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Backyard dig yields potentially explosive discovery in Saskatoon

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Saskatoon police say they’ve wrapped up the search of a property in the city’s Sutherland neighbourhood after what appears to have been a scary surprise for a homeowner.

In a news release issued on Thursday, police said they were called around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday after the owner of a home in the 100 block of 109th Street found what appeared to be an explosive device.

The release didn’t clarify the nature of the device; however, members of the police bomb squad and Canadian Forces personnel from the Dundurn ammunition depot were brought to the scene. They were able to determine the explosive was likely many years old and no longer active.

Nearby homeowners were warned about the situation as a precaution while military and police officers searched the property to ensu...

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SHA warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Prince Albert Value Village

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The Saskatchewan Health Authority is warning the public of a potential COVID-19 exposure at the Value Village in Prince Albert.

According to a press release issued Thursday afternoon, an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was in the Value Village located on 15th Street on three days while likely infectious.

The SHA asks that anyone who attended the Value Village between 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 17, 18 and 19, and are experiencing symptoms of the virus to immediately self-isolate and call HealthLine 811 to book a COVID-19 test.

Those who visited the store during the specified times but are not experiencing symptoms are asked to monitor themselves for symptoms for next 14 days.

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Saskatoon and surrounding communities pass ‘historic’ regional plan

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The planning district is made up of three documents: a planning district agreement, an official community plan and a zoning bylaw. The councils passed the first two at the meeting; the zoning bylaw is still in development.

Sarnecki said its benefits include a collaborative approach to support growth, consistent decision-making, a mechanism for dispute resolution, and coordination of infrastructure and services.

The meeting heard that the district is aimed at making the region more competitive as a whole, with co-operation preferable to municipalities competing with each other to attract investment.

“Ultimately the plan provides a comprehensive framework for planning and development within the (region),” Sarnecki said.

Cowessess First Nation owns land in the ...

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COVID-19: Gov. says parties, weddings and other gatherings putting people at risk

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The province has only issued such fines four times since a state of emergency was declared in March. Two were for people who failed to self-isolate while they had COVID-19. A third was for the host of a large gathering in Saskatoon attended by more than 40 people, which has since been linked to more than 21 cases. A fourth was for a business that was charged $14,000 for operating despite restrictions ordered by the province.

Premier Scott Moe has recently warned that tougher fines may result for people who either blatantly put others at risk or host gatherings that flout public health orders. The maximum allowed at an indoor gathering is 30 people, and only if there is room for each of them to be six feet apart.

The province reported five cases of COVID-19 and e...

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Reigning Bronze Baby champion U of S Huskies prepared either way, season or no season

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The Huskies, who said goodbye to graduates Sabine Dukate, Megan Ahlstrom and Vera Crooks, return most of their national champion roster except for sisters Christy and Brianna Fehr.

Returnees include Libby Epoch, Summer Masikewich, Kyla Shand, Carly Ahlstrom, Katriana Philipenko, Andrea Dodig, Claudia Lomba Viana, Erin Kehrig and Janaya Brown.

“Until we hear official word on Oct. 8, we’re really approaching this year like we’re really taking the opportunity to get better, doing it in a way that’s not overwhelming,” explained Thomaidis.

“We’re going to have some fun along the way, as well. Without being able to touch a ball and train very much over the summer, we’ve had to get at it kind of in a gradual way, you could say...

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Boudoir a ‘state of mind’ for breast cancer survivor photographer

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The moment she shows a someone a new side of themselves gives Pam Brace’s work as a photographer meaning.

As she works with a client, Brace likes to pause every so often to show them some of her shots. With her boudoir work, people are typically in disbelief that it’s them staring up from the camera screen.

That’s becauseboudoir is “a state of mind,” Brace said.

“I found that in doing boudoir photography, women see the more positive sides of themselves, and even start to love the parts of themselves that they didn’t even really like before,” she said.

That was especially true for a breast cancer survivor who had undergone a mastectomy. She looked at her portrait and saw herself in a new light, Brace said.

“She said, ‘I feel sexy, I feel strong...

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Death of couple with Sask. ties a ‘huge hit’ for rural Alberta volunteer fire department

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Until the news broke, the volunteer firefighters in Galahad had held out hope the two would safely return, Cannady said.

“We’re all struggling quite a bit right now.”

He said he certain the firefighters will get through their grief as a group, but he expressed sadness for Kozak and Ferrier’s families.

A GoFundMe page was created by Crystal Farlow, a former co-worker of a Ferrier family member, who said in part in a Facebook message that “the family appreciates the kindness and generosity that has been poured out to them.” Money from the GoFundMe will go toward expenses for the celebration of life, and to the families.

Kozak joined the volunteer fire department right after moving to Galahad, and had been “absolutely awesome,” Cannady said...

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New program aims to offer mental, dental care to First Nations by bus


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SASKATOON, SK--September 24/2020 - 0925 news remote health - Ethan Bear of the Edmonton Oilers discusses some of health challenges growing up in a remote community at Prairieland Park on Sept. 24. Photo taken in Saskatoon, SK on Tuesday, September 24, 2020. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix/Nick Pearce)
Ethan Bear of the Edmonton Oilers at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon on Sept. 24, 2020. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix/Nick Pearce) jpg

The bus carrying the workers is scheduled to officially start operations on Aug. 31, 2021, serving about 1,000 children and residents on seven First Nations, Synergy 8 board chair Troy Davies said.

Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Mistawasis First Nation, Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Muskoday First Nation, Yellow Quill First Nation, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and One Arrow First Nation will receive visits. The project’s sponsors include Nutrien, Cameco, and the Jim Pattison children’s hospital.

Davies said the goal is to provide direct access to care, with the possibility of offering flu shots and COVID-19 testing.

“If there’s an elder who has...

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Evidence concludes at trial for companies accused in workplace death at children’s hospital site


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An Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) trial into the workplace death of a 21-year-old construction worker has adjourned until December for arguments.

The trial concluded late Wednesday after three days of testimony in which Banff Constructors and Pilosio Canada called their own expert engineering witnesses in an improvised courtroom at Saskatoon’s Sheraton Cavalier hotel.

The construction subcontractor and formwork table cart supplier are accused of infractions under the OHS Act after Eric Ndayishimiye died while working on the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital construction site on July 21, 2016.

Court exhibit photo of collapsed Pilosio table cart that fatally crushed 21-year-old Eric Ndayishimiye on July 21, 2016. Ndayishimiye was working for Banff Constructors on the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital. His employer and Pilosio Canada Inc. are charged with infractions under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Court exhibit photo of collapsed Pilosio table cart that fatally crushed 21-year-old Eric Ndayishimiye on July 21, 2016. Saskatoon

When the trial began in August 2019, court ...

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Food: Barbecue chicken chili with cheddar cornbread

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Whenever I make chili, I have an intense craving for cornbread. My recipe is laced with honey, butter, and cheddar cheese, and it goes so well with the sweet and smoky chili. I love dunking a slice into my bowl of chili goodness, but it’s also quite delicious when toasted the next morning and topped with your favourite jam.

Barbecue Chicken Chili with Black Beans and Corn

2 Tbsp canola oil

1 lb ground chicken

1 onion, diced

1 red pepper, diced

1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 Tbsp chili powder

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp dry mustard powder

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

1 – 796 mL can whole tomatoes

2 – 540 mL cans black beans, drained and rinsed

2 cups corn ke...

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