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UPDATE: 2 dead after collision in northern Saskatchewan

Bad weather and road conditions are to blame for two deaths on Saskatchewan highways.

On Friday night Beauval RCMP attended the scene of a fatal collision south of Beauval on Highway 155.

Police said a car appeared to lose control while travelling northbound on the highway. The car swerved into oncoming traffic and was hit by an SUV that was trying to pass another vehicle in the southbound lane.

A 50-year-old man driving the car and a 39-year-old woman that was in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.

Prince Albert Raiders part ways with controversial mascot

After just one home game as the Raiders mascot, Boston Raider’s days could already be over.

The Raiders announced in a statement before Friday’s game that "there will not be at a team mascot at their Western Hockey League home games until further notice."

The announcement comes just one game into Boston's career with the Raiders, as he cheered on the team  on Nov. 14, the Raiders’ last home game.

Gordie Howe gets cards from students at former elementary

Hockey legend Gordie Howe received a swell of support and well wishes Friday from students at his former elementary school in Saskatoon.

More than 100 King George Elementary School students sent Howe upwards of 40 get well cards, a letter from the school and the number nine jersey, Howe’s number during his NHL career, from their KHL hockey team, the Kings.

Lost babies: 7 cases in Saskatchewan

Police are investigating the discovery of baby boy’s body in a backyard in Regina. Details of that case are still being gathered.

It's not the first time a child has been left behind in Saskatchewan. In other cases, some of the children were found safe, some were dead while others were never located.

As for the parents, a variety of circumstances and situations were revealed in these cases.

1. 2007- Prince Albert baby born in Wal-Mart

Saskatoon gets province's second Centre of Responsibility

A crime reduction partnership that originated in Prince Albert has launched in Saskatoon after the provincial government provided budget funding for two new Centres of Responsibility (CORs) in March.

On Friday, the government announced an annual investment of $475,000 for Saskatchewan’s second COR, located in Saskatoon. The first COR started in Prince Albert.
 

LISTEN: Regina veteran going back to Italian battlefields

A trip to Italy will be a trip back in time for Jim Sinclair as the Regina man returns to the place where he fought during the Second World War.

Sinclair is one of three Saskatchewan veterans on a delegation to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Italian Campaign.

2014 Kettle Campaign aims to raise $210,000 in Regina

You’ll soon hear the sound of bells ringing throughout malls in Regina.

The Salvation Army is launching its annual Kettle Campaign. After raising $203,000 last year, the goal this year is $210,000.

“We are continually seeing new clients come and seeking assistance so we continually up the goal,” explained Major Doug Binner.

The Sally Ann estimates there are 1,400 families in need this Christmas.

PHOTOS: Sask. man's ice-dam damage remains 2 years later

One Saskatchewan man is hoping to get his SGI ice dam claim cleared up before winter really hits - but he’s running out of time.

“It’s been nothing but a headache from the start,” chuckled Bryan Bosley during a recent phone interview.

The roof of Bosley’s house was invaded by an ice dam nearly two years ago. He says an adjuster came out and assessed the roof soon after. But he says it took a long time to get contractors out to give him quotes.

When the quotes came in, three of them were in the $50,000 range and one was around $27,000.

Atchison seeking re-election in 2016

Don Atchison says he’s running for a fifth-term as mayor of Saskatoon in the 2016 election.

Atchison was first elected mayor in 2003 and has kept the seat ever since. The announcement came at a North Saskatoon Business Association luncheon on Thursday at TCU Place in Saskatoon, when a member of the audience flat out asked the mayor if he planned on running again. He later confirmed his intentions with reporters.

In 2016, Atchison will have served as mayor for 13 years, holding the record for the longest-serving mayor in Saskatoon.

Colliding with wildlife still an issue for Saskatchewan drivers

Even with the populations of some wildlife down due to brutal winters, Saskatchewan drivers are still colliding with animals, such as deer and moose, on the road.

The number of collisions with moose is up slightly this year over last year.  As of Oct. 31, there were a total of 417 SGI claims for collisions with moose. A year ago, at this time, that number sat at 409 claims.

Claims for collisions with deer are down about 1,300 from last year. That number is comparable to other years, according to Darrell Crabbe of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (SWF).

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