's Auto Clearing Motor Speedway Wednesday evening.

A few thousand people took in the Velocity Prairie Thunder 250, the latest race in NASCAR's Canadian Tire series. Among the contenders was Canadian IndyCar racer Alex Tagliani, not to mention all three previous Velocity Prairie Thunder winners.

This is the only stop the Canadian Tire series will make in Saskatchewan all season.

If you missed the race, it will be broadcast on TSN Saturday, July 26th at 3 p.m.

PHOTO GALLERY: Maceo performs at Jazz Festival

Saskatchewan Jazz Festival goers were treated to the sweet sounds of Maceo last night on the TD main stage at Saskatoon's Bessborough Gardens.

PHOTOS: Flash thunderstorm floods Saskatoon streets

A super charged, heavy downpour flooded streets across Saskatoon late Monday afternoon.

The City said its storm system experienced a surge which caused several manhole covers to pop off.

In a statement, they advised drivers to avoid moving through deep puddles if possible, and to otherwise use caution and reduce their speeds. Crews have been brought in to replace manhole covers and clear flooded roadways. In the meantime, flood-related concerns can be reported to dispatch at 306-975-2476.

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