A long time holiday tradition in Bredenbury is no more.
It all started in 1994 when retired resident Glenn Cowan put up a large Christmas display in his yard. He figured the rest of the street should do the same. Before anyone knew it the entire town was covered in lavish light displays and huge Christmas monuments.
“We had a big snowman and a Santa Claus that were about 20 feet high,” said Fred Nicholson, who started doing the paperwork for Bredenbury’s Christmas Light Extravaganza committee in 1995.
Environment Canada upgraded a winter storm warning on Sunday, saying new data has them more confident an approaching blizzard is not only imminent, but likely bringing more snow than first expected.
On Sunday morning, Environment Canada put areas along Highway 1 and south under a winter weather watch, meaning there was potential for a severe storm to hit the region.
There was some inclement weather in South Saskatchewan to bring in the month of December Sunday morning.
Warnings of freezing rain covered much of the southwest portion, though those warnings were lifted in both Regina and Saskatoon as that precipitation came in the form of snow.
RCMP have reopened a section of Highway 16 that was closed Saturday following a 25 car pile up that sent 13 to hospital.
The accident happened around 10 a.m. near Maymont, a small town about an hour northwest of Saskatoon. RCMP say heavy fog was a factor in the crashes.
Comet ISON may
have pulled a disappearing act on its journey around the sun but some students
at the University of Saskatchewan will continue to watch the
Students in the Astronomy 214 class have teamed up with undergraduates from across Canada for a national research project of cosmic porportions.
A report from
the Health Council of Canada on Thursday says First nations, Métis and Inuit
seniors are the most vulnerable populations in the country.
In 2011 Statistics Canada reported there are 157,740 aboriginal people living in Saskatchewan and in Canada, only about six per cent of the total aboriginal population were seniors aged 65 and over. With a focus on the fast growing young aboriginal population, seniors can get overlooked.
He’s been on the run for nearly a month and a half, but now a 16-year-old in Moose Jaw has been arrested in connection with a violent break-and-enter.
In mid-October, four teenagers broke into a home on the 700 block of 2nd Avenue Northwest in Moose Jaw, demanding cash from the owner before dousing him with bear spray and taking off.
At the time, three teenagers were arrested while police continued their search for another suspect.
The Saskatchewan Government has signed a new agreement with all emergency room doctors in the province in the hope that higher salaries can help with recruitment efforts.
On Thursday, Premier Brad Wall announced that the government has signed an agreement to bring emergency room doctors up to a salary between $300,00-$400,000 a year depending on the number of hours that they decide to work.
A search for a missing woman has revealed human remains near Sucker River, which is about 180 kilometres northeast of La Ronge.
La Ronge RCMP reported the discovery of human remains after an article of clothing was discovered in what they have stated is "an unusual location."
"It was located in the bush, which wouldn't be a regular place to look or to see articles of clothing, especially with the recent snowfall," said Sergeant Richard Price with the La Ronge RCMP.
The province insists its budget remains right on track despite a couple of bumps along the line.
The mid-year report released today says a surplus is still expected on both sides of the ledger despite the expectation that government revenues will come in nearly $34 million lower than originally predicted.