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The goal of a new MOU signed on Tuesday is to make Sask. First Nations communities safer.

New efforts aim to make Sask. First Nations communities safer

By 650 CKOM October 18, 2016 - 4:35pm Updated: October 18, 2016 - 4:45pm

It's the first of its kind in Saskatchewan.

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and the Saskatchewan First Nation Safety Association signed a memorandum of...

Two workers died when they were exposed to hydrogen sulphide in a sewer line near Fox Valley.

Saskatchewan sewer company fined after two Calgary men die in workplace

By The Canadian Press September 28, 2016 - 11:58am Updated: September 28, 2016 - 12:00pm

A Saskatchewan sewer company will have to pay a $42,000 penalty after two Calgary men were killed in a workplace accident.

J * D Sewer Services Ltd. of Swift Current was...

Nataya (second from left) was left with a two-inch gash on the back of her head after falling through a sewer lid at a Saskatchewan rest stop.

Sask. government reviewing safety after toddler falls into septic tank in Maple Creek

By Adriana Christianson June 28, 2016 - 5:50pm Updated: June 29, 2016 - 6:56am

The province is investigating how a toddler fell into a septic tank at a Tourism Saskatchewan rest stop in Maple Creek last week.

Richard Murray is deputy minister of...

Nataya (second from left) was left with a two-inch gash on the back of her head after falling through a sewer lid at a Saskatchewan rest stop.

Calgary toddler OK after falling into septic tank at Maple Creek rest stop

By Adriana Christianson June 28, 2016 - 6:12am Updated: June 28, 2016 - 6:12am

A Calgary mother is in disbelief after her young daughter fell through a broken sewer lid at a Tourism Saskatchewan rest stop in Maple Creek.

“I was standing right there...

An ADM fuel truck.

Truckers say lack of rest stops in Sask. is unsafe

By 650 CKOM January 13, 2016 - 8:55am Updated: January 13, 2016 - 5:57pm

Truckers say they need more rest stops in cities and on major highways, but who’s picking up the tab?

“That’s the big question and we don’t have a definitive answer on...

Ice fishing file photo.

SUV breaks through ice near Rowan's Ravine

By Brant Hilton January 7, 2016 - 4:27pm Updated: January 7, 2016 - 4:27pm

You don't often get warnings about thin ice in Saskatchewan in January, but police are warning people to be careful driving on any lake or pond this year.

RCMP said a...

Mieka Cleary shows off a winter car kit

Happy, safe holidays

By Kevin Martel December 25, 2015 - 10:34am Updated: December 25, 2015 - 10:45am

With winter here and many people out on Saskatchewan highways travelling over the holidays, there's a reminder from the province to plan accordingly.

The emergency...

Ministry of Highways snow-clearing equipment in March 2013.

Sask. adding flashing blue lights to snowplows

By Courtney Markewich December 17, 2015 - 12:46pm Updated: December 17, 2015 - 12:46pm

The Ministry of Highways is making a change that should help drivers spot snow-removal equipment on Saskatchewan's roads.

Starting Monday, all provincial snowplows,...

Snowmobilers asked to stay safe once the snow falls

By Sarah Mills December 8, 2015 - 3:15pm Updated: December 9, 2015 - 10:38am

Winter has been a bit tardy this year, but when it does arrive and people get out to enjoy it, they're being reminded to stay safe.

STARS and the Saskatchewan...

Responders on the scene of a crash at Pilot Butte in January 2014.

Sask. traffic blitz sees 478 drivers fined for speeding past emergency vehicles

By Courtney Markewich November 9, 2015 - 1:03pm Updated: November 10, 2015 - 6:36am

Hundreds of drivers were charged for going too fast past emergency vehicles in Saskatchewan in two separate traffic-safety-blitz weeks

During the week of Oct. 19, RCMP...

Staff Sgt. Lorilee Davies and Kathleen Wilson, executive director of the Heritage Community Association, speak to the media.

Working to improve safety: Regina Heritage neighbourhood making strides

By Courtney Markewich October 30, 2015 - 2:46pm Updated: October 30, 2015 - 2:46pm

The Heritage Community Association hopes the neighbourhood isn't seen in a negative light after a worker was allegedly attacked near the General Hospital earlier this week....

MD ambulance.

Car, pedestrian collisions up in Saskatoon

By Lasia Kretzel October 27, 2015 - 10:56am Updated: October 27, 2015 - 11:00am

Saskatoon paramedics responded to double the amount of calls of pedestrians getting hit by cars in August, prompting them to remind residents to be alert on the road.