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Sask. WWII veteran returns to Holland 70 years after liberation

Seventy years ago, John Sheppard pulled heavy artillery through muddy fields in Holland when the Canadians liberated the Dutch from German occupation.

This week he is touring some of the same cities and towns on an anniversary tour.
 

RCMP locate missing Grenfell woman Marissa Ann Duke

Marissa Ann Duke has been located and is safe and sound.

The 25-year-old Grenfell woman had been reported missing on Sunday after last being seen at her home in Grenfell.

Duke was also reported missing from Broadview in December. She returned home the following day.

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Safe digging patrols on duty in Saskatchewan

When you're building that new home, fence or garage this spring or summer, you might get a visit from a safety patrol.

The Sask 1st Call Safety Patrols are now out in the Saskatchewan communities of Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, North Battleford, Weyburn, Estevan, Yorkton, Melville, Swift Current, Rosetown and Kindersley.

The safety patrols will visit neighbourhoods in those communities for the next six months checking to make sure contractors and homeowners are digging safely.

3 teenage boys from Carrot River killed in 4-vehicle crash near Melfort

Three teenage boys are dead after a four-vehicle crash on Highway 6 Sunday afternoon - one of four fatal crashes in the province this past weekend.

15-year-old girl killed in rollover north of Swift Current

A rollover north of Swift Current has left one girl dead and two others hurt.

Just before 5:30 Sunday morning, a 2006 Nissan pickup truck lost control and rolled multiple times on grid road 738, about 15 kilometres west of Highway 4. The truck eventually landed back upright.

A 15-year-old girl died at the scene; the 16-year-old girl driving was airlifted to Saskatoon with serious injuries.

The other passenger, an 18-year-old woman, was taken to hospital in Swift Current, then flown to Saskatoon as well.

Police continue to investigate.

Fatal 4-vehicle crash near Spalding

RCMP from Melfort are investigating a fatal four-vehicle crash on Highway 6 just south of Spalding.

The highway was closed Sunday night with traffic being re-routed in both directions.

It's not immediately clear how many people died in the crash and no names have been released.

An RCMP traffic re-constructionist is on scene assisting in the investigation.

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2 dead after crash near Estevan

Two people are dead after an accident on Highway 18 near Estevan on Sunday morning.

RCMP were called to a two-vehicle collision about 15 kilometres west of Estevan at about 9:15 a.m.

A vehicle heading east veered into the westbound lane, striking a semi traveling west. The semi was hauling a Super-B trailer loaded with fertilizer.

The vehicle caught fire on impact and was burned beyond recognition.

The two people in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi suffered only minor injuries.

Sask. privacy commissioner investigates government information leak

The Saskatchewan privacy commissioner is investigating whether the provincial government violated a care home worker's privacy when it released parts of his personnel file to the media.

Campsites open at Buffalo Pound and Cypress Hills for early spring campers

The weather has been doing its best imitation of summer lately and that means some people in Saskatchwean are eager to get out and go camping.

"We have a number of campgrounds within a few of our parks that are open year-round," explained Mary-Anne Wihak, director of visitor experiences in the Parks Division with the province.

UPDATE: Body found near Melfort identified as woman

The body found along the bank of the Saskatchewan River near Melfort on Thursday has been identified as a 49-year-old woman.
 
Police used evidence at the scene, and also spoke with family members who were able to identify some personal items nearby, to help identify the woman.
 
Her death is not suspicious or criminal in nature, and her name will not be released.

The body was found by a hunter who made the grisly discovery along the bank of the Saskatchewan River, about four kilometres west of the George Willis Bridge.

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