A cursory search, turned into some serious charges for a Regina man this week
Benjamin Collins, 33, is being charged with accessing and posession of child pornography, and breach of probation.
Wednesday Regina Police Service officers went to his home in North Central to make sure he was complying with his probation order, namely not having an device in his possession which could access the internet.
Can any jail sentence make up for the lifetime of pain caused by child sexual offenders?
One Saskatchewan man, who says he was a victim 50 years ago, says no.
John Gormley began that conversation on Thursday morning on the heels of a police announcement about Operation Snapshot which targeted online sexual predators across western and northern Canada. They arrested 21 and charged 16 people, including 11 in Saskatchewan for child porn and sexual exploitation.
A mother in Saskatoon is trying to help her son deal with an online bully.
"Heartbreaking doesn't cover it," said Dorrie Duncan, who has watched her 13-year-old son, Brandon, be bullied for more than a year.
The bully started bothering Brandon when they both attended the same Saskatoon elementary school. Since then the bully has switched schools and he's turned to Facebook to torment Brandon.
"This kid just will not leave Brandon alone," she said.
Have a question for Saskatoon Police Chief Clive Weighill?
He'll be responding to questions on Twitter for an hour starting at 11 a.m. Thursday morning.
"We've held two Twitter chats before, both relating to traffic, and they've both been positive and successful initiatives," said Kelsie Fraser, social media specialist with the police.
"Having the Chief open up to a different form of question-taking is hopefully going to be an informative experience for our followers and a way to thank them for their continued interest in the service."
You can look at the numbers and types of crimes being reported to the Regina Police Serivce in your neighbourhood.
Information for September and well as the year to the end of September can be found here.
Police say a teenage boy in Saskatoon has been "rescued" from abuse thanks to a wide-sweeping crack-down on child pornography that has also resulted in more than 15 arrests.
Details of "Operation Snapshot" were released at the RCMP "F" Division headquarters in Regina Wednesday morning. The effort was headed-up by the RCMP's Canadian Police Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (CPCMEC) but involved 14 different police agencies across western and northern Canada.
Police continue to treat a death as suspicious after the body of a man was found in a fire-destroyed vehicle five kilometers south of Saskatoon.
Saskatoon RCMP and fire department were called to the scene on Highway 219 near the Corman Park landfill just before midnight on Tuesday night.
The body of an unidentified man was found in the vehicle after the fire was under control.
After the terrible story of Amanda Todd, a teenager who committed suicide after enduring cyber bullying and sexual exploitation, many parents may be wondering what they can do to prevent these online interactions.
Kaeli Decelles is the social media officer with the Regina Police Service, and has dealt with many questions from both parents and teens.
The first step is ensuring teenagers understand privacy settings on websites like Facebook.
About 20 people were recognized with a Royal Canadian Humane Association Bravery Award Monday at Government House in Regina. Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield presented the awards to people who, through their alertness, skill and concern, saved or attempt to save a life.
The stories of the people awarded for their bravery are overwhelming, from one man who helped an elderly woman out of her burning home, to two men who pulled a badly-burned man from a vehicle while it was still on fire.
An 83- year-old woman has died from a serious beating that took place just outside the Saskatoon police station.
The attack happened on Sept.16. The woman has been in hospital since then. Saskatoon police say she died on Saturday.
New charges are pending an autopsy that will be conducted later this week, say police. There have been six homicide charges in Saskatoon this year.