It was an exciting morning for a mother in Saskatchewan whose baby just couldn't wait.
"This morning we had a female patient who was nine months pregnant and her husband traveling in from out of town on Highway 16 east and they realized mom was not going to make Saskatoon. Baby wanted to come out now," said Troy Davies with MD Ambulance.
The couple pulled over on the side of the highway just past Clavet and phoned 911.
Three men and a woman from British Columbia have been charged after police in Saskatoon responded to a break and enter in progress.
It happened around 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday in the 100 block of Clancy Drive.
Police were told that four people left the scene in a red car. The vehicle was stopped a few blocks away where officers found a sawed off shotgun and ammunition.
Police said this incident was not a random home invasion and nobody was hurt.
As the city and private companies scramble to clear snow from streets, roofs and backyards, the heavy traffic has taken its toll on the last remaining snow dump.
The ground at Valley Road, south of the CN Rail yards is soft, muddy, and littered with pools of water between giant ruts. Even large trucks have difficulty coping with the sloppy conditions.
“Today we’ve hauled out two trucks,” said truck driver John Johnstone.
“It’s a pain to say the least but it comes with the territory.”
One man is in police custody after a high-speed chase Wednesday afternoon in Saskatoon ended in Colonsay.
At approximately 3:45 p.m., on April 3, a 35-year-old male was robbed of his vehicle outside of a bank in the downtown of Saskatoon. The victim was thrown to the ground and his SUV was stolen.
Even though it seems like we have had an especially harsh winter, Saskatoon is not even close to breaking a snowfall record.
"I went back to look and see what the winters were like in the 1960's and 1970's and this year is more like that period," said Virginia Wittrock, climatologist with the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC).
The SRC collected 54.9 mm of precipitation for the winter period which starts in December and ends in February. But from October 2012 to March 2013 there was a total of 114.5 mm collected.
Two Saskatoon men face
charges after allegedly showing up to a Martensville house party uninvited and
beating a man with brass knuckles.
Brant Detillieux, 18, and Christopher Ptolemy, 19, are charged with assault and possession of a prohibited weapon.
The 19-year-old victim told RCMP he was attacked in the early morning of March 10, to the point where he needed plastic surgery on his skull due to a broken orbital bone.
Detillieux is scheduled to appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court on May 22. Ptolemy is set to appear on May 29.
During 2013 budget deliberations the matter of budgeting $600,000 for one residential snow clearing was voted down by city council.
Now, a few months later, city councillors are getting an ear-full from constituents unhappy with what they have to deal with on residential streets, and it's not potholes.
"The bigger issue in my ward is snow ice and slush, we have huge ruts on streets," said Ward 5 councillor Randy Donauer.
After numerous complaints and a lengthy investigation, the Saskatchewan SPCA has seized 25 horses from a neglectful owner.
"There were certainly some nutritional challenges on the property and general care issues," said Kaley Pugh, manager of animal protection services for the Saskatchewan SPCA.
"They have some parasite problems ... they all need to have their feet done."
Last Tuesday, after multiple visits to the premises, a veterinarian recommended removal of the horses.
The commander of the
Royal Canadian Navy is in Saskatoon to explain why Saskatchewan should
care about what happens at sea.
Vice-Admiral Paul Maddison spoke to business leaders Wednesday morning during a luncheon called "The Royal Canadian Navy: An Investment in Canada's Future."
The naval leader, born in Moose Jaw, said despite living in a land-locked province many sailors come from Saskatchewan. He pointed out how the navy impacts the province.
Hitting those potholes can cause a whole lot of problems.
The melting snow means less slipping and sliding on roads, but it also means potholes are starting to pop up.