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2 men charged with murder in Moosomin FN death

Two young men are now charged with the murder of 24-year-old Bryan Blackstar.

19-year-old Taryn Cote of the Saulteaux First Nation and 18-year-old Troy Swiftwolfe from the Moosomin First Nation have appeared in court in North Battleford charged with second degree murder. They've been remanded until March 5th.

The two were arrested after RCMP responded to a reported assault on the Moosomin First Nation, near Cochin, early Sunday morning. Blackstar died at the scene.

Corey Chamblin named CFL's Coach of the Year

A little icing on the cake for Roughriders Head Coach Corey Chamblin as he was named CFL Coach of the Year at an event in Ottawa on Wednesday.

The announcement wasn't too much of a surprise as more often than not it seems the coach of the team that wins the Grey Cup tends to win this award. Last year the Argos Scott Milanovich won the Grey Cup and was named Coach of the Year.

Chamblin beat out the Ti-Cats Kent Austin and the Stampeders John Hufnagel for the honour.

Sask. battles bug at Scotties

Saskatchewan is not only battling opponents, but the flu at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Montreal.

The Stefanie Lawton team from the Nutana Curling Club could only ice three players for the Tuesday morning draw, but still defeated Quebec 8-4. 

Third Sherry Anderson returned for the evening draw after missing the morning game.  She helped Saskatchewan put up a 7-3 win over Prince Edward Island. Lawton rode a three point fifth end to the win.  

Motorcycle review committee proposes test for new riders

There are some new ideas for the provincial government to consider regarding motorcycle safety in Saskatchewan.

A Motorcycle Review Committee released its recommendations Tuesday morning.

“There’s a balance there in terms of encouraging riders to do the right thing, and also starting new riders out on the right path,” said SGI President and CEO Andrew Cartmell. “So it is a balance and a compromise.”

Saskatchewan overpowers New Brunswick at Scotties

Coming off a come-from-behind win against Alberta on Sunday, Stefani Lawton's Saskatchewan rink looked to keep their momentum as play continued Monday in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Playing New Brunswick in the Monday afternoon draw, Saskatchewan was able to get the lead early after Lawton stole four in the third end. From there, Saskatchewan cruised to victory, with Lawton snagging another three in the fifth en route to a 9-3 win.

Woman killed in highway crash mother of children on bus

The woman killed in a highway collision north of Biggar Monday was the mother of two children on the school bus involved in a crash with a truck and cattle trailer.

RCMP revealed the tragic twist on Tuesday after identifying the woman as 40-year-old Monica Domes from the Biggar area.

"The lady who was killed was the mother of two of the boys on the school bus at the time," said Diane Cote, superintendent of the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schoold Board.

Infrastructure issues top concerns by Saskatchewan mayors

Mayors of towns and cities are gathering in Regina this week for the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) convention and the leaders are finding they have quite a bit in common—especially when it comes to infrastructure issues.

“It’s a big concern because I hate to see us raising the taxes but yet, to do these other things like to do our lagoon and our water, we have no choice,” said Elrose Mayor June Harsch.

Sask. wraps up opening weekend at Scotties

Saskatchewan is 2-and-1 after two days of play at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. 

Stefanie Lawton's rink started their tournament with an 8-6 win over Ontario on Saturday.

They lost in the morning draw Sunday 5-4 after Chelsea Carey's Manitoba rink stole two in the tenth end.

Saskatchewan then rounded out the weekend in dramatic fashion in the afternoon draw. Down two to the Alberta rink skipped by Val Sweeting, Lawton took two in the ninth end and then stole two more in the tenth to cap an 8-6 win.  

Saskatchewan in Sochi: Humboldt's Lyndon Rush driving for bobsleigh gold

From Humboldt to Sochi, a Saskatchewan man is competing in his second Olympic games.

Lyndon Rush fell into bobsledding as his football career with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies was wrapping up. 

A recruiter contacted his coach asking if there were any athletes that had the right size or build.

"I decided to give it a try and I really liked it," the 33-year-old said in an interview with News Talk.

Rush said he never pictured himself as a bobsledder, but the sport has been his full-time job since 2009.

Torrid back nine propels DeLaet to second straight tie for second

Graham DeLaet's torrid start to 2014 continued at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

DeLaet finished the tournament 15-under par leaving him in a tie for second for the second week in a row. 

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