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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.

Impaired driving charges laid in Punnichy triple fatal

A slew of charges are being laid on a woman involved in a crash near Punnichy in May that left three people dead.

A pickup truck carrying three women and three men rear ended a road grader on a grid road about five kilometres south of Punnichy.

Two men, a 37-year-old from Sandy Bay and a 47-year-old from George Gordon First Nation (GGFN), died at the scene while a 30-year-old woman died en route to the hospital.

Video series honours Saskatchewan WWII Vets

Chuck Steen was only 18 years old when he enlisted in the Air Force in 1943; as the decades have passed, he hasn't talked about his time there, until now.

Now 90 years old, Steen is one of the people who participated in video interviews for a special series called ‘Stories of Courage: Saskatchewan Second World War Veterans Remember’ which premieres online this week and on City Saskatchewan’s educational television channel.

Interim SaskPower CEO looks to patch customers' views

A man who played a large role in the failed SaskPower smart meter program is now charged with fixing it.

Mike Marsh is the interim CEO of the crown corporation, promoted from his position as a vice president and chief operations officer.

“This allows us to make things better than they were in the past,” said Marsh during a phone interview Tuesday.

Former CEO Robert Watson stepped down after an investigation into the smart meter program. The final review from the Crown Investments Corporation was released Monday.

B.C. mom convinces Value Village to dump sexy costumes

A mother from Victoria convinced Value Village to remove sexualized children’s costumes from its stores.

Raina Delisle visited Value Village to look for a firefighter costume for her four-year-old daughter. She told John Gormley Live Tuesday that what she found was a normal version for boys and sexy option for girls.

Sask. consumer agency warns of timeshare fraud

Saskatchewan's consumer protection agency is issuing a provincewide warning about an alleged real-estate scam.

Lakebridge Realty and Minne Realty are named in a release issued Tuesday by the consumer protection division of the Finacnial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA).

The companies are accused of taking money upfront for timeshares in Mexico, not delivering anything to the buyers and then not returning phone calls.

Remembering Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

People are gathering in Hamilton Tuesday for the regimental funeral of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.

Cpl. Cirillo was killed last Wednesday while on a posting at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

The service is open to invited guests only, but members of the public will have the opportunity to view a procession carrying Cirillo's casket.

The program for the funeral can be seen below.

Opposition calls for SaskPower minister to resign

In the wake of what the party calls “damning” reports about serious issues with smart meters, the opposition NDP is calling on Bill Boyd, the minister in charge of SaskPower, to resign.

“The minister’s fingerprints are all over this file,” said NDP MLA Trent Wotherspoon during Question Period Monday.

“For the minister to throw SaskPower under the bus, but refuse to take responsibility himself is utterly shameful.”

Canadian flags stolen in Kamsack

Three Canadian flags were reported stolen from flagpoles around the town of Kamsack last Wednesday, including one flying over the Cenotaph.
 
Cpl. Evan Gordon with Kamsack RCMP says the other two flags were taken from the Legion Hall and the Town Office. RCMP got the report around noon last Wednesday.

“I think the feeling has been that this sort of thing is not acceptable in our town or in any town across this province or this country,” he said.

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