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Rollover kills man near Bengough

A 34-year-old man died Saturday after a rollover near Bengough.

RCMP said the accident happened on a road 20 kilometres south of the small town where they arrived around 1 p.m.

RCMP announced the man dead at the scene while a woman who was also in the vehicle was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries.

The RCMP’s forensic collision reconstruction unit is investigating the cause of the rollover.

Yorkton entrepreneur gets huge Kickstarter response for 3D printer idea

The pitch seems almost too good to be true: a compact, easy-to-use, 3D printer for around $100.

What's more, it's being designed right here in Saskatchewan.

That dream is becoming a reality for Rylan Greyston, 28, from Yorkton.

After working on upgrades and improvements to existing 3D printer designs for a year, Greyston started seeking crowd-funding support on Kickstarter. The site has only been operational in Canada for a few weeks.

'Armed/dangerous' man loose near Lloyd

RCMP have warned people in the Lloydminster area of a man who they describe as armed and dangerous.

Early Friday afternoon, Mounties said a 37-year-old man invited two people into his camper trailer on the 5100 block of 57th Street in Lloydminster. Those two people allegedly robbed the man at gun point, tied him up and drove him to a rural area east of the city.

RCMP have issued an arrest warrant for 21-year-old Chase Hamilton from North Battleford.

Man accidentally shot during hunting trip

Saskatchewan Mounties are trying to figure out whether charges should be laid after a man was shot when a hunting trip went terribly wrong north of Saskatoon.
The emergency call came in Friday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. after the man was shot on the Little Red Pheasant First Nation, near Sturgeon lake.  The 28-year-old man and three other hunters were out looking for game when the man was accidentally shot.

New think-tank launches in Saskatoon

Dr. Ryan Meili is hoping to change the way you think about politics.

The former candidate for leadership of the Saskatchewan NDP announced the launch of a new think-tank on Friday.

Called Upstream: Institute for a Healthy Societry, Meili billed it as a non-partisan effort to re-frame the discussion around people's health.

Specifically, Meili said the focus will be what are commonly called 'social determinants of health.'

Sask. cities top economic prospects according to Conf. Board

The west is still best when it comes to economic growth.

The Conference Board of Canada released a report on Friday forecasting Saskatchewan’s two largest cities to be the “fastest growing census metropolitan areas.”

“These economies seem to be just finding was to keep this incredible momentum,” said Mario Lefebvre, economist at the Conference Board of Canada.

Lefebvre has predicted that Saskatoon’s economy will expand by 5.2 per cent, while Regina’s will grow by 5 per cent.

Uranium agreement with India finalized

A new market for Canadian uranium has opened up with the formalization of an export agreement with India Friday.

The Canada-India Nuclear Cooperation agreement came into force today. It comes after more than two years of negotiations between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Indian counterpart, Manmohan Singh

The agreement allows Canadian uranium products to be exported to India for peaceful uses.

Several Yorkton residents arrested in pot bust

A series of home searches in Yorkton has resulted in arrests, marijuana plant seizures, and charges.

On Wednesday Yorkton-area police and RCMP carried out search warrants at three different homes, all on Gladstone Ave. South. They were looking for drugs and they found some; "several" marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia were found and seized.

Student threatens to shoot staff at Duck Lake school

Teachers are used to being in charge at school, but on Wednesday afternoon they needed some police backup at Stobart Community School.

About an hour after class ended, three staff members were threatened by a 15-year-old student.

According to a report made to the Rosthern RCMP, the student was in the school with each staff member when he said he was going to shoot them.

By the time the RCMP arrived, the near-empty school had gone into what it called a “hold and secure” response. They locked the outside doors and ensured the school and daycare were safe.

Crop well ahead of average despite rainfall

Another round of rain has put a stop to the harvest across southern Saskatchewan as this week draws to a close. 

It's the second week in a row where rain has hit towards the end of the week. Nonetheless, farmers made plenty of progress in the last seven days.

Sask Agriculture says 71% of the 2013 crop is in the bin. That is well ahead of the five year average of 60%.

Shannon Friesen of Sask Agriculture in Weyburn says the end is in sight for most producers. 

"I would expect another two to three weeks and we should be good to go," she says.

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