The Supreme Court of Canada decided to uphold the acquittal of a mother who left her newborn child in a Prince Albert Walmart washroom in 2007, dismissing a Crown appeal.
In a five-to-two vote, the Supreme Court agreed with the reasons for the acquittal of April Dawn Halkett.
“The trial judge did not err in acquitting the respondent on the basis that this subjective fault requirement had not been proved,” wrote Justice Thomas Cromwell in the majority Supreme Court decision. “The Court of Appeal was correct to uphold the acquittal.”
It’s not easy to be a driver in Regina – once you make it through a winter of ice, snow and icy ruts, it all melts away only to reveal potholes.
The MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina is celebrating a few milestones in its new exhibit called 'How We Filled the Vault: Sixty Years of Collecting.'
"The collection has tripled since the 1990's" said associate curator Michelle LaVallee, "I think (when we moved to the current location in 1990) there was about 1,500 works in the collection. Now we have around 4,500 works."
Summer weather still hasn't fully come to Saskatchewan, but temperatures should still reach above normal for this time of year for the May long weekend.
"It's hard to get good three-days-in-a-row of the same kind of weather in May," said Dave Phillips with Environment Canada.
A white beefalo now roams the bison exhibit at Saskatoon's Forestry Farm.
The four-year-old calf is a Charolais and Bison hybrid that looks similar to a White Buffalo -- an animal First Nations and Métis people consider sacred.
You might see more beer carts out on your local golf course from now on. That's one of the first changes to liquor regulations being made this week in Saskatchewan.
The government promised 77 changes would be made this year to modernize SLGA policies, altering a wide range of cumbersome regulations and legislative policy that was flagged by a red tape reduction committee.
How does the pavement look in your neighbourhood?
Regina city crews started patching potholes last week, that’s late compared to other years when they start the third week in April.
“What we are doing is reassigning our resources so we can hit it hard and still complete our construction season on time,” explained Trevor
Kosolofski, Manager of Asphalt Services for the city. He says they prioritize road repair the same way they do for snow removal.
Despite the province bringing four private liquor stores into Saskatchewan, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) feels the province's distribution system works in the best way to keep people safe.
In the newly-updated Alcohol Policy Paper, MADD Canada supports provincial liquor boards, saying a monopoly system is the best way of selling and marketing alcohol.
Regina Mayor Michael Fougere is pledging that action will be taken after this week's two day housing summit.
Two days of talks presented local politicians, developers, and builders with a host of new ideas to consider to improve Regina's abysmal one per cent rental housing vacancy rate. They ranged from suggestions for different housing forms, like the use of pocket suites and shipping container units, to forming different kinds of partnerships with charitable organizations and the private sector.
Saskatchewan Police wrote up 356 tickets during their two-day traffic blitz.
Last week's Operation Overdrive focused on things like impaired driving, seat belt and cellphone violations, and aggressive driving.
Seven people went down for impaired driving during the May 8-9 campaign. 102 others earned seat belt violations.
Last year's blitz, which took place over the May long weekend, resulted in 50 impaired driving violations, and over 1300 tickets issued.