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Wildfire blazes south of Prince Albert

Human activity is being blamed for a wildfire that continued to burn south of Prince Albert Thursday.

The fire, which started early Wednesday afternoon near Macdowell, had grown in size by Thursday to nearly 150 hectares.  Thats about 1.5 square kilometres, which is five times the size of Prince Albert's Cooke Golf Course, or slightly larger than Saskatoon's downtown.

FSIN Chief Guy Lonechild upset over name change

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) Chief Guy Lonechild is upset after Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the federal department that deals with Canada's indigenous people is changing its name from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada to Aboriginal Affairs.

Prime Minister Harper made the decision during Wednesday's cabinet shuffle.

Saskatchewan Roughriders and Canadian Blood Services launch Bleed Green

The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Canadian Blood Services have paired up for another year for the Bleed Green Campaign.

Arrests made in Meadow Lake area drug bust

A major drug bust in the Meadow Lake area.

After a six month joint investigation involving a number of police detachments - with the goal of dismantling drug trafficking in the area - two residences on the Flying Dust First Nation and two in Meadow Lake were searched on Friday.

As a result, eight adults and one youth were arrested and charged. Two individuals are still wanted and have warrants out for their arrests.

In all four searches, a total of 106 grams of crack cocaine, $11,000 in cash, four vehicles and four firearms were found.

Wind warning in effect for south central Saskatchewan

Hold on to your hats, Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for south central Saskatchewan.

The weather office predicts strong southeast winds of 70 gusting to 90 km per hour on Monday in the Swift Current, Moose Jaw and Assiniboia and Coronach areas.

It's all thanks to a low pressure system approaching from the west that's pushing into a ridge of high pressure over Manitoba.

Health Sciences workers take a break from striking

The Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan is taking a break from striking Monday.

The health care workers that walked off the job in Swift Current on Friday are back at work.

The Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan officials said they to give Premier Brad Wall a window to agree to binding arbitration.

The union says binding arbitration is the only way this contract dispute will be resolved.

RCMP confirm human remains found in Corman Park

Details are few, but RCMP have confirmed it was human remains that were found east of Saskatoon this week.

Mounties say an examination by a forensic anthropologist determined the remains found in the RM of Corman Park are those of a male.

The person's age and identity are still a unknown as well as any details to how the body got there.

An autopsy was completed yesterday but RCMP aren't releasing any more information.

Edited by News Talk Radio's Sabeen Ahmad and Michael Aynsley.

Park season fast approaching

The countdown is on to the unofficial start of summer.

Provincial parks open for the season, this Thursday, and Mary-Anne Wihak with the Ministry of Parks says they're hoping for more warm, windy weather in the next week in the northwest.

"There's still some snow on the ground in some patches and still a bit of ice on the lakes, so we haven't got our boat docks and launches in place for Battlefords Provincial Park or Meadow Lake yet," said Wihak.

Estevan water levels begin to ease

Water levels have started to ease off in the Estevan area.

Greg Hoffart, with the local RM, says both the weather and the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority are now working in their favour.

"We've recently received good news from Sask Water in that they're going to start to reduce the flow that's coming out of Boundary Dam reservoir."

He says roughly seven homes, just south of Estevan, went under water this week.

Saskatoon's Rock 102 holds live radio marathon

Two local radio hosts are counting down the hours until they can rejoin civilization again - and they need your help.

Our sister station ROCK 102's "Caged for the Cure" live radio marathon is in it's final day at the Centre Mall in Saskatoon.

Shack & Watson are locked in a cage, asking listeners to donate money for Prostate Cancer treatment and all the money raised goes to the Les & Irene Dube Urology Centre of Health at St. Paul's Hospital.

To donate, call 1-306-649-CURE or click on rock102rocks.com

 

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