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Easter weather system bringing rain, snow to many areas of Saskatchewan

As the Easter weekend kicks off, much of Saskatchewan is under some type of weather warning.

According to meteorologists at Environment Canada’s weather office, a low pressure system has developed in Alberta and will be making it’s way across the central part of the province throughout the day Friday.

That system will bring snow for many areas north of Saskatoon along with freezing rain as far south as Regina.

Man killed walking down Sask. highway

An 80-year-old man is dead after being struck by a pickup truck while walking down Highway 11 near Craik, Sask.

RCMP said on Thursday around 11:15 p.m. they received a call about a vehicle that had hit a pedestrian.

The man had pulled to the side of the highway because of vehicle trouble. After parking he began to walk southbound and was only a short distance when he was hit by the a pickup truck headed the same direction.

RCMP said the people in the truck didn't have any injuries but the man was dead at the scene.

Cold and wet spring weather in Saskatchewan

People in and around Saskatoon woke up for the long weekend Friday morning to find freezing rain.

Environment Canada meteorologist Danielle Fingland said a system is coming from Alberta and tracking across Saskatchewan and into Manitoba.

"For the next day and into tonight it doesn't look that great. There is some freezing rain in Saskatoon. We are expecting that to flip over to snow in the next couple of hours and then back to rain this afternoon," she said.

Maternity ward expansion on its way for Children's Hospital

The provincial government confirmed Thursday that the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan will be expanded.

During Question Period on Wednesday, Health Minister Dustin Duncan said he was considering his options. Then on Thursday Duncan revealed there would be an announcement on the hospital next Wednesday to unveil a new design boasting more beds.

“The population growth is accounting for what we think is going to be an increasing demand on the beds—especially the maternity beds. That’s where the new decision comes in,” said Duncan to reporters Thursday.

Rider teammates thrilled to see their leader sticking around

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have their feel good story of the 2013-14 CFL off-season.

Saskatchewan's two largest health regions unlikely to hit wait time targets

This month marks the deadline set by the province of Saskatchewan to have all surgeries done within a three-month time frame. But it looks like Regina and Saskatoon's health regions aren't going to make it.

2 Sask. First Nations could be forced to repay feds

Two First Nations communities in Saskatchewan have spent hundreds of thousands of federal dollars that do not follow a funding agreement.

During the winter of 2013, both Black Lake Denesuline First Nation and Montreal Lake Cree Nation were audited based on their 2011-2012 risk assessment score by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC).

Government confirms it's redoing Children's Hospital design

It turns out the government’s final approval of the design for the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan wasn’t so final after all.

The province is going back to the drawing board to tweak the design. News that the plans were on hold came out of the legislature Wednesday after the Opposition NDP accused the government of making the Lean-approved future hospital, “too Lean.”

Timing is right for a BHP takeover of PotashCorp: columnist

A changing of the guard at the top of PotashCorp of Saskatchewan could open the window for a BHP Billiton takeover, says Globe and Mail columnist Boyd Irvin.

“If BHP is interested I think they can get something done now, where this wouldn’t be a bad time,” Irvin said on John Gormley Live Wednesday morning.

Province set to expand photo radar in Saskatchewan

The Government of Saskatchewan is reminding drivers that photo radar is being expanded in the coming months.

Beginning June 27, the pilot program will be expanded to the province is calling three high-risk locations: Ring Road in Regina, Circle Drive in Saskatoon and the intersection of Highway 1 and 9th Avenue in Moose Jaw. School zones in those cities could have the radar as well.

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