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Former Mountie, sports coach convicted of sex abuse granted day parole

A former Mountie and sports coach convicted of sexually abusing young boys in British Columbia and Saskatchewan has been granted day parole. The Parole Board of Canada denied Alan Davidson full parole but ruled the 64-year-old likely won’t present a risk under day release with special conditions. Former Mountie who sexually assaulted teenage boys gets 6 years in prison Former RCMP officer

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Asphalt research could cut costs, increase longevity of Saskatchewan roads

Some Saskatchewan roads might make drivers feel like they’re cruising over moguls instead of pavement, but a Saskatoon research team’s work could help change that. University of Saskatchewan researchers are exploring how different asphalt mixes respond to freezing and thawing cycles — an inevitability in Canada. READ MORE: Pothole-patching crews in Saskatoon switch to hot-mix asphalt They’re using 3D images

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Sask. court ruling on whether Prince Albert violated pro-life group’s charter rights

The Prince Albert Right to Life Association (PARLA) is hoping three Court of Appeal justices rule in its favour that its freedom of expression was violated when the city didn’t fly the group’s flag. Amazon removes Christmas ornaments with pictures of Auschwitz after museum flags them Saskatoon pro-life group denied proclamation by city hall In 2017, the city did not

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Saskatoon lab joins race for coronavirus vaccine

Saskatchewan’s low level of risk for being affected by the new coronavirus outbreak isn’t stopping one of the province’s laboratories from jumping into the vaccine race. The University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization – International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) told Global News Wednesday that they’re in the midst of an “integrated approach” to developing a vaccine. “At the moment

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‘We’re all blue collar workers’: unions across Canada throw support behind Unifor

Rally cries are growing louder as day 50 in the Co-op Refinery labour dispute approaches. The picket line has more than doubled with hundreds of Unifor members from across the country culminating in Regina. “We’re all blue collar workers; we’re all unionized,” said Balkar Sandhu, a member of Unifor Local 111. “You support your sisters and you support your brothers

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