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Woman charged with murder on Keeseekoose First Nation

Kamsack RCMP have a woman in custody after man was murdered on the Keeseekoose First Nation on Saturday.
 
Officers were called to a house on the First Nation early Saturday morning. There they found a 35 year old man from Runnymede dead.
 
Tania Quewezance, 39, is from the First Nation. She was arrested at the scene, and is being charged with second degree murder.
 
Officers say the two knew each other.
 
The name of the victim isn't being released by request of the family. An autopsy is scheduled for this week in Saskatoon.

Regina woman dies in motorcycle crash near Moosomin

A Regina woman lost her life in a motorcycle crash as the sun was going down Saturday night.
 
The 56-year-old was on the back of a motorcycle, with a 57-year-old man driving. They were driving just north of Moosomin on Highway 8 at about 9 p.m.
 
RCMP say the motorcycle hit a deer that was crossing the road.
 
The woman was alive when first responders got there, they performed CPR, but she died before STARS air ambulance arrived.
 
The man was sent to hospital in Moosomin and is recovering from injuries.
 

Water Security Agency releasing water from Gardiner Dam

The unprecedented river flows that have ravaged much of southern Alberta devastating Calgary and High River in particular are now making their way to Saskatchewan.

The Water Security Agency (WSA) is predicting water flows at Lake Diefenbaker will peak on Monday. To prepare, outflows from the Gardiner Dam have been increased from 800 m3/s to 2,000 m3/s. That has turned the Dam’s spillway into a raceway of water.

Three babies born on Highway 16 near Clavet since April

A section of highway in Saskatchewan has garnered a reputation for unexpected births.

A few kilometers from Clavet on Highway 16 East, three babies have been born with the assistance of MD Ambulance since April.

"Lately it seems that we are having a lot of babies delivered on the highway or at the homes of the parents," said MD Ambulance spokesperson Troy Davies in a statement.

"But I believe this is a first to see so many delivered in pretty much the same location. There is no real explanation for it."

SIAST unprepared for Cumberland House evacuees

Cumberland House was almost completely evacuated by noon Sunday, though shelters weren't totally ready.

The community declared a state of emergency Saturday after warnings from the province’s Water Security Agency (WSA) about an oncoming flood. Heavy rains in both North and South Alberta are causing both of Saskatchewan’s two main rivers to swell, with flow rates into Lake Diefenbaker expected to hit 6,000 m³/s early this week. And all that water is expected to cause severe enough flooding in Cumberland House to wash out its only access road.

Sask. Landing prepares for flood

Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park has begun preparations as water levels begin to rise on Lake Deifenbaker.

On Thursday, Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency (WSA) warned anyone near the South Saskatchewan River that inflows could increase to about 12 times the normal rate by Tuesday as water rushes in from Southern Alberta.

But according to park supervisor Sheldon Kowalchuk, the lake has already begun rising.

“We closed 43 campsites along with the group camping,” he said, saying he’s had to move around a dozen campers out of low-lying areas.

PHOTOS: Bragg Creek

Residents of Bragg Creek, a community near Calgary, are slowly being allowed to return home after rising waters of the Elbow river ripped through the community causing a mandatory evacuation late Thursday night.

Tom Walker, a photographer - who was rescued from his car when the river spilled the banks, captured these images as he returned to the community.

PHOTOS: Flooding in Calgary

Photos from this week's flood in Calgary, Alta. taken by News Talk Radio's Bryn Levy.  

 

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Calgarians react to once-in-a-century flood

They're calling it a once-in-100-year flood in Calgary, Alta. and August Neves figures they're right.

As a break in the rain brought people out to see the extent of flooding Saturday morning  in the city's Erlton neighbourhood, Neves, a resident for over 30 years, said the severity of this flood dwarfs one that hit the area back in 2005.  "We had flooding eight years ago, but the water never reached the street," he said as he watched brown water churn along Erlton Road.

Others were still shaken after having to evacuate.  

Gov. prepares for Cumberland House evac's

Heavy rains in both northern and southern Alberta are being blamed for expected floods that are going to lead to more than 2,000 people in Cumberland House being removed from their homes.

On Friday, Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency (WSA) announced in a press release that the South Saskatchewan river could see inflows from Alberta reach record levels, with flow rates about 12 times the normal rate or about 6,000 m³/s.

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