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Saskatoon fire crews battled a fast-moving grass fire near Valley Road on April 12, 2016.

Carelessly tossed cigarettes keep Sask. fire crews busy

By Chris Carr May 4, 2017 - 2:44pm Updated: May 4, 2017 - 2:45pm

For many parts of rural Saskatchewan, an early snowfall in 2016 has led to a heightened risk of grass fires this spring.

Chief Mike Given with the Delisle Fire...

The city says temperatures are surging before Saskatoon's mosquito numbers have the chance to do the same.

'Perfect weekend:' Mosquitoes at bay as warm weather shines

By Chris Carr May 3, 2017 - 2:40pm Updated: May 3, 2017 - 2:45pm

It's shaping up to be one of those rare occasions when people can enjoy the warm weather without having to layer on bug spray.

Jeff Boone, pest management supervisor...

Environment Canada issued an advisory late Tuesday morning, warning of the potential of funnel clouds in the western part of the province.

1st Sask. funnel cloud advisory strikes early

By Chris Carr May 2, 2017 - 1:43pm Updated: May 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

We're barely into the month of May and already we're watching for funnel clouds.

Environment Canada issued a special weather advisory just before noon on Tuesday,...

Tom Fortosky, spokesperson for the Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association, met with media in Saskatoon Friday to talk about plans to appeal a recent court decision that will impact their funding.

Sask. Catholic schools to appeal funding decision

By Chris Carr April 28, 2017 - 8:56pm Updated: April 28, 2017 - 9:00pm

The province's eight Catholic school boards are unanimously endorsing a move to appeal a recent court decision, known as the Theodore case.  

The judge ruled the...

Andrew Scheer said conservatives need a leader who can unify the party, someone who can articulate a positive message for the next election.

Party may be better off with O'Leary out: Scheer

By Chris Carr April 27, 2017 - 4:28pm Updated: April 27, 2017 - 4:30pm

With Kevin O'Leary out, Saskatchewan MP Andrew Scheer now shares the field with 12 other candidates in a race to become the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada....

Sask. forest product companies are looking at how they will have to adjust to new tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber.

Tariffs mean uncertainty for Sask. forestry industry

By Chris Carr April 26, 2017 - 4:48pm Updated: April 26, 2017 - 5:00pm

New tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber heading south of the border has some worried it could cause job losses in Saskatchewan.

Duties as high as 24 per cent were...

Forestry remains an important industry in northern Saskatchewan, where it is the second most important economic driver.

Sask. economic 'bright spot' hit with new tariff

By Chris Carr April 25, 2017 - 4:51pm Updated: April 26, 2017 - 6:45am

Quebec and B.C. will be hit the hardest by new duties imposed on the Canadian softwood lumber bound for the U.S. – but they won't be the only ones.

On Tuesday, the Trump...

Saskatoon's Bus Stop Refreshments is now open for another season, serving ice-cream, floats and their famous Riverbank Franks.

Downtown Saskatoon's Bus Stop Refreshments opens for season

By Chris Carr April 12, 2017 - 4:05pm Updated: April 12, 2017 - 4:15pm

Saskatoon's original food truck is back open for business.

Bus Stop Refreshments, permanently parked across the street from the Delta Bessborough, turned on its red and...

he annual pelican watch program is among the cuts as the Meewasin Valley Authority deals with fewer dollars from the provincial government.

Pelican watch program among cuts at Meewasin Valley

By Chris Carr April 11, 2017 - 5:02pm Updated: April 11, 2017 - 5:15pm

The recent provincial budget is putting pressure on the Meewasin Valley Authority.

The province cut $409,000 from the MVA, which amounts to a 17 per cent reduction in...

Pat Thomas holds up a book, "The First World War as I Saw It," written by her grandfather who fought at Vimy Ridge.

Woman reflects century after grandfather fought at Vimy

By Chris Carr April 9, 2017 - 5:14am Updated: April 9, 2017 - 5:15am

A defining chapter of Canadian history began 100 years ago Sunday: the battle of Vimy Ridge.

Percy Leland Kingsley's journey through the First World War began in 1914....

Detorating road conditions caused by flooding led to the James Smith Cree Nation declaring a state of emergency on April 4, 2017.

First Nation evacuees wait out flood concerns in Melfort

By Chris Carr April 5, 2017 - 4:23pm Updated: April 5, 2017 - 4:30pm

Dozens of people who call the James Smith Cree Nation home are waiting and watching, hoping the weather forecast works in their favour.

Around 100 people were forced...

As April 1, Thorn and Shruikan will officially be on display at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo.

Komodo dragons settle into new home at Saskatoon zoo

By Chris Carr March 29, 2017 - 3:03pm Updated: March 29, 2017 - 3:43pm

There's a rare opportunity to see a pair of powerful, fascinating and dangerous creatures in Saskatoon.

Komodo dragons Thorn and Shruikan are temporarily calling the...

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