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David Stewart wins Sask. Amateur Golf Championship

Saskatoon's David Stewart put up a solid final round at the Saskatchewan Men's Amateur Golf Championship to win his second title.

Stewart carded four birdies along with a double bogey for a round of 70 finishing the tournament at -7.

Saskatoon's Shaun Dunphy had the round of the day shooting a six under 66 to vault into second place at -2. In fact he went 11 under combined on his final two rounds to make the Saskatchewan team.

Rounding out the team is Duck Lake's Dakota Cameron after a final round 69.

SaskTel has no plans to get rid of pay phones in Saskatchewan

Unlike some eastern companies Saskatchewan's crown telecommunications firm is not looking at doing away with pay phones.

SaskTel says pay phones are an "essential service" for some people in the province and there are no current plans to reduce the amount that are still in service.

MTV show stars Regina snowboarder

World-class snow boarder Mark McMorris traded his boots for some fancier shoes Wednesday night.

The 19-year-old from Regina walked the red carpet in Los Angeles with the likes of Lebron James at the ESPY awards.

"It's been interesting to see all the hype built around this event and I'm glad to be here and ready to do it," said McMorris, who has won the past two men's slopestyle titles at the Winter X-Games.

McMorris was runner up in the Best Male Action Sports Athlete category.

Andrew Hann, 25, killed in Vanscoy potash mine accident was engaged

The young man who fell to his death at the Vanscoy Agrium Potash Mine Saturday was engaged and his fiancée is pregnant.

Andrew Hann, 25, fell about 20 metres from scaffolding. He was part of a PCL Construction crew working on mine expansion.

Hann moved to Saskatchewan from St. John’s Newfoundland where his funeral will be held on Saturday.

Edited by CJME staff with files from Canadian Press

UPDATE: 92-year-old James Maxwell safely located

Southey RCMP have called off the search for a 92-year-old man after finding him safe and sound in Prud'homme Saskatchewan.

James Maxwell is from the town of Harris but had been seen driving his truck north of Earl Grey and may have been spotted again in Watrous at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night.

Family and friends were worried that he may have be confused and not know where he is going.

David Stewart goes low at the Sask. Amateur Golf Championship

Saskatoon’s David Stewart has a comfortable lead heading into the final round of the Saskatchewan Men’s Amateur Golf Championship in Melfort.
He had the low round of the day Wednesday carding a five under 67 which included six birdies and a bogey.
Stewart now sits at -5 for the tournament, six shots up on Prince Albert’s Ashley Ziegeman.
Prince Albert’s Zach Hurd and Duck Lake’s Dakota Cameron sit seven shots off the lead at +2.
Defending champion Tyler Frank shot a 74 and sits in a tie for 24 th at +11.

Province inching closer to surgical wait time target

The province still has a ways to go to meet an April target of having all surgeries preformed in three-months, but the government claims they're making forward progress.

New data released Wednesday from Saskatchewan Health show a higher number of procedures completed, and a decline in the amount of time patients are waiting to have them.

Nearly 1,300 more surgeries were performed in April and May this year compared to the same period last year.

That had a positive impact on wait times, according a release from the province.

Fatal head-on crash south of Stoughton

Highway 47 near Stoughton was closed for more than eight hours Tuesday after a fatal crash.

The RCMP said in a new release that a pickup truck and a dump truck carrying gravel met head on.

The dump truck ended up on its side in the West ditch, while the pickup ended up on its side still on the highway.

It happened just over three kilometres south of Stoughton on Highway 47.

Zach Hurd leads Sask. Amateur Golf Championship

It was a rough day for golfers during round two of the Saskatchewan Men's Amateur Golf Championship at the Melfort Golf & Country Club.

Prince Albert's Zach Hurd is the leader at -2 after a shooting a 74 today.

Saskatoon's David Stewart and Prince Albert's Ashley Ziegeman are two shots back at even par.

After shooting a 67 Monday, first-round leader Jerry Christiansen ballooned to an 84 to sit in a tie for 15th.

Defending champion Tyler Frank is in a tie for 24th at +9.

Hail claims increasing even before Monday storm assessed

Damage to vehicles and crops is on the rise thanks to hail from recent thunderstorms in Saskatchewan.

Murray Bantle with the Canadian Crop Hail Association said Tuesday they're still compiling claims so they don’t have exact numbers yet, but he knows storms have pelted fields lately.

“We’ve got a substantial amount of crop hail damage that’s happened over the last number of days,” he said.

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