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1 hr ago | Brandon Sun

Going from reserve to recruit a culture shock for some aboriginals: report

The move from small and isolated communities to larger urban centres can be quite jarring for aboriginals who join the Canadian Armed Forces, says a newly released document.

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8 hrs ago | GlobalNews

Streetscaping Central Avenue negative and positive

The City of Saskatoon has undertaken a large streetscaping project in Sutherland.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Regina Leader Post

Province to make improvements at Duck Mountain

The planned improvements include, a new access road into the Jubilee Boat Launch as well as earthwork construction for an additional trailer sewage disposal station at Pickerel Point campground.

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CBC News

Sask. to review rules on employers, cellphones & vehicle seizures

Owner of K3 Excavating Kevin Boychuk is upset after one of his trucks was impounded because an employee was caught using his mobile phone while driving.

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Brandon Sun

Mistrial could be declared in Saskatoon murder case after Mr. Big ruling

The spectre of a mistrial hangs over a high-profile murder case in Saskatchewan after a Supreme Court ruling on undercover police stings.

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Star Phoenix

Saskatoon police say use of rescue vehicle justified

Canadians Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard reached the third round of the U.S. Open Thursday, earning tough night-time victories in swirling wind against dangerous opponents.

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Star Phoenix

Diverse Saskatoon a challenge for school board

Canadians Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard reached the third round of the U.S. Open Thursday, earning tough night-time victories in swirling wind against dangerous opponents.

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Star Phoenix

Late blight could spread across Sask.

Potato and tomato growers are on high alert after the fungal disease responsible for the Irish potato famine was reported in Saskatoon and Outlook earlier this week.

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Weyburn This Week

Seniors ride with STC for $15 one-way this September

The Saskatchewan Transportation Company has announced the return of their popular Senior Seat Sale.

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CBC News

Is it time for higher speed limits on Canada's highways?

Across Canada, motorists could be forgiven for being confused: a speed that's deemed to be just fine on a nice, four- or six-lane straightaway on some provincial highways could result in fines or demerit points on others.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Prince Albert Daily Herald

Solidarity walk raises awareness of missing and murdered aboriginal women

Having made their way to City Hall, Cree elder Emil Bell addresses supporters of his solidarity walk for missing and murdered indigenous women.

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Fort Francis Times

Mentally ill need help, not handcuffs: report

There has been a significant increase in the number of interactions between police and people with mental illness over the past five-seven years, says a new report by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

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Yorkton This Week & Enterprise

Dick Collver revealed Sask.'s other side

It has been almost 30 years since the Saskatchewan public last saw Dick Collver.

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Star Phoenix

Couple urges government to help get adopted son to Canada

Andrea and Kyle Halstead are having a hard time getting their adopted son from The Congo to their home in Saskatoon.

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GlobalNews

Saskatchewan a hidden gem in Canada for golf courses

Capilano Golf and Country Club in West Vancouver, Glen Abbey in Oakville and Royal Montreal Golf Club are just a few that come to mind when you think of extraordinary golf courses in the country.

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Southwest Booster

Highway Hotline adds six roadside cameras

Motorists in central and northern Saskatchewan have benefited from the installation of three of the six new roadside cameras unveiled by the province.

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Weyburn Review

Weyburn author Lazurko wins WILLA literary award

Weyburn author Anne Lazurko's first full-length novel, "Dollybird", has been recognized with an award for historical fiction by the Women Writing the West organization in the United States.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Prince Albert Daily Herald

PAATA convention features informational session and comedian

The Prince Albert and Area Teachers' Association is inviting teachers, substitute teachers, superannuates and interns to attend their convention at Carlton Comprehensive High School on Friday.

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Western Wheel

Duet celebrating summer success

Wildflower's Dean Selby, of Okotoks, and Jennie Clarke, of Calgary, released their first full-length album Long Road on Aug. 19. An Okotoks musician is riding the road to success following the release of his first album and music video this summer.

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Star Phoenix

Mandryk: Harried days for Romanow gov't

To be clear, former NDP premier Roy Romanow had no grand plan two decades ago to remove Saskatchewan from Confederation and join the U.S. And even as an option in Saskatchewan's contingency plan in the event of a sovereigntist win in the 1995 Quebec referendum, it was clearly his last choice.

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