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Provincial budget questioned after oil drops to $31 a barrel

People arose Monday morning to a shock with news that the Dow Jones and TSX had shut down due to trade stocks plummeting and oil hitting $31.13 US a barrel.

Coroner’s inquest recommends prison guards carry 911 tool

The jury from a coroner’s inquest into the death of Saskatchewan Penitentiary inmate Curtis Cozart recommended that correctional officers carry a 911 tool after evening lockup and be allowed to call 911.

Trial set for Pelican Narrows man charged with murder

A trial is set next month for a Pelican Narrows man charged with second-degree murder. Thomas Johnny Bernard Ross, 31, of Sandy Bay, was arrested in connection to the death of Darnell Bear, 33. According to RCMP, just before 10 p.m. on Feb.

P.A. Police arrest 2, seize firearms, drugs during traffic stop

A 40-year-old man faces 30 weapons-related charges after Prince Albert Integrated Crime Reduction Team conducted a vehicle stop Feb. 26. Police learned that a man was suspected of being in possession of a firearm.

Education Minister ‘disappointed’ STF walked away from bargaining table

Education Minister Gordon Wyant said Monday he is disappointed the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) walked away from the bargaining table. The STF announced Monday that they will be implementing sanctions beginning March 12. Teachers voted 90.

Third bail hearing set for Loon Lake man facing child porn charges

A third bail hearing is scheduled in Saskatoon Provincial Court for a Loon Lake man charged with numerous child luring offences.

Meadow Lake court briefs

The following cases were heard before Judge M. Baldwin in Meadow Lake court on Feb. 27. - Terraance L. Lasas appeared via CCTV on numerous weapons charges. The case was adjourned until March 1 for a show cause hearing.

Inquest into Sask. pen inmate’s death reveals mental health issues

Curtis Robert Cozart was only 30 when he was found hanging by a blue bed sheet wrapped around his neck and tied to the doors of his cell at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary on May 23, 2017.
Wet'suwet'en pipeline supporters feel shut out of talks, ministers told

Wet'suwet'en pipeline supporters feel shut out of talks, ministers told

OTTAWA — Federal cabinet ministers are facing pointed questions about why elected band chiefs and women of the Wet'suwet'en nation who support a disputed natural-gas pipeline in British Columbia were not in meetings aimed at reducing tensions.

Case of murder of Carrot River man awaits disclosure

The case against a Calgary man charged with the murder of a Saskatchewan man has been adjourned while lawyers wait for disclosure. Fayiah (Victor) Braima, 23, appeared in Calgary provincial court Feb. 24. Defence requested the adjournment.