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Roughrider Shelby Mustang up for auction

 A custom car near and dear to Premier Brad Wall is hitting the auction block Friday night.

“There’ll be nothing like it. Ever,” said Wall. “It’s Ridered up, pretty much.”

It’s a 1968 Shelby Mustang clone—green and white, of course. The white stripes look like a mesh football jersey.

Wall says he is grateful to the Riders.

“Their logos are pretty precious and fairly powerful and they’re obviously lending their badging and their brand to this particular car.”

Graham DeLaet out of the Open Championship

Graham DeLaet is coming home much earlier than he had hoped.

The Weyburn golfer has missed the cut at the Open Championship after shooting a 4-over 76 on Friday, leaving him 3-over for the tournament, missing the cut by one stroke.

DeLaet gave himself a chance during the first round on Thursday carding a 1-under 71, but it just wasn't meant to be as DeLaet was 3-over through the first two holes on Friday. DeLaet then birdied the 5th before posting triple and double bogeys on the 8th and 9th hole. DeLaet birdied the 10th and eagled the 16th but it wasn't enough.

Hundreds run in honour of Métis veterans

The rain didn't dampen the spirits of the 100 participants in the Road to Peace and Unity Honour Run Friday morning. Runners showed up with shoes tied tight and memorial pictures pinned to their backs.

"I see the creator is helping them to make sure they're experiencing or getting a taste of what the soldiers really do experience," Shannon Loutitt, the run's project director, said of the rain.

The run, held in honour of Métis veterans, began at Friendship Park and will end 100 km away in Batoche.

380 vehicles seized in 2 weeks under new SK traffic laws

It has only been two weeks since SGI's new, harsher traffic laws came into effect, but already those who text and drive, or are drunk behind the wheel, are paying a higher price.

There were 271 license suspensions and 380 vehicle seizures for a total of 651. Impaired driving accounted for 189 of the seizures, 60 more were for speeding.

“We are taking these high-risk drivers off the road right then and there,” explained Kelly Brinkworth with SGI.

Mistaken identity in Moose Jaw home invasion

A home invasion in Moose Jaw on Thursday was a case of mistaken identity.

Moose Jaw Police say officers were called out to an apartment on the 800 block of Main Street, near Caribou Street, just after 1:00 a.m.

A man had been in his apartment when another man with a gun kicked in his door. The man with the gun threatened the tenant, but when he realized the person he was looking for wasn't there, the man with the gun ran off.

The tenant wasn't hurt, and police are still looking for the suspect.

Repairs continue on flood damaged roads by Carnduff

Nowhere is the flooding bruise bigger than in southeastern Saskatchewan after high water destroyed farmland, swept away infrastructure and damaged hundreds of basements.

Things are slowly getting back to normal in the region after washed out roads and highways left communities like Carnduff, Carievale and Redvers more like islands—cut off from the outside world.

Crews working to repair roads damaged by floods. Kevin Martel/CJME

PHOTOS: Storms rip through central Saskatchewan

Some eastern and central Saskatchewan residents had to take cover Thursday evening as thunderstorms rolled across the province.

Severe thunderstorm warnings and watches covered areas around the Battlefords, Kindersley, Warman, Martenville, Saskatoon, Outlook, Humboldt, Swift Current, Moose Jaw, Shaunavon and Assiniboia.

David Hyde woke up early Friday morning to what sounded like a “locomotive” on his roof in Saskatoon.

The sound lasted about a minute before it stopped and Hyde went back to sleep.

Peak season for horseflies in Sask.

Saskatchewan residents are likely nursing more painful horsefly bites this year than they have in the past.

“The amount of rain we received in June … overlaps with the larval part of their lifecycle pretty perfectly,” Michael Cavallaro, Ph.D. student at the school of environment and sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan, said.

According to Cavallaro, who studies aquatic insects, mid-July is usually when the horsefly population peaks.

Husband of woman killed in bus accident reacts to charges

John Domes is overwhelmed by the support he and his twin sons have received since his wife Monica was killed in a tragic crash this past winter.

Monica, 40, was standing next to a truck on Highway 4 when she was hit by a school bus on Feb. 3, 2014. Two of the three kids on the bus were the Domes’ twin boys.

VIDEO: Truck carrying fireworks catches fire in Swift Current

People in Swift Current caught an impromptu fireworks show on Wednesday night when a truck carrying the explosives caught fire heading into the city.
 
The truck was driving into Swift Current from the offramp on the highway when it caught fire around 10:00 p.m. Wednesday.
 
"Something ruptured and sprayed fuel all over his engine, and as he got under the bridge it exploded," explained Denis Pilon, Swift Current's Fire Chief.
 

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