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Work stoppage continues at Sask. uranium facilities

With a strike notice taking effect, all union employees at two Cameco facilities left the sites and production was stopped.

The United Steelworkers Local 8914 notified Cameco on Tuesday that employees would begin a strike at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday morning.

"We made a fair and competitive offer and unfortunately the bargaining committee rejected the offer and didn't want to present it to its membership," said Cameco spokesperson Rob Gereghty, pointing to the presentation of the company's final offer on Thursday. 

One killed, seven hospitalized in crashes near Melfort

A tragic start to the long weekend after two separate collisions on grid roads on Friday.

RCMP received a call just before 7:50 p.m. A vehicle had rolled over about 5 kilometres northeast of Lac Vert, located south of Melfort.

An 18-year-old man was thrown from the pickup truck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Five other people in the truck were brought to Melfort hospital, two men were then brought to Saskatoon by STARS air ambulance with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

SGI says they’re reviewing distracted driving law

A Saskatoon businessman’s complaint over the new SGI distracted driving laws has prompted a review from the provincial government.

“We've been inundated with emails and phone calls from Canada Post and other businesses that could be affected by this and people are very concerned this could happen to them,” Kevin Boychuk said.

Sask., B.C. remove barrier on wine trade

Many in Saskatchewan are raising a glass to the announcement that Saskatchewan and British Columbia are removing trade barriers on locally-made wine and craft spirits.
 
It means people in Saskatchewan will be able to legally order B.C. wines--and vice versa-- and have them delivered to their doorsteps.
 
The agreement was announced Friday at the premiers meeting in Charlottetown. Premier Brad Wall said B.C. Premier Christy Clark has been a voice for more "common sense" when it comes to free trade.
 

Transportation Safety Board says weather can cause train derailment

Weather isn't always a factor in train derailments, but it has played a role in some.

On Thursday night, people driving through a storm near Waldeck reported seeing as many 40 Canadian Pacific Rail cars that appeared to have blown over in the wind. CP Rail cannot confirm the exact cause of the derailment at this point.

Riders running game continues to chug along

The Saskatchewan Roughriders may not be at the top of the league - or the division - but the Green and White has been one of the best teams running the football this season.

Believe it or not the Riders run game actually appears to be stronger this year without Grey Cup MVP Kory Sheets. Last year, the Riders averaged 128.8 yards per game rushing and, if they keep up their current pace, the Green and White will pick up 271 more yards rushing this year than last.

Dressler's father happy Weston back in Riderville

As Rider fans continue to celebrate the return of Weston Dressler, his biggest fan is celebrating along with them.

Dressler's father Rick says it was a fun few days as Weston included his family in negotiations.

"Just the way the fans and the organization has treated him. These people took him in like one of their own."

Charges laid near Kamsack after 2-month-old baby assaulted

RCMP in Kamsack have charged a man for allegedly assaulting a two-month-old baby.

Mounties were first called to the Kamsack Hospital the morning of July 29 about a baby that had severe injuries. That's when RCMP launched an investigation into aggravated assault.

The baby had to be taken to the Regina General Hospital and then the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.

"The baby has been released from hospital and is recovering well," said Corporal Evan Gordon of the Kamsack detachment.

Late blight popping in Sask. gardens

Wet weather and cooler temperatures at night is causing late blight to pop up in gardens across the province.
 
Rick van Duyvendyk with Dutch Growers Garden Centre in Saskatoon said that blight will start in the stems and then spread through the plant. Affected tomato and potato plants will have black and brown lesions on the leaves. Eventually tomatoes will get a brown, leathery look and the fruit will rot. Potatoes turn grey and brown on the skin and also rot.
 

Community remembers retired teacher killed in canoe accident

Former colleagues, students and friends of a Prince Albert man who died in a canoeing accident on a remote northern lake are remembering his contribution to athletics, education and the community.

David Dice, 66, was taking one of his annual canoeing trips with his wife, Enid, 62, on Kinosaskaw Lake near Pinehouse, Sask. last week. The retired chemistry teacher and his wife took canoeing trips every summer. Dice often blogged about his travels and outdoor adventures on his personal website.

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