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Truck theft leads to early morning police chase in Saskatoon

Saskatoon police say they chased down a pair of alleged truck thieves just as the sun came up Saturday morning.

Police say they received a report of a stolen pickup with a jet ski in the box from the 700 block of Avenue L North at around 3 a.m.

It took about 45 minutes for them to find a vehicle matching that description driving on 22nd Street. 

Memory of Shellbrook teen cherished by family

A Shellbrook family is treasuring their memories of a young woman they believes was taken too soon.

Ted Naber said he'll always remember his niece, Johanna Naber, as a very positive person.

The 18-year-old was one of four people who died in a plane crash in northern Arizona on Sunday, July 20.

“Johanna was probably one of the bubbliest, happiest people I know. I know we all have people like that in our life but that was Johanna to our family and to everybody that knew her,” he said.

Food Council looks to fill Saskatoon pantries

A local organization continues to work towards the perfect recipe to bring better food to Saskatoon residents.

The Saskatoon Food Council will host an official launch party on Aug. 15 at Osler School, about 25 minutes north of Saskatoon.

The group, which began to form in early March, wants to encourage collaboration and conversation about making healthy food more accessible in the city.

Pro-Palestinian rally held in Regina

Victoria Park in downtown Regina was full of Palestinian flags and protest signs early Friday evening.
 
Around 30 people gathered to show solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.
 
Rally organizer Syed Shah says the people in Gaza need a cease fire that lasts longer than a few hours. 
 
"They need medicine, they need food, they need water. Everything should be allowed to go inside for helping the people."
 
Palestinians weren't the only ones at the rally.
 

Producers still feeling pinch of grain backlog

The grain backlog that plagued the country's producers this winter is getting better.

But, Norm Hall, president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), said there's still about 20,000 railcars waiting to move.

"It's a hell of a lot better than back in March, when they were 70,000 cars behind," he said.

Hall said the majority of those cars are in Saskatchewan, as rail companies took the path of least resistance when the federal government started hitting them with fines for not shipping enough grain.

New regulatory body to oversee teacher discipline, certification

Saskatchewan teachers will soon be certified and disciplined by a new regulatory body.

The government is creating an eight-person transition committee that will consult with parents, teachers, students and the public before creating bylaws and structure for the new body.

“There was complaints before that teachers were not being appropriately disciplined or adequately disciplined,” Minister of Education Don Morgan said.

Veterans group cancels air show, holds picnic

Saskatoon residents won't have their eyes to the skies this year. The annual Canada Remembers air show was cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.
 
"We just had to gracefully step back and give a year up, but it wasn't our choice," Director Brian Swidrovich said, adding this is the fourth time they've had to cancel the air show since 1995.
 
However, he said they're working to settle on a venue for next year's show, which could be the last.
 

Marlene Carter sentenced to 2 more years in custody

A Saskatoon judge couldn’t justify labelling a severely mentally-ill woman as a dangerous offender, sentencing Marlene Carter to two more years in custody.

“I’m really pleased,” said Carter’s lawyer James Scott. “It’s quite rare in Saskatchewan to have a dangerous offender application turned down, I think in Queen’s Bench alone there’s been six long term offender designation, all have been aboriginal and all have been successful.”

Saskatchewan teen dies in Arizona plane crash

A Saskatchewan teenager is one of four people who died in a plane crash in northern Arizona on Sunday.

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office identified the victims Thursday as 18-year-old Johanna Naber of Shellbrook, west of Prince Albert and 19-year-old Sabrina Giebelen of Germany. Two Americans were also killed in the crash; Jonathan McGeary, 22, and Levi Wallace, 23.

Martin Ring wins Sask. Amateur Golf Championship

Martin Ring can now put himself in the same company as Graham DeLaet.
 
He’s the winner of the 103rd Saskatchewan Men’s Amateur Golf Championship which was held at Prince Albert’s Cooke Municipal Golf Course.
 
The 51-year-old Prince Albert native shot a final round 74 to finish the tournament at even par for his first ever championship.  That was one shot better than Unity’s Justin Wood. Regina’s Tyler Wright finished in third at four over par.
 
DeLaet won back-to-back championships in 2004, 2005.
 

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