Date: Jun 05, 2023
    Posted By: New Room


The trial of a man charged in connection to the death of his brother was set to get underway in Regina on Monday but now faces a delay.

Court heard by phone from Joseph Thauberger’s lawyer that he is currently in hospital.

According to his lawyer, Thauberger has a stint which requires surgery at Pasqua Hospital. She asked for a delay of trial until Thursday for re-assessment.

The Crown countered, saying one of their witnesses travelled into town for the hearing, and that Thursday feels like too long a time for a re-assessment.

The Crown is also concerned, stating that Thauberger has said on the record he expects this won’t proceed because he would take himself out of the equation.

Justice Janet McMurty adjourned the trial until 4 p.m. Monday afternoon for an update on his condition.

Thauberger, 80, is accused of first-degree murder in connection with the death of his brother, Patrick Thauberger, who went missing in September of 1997.

Police laid the murder charge in November of 2020 after discovering remains in a rural area that they believe are Patrick’s.

Joseph Thauberger was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and indignity to a dead human body.

Patrick Thauberger, who was 53 at the time, was last seen on Sept. 3, 1997 and was reported missing to police on Sept. 16, 1997.


    Date: Jun 05, 2023
    Posted By: New Room


Drivers with ‘excessively loud’ vehicles will soon be subject to new rules from SGI, mandating that all light vehicles must be quieter than 101.3 decibels.

Passenger cars, trucks, minivans, SUVs and motorcycles will all be affected by the new rules according to an SGI news release.

“This policy introduces an objective standard, so motorists know if their vehicle is louder than what’s reasonable,” JP Cullen, COO of the Saskatchewan Auto Fund said.

“It draws a line in the sand for residents, motorists and law enforcement to determine how loud is too loud for vehicles.”

Along with the maximum level, police will have a standardized testing process to determine how loud vehicles really are.

The new regulations will be introduced in a phased rollout, with SGI inspection stations in Regina and Saskatoon receiving noise testing equipment first.

Training and equipment will then be shared with the rest of the province.

Once the policy is in effect, drivers will be required to pay for their vehicle to be tested.

If it fails, then drivers will be required to bring the vehicle to policy requirements.

Not doing so could lead to your registration being cancelled, SGI explained.

Drivers will be able to have their vehicles tested consequence free later this month.

Educational events are scheduled for June 17 in Regina and June 24 in Saskatoon.

Owners can book an appointment by calling Vehicle Standards and Inspections at 1-800-667-8015, ext. 6188 ahead of time.

More information about the events and the policy can be found on SGI’s website.


    Date: Jun 05, 2023
    Posted By: New Room


A man and woman are facing gun-related charges following a hit-and-run incident that left a vehicle on its roof, Regina Police Service (RPS) said in a news release.

RPS was called to the scene shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday on the 5000 block of 2nd Avenue North.

When police arrived, they discovered that an SUV had hit a parked vehicle before ending up on its roof.

“Officers knew by the evidence at the scene and witness statements that the occupants of the vehicle were injured and required medical attention,” the release said.

An investigation led officers to a nearby residence where they found a man and a woman with injuries. Both were taken to hospital by EMS.

Police also recovered a loaded firearm and ammunition after searching the vehicle.

As a result, a 51-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were both charged with failing to stop after an accident, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle, unauthorized possession of a firearm and careless use of a firearm.

Both suspects will make their first court appearances on July 19.


    Date: Jun 05, 2023
    Posted By: New Room



Lane Mountney spreads a map over his kitchen table at his farmhouse in southeast Saskatchewan, pointing to yellow and orange arrows slithering across the document.

Many of the arrows represent existing channels and ditches, moving across fields and out of wetlands to drain water. The arrows eventually make their way to a creek, causing what he describes as a deluge of problems downstream.

All these years, guys have gotten away with draining water and the next guy figures he can get away with it, Mountney said in an interview at his farm near Wawota, Sask., about 200 kilometres southeast of Regina.

If this keeps going like it has, I dont know what Saskatchewans going to look like in 10 years.

Mountneys map depicts whats called the Wawken Drainage Project, a plan developed by the local watershed group that has since been taken over by the Water Security Agency, which is responsible for overseeing drainage in Saskatchewan.

The project is nearly 14 square kilometres and contains 880 wetlands of various sizes representing a total of 2.4 square kilometres of water.

A project document indicates that 88 per cent of these wetlands have been drained, partially drained or farmed. About 12 per cent remain intact.

Most of this water is supposed to flow into a creek that runs through a parcel of Mountneys land.

The plan developers believe the creek can handle the flows, but Mountney is not convinced.

Last year, he and his wife, Sandra Mountney, dealt with flooding ontheir horses pasture. They decided not to use their well water at the time because it was yellow.

They were very excited to tell us that nobody inside the project area is going to lose acres, but they havent even looked at whos going to lose acres miles down the line. Sandra Mountney said.

Brent Fry, who farms grain and livestock, said its common for his land to flood for three days when people upstream get 50 millimetres of rain.

He said it has caused roads and access points to erode.

There are about four farms out there and all theyre doing is draining whether theyve got permission or not, Fry said. I dont even know what to do because the governments not doing anything -- theyre siding with the big guys.

Farmers have drained water in Saskatchewan for generations and many have done so illegally by digging ditches without permits.

Most producers drain because it allows them to grow more crops, helping them pay for land that has become increasingly expensive. However, it has caused yearly flooding for people downstream. Roads also wash out and habitat gets lost.

At the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities convention in February, reeves passed a resolution asking the Water Security Agency to require those who are illegally draining to remediate their unapproved works.

Saskatchewan legislation requires upstream landowners to receive permission from those downstream when they want to drain, but many say thats not happening.

Sandra Mountney said the Water Security Agency hasnt been taking concerns seriously.

Its hard to know whos really protecting our waterways, she said.

The Wawken project began about three years ago but hasnt been completed. Its among many drainage projects underway.

Daniel Phalen, a watershed planner, worked on the project as technician before he left for another job.

He said landowners had been draining water with no permits before the plan. His job was to determine how many wetlands were drained and what works had already been done.

Phalen said the plan was to put in structures that would slow down the drainage to reduce problems downstream.

Its unclear what work had been done on the Wawken project to mitigate flows since Phalen left. The Water Security Agency did not respond to a request for comment.

Phalen said projects can get held up if affected landowners dont come to an agreement. Expropriation is allowed but its rare, he said.

Another nearby drainage plan, known as the Martin project, has stalled because of landowner concerns.

Researchers have estimated Saskatchewan has lost half of its total wetlands over time for crop production.

Phalen, who also worked on the Martin plan, said it was concerning to see the number of wetlands sucked out.

The Water Security Agency doesnt have the manpower to do much about it, Phalen said. Theres such low enforcement already that if they had any policies in place, people would just drain anyways. Its kind of a scary problem to be in.

Sandra Mountney said shes worried about losing wetlands because they help recharge groundwater supplies and filter contaminants -- particularly important when its dry.

The Water Security Agency has released a drainage management framework that aims to prevent flooding and ensure Saskatchewan retains a sufficient number of wetlands.

Leah Clark, the Interim Executive Director of Agriculture Water Management, told attendees at a Saskatchewan Farm Stewardship Association meeting earlier this year that 43 per cent of wetlands are retained within approved projects. She added the province has thriving wildlife populations.

However, she said under the policy, landowners would be able to select which wetlands to retain.

It will achieve a working landscape for landowners to continue to use their land for farming and ranching. This approach will allow for new development while retaining current drainage, she said.

Phalen said Saskatchewan could look to Manitoba for solutions to retain wetlands.

Manitoba has historically drained most of its wetlands in the agricultural regions, he said, but the province has since developed a policy where landowners are paid for retaining them.

You know, $100 an acre is not a ton of money, but its another incentive to help producers, he said. Its such a complex problem where you got this huge financial incentive to drain.

Lane Mountney said regulations just need to be enforced.

Its almost too late, he said. They should have been out there checking stuff before we got this point.


    Date: Jun 05, 2023
    Posted By: New Room


A dangerous driving arrest that occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning in Regina led to several drug related charges for two people.

Officers located a vehicle in the area of 4th Avenue and Elphinstone Street driving without tail lights illuminated, according to a release to the Regina Police Service (RPS).

The vehicle turned northbound onto Montague Street. Police attempted a traffic stop but the vehicle sped away.

The Aerial Support Unit conducted surveillance on the vehicle and saw it part on the 1200 block of Wallace Street where two people exited, police said.

Officers on the ground located the suspects, a 41-year-oldegina man from Regina and a 32-year-old woman from Regina, who were arrested without incident.

Substances believed to be fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine, as well as a conducted energy weapon, were found in a search.

The man is facing eight charges, including possession of a firearm, dangerous driving, flight from a peace officer, driving while prohibited, driving while prohibited by another form of legal restriction, and possession of fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine, for the purpose of trafficking.

The woman is facing four charges, including possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon, and possession of fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking.

The pair make their first appearance in Provincial Court on July 20, 2023.


    Date: Jun 05, 2023
    Posted By: New Room


The Saskatchewan NDP is describing the Sask. Partys approach to school funding last-minute budget chaos.

After an outcry from school divisions, school boards, and unions, the Sask. Party government announced a $40 million top-up for the provinces schools.

“It’s clear from the rally that was held on the steps of the legislature that this is a major issue for both parents and educators. Everyone’s family is impacted by these cuts in different ways and it’s frustrating knowing that this all could have been prevented had the government just properly invested in our kids,” opposition NDP leader Carla Beck said in a news release.

The additional funding came a month after Premier Scott Moe indicated more money could be coming for schools, following a rally held at the legislature calling for more money for students.

A day before education minister Dustin Duncan announced the new money, multiple school divisions told CTV News they still hadnt heard anything and were still busy trying to create their budgets based on the money they were promised in the provincial budget.

“It’s been a while since a provincial budget was so bad that emergency funding was announced just three weeks later,” NDP education critic Matt Love said in the news release.

While the Saskatchewan governments 2023-24 budget projected a $1 billion surplus, the provinces school divisions argued their funding allotment in the March budget amounted to a less-than-one per cent increase — insufficient to handle growing enrollment.

Even with the additional money announced last week, the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation and Saskatchewan School Boards Association both say the money falls short of what is actually needed to fund schools adequately.

With the additional $40 million, the education ministry says the operating budget for Saskatchewans 27 school divisions for the 2023-24 school year now sits at $2.08 billion.

While speaking with reporters on Thursday, Duncan indicated it may be time to look at the annual timeline for school budgeting.

Maybe that doesnt work for any of us anymore, Duncan said.

Ive committed to the school divisions [that] were certainly willing to continue a conversation with them.


    Date: Jun 05, 2023
    Posted By: New Room


A widespread heat warning remains in effect Monday for Regina and parts of eastern and southeastern Saskatchewan.

According to Environment Canada, the Queen City is expecting daytime highs in the low 30s and high 20s for the duration of the week.

Overnight lows are expected to remain in the high teens until mid-week.

According to Environment Canada. Heat warnings are issued in southern Saskatchewan when the daytime high is 32 degrees or more, the overnight low is 16 degrees or more, or the humidex value exceeds 38 degrees.

Environment Canada is reminding people to watch for the effects of heat-related illnesses such as swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion or stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

Humidex values in Regina are expected to reach or exceed 38 degrees for the next three days, according to Environment Canada.


Meanwhile, Environment Canada issued tornado watches late Monday morning for parts of northwest and west-central Saskatchewan including the Battlefords, Rosetown and Kindersley.

“Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms which may produce tornadoes. Strong winds, large hail and heavy rain are also possible,” Environment Canada said on its website.

Environment Canada added that these thunderstorms are expected along a trough of low pressure approaching from Alberta and should persist through the afternoon and into the early evening hours.


    Date: Jun 05, 2023
    Posted By: New Room


Canada is currently facing a critical shortage of two drugs: one used to fight thyroid cancer, and another for a form of leukemia.

According to Health Canada, there are currently national shortages of Thyrotropin Alfa, which is used in the treatment of thyroid cancer, and Asparaginase, which is also known as Erwinase and used to treat a form of leukemia, which affects the blood and bone marrow.

It is unclear how many patients are affected.

Cancer drug shortages continue to be a serious and growing concern within the Canadian health care system that has been impacting delivery of patient care and treatment for years, the Canadian Cancer Society said in a statement to We know that shortages are deeply worrying to people with cancer and their families – it is simply not acceptable to go without the medication you need.

The shortages follow U.S. reports of the unavailability of important chemotherapy drugs like carboplatin and cisplatin, which are used to treat a range of cancer types. Health Canada says both remain available in the country, which has multiple suppliers.

According to Health Canada, 2022 also saw shortages of cancer medications like Inqovi, paclitaxel powder, hydroxyurea, Zepzelca, and fludarabine, which have all now been resolved.

A Health Canada spokesperson says health care systems are conserving existing supplies of Thyrotropin Alfa while awaiting a resupply from a drug company, which has promised to accelerate manufacturing. Health Canada is tackling the Asparaginase shortage by importing foreign-authorized supplies and authorizing an alternative product known as Rylaze.

The Department continues to monitor both of these critical shortages closely and is working in collaboration with stakeholders to mitigate impacts on patients, a Health Canada spokesperson told Drug shortages may occur for many reasons, including issues at a manufacturing site, a shipping delay, difficulty in obtaining raw materials or ingredients, a discontinuation of a drug, or an unexpected increase in demand. reached out to the provinces and several regional and municipal health organizations, many of which noted periodic shortages of oncology drugs. In addition to Thyrotropin Alfa, the thyroid cancer drug, Nova Scotia Health said it was currently monitoring a shortage of Dexrazoxane, also known as Zinecard, which is used in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. There is currently no impact on patient care.

Over the last months and years many different cancer drugs have experienced shortages, a Nova Scotia Health spokesperson told In Nova Scotia, as in other provinces, when there is a drug shortage, cancer care teams get together to make decisions to maximize the best outcome for all the patients on that particular therapy. They discuss other treatment options if they exist and then coordinate and implement strategies.

According to Health Canada, the country is currently facing shortages of at least 23 drugs.

Drug shortages vary in severity and duration, and not all shortages have an impact on patients, the Health Canada spokesperson said. Health Canada takes a leadership role when anticipated or actual national drug shortages are identified, working in partnership with provincial and territorial governments, industry stakeholders, healthcare system partners, and patient groups.


    Date: Jun 02, 2023
    Posted By: VIP Club


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    Date: Jun 02, 2023
    Posted By: VIP Club


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    Date: May 26, 2023
    Posted By: VIP Club


Congratulations Mark Cunningham On Winning 2023 Country Thunder Saskatchewan Contest!!

We have one more draw on June 2nd, 2023 at 11:15 am CST


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