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Saskatoon police seek suspects, motive in brutal stabbing

Saskatoon Police said they found him brutally beaten and covered in blood from multiple stab wounds.

The 911 call was received at 6:50 a.m. Saturday morning. Police were called to the 300 block of Avenue R South in the Pleasant Hill neighbourhood, just a few blocks south of St. Paul's Hospital.

Officers found a 26 year old man bleeding on the sidewalk. MD Ambulance was able to treat him at the scene, and he is now in stable condition.

Seeding just beginning around province

Crop seeding around Saskatchewan is just beginning thanks to a cool and wet start to spring.

According to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report, the southwestern part of the province is reporting about two per cent of the crop is now in the ground.

Shannon Friesen, cropping management specialist for Saskatchewan Agriculture said for the northeast region, it’s been cool and wet so seeding hasn’t really begun.

Photos: U of S Health Science building officially opens

The University of Saskatchewan officially opened the largest capital building project in its history Thursday afternoon.

The Health Sciences building means the majority of students and staff in the health sciences are now in the same facility.

"It allows us to bring all of our health professions together under one roof. We have labs where they will work together and we have the most astonishing library where students have already moved in," said U of S president Ilene Busch-Vishniac.

Emergency meeting called by condo assoc. in Saskatoon

An emergency board meeting has been called by the Borden Crescent Condo Association.

At 4 p.m. on Thursday, Borden Crescent homeowners will sit down with Buffalo Ridge Development, also known as Vantage Homes, and an engineer from Triple M Housing to figure out how to best deal with ongoing structural problems with the development.

“I have mixed emotions about it,” said Leonard LaRochelle from 24-55 Borden Crescent.

Gordie Howe Bowl makeover receives gigantic boost

A generous donation by a Saskatoon couple comes just as the revitalization of the Bowl at Gordie Howe Park takes shape.
James Yausie and Cora Weenk donated $2 million o the $11 million campaign Wednesday, to upgrade the dated facilities. The donation means the Friends of the Bowl Foundation have raised around $4 million to date.

Billboards showcasing Indigenous culture spark controversy in Saskatoon

New billboards put up in downtown Saskatoon have sparked a lot of conversation on social media.

The three billboards are part of Lakota artist Dana Claxton's Indian Candy series which is running in seven cities across Canada.

One billboard, located right across from TCU Place, has garnered extra attention.

"There is one image that has this lovely black and white image of Tonto from the Fifties television show. Beside it is text that says 'Tonto pray for you,'" explained Claxton adding it is a quote from the character.

NotifyNow test reaches 14,000 phones

Thousands of phones rang, vibrated and beeped this morning as the first NotifyNow test messages were sent out.

"We started at 9 a.m. and the last message was sent out at 9:06," Ray Unrau, director of emergency planning said. "We sent the message five times, to the four quadrants of the city and the fifth one to the numbers that didn't have addresses."

‘No signs of a struggle’ in Woods’ home, garage: police

There were no signs of a struggle when police searched the home of a Saskatoon man accused of killing his wife, according to an officer with the police service’s identification unit.

Sgt. Frank Parenteau took the stand Wednesday afternoon at the first-degree murder trial of David Woods.
He described photos taken during two searches of Woods’ home: one on Nov. 18, 2011 and a final search on Jan. 12, 2012.

Rob Norris won't run again for Sask Party

Another prominent member of the Wall government is opting out of fighting the next election.

Advanced Education Minister Rob Norris has represented Saskatoon Greystone since 2007. 

Norris says he never intended politics to be a long term career and believes he's made a difference in his two terms. 

“As the Saskatchewan Party begins preparing for the next election, it is a natural transition point for some of us.”   

Unlicensed company attempts to sell stock in Sask.

The provincial government is warning people about a company trying to sell stocks without a license.

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