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Bradley Tomms charged with Virden murder

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On Tuesday January 15, 2019, at approximately 12:30 am, Virden RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence located on Queen Street West in the community of Virden.. . .READ MORE

Moosomin colder than the south pole

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It is colder this morning in Moosomin, Saskatchewan than at the South Pole. Actual temperature around 7:30 this morning was minus-30 in Moosomin, and a balmy -27 at the Amu. . .READ MORE

Missing pilot rescued after search

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On January 13, 2019, at approximately 6:45 pm, RCMP were notified of an overdue pilot. A 71-year-old male from Ashern, Manitoba had left that morning to fly his plane to . . .READ MORE

53 firearms stolen in two break-ins

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RCMP are investigating the theft of multiple firearms in Oakbank and Souris in two separate break-ins On January 14, 2019, at approximately 3:00 am, Oakbank RCMP responded . . .READ MORE

Group aiming to start search and rescue chapter in SE Sask

[ • BY Kara Kinna]

A group is hoping to get a volunteer SARSAV search and rescue chapter started in Southeast Saskatchewan and will be holding public information meetings from January 16-24 in four different communities in the southeast. SARSAV stands for Search and Rescue Saskatchewan Association of Volunteers. Currently there is a chapter in the Yorkton-Melville. . .

Majority of Canadians say lack of new pipelines a crisis

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The majority of Canadians say the lack of new pipelines is "a crisis" and half say the Trudeau government has been doing too little to build new capacity. Data from the Angus Reid Institute released January 16 that shows six-in-ten Canadians say the lack of new pipeline capacity constitutes a “crisis”, while half say the Trudeau government has d. . .

Resource Coalition Convoy to Ottawa cancelled

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The Resource Coalition Convoy to Ottawa has been cancelled. The convoy was to take place between February 15 and 20. It was one of two convoys being planned to Ottawa -- the other being a Yellow Vest convoy. The Resource Coalition is made up of Canada Action, Rally 4 Resources and several other groups. "Unfortunately the convoy is cance. . .

Man exposes himself at Hillmond tournament

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On January 12th, 2019, Maidstone RCMP received reports of an unknown male exposing himself to young children during a hockey tournament at the arena in Hillmond, SK. An investigation has been launched. Maidstone RCMP would like to remind the public to remain vigilant and keep a close eye on their children while at arenas and other public pl. . .

SaskTel fixes long distance issue

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Problems affecting long distance and toll free calls on SaskTel's entire network appear to be fixed. All morning, SaskTel customers across the province were having difficulty making long distance calls. The problem affected the entire network, including both landline and cell phones. Customers are able to make long distance calls once agai. . .

SaskTel long distance outage

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SaskTel has an outage affecting its long distance services. SaskTel says it is aware of issues with not being able to call Long Distance and Toll Free Numbers from landlines or cell phones. SaskTel officials say they are working to fix this issue as quickly as possible.. . .

Pro-pipeline protests erupting

[ • BY Kevin Weedmark]

Large crowds were on hand for a convoy from Virden to Brandon on Saturday, Jan. 5 and for a pro-resource rally held at the Saskatchewan legislature on Tuesday last week, as discontent grows across the prairies over the difficulties in getting Western Canadian resources to market. There is a plan for a Moosomin rally for resources in February. Th. . .

Driver of stolen vehicle filled with drugs asks police for gas

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A woman and two men are in custody after they approached police in a stolen vehicle filled with drugs, asking for help because they had run out of gas in Leduc, Alberta The trio were arrested after a traffic stop Friday afternoon as they headed northbound on Highway 2 near Glen Park Road in Leduc — but they weren’t the ones pulled over. Accor. . .

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