App aims to ease parking woes in Regina

An app has been designed to make it easier to find a parking spot in busy city centre areas, such as that surrounding Regina General Hospital.  Offstreet Parking was inspired by shared economy services such as Airbnb and Uber. The app is still being developed but users can sign up for a beta version on the website.  Co-creator Kyle Smyth said businesses,

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Man charged with 1st-degree murder in 16-year-old’s death in Pelican Narrows

The victim of a homicide in Pelican Narrows, Sask., has been identified as 16-year-old Mark Clarence Michel. At approximately 1:19 a.m. CST on Tuesday, Pelican Narrows RCMP received a complaint that the boy was taken to the local health centre by community members for treatment of gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the health centre.  Mounties investigate homicide in

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First Nation band councillor accused of selling drugs released on bail

A Saskatchewan First Nation band councillor accused of selling drugs has been released on bail. Clarence Papequash, 64, of the Key First Nation was in Yorkton provincial court on Wednesday. Papequash is charged with drug trafficking, firearm offences and one count of possession of property obtained by crime. Band councillor suspended after drug, weapon charges His next court appearance is

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Rosetown business burgled of recreational items over long weekend

Rosetown RCMP are warning the public about potential sales of stolen items after a heist in the community over the long weekend. Police say a business in the community was broken into sometime between Sunday and Tuesday. All-terrain vehicles, trailers, a boat motor and several other recreational items were stolen. RCMP and a forensics unit are investigating the thefts.  Police ask

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SaskTel pension worries raised in light of possible privatization

The Saskatchewan New Democrats are talking about how the possible privatization of SaskTel could affect pensioners with the Crown-owned telecommunications company. The NDP has accepted a petition from members of the SaskTel defined benefit pension plan and their supporters. It calls on the government to provide the appropriate funding to the plan in the event SaskTel is sold off or if SaskTel can’t

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Synthetic drug 2C-B seized by Prince Albert police after 6 overdose

Police say they have encountered the synthetic drug, 2C-B, for the first time in the city.  Police say six people were transported to the hospital for treatment, all displaying symptoms consistent with an overdose, following a call for help on Monday. On Tuesday, members of the Investigated Street Enforcement Team (ISET) and the criminal investigation team searched a home on

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‘Violence here beyond belief’: Crown wants life sentence in death of Regina 84-year-old

Details of the horrific death of 84-year-old Victor Richard McNab were revisited on Wednesday at a sentencing hearing. Dale Murray Stonechild was convicted last year of manslaughter in McNab’s 2013 death in Regina and now a judge must decide how much time he will serve. The Crown is asking for a life sentence with no chance of parole for seven years. The court

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10 doctors and pharmacies gave addicted B.C. patient 26 prescriptions of opioids over four months, no questions asked

Over a four-month period, a 39-year old B.C. man went doctor shopping to obtain opioids and other addictive drugs, finding 10 willing doctors to write a few dozen prescriptions and 10 pharmacies to fill them. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. discovered the case while doing a routine review of prescribing patterns on the PharmaNet database where all dispensed prescriptions

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