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Bank robbers get away in stolen vehicle

Saskatoon Police are looking for three people after the Royal Bank on Worobetz Place was robbed Monday at gun point.

Crown closes case with tape evidence in Woods murder trial

A piece of green electrical tape used to wrap poly around the body of a Saskatoon woman came from the roll of tape found in her husband's garage, a tape expert testified Monday at the first-degree murder trial of David Woods.

Woods is accused of killing his wife Dorothy, who was hit in the head, bound and strangled before being left in a culvert south of Blackstrap Lake sometime between Nov. 12, 2011 and Jan. 4, 2012.

Sask.Trans Canada Trail, the path less built

Saskatchewan's section of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) is lagging behind the rest of the country, with more than 1,000 kilometres of trail left to build before the 2017 deadline.

The project kicked off in 1992 to celebrate Canada’s 125th anniversary and was given until the nation’s 150th birthday to connect Canadian’s coast to coast through a continuous stretch of walking and water trail.

Sask. children ditch Mother's Day call in favour of text

It's a sign of the times as more people take to texting rather than phone calls to wish their moms a happy Mother's Day.

In 2009, a million long distance calls were placed on Mother's day but this Sunday , SaskTel expects the number to be half that.

It's because instead of dialing on their phones to warm the hearts of dear old mom, people will instead be sending million of text messages.

SaskTel expects more than six million Mother's Day text messages to go out Sunday.

Family, friends, gather at funeral to remember Sarah Wensley

Brennan Rowland remembers the day he met his little sister, Sarah Wensley.

Standing on the edge of the hospital bed on November 6, 1996, he got his first glimpse of the tiny girl that would become a big part of his life

Saskatoon pest control crews begin mosquito spraying

The city of Saskatoon has renewed its biological foray against mosquito populations.

Since the beginning of May, pest control crews have been spraying their biological larvacide on standing water in and around the city.

Though its too early to predict how many mosquitos we'll see over the summer months, pest management supervisor Jeff Boone said a good Spring melt will keep early adult populations down.

"Some mosquitos that do really well in snow melt pools, there won't be as many of those particular species this year," Boone said.

Saskatoon police seek suspects, motive in brutal stabbing


Saskatoon Police said they found him brutally beaten and covered in blood from multiple stab wounds.

The 911 call was received at 6:50 a.m. Saturday morning. Police were called to the 300 block of Avenue R South in the Pleasant Hill neighbourhood, just a few blocks south of St. Paul's Hospital.

Officers found a 26 year old man bleeding on the sidewalk. MD Ambulance was able to treat him at the scene, and he is now in stable condition.

Friend 'worried' about Woods' reaction to wife's affair

The best friend of a Saskatoon woman allegedly strangled to death by her husband, David Woods, says she worried about how Woods would react if he found out about his wife Dorothy's affair.
 
"I was worried about her safety," Elizabeth Tawpisin testified Friday during day 10 of Woods' first-degree murder trial at Saskatoon's Court of Queen's Bench.
 

Photos: National Day of Honour remembers Canadian veterans from Afghan mission

Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison, city councillors, police and fire crews, with heads bowed and hands clasped stood silent for two minutes on the National Day of Honour this morning.

“When the call to arms came to Canada, Canada was there,” Atchison said at the civic square. “Afghanistan was no different. The people of that country should not live in fear. Women and children should have the right to an education and a right to choose their own future.”

Doctor raises concerns over acute care beds at City Hospital

A long-time Saskatoon doctor says half of the 64 rooms designed for acute care at City Hospital are being used for offices.

Doctor Nawal Sharma, an internal medicine specialist and chief of medicine at City Hospital for 18 years, said the other rooms are being used for storage and programming.

The NDP raised the issue Thursday in the legislature. Opposition NDP Leader Cam Broten asked why beds intended for acute care are being used for office space when Royal University Hospital and St. Paul's Hospital are "bursting at the seams."

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