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Regina airport loses tax exemptions, putting it on the hook for $300K

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Regina airport loses tax exemptions, putting it on the hook for $300K

Regina’s airport is losing its tax exemptions.The airport will have to pay an extra $300,000 this year, under the latest budget passed by the city. Regina Airport Authority says potential tax increase could affect passengers 01:37 Regina Airport Authority says potential tax increase could affect passengers 03:44 Regina Airport adding destinations 01:40 Therapy dog program…

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April snowstorm in Regina causes multiple vehicle crashes

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April snowstorm in Regina causes multiple vehicle crashes

An overnight spring snowstorm that blanketed southern Saskatchewan created some slick and icy road conditions Monday morning.Up to 13 centimetres of snow fell overnight and in the morning hours. READ MORE: Regina hit with spring snowstorm Regina police said they responded to five vehicle collisions since midnight. Those involved in the collisions had relatively minor…

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Gay, Halifax-trained violinist seeks to ‘finally have a home’ in North America

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Gay, Halifax-trained violinist seeks to ‘finally have a home’ in North America

A Dalhousie-trained violinist who came out as gay in a widely circulated YouTube video says he hopes to stay in North America for fear of persecution if he returns to his Russian homeland.READ MORE: Londoners protest gay ‘concentration camps’, anti-LGBTQ violence in ChechnyaBut Artem Kolesov says first getting Canada’s permission to cross the border for a…

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Peachland fire likely caused by hot pot

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Peachland fire likely caused by hot pot

An unattended pot left on the stove is believed to be the cause of a fire Sunday evening in Peachland that pretty much destroyed a single-family home.“When we arrived on scene, the house was fully involved with flames through the roof already,” said Peachland fire chief Dennis Craig. “The structure was heavily damaged by the…

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Some Mountie deaths in 2014 Moncton massacre may have been preventable: Crown

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Some Mountie deaths in 2014 Moncton massacre may have been preventable: Crown

Some of the Mounties killed in a 2014 shooting rampage in Moncton might have survived had the RCMP complied with labour laws, a Crown prosecutor told a judge Monday.READ MORE: Mounties prepare to relive ‘horrific night’ as trial against RCMP begins in N.B. Story continues below Crown attorney Paul Adams said the vast majority of the…

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10 people in Sask. honoured for volunteer work

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10 people in Sask. honoured for volunteer work

Ten Saskatchewan residents have received volunteer medals for being outstanding citizens across the province.In a ceremony in Regina on Monday morning, Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield presented each person a medal to acknowledge their tremendous impact on their communities.“During her 2002 visit to Canada, our Queen reflected on the uncommon service of our citizens, commenting…

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STARS celebrates 5 years in Sask. with renewed funding

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STARS celebrates 5 years in Sask. with renewed funding

It’s been five years since a red rescue helicopter came to the aid of Regina resident Carrie Derin who was struck by a falling tree. Derin was the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service’s (STARS) very first patient in Saskatchewan. Since then, the STARS team has carried out more than 4,000 missions across the province.Monday, on…

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Distracted driving ticket record set in Saskatchewan

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Distracted driving ticket record set in Saskatchewan

More people were ticketed for distracted driving than for impaired driving in Saskatchewan during March 2017, according to figures from Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI).SGI said 523 tickets were issued for distracted driving – 441 for using, holding, viewing or manipulating a hand-held cellphone and 82 for driving without due care and attention. Story continues below…

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Halifax schools may soon recognize aboriginal territory in daily announcements

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Halifax schools may soon recognize aboriginal territory in daily announcements

The morning ritual for Halifax students may soon be expanded beyond the national anthem, to include a daily reminder that their school sits on traditional Mi’kmaq territory.READ MORE: Heritage Day 2017 celebrates Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq culture, heritageA member of the Halifax Regional School Board is proposing that an acknowledgment be read out as part of morning…

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Police believe speed was a factor in deadly Flamborough crash

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Police believe speed was a factor in deadly Flamborough crash

Hamilton police believe speed was a “contributing factor” to a deadly single-vehicle crash in Flamborough.Investigators have not released the identity of an elderly man who was killed when his vehicle left Highway 97 near Valens Road late Sunday afternoon, struck a tree and caught fire.The collision reconstruction unit is still investigating and seeking witnesses to…

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