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Sask. not headed into recession, analyst predicts

Saskatchewan’s economy is diverse enough to save the province from a recession, according to CKOM business analyst Paul Martin.

“Is this good news? Of course not. Obviously we would like all the sectors to be firing on all cylinders at all times. That probably is just wishful thinking,” Martin said.

Search on for Canada's national bird

We have a national anthem, the beaver is our national animal and hockey and lacrosse are our national sports, but it turns out Canada doesn't have a national bird.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society wants Canadians to vote online to choose one.

Then the society will take the top suggestion to the federal government and hope the idea takes flight in time for Canada's 150th birthday in 2017.

Sask. gov't ends Affordable Housing Rental Program

It could be great or it could be terrible - that's what a community group in Regina said about the changes to affordable housing programs the province announced on Thursday.

The government said it was ending the Affordable Housing Rental Program, and many of the people under that program will be moved into the Social Housing Rental Program.

"You just don't know how it'll play out until you kind of see some of the ramifications of it once the program's actually in place," said Tyler Gray with Carmichael Outreach in Regina.

Regina man wanted after car chase with Weyburn police

A 35-year-old man from Regina is still wanted after a short chase with Weyburn police in a stolen car.
 
Around 1 a.m. on Jan. 14, members of the Weyburn Police Service were on traffic patrol just north of that city when a car sped through the radar. The officers turned and chased the car, which later turned out to be stolen from Regina, but broke off the chase for safety reasons when they entered the city at speeds topping 140 km/h.
 

Sundance Film Festival: 10 films to watch

Utah is going to be crawling with celebrities as the Sundance film festival gets underway Thursday.

Until the end of the month 50,000 people will attend film premieres, music concerts and get to brush elbows with the famous.

Lena Dunham, Kristin Wiig, Robert Redford and George Lucas are among the stars participating in filmmaker panels.

We compiled 10 must see films to watch:

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Sask. travellers rebook flights after United ends service to Denver

If you are heading to the warm beaches of Costa Rica or Panama in the coming months, you might have to rebook your flight.

At the end of February United Airlines will stop service from Regina and Saskatoon to Denver, where many Saskatchewan flyers make connections.
 
Travel agent Dana Sokoloski with The Art of travel says travellers flying out of Regina will now have limited options.
 

Sask. being considered for smaller Ikea 'pick up' location

There's still hope for Ikea fans in Saskatchewan.

The Swedish furniture giant has plans to open as many as 10 smaller "pick up" locations across Canada.

There is no official word yet on where those will be, but Madeleine Löwenborg-Frick, public relations manager for Ikea Canada, said they haven't ruled Saskatchewan out for one of those stores. 

The new stores would be about the size of a London Drugs and essentially be a warehouse where you could pick up online orders.

Two charged with shooting, stabbing on Sask. First Nation

Battlefords RCMP report that two men have been charged with a violent home invasion on the Salteaux First Nation.

Officers were called out to the First Nation around 6 a.m. on Jan. 20 for a possible stabbing. They fiound a man with what are described as serious injuries.

During the course of that investigation, RCMP got a call that a man had come in to Battleford's Union Hospital with a gunshot wound.

On Wednesday, police reported that the two men who were injured were both victims of a home invasion.

Swift Current RCMP officer facing drug charges

RCMP have arrested one of their own on drug charges.

In a release sent out Wednesday, RCMP reported Michael Chachula, 31, was arrested by the force's Major Crime Unit in Swift Current.

The seven-year veteran is charged with trafficking what police call a small amount of cocaine and ecstasy.

“As RCMP members we’re sworn to uphold the law and this is very disturbing and troubling that this has happened,” Superintendent Alfredo Bangloy told reporters at RCMP “F” Division.

People send condolences for fallen Mountie Cst. David Wynn

On Wednesday morning, Alberta RCMP confirmed that one of their own had died after being shot on the weekend.

Cst. David Wynn was responding to a call about a car theft north of Edmonton Saturday morning when he was shot. RCMP later confirmed that Wynn had been shot in the head and wasn't expected to survive.

The 42-year-old had a wife, Shelly, and three sons, Matthew, Nathan and Alexander.

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