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Riders using bye week to heal wounds, clear minds

The bye week will not only allow time for the Saskatchewan Roughriders to physically heal, it will allow players to mentally heal as well.

"I think a lot of teams would love to have a bye-week now, instead of the first round of the playoffs, just to get some of your guys back," said head coach Corey Chamblin.

The Riders have a number of players dealing with various injuries including Darian Durant, Weston Dressler, Chris Best, Brendon LaBatte, and Anthony Allen; others on the team are also bumped and bruised.

SaskPower CEO resigns following smart meter review

SaskPower CEO and President Robert Watson has resigned from his position.

The resignation comes the same morning that the Saskatchewan government released a review on SaskPower's smart meter program. The review found that eight fires where meters melted or burned and damaged homes can be tied back to SaskPower’s approach to the project.

Snow starts falling in Sask. Monday

Saskatchewan has enjoyed some unseasonably warm weather in October, but that is changing as the forecast for Monday calls for snow.
 
Places like Saskatoon, Kindersley, and Swift Current were already getting snow Monday morning. In fact, travel advisories had been placed on some highways since early in the morning, including Highway 1.

Smart meter review finds rainwater sparked fires

Reports into Saskatchewan’s now-suspended smart meter program says customer safety wasn’t a high enough priority.

Sask.-made food app focuses on fair trade products

Saskatchewan businesses are jumping on board with a new healthy food choices app.

The Saskatchewan-made EthicalEats.ca food-finder app launched Oct. 16.  There are currently around 60 businesses that are a part of the app, according to Robbi Humble, communications officer with the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC).

Chad Mogg, manager of Dr. Java’s Coffee in Prince Albert said they are considering the app to help people make the move to more ethical food choices.

MAP: Sask. photo radar project delayed

The Saskatchewan Government is a little behind schedule on launching its photo radar pilot program.

The province was hoping to have all eight cameras installed and operational by mid-October. However, SGI admitted Friday that not all locations will be up and running by month’s end. The crown is hoping to have at least one location ready to go, at Highway 1 and 9th Avenue in Moose Jaw. SGI said the other cameras won’t be too far behind in their set up.

First snowfall expected overnight in southern Sask.

After a beautiful, warm three weeks in October, Saskatchewan is expected to get the first glimpse of winter weather Sunday night.

Environment Canada meteorologist Mark Gerlyand said southern Saskatchewan will finally see some snow.

"A low pressure system formed overnight in southern Alberta. This low pressure system will be moving straight east into southern saskatchewan (Sunday) evening through the night," Gerlyand said.

The system will bring rain throughout the province Sunday evening but as temperatures drop, it will start to freeze.

Moose Jaw highway crash sends two men to hospital

Two men were taken to hospital after a highway crash in Moose Jaw Saturday evening.
 
A pickup truck was crossing  Highway #1 at Caribous Street East when it was struck by a semi that was travelling east on the highway.
 
A man driving the pickup was taken by STARS Air Ambulance to Regina General Hospital. The other driver was transported to Moose Jaw Union Hospital and has since been released. 
 
The Trans Canada was closed at that intersection for several hours as police investigated.

Ottawa Senators honour slain soldiers

Slain soliders Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent were honoured in a ceremony before the Ottawa Senators game on Saturday.

Senators and New Jersey Devils players surrounded centre-ice while military personnel from Cirillo's division in Hamilton and local first responders stood at attention inside the circle.

It's the first hockey game in Ottawa since Wednesday's attack on Parliament Hill and the National War Memorial, where Cirillo was shot to death. Vincent was killed in a hit-and-run attack Monday near Montreal.

Fatal rollover on the Big River First Nation

Two men are dead following a rollover on the Big River First Nation, northwest of Prince Albert.

RCMP say at around 5:00 Saturday morning, a GMC pickup truck lost control on a grid road and rolled several times in the ditch.

When officers arrived at the scene they found that a 28-year-old man and a 26-year old man had already passed away. A third man was taken to hospital with injuries.

Investigators are now looking into what led to the crash. The names of the deceased have not been released as of yet.

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