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Steve Laycock rink ready for 2nd Brier

Now that the women's Canadian curling champion has been decided, it will soon be the men's turn with the Brier set to begin in Calgary.

It will unofficially open Thursday night as the qualification round begins featuring Yukon, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

VIDEO: IS video shows ancient artifacts being destroyed

A video allegedly released by the Islamic State group on Thursday shows ancient artifacts being destroyed in northern Iraq.

The video - which has yet to be verified - shows men taking sledgehammers and drills to several large statues in Iraq's northern city of Mosul. The video then shows a black-clad man at a nearby archaeological site inside Mosul, drilling through and destroying a winged-bull Assyrian protective deity that dates back to the 7th century B.C.

Saskatoon Tribal Council to review reserves' fire services

Even before the deaths of two toddlers in a house fire on a Saskatchewan First Nation, the Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) has been working to improve fire prevention strategies on its seven reserves.

STC grand chief Felix Thomas said the council is set to review services and standards on its reserves. They include Knistin, Mistawasis, Muskeg Lake, Muskoday, One Arrow, Whitecap and Yellow Quill.

Sask. man dies after beating in B.C.

A Saskatchewan family is pleading for information about the death of their son following an attack on a reserve in Greater Victoria, B.C.

Kyle Syrenne, 26, was walking to his girlfriend’s home on the Songhees First Nation early Saturday when two men and two women apparently got out of a taxi and assaulted him.

Syrenne suffered life-threatening injuries and died in hospital Tuesday. RCMP are still trying to identify the people involved.

Riders bolster Canadian depth

More Canadian content has been added to the Rider roster.

On Wednesday, the Riders announced the signings of three Canadians - defensive back Michael Carter, linebacker Kyle Jones and defensive back Kristopher Robertson.

Carter comes to Riderville after spending the previous three seasons with the Montreal Alouettes. The four-year veteran has picked up 15 tackles and 10 special teams tackles in 39 games. The Windsor, ON native was originally drafted by the B.C. Lions in the third round of the 2011 draft but made his CFL debut with the Ti-Cats.

Sask. Scout volunteer charged with child pornography, sexual exploitation

A Regina man who volunteered with Scouts Canada and church groups has been arrested and charged with sexual offences involving teens, and police believe there may be more victims.
According to Lanigan RCMP, two parents called them at the end of the July 2014 after finding inappropriate text messages from an adult man to their teenage son.
Police investigated with the help of RCMP in Regina and found another victim.

AFN chief meeting Aboriginal Affairs minister over Sask. reserve fire

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt will meet face to face in the wake of a deadly fire that killed two toddlers on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation.

Cause of fatal Makwa Sahgaiehacan fire won't be known

A fire on the Makwa Sahgaiehacan First Nation last week that killed two children has been at the centre of a firestorm of controversy, but we may never know what started the fire.
The province's Emergency Management and Fire Services said the damage to the home is so severe, investigators won't be able to determine the cause of the fire.
They were able to determine there was a battery-operated smoke detector in the home, but don't know whether it was in working condition at the time of the fire.

VIDEO: Applause for young Winnipeg Jets' fan

Fans at the Winnipeg Jets game Tuesday night at the MTS Centre had more to cheer for than a win over the Dallas Stars.

A little girl appeared on the arena's jumbotron. Wearing a blue dress, she waved at the camera before holding up a sign that read, "Chemo by day, Jets by night."

The crowd gave the girl a huge applause - even the players on the ice tapped their sticks.

Mulcair slams anti-terror bill

The Conservative's anti-terror bill C-51 has cleared second reading, moving a step closer to becoming law.

The bill would grant the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) the power to 'disrupt' potential terrorist attacks.

That worries Opposition leader Thomas Mulcair.

Speaking to John Gormley Live on Tuesday, Mulcair said the bill risks effectively turning CSIS spies into police officers without subjecting them to the same oversight.

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