Psychiatrist at sentencing hearing says teen involved in Hannah Leflar murder has ‘major depressive disorder’

A teen who helped kill 16-year-old Hannah Leflar told his psychiatrist he was only trying to help his friend Skylar Prockner grieve the loss of his relationship and he did not think it would lead to murder. Court heard these details from the teen’s psychiatrist, who took the stand at the teen’s adult sentencing hearing at Court of Queen’s Bench in Regina on Monday. The

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‘They thought they were just taking heroin’: experts say fentanyl education still needed in Regina

Although fentanyl overdoses haven’t reached crisis level in Regina, some addiction treatment experts are encouraging residents to educate themselves about the dangers of drug use to help prevent numbers from increasing. Troy Neiszner, manager of the addiction treatment centre for the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, said people don’t realize fentanyl is often mixed with other drugs.  “They thought they were just taking heroin

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‘It’s like a motorcycle:’ Regina resident sounds alarm over noise from flour mill

A Regina man disturbed by the nighttime noise of a flour mill near his neighbourhood is warning future residents to take note of his concern before signing their name to a new home.  David Mah lives in the The Greens on Gardiner neighbourhood in the city’s ever-expanding southeast area. After completing a sun room on his house in the newly developed neighbourhood this summer, he began

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‘It’s not just rah rah’: Sask. cheerleaders work to smash stereotypes as sport’s popularity grows

When Olivia Bocian tells people she is a cheerleading coach, she says many of them don’t understand what she really does. “It’s not just all ‘rah rah’ running around a football game,” said the Weyburn coach on Sunday. Bocian was one of more than 80 cheerleading coaches from across Saskatchewan gathered in Saskatoon this weekend for the annual Saskatchewan Cheerleading Association

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Recruiting rush on to meet Dec. 4 launch date of Sask. health superboard

The Dec. 4 launch date has been set for the all-in-one Saskatchewan Health Authority. Now CEO Scott Livingstone and the board of directors will hasten the process for hiring more than a dozen senior managers for the soon-to-launch health superboard. “We have set aggressive timelines using a combination of appointments and open competitions to expedite the recruitment process and ensure

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‘A huge loss’: Edmonton Liberian community holds mass for 3 women killed in Sask. crash

Members of Edmonton’s Liberian community are still visibly shaken two days after three pillars of their tight-knit community were killed in a car crash near Lloydminster, Sask. More than 100 friends and family mourned at The Solid Rock International Ministries of Edmonton on Sunday during the church’s first service since Glorious Blamo, 35, Eva Fatu Tumbay, 37, and Jeanette Wright, 53,

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Sask. Roughriders stand arm-in-arm during O Canada at Mosaic Stadium

Players with the Saskatchewan Roughriders locked arms during the national anthem at Sunday’s game versus the Calgary Stampeders at Regina’s Mosaic Stadium. NFL protests: Players, owners defy Trump during anthem NFL owners speak out in support of players against Donald Trump NFL commissioner, players’ union angrily denounce Donald Trump This comes after U.S. President Donald Trump posted comments on Twitter

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Paralympian Miranda Biletski sues University of Regina for diving injuries

As the first woman on Canada’s national team for wheelchair rugby — also known as murderball — Paralympian Miranda Biletski never dwelled on the 2005 diving accident that left her quadriplegic. That doesn’t mean she accepts how it happened. A three-week jury trial begins Monday for her lawsuit against the University of Regina, which she claims was negligent. At 16, the

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