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Temperature records toppled in Saskatchewan

This warm October weather has records falling in Saskatchewan.

"Saskatoon, Regina, Wynyard, Weyburn, Estevan, Swift Current is tied and North Battleford has also broke a record," Terri Lang, a meteorologist with Environment Canada said.

On Monday afternoon, Saskatoon broke the 22.2 C temperature record from 1974 by hitting 23.8 C.

Regina broke a 76-year-old record from 1938 when the temperature hit 24.1 C.

Riders struggling to overcome adversity

The resilience demonstrated by the Saskatchewan Roughriders early in the season seems to have evaporated and with it, the team’s ability to win games.

"Probably in the beginning of the season, we made some mistakes and we overcame them," said defensive lineman Derek Walker. "Now, those same mistakes are costing us."

UPDATE: Prud'homme gas fire evacuees return home

An investigation into what caused a natural gas explosion near Prud'homme is underway after evacuees returned home over the weekend.
 
Dave Burdeniuk, spokesperson for SaskEnergy, said they are still figuring out how much the fire will cost.
 
“We do have insurance that covers the cost of gas and storage and the above ground facilities,” he said. “There was flames shooting out of there at about the hundred-foot level, so we know that there still is a fair bit of gas in there.”
 

Group says Kindersley hospital not meeting needs

A group of concerned community members in the town of Kindersley would like the province to come up with a long-term health care plan for the area.

"It seems that over the last decade or so, the amount of support and resources put towards our hospital ... has been, in our opinion, a little bit lacking," Tom Geiger, director of the Kindersley and District Health and Wellness Foundation Inc., said in an interview with News Talk.

Riders drop fourth straight 24-19 to Edmonton

Losing to the Edmonton Eskimos 24-19 makes it four in a row, leading the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ head coach to now question how motivated some of his players are to win.

This loss means the Saskatchewan Roughriders will not host a playoff game at home.

"There is some guys who still don't understand what it is to give their best each and every day, each and every down, regardless of what the score is," said head coach Corey Chamblin.

GAME DAY: Riders hope to end slide against Edmonton

The Riders will again get another chance to turn their season around this afternoon as they host the Edmonton Eskimos at Mosaic Stadium.

The Green and White have lost three games in a row and four of five since franchise quarterback Darian Durant went down with an injured elbow in the Banjo Bowl on September 7.

This week has had a bit of a different feel to the previous week though as there does appear to be some anger from the coaching staff and the players.

GAME DAY: Roughriders vs Eskimos depth charts

The Riders host the Edmonton Eskimos Sunday afternoon at Mosaic Stadium looking to end a three game losing skid.

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

UPDATE: Still not safe for Prud'homme gas fire evacuees to return home

It will be at least one more day before residents can return to their homes not far from where a natural gas well lit on fire south of Prud'homme a week ago.

SaskEnergy representative Dave Burdeniuk said the fire was put out late Friday evening and crews worked through the night to install a new wellhead and stop the gas.

However, he said they still need to seal the cavern to make sure no more gas escapes.

Private MRIs reignite debate about Sask's public health care

As the Saskatchewan government reveals an application is in for a private MRI clinic, Health Minister Dustin Duncan is looking at patient choice while Opposition Leader Cam Broten wants all residents to have equal access to health services.

The application is for a clinic that would offer its services at a cost to patients. Duncan said the application was put in three weeks ago, but he wouldn't divulge which company made the application.

Riders guarantee mistakes corrected ahead of Eskimos game

The Riders are guaranteeing they won’t be embarrassed again playing against the Edmonton Eskimos.

In their last match-up, the Eskimos gashed the Riders’ defence for 299 yards rushing.

"That's embarrassing. That's the only way I can put it," said Riders’ defensive end Ricky Foley.

It would have been 300 if not for Kendial Lawrence’s negative one-yard rushing. John White ran for 192 yards and quarterback Mike Reilly rushed for 106.

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