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GAME DAY: Riders return home to face RedBlacks

The Riders will get their shot to get back in the win column Sunday afternoon at Mosaic Stadium against the Ottawa RedBlacks.

The Green and White suffered their first loss in seven games last week in Hamilton and will try to get back into the win column against the worst team in the standings. Ottawa comes into the game in Regina with just one win on the season.

News that was apparently surprising to the Riders head coach.

GAME DAY: Redblacks at Riders depth charts

The Riders will try to get back to their winning ways against the Ottawa RedBlacks at Mosaic Stadium.

Attached are the depth chart for both teams with printable versions found at the bottom of the page.

The Green Zone Game Day gets going at 9 a.m. with Game Day with Wray followed by the Green Zone pre-game show at 11 a.m. During the game stay tuned for the Fan Zone with Scotty and the King with the Green Zone post-game show following that as we hear from the guys, the players and you at 1-877-300-7275 and by text at 306306.

RCMP report recovering trove of goods stolen in Sask.

Charges are pending against a 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman after police report they discovered a trove of stolen property.

It started Thursday night with reports to the Saskatoon RCMP of a suspicious vehicle.

Officers checking into the complaints discovered the pair in a truck that had been reported stolen.

From there, investigators went to a property in the town of Meecham where police report they found electronics, vehicles and a large amount of other stolen items.

Boom or bust: Riders' special teams looking for consistency

After Tino Sunseri and the offence the biggest concern in Riderville is the special teams units, specifically the cover units.

Over the last five games, the teams have given up four touchdowns - one off of a missed field goal and three against the punt-cover unit.

"We get an opportunity to make a tackle, we have to make a tackle, it's just that simple," said special teams coordinator Bob Dyce.

That's the concern heading into this week; the key to success for special teams is players staying in their lines and sticking to their assignments.

Scotland voter turnout exceeds Canada's elections

Academics in Canada have long lamented the declining voter turnout as fewer and fewer people bother to go to the polls; on Thursday, Scotland showed Canada how a vote is done.
 
Scotland's referendum brought out 84 per cent of eligible voters.
 
"A turnout of 86 per cent is one of the highest in the democratic world of any election in any referendum in history. This has been a triumph of for the democratic process and the participation in politics," said Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland at the time.
 

RCMP seek man who approached young Grenfell girl

More officers are patrolling the Grenfell area after a young girl was approached by a man who asked her to get in his truck.

RCMP say the girl, under the age of 12, was walking to school in Grenfell on Wednesday morning. That's when a caucasian man came up to her and offered her money to get into his truck. She said no. The girl told her parents what happened when she got home from school.

The man had a beard and unkempt clothing; he was wearing a blue sweater, faded, torn jeans and black shoes. His truck was an older-model grey Chevrolet.

Sask. farmers rush to catch up on delayed harvest

The sun and wind this week is a much needed change for farmers rushing to catch up on harvest.

Arlynn Kurtz farms near Stockholm, east of Regina and says the wet and cool weather has been a major setback for producers this year. This year’s harvest has been nothing like the records last year.

“Well it’s been grim in the area,” he told News Talk Radio while combining on Thursday afternoon.

He explains that a few days of dry weather aren’t always enough to dry out the fields enough to combine.

Teammates doing what they can to help Tino Sunseri

Tino Sunseri's performance in Hamilton remains a hot topic for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Sunseri struggled in that game with nine completed passes for 88 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. However, football is the ultimate team sport and it's not really fair to pin everything on the 25-year-old pivot.

Sunseri's struggles weren't the only ones on the field Sunday; receivers often struggled to get open, defence played well but most would likely admit they could have been better and the special teams unit gave up another touchdown.

Truck collides with train at Ituna

A woman from Ituna was airlifted to hospital in Regina after her truck collided with a train.

RCMP were called to the town shortly before noon Thursday. Police say the woman was driving the truck northbound when it hit an eastbound train entering Ituna.

Mounties couldn't say how bad her injuries were. RCMP and CN Police continue to investigate.

CMarkewich@rawlco.com
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New website breaks down Sask. health care

People in Saskatchewan don't live as long as the average Canadian, and our province has higher rates of smoking, obesity and children vulnerable in early development.

Those are just some of the findings now available to the public. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has compiled data from Canada's hospitals and Statistics Canada to produce an interactive website. It allows people to view information about hospitals, health regions and provinces.

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