The Saskatoon Contacts are going back to the Telus Cup. Last year's bronze medallists advanced to this year's midget AAA hockey championship with a 3-0 win over the Thunder Bay Kings in Kenora, Ont. yesterday at the Western Regional Championships.
Vukie Mpofu picked up two points in the game with a first period goal and an assist on Cameron Hebig's power play marker 36 seconds into the second frame.
Jeremy Leclerc rounded out the Contacts' scoring with an empty-netter in the third period.
If you think cruising through ruts is hard in your vehicle, imagine doing it in a fire truck.
As some cars are forced to park on the outside of giant snow banks, narrow streets are posing a problem for Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services.
“We do have some issues the way some people are parking or have to park. The trucks do have some trouble negotiating down the streets because it is so narrow,” said Assistant Fire Chief Bill Coffin.
At around 10:30 p.m on Saturday night, paramedics responded to a snowmobile incident northwest of the Prince Albert airport.
As snow blankets the city once again, a cat rescue program in Saskatoon is worried about the fast approaching kitten season.
“This is one of the seasons where there are a lot of kittens. We want to get them off the street and get them out of dangerous situations and into foster homes and then into forever homes,” said Linda Gubbe, co-founder of the SCAT Street Cat Rescue Program.
Spring followed by the fall are the busiest times of year for the rescue group, said Gubbe.
With Canola season on its way, SaskCanola is asking farmers to take precautions with equipment.
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed that a field in the west central region has tested positive for Clubroot disease just last year.
Franck Groeneweg, vice-chair of SaskCanola, explained that the infected field was discovered during an annual provincial survey.
“Last year, 91 fields were surveyed in the province, and one soil sample was found positive for DNA of Clubroot,” said Groeneweg.
As of Sunday the city has spent more money shaving ruts than it would have cost to clear all residential streets once this winter, with no end in sight.
Since Monday, graders and sanders have worked around the clock to clear residential roadways at a cost of $80,000 to $100,000 a day, according to Mike Gutek, general manager of infrastructure for the City of Saskatoon.
In December, city council voted down a motion to clear all residential streets once for $600,000, the same amount it has now spent clearing the ruts.
The Saskatoon Contacts scored three first period goals on their way to a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Wild in round robin play at the Telus Cup western regional
midget AAA hockey championship in Kenora Ontario on Saturday.
A man has been arrested after RCMP used cellphone tracking to find a man allegedly involved in a bomb threat at the Dakota Dunes Casino.
The 38-year-old man from La Loche, a northern community in Saskatchewan, was found at a Saskatoon hotel on Sunday. Police have charged him with uttering threats, mischief and public mischief.
The casino was evacuated and closed after the empty threat, according to RCMP. The casino reopened as of 10:50 p.m. Saturday night.
The City of Saskatoon has unveiled a new way for residents to report badly rutted streets.
Infrastructure services general manager Mike Gutek said the city has been receiving between 400-700 calls a day from people asking for a city crew to come clear their streets.
Saskatoon’s Visual Arts Placement jury is looking for public feedback on its community art program.
Currently the city is spending about $70,000 per year to lease several sculptures and works of art, at an average of $1,500 per year.
Allan Wallace, manager of planning and development with the City of Saskatoon, said the arts jury simply wants to gauge the public’s interest and knowledge of the program.