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Canadian Tire employee hurt after hit in face with tire assembly

A 17-year-old Canadian Tire employee in Lloydminster has been badly hurt after getting hit in the face with a tire assembly.

The man was changing a tire on a trailer at the automotive service station Sunday evening around 6 p.m. when he was hurt.

He was stabilized at the Lloydminster Hospital and then air lifted to a hospital in Saskatoon for further treatment.

The circumstances surrounding the incident will be investigated by Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) officials.

Swift Current boy gets Game Changer recognition

Thinking back to summer’s as a 9-year-old kid, you might remember bike rides, sprinklers and a whole lot of messing around. But for one young boy in Swift Current, he’s spent the last month collecting donations to give to the less fortunate. And he stands to win a lot of money because of it.

Two fatalities on S. Sask roads

The RCMP is investigating two separate fatal collisions that took place on two highways Saturday.

The first happened on Highway 2 north of Buffalo Pound.  RCMP report a motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the crash.  The man riding the bike was killed, but there is no information regarding his name, age or where he is from.  Mounties are still contacting his next of kin.

The investigation closed the highway Saturday around 6 p.m.  It reopened shortly after midnight.

Two-car collision near Bethune backs up Hwy 11 trafic

An accident on Highway 11 has traffic severely backed up.

RCMP have yet to release a statement, but CJME listeners have texted in saying two vehicles have collided south of Bethune.

RCMP and EMS services have been called to the scene.

Check back for more updates.

The hottest job in football

It could very well be the hottest job in Saskatchewan.

Working outside in plus-30 degree weather is enough, but try doing it in a giant mascot costume while trying to pump up 40,000 fans.

That’s exactly what the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Gainer the Gopher will be doing Saturday afternoon at Mosaic Stadium.
Dave Ash has worn the costume in previous years. He admitted there isn’t a whole lot you can do to escape the heat besides pray for a breeze.

“The only way that Gainer gets any relief in the costume is if he puts his nose to the wind,” Ash said.

Weyburn Wal-Mart employees voted to decertify their union

It took nearly three years but the results are now in and the ballots show employees at the Wal-Mart in Weyburn voted to decertify their union back in December 2010.

On Friday, the results of that vote were finally tallied by the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board.

The results of the vote are as follows:

  • No. of Eligible Voters - 69
  • No. of Ballots Cast - 56
  • No. of Votes for Union - 5
  • No. of Votes against Union - 51

The Labour Relations Board is expected to review the vote on Wednesday and decide whether the decision is binding.

Former NHLer skates into the Legends Centre

A chance of a lifetime for minor hockey players in Warman.

This weekend former NHL great Cliff Ronning and will lead a hockey camp at the new Legends Recreation Centre in Warman just a few kilometres north of Saskatoon.

Ronning and Al Iafrate formed the training school, Base Hockey, a company out of Vancouver. This weekend Ronning will be bringing a team of instructors to the Legends Centre in Warman from August 15 to the 18 to do one-on-one fittings and shooting instruction.

Heat wave hits Saskatchewan

Summer? Is that you? It’s so nice to see you again!

It seems summer has finally—finally—arrived in Saskatchewan. Temperatures rose to 34 degrees in Regina on Friday and even higher in other areas of the province. And the humidex made it feel even warmer.

By no means are those record temperatures (the highest was a scorching 37.5 degrees in the summer of 2003). In fact, we've already had similar temperatures this summer. It hit 34 degrees on July 3rd. But according to Environment Canada’s senior climatologist David Phillips, this heat wave is different.

Third case of Hantavirus surfaces in Sask.

A third case of Hantavirus has surfaced in the province this summer.

The rare but potentially fatal infection is usually caused by inhaling dried droppings from infected rodents like deer mice. People can be exposed when vacuuming or sweeping out buildings like sheds, barns, or cottages that have mice.

The latest case was confirmed in the Saskatoon Health Region (SHR).

"The symptoms that people should look out for are actually your typical run of the mill flu-like symptoms," said Deputy Medical Health Officer Dr. Shovati Padhi.

Convicted kidnapper out on statutory release with new conditions

A man convicted of kidnapping an 11-year-old Shellbrook girl in 2006 has been released on statutory release with new conditions.

The Parole Board of Canada released Linden David Jessie Bird on Aug. 9. He is now required to reside at either a community correctional centre, a community residential facility or other residential facility approved by the Correctional Service of Canada.

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