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UPDATE: Sask. MPs: the day after the Ottawa Shooting

The morning after shots rang out in the halls of the Parliament building, MPs returned to the House of Commons and back to work.

However, the events of Wednesday morning remained in the forefront; MPs stood and applauded Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, the man who is credited with taking out the suspect in the shooting.

Some of Saskatchewan's representatives shared their thoughts following the session.

Lynne Yelich, MP for Blackstrap issued this statement from Wednesday's shooting. 

Antique guns stolen from Vanguard home

Half a dozen old and antique guns are missing after a break-in at a house in Vanguard over the summer.

According to RCMP, the home was broken into between Jul. 7 and Sept.14.

OHS investigating death at Sask. construction site

 Occupational Health and Safety is investigating after a workplace fatality in southwest Saskatchewan.

On Tuesday at around 12:30 p.m. RCMP said they were called out to a construction site 2 kilometers west of Mankota on Highway 18.

A 43-year-old man got trapped under machinery and died on the scene from his injuries.

RCMP are not releasing the man's name but they say he is from Kelvington.

Riders juggling roster for game in Calgary

The Saskatchewan Roughriders' roster is going through some changes this week.

The team took to the field Wednesday in their first practice since their latest loss to the Edmonton Eskimos. From the way things looked, fans can expect a lot of changes to the depth chart this week.

"We want to see some guys, especially where we are at this part of the season," said head coach Corey Chamblin.

Throne speech looks to keep Sask. strong

The fall session of the Saskatchewan Legislature kicked off Wednesday, despite the attack on Parliament Hill.

Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Schofield stood in the assembly to deliver the speech, but only after she offered her condolences to the slain officer's family. The assembly observed a moment of silence before the speech commenced.

PHOTOS: 1,000 chicks killed in Swift Current barn fire

A chicken barn fire at the Swift Current Hutterite Colony killed about 1,000 chicks Tuesday night.

RCMP were called around 9 p.m. Mounties say the barn burnt quickly and was completely destroyed. Fire crews managed to prevent the fire from spreading any further.

The cause of the fire isn't known but it is not considered suspicious.

VIDEO: Sask. MPs, witnesses recount Ottawa shootings

Accounts of what people saw and heard the morning shots were fired at Parliament Hill and the National War Memorial are being shared as Canadians seek to make sense of an unprecendented day in the nation's history.

A gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial at 7:52 a.m. Saskatchewan time wounding a soldier. The soldier who was shot died in the hospital.

Then, at nearby Parliament Hill shots were fired as the caucus meeting was underway. A gunman was shot by Parliament's sergeant-at-arms after wounding a security guard.

VIDEO: Video inside Parliament Hill captures terror of shootings

Incredible video was captured by a Globe and Mail reporter of the shooting inside Centre Block of Parliament Hill.

Throne speech kicks off fall sitting of Sask. legislature

The fall sitting of the Saskatchewan legislature kicks off Wednesday when Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Schofield delivers the speech from the throne.

“(It’s) always an interesting time in Saskatchewan politics and this one will be no exception,” said Premier Brad Wall speaking to reporters Tuesday.

The speech outlines the provincial government’s agenda for the sitting.

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