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Company pleads guilty to northern Sask. fuel spill

A resource company has pleaded guilty to a charge related to a diesel spill in northern Saskatchewan January 2013.
 
An investigation by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and Environment Canada found that Claude Resources Inc. could have prevented 24,000 litres of diesel from leaking into a lake.
 
The company has been ordered to pay a fine of $172,000.
 
Investigators discovered an uncertified installer was hired to service a fuel storage tank at the Seabee Mine, 125 kilometres northeast of La Ronge.
 

Regina hauntings: tales of Queen City ghosts

Travelling down Regina’s College Avenue could potentially be a haunting experience.

Those who believe in ghosts and haunted buildings might be drawn to a pair of locations on that street where inexplicable events have been taking place for years.

Built in the late 1920s, Darke Hall has been a venue associated with education and the performing arts. However, it’s also become known as a place where the man the building was named after - Francis Darke - still lives after dying some 70 years ago.

Former Saskatoon Hilltop sentenced for gun, drug offences

A former Saskatoon Hilltop charged with weapon and drug offences was sentenced Thursday afternoon in Saskatoon Provincial Court.

It was Adrian Charles' second trial on the charges, stemming from a 2008 police stop near the Midtown Plaza. At that time, a search of Charles' car turned up a loaded handgun and packets of cocaine.

Originally, Charles was acquitted but that was reversed on appeal and he had to stand trial a second time.

Justice Marilyn Gray found him guilty back in April.

U of S drops in Maclean's annual university rankings

The University of Saskatchewan has slipped in its ranking, according to Maclean’s annual university rankings.

In the medical doctoral category, which includes schools with a broad range of Ph. D programs and research, and medical schools, the U of S sits in 14th out of 15 schools. The university slipped from ninth to 12th place last year.

In overall rankings, the University of Saskatchewan sits in 22nd out of 49 schools which is one spot lower than last year.

Frozen costumes on high demand in Regina

The forecast for this year's Halloween in Regina might not be chilly, but it seems many children will still be frozen Friday night.

Costumes from the Disney movie Frozen are some of the hottest selling items of the season. People looking for the Princess Elsa or Princess Anna costume at stores are often told "nope, we're sold out."

Canada Post ending door-to-door delivery in four communities

Canada Post will end door-to-door mail delivery next year in Prince Albert, Yorkton, Estevan and Moose Jaw.

Prince Albert employees were informed by a representative with the Crown corporation on Wednesday morning, according to Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 810 president Jason Ripplinger. He said that they were told none of the employees in Prince Albert would lose their jobs as a result of the changeover to community mailbox delivery.

He said he was “kind of blindsided” by the announcement.

VIDEO: High-end saxophones stolen from Saskatoon music store

A sour note for a pair of music stores after thieves made off with thousands of dollars worth of high-end instruments.

Manager Barry Morozoff of Long & McQuade's 43rd Street location said it happened on Oct. 24.  Thieves stole a pair of Selmer brand saxophones off the store wall.

"It's awful. It makes you feel sick, you're disappointed and angry," he said.

McLean resident wary over smart meter report

It's not only government officials looking for answers following the report on the failure of smart meters, it's also the people who had smart meter fires at their homes.
 
Ron Bray had a smart meter catch fire in his farm yard outside McLean in June.

“Our power went off and I went outside to see what the problem was and yeah, the meter melted,” he said.

Gordie Howe suffers stroke

Gordie Howe is resting in Texas after suffering a stroke over the weekend.

Howe's son, Dr. Murray Howe, told the Detroit News on Tuesday that Howe suffered a "serious stroke" sometime on Sunday.

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