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Regina man receives citizenship award

Nolan Barnes has been awarded SIAST Kelsey Campus’ Outstanding Citizenship Award.

In high school, Barnes said he was a bit of a party animal, getting mixed up in the “drug scene,” as he puts it. But in his senior year he was involved in an accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down.

“I wanted to be a power lineman. Unfortunately, doing drugs and other stuff, it kind of took me away from my goals,” he said. “Then when I was injured, I didn’t know what to do.”

City seeks bids for Diefenbaker House this summer

The City of Prince Albert will be making a design plan asking for bids on much needed renovations to the Diefenbaker House Museum.

“The design drawings are going to probably be done by mid-June and then we’re going to be looking at tendering it out over the summer months for fall construction, which will allow for our summer or tourism traffic to come through and the museum people will be able to run their program over the summer months without any interference,” said Greg Zeeben, the city’s community services director.

Hundreds march for cancer research in Relay For Life

In the battle against cancer, a little rain won't stop Saskatoon.

Despite the soggy weather, roughly 800 people crammed into Case New Holland Training Centre Friday night to walk, run, and raise funds for cancer research as part of Relay for Life.

The event was moved from Diefenbaker Park after the forecast called for rain.

What started with a walk of survivors, soon became a march of hundreds that lasted through the night until 6:00 a.m. Saturday.

Tent caterpillars sweeping through Boreal forest

A tent caterpillar outbreak just north of Prince Albert could be ground zero for a province-wide invasion.

Several pockets of hardwood forest near Christopher Lake, Emma Lake, and Montreal Lake have become overrun with the insects during the last week.

“This is sort of an epicentre of areas that have been defoliated so far that we’re aware of at this point in time,” said Rory McIntosh, provincial forest etymologist and pathologist for the ministry of environment.

Regina masters student studies female Rider fans

Most fans of the Saskatchewan Roughriders would likely agree that Rider nation is something special, but now a study done by a student at the University of Regina shows that may be right, especially when looking at female Rider fans.

Katie Sveinson is a first-year Masters student in the Faculty of Kinesiology who was looking for a topic to study.

"When I decided to do my masters, I kind of decided I would like to research sports fans, being one myself," Sveinson said.

Traffic frustrations for drivers in downtown Regina

Regina isn’t typically known for traffic jams in the summer, but work at the Capital Pointe development site at Albert Street and Victoria Avenue is creating the closest thing to that.

SaskPower is currently doing work at the development site. As a result, there are partial lane closures which are backing up traffic for blocks, especially as people are driving to work or coming home from it. Essentially it’s creating a bottle neck.

“It’s a bit of a mess,” said driver Ken Rumsey.

Kinsmen Club far from final plan for St. George’s Cathedral

The Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon calls their plan to transform an old, inner-city cathedral, repurposing for the future.

The club hopes to turn the existing space at St. George's Catholic Cathedral into a childcare centre and offices for non-profit organizations in the city, but plans are far from finalized.

Kinsmen member and project lead, Curtis Kimpton, said the club took possession of the building in May, yet, after 18 months of planning, the club is still far from reaching its fundraising target of $9 million.

Moose spotted in north end

There was a moose on the loose in Saskatoon's north end.

On June 6 several people in the area contacted the News Talk saying there was a moose walking about the city at around 9 a.m.

Darrell Crabbe, executive director of Saskatchewan wildlife federation says the moose should not be approached.

"Call the local authorities, the police, or call the Saskatchewan environment hotline and they will get somebody ushered out there right away," advised Crabbe.

Weyburn mayor describes growth in a booming oil city

Good things keep coming for Saskatchewan's smaller cities and you can certainly see evidence of growth in southeast Saskatchewan at the Biennial Oil and Gas Show this week.

The City of Weyburn has been booming the last few years thanks to the oil industry. There is so much activity that the population is set to almost double in the next few years.

Mayor Debra Button joined John Gormley Live in Weyburn to talk about the challenges that go hand in hand with this type of growth.

Saskatchewan producers finish 83 per cent of seeding

The outlook is looking better for Saskatchewan farmers in terms of seeding.

Seeding got off to a late start this spring due to the never-ending winter. But after falling behind in early spring producers have now caught up to the five year average for seeding.

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