Saskatchewan

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SGI does young driver safety focus, but finds 300-plus impaired driving charges

By The Canadian Press
July 25, 2017 - 9:06am

A traffic safety focus by Saskatchewan’s Crown insurance company has found some troubling numbers in other areas.

June’s spotlight was on young drivers and motorcyclists, but Tyler McMurchy of SGI says impaired driving numbers were found to be higher than acceptable.

Regina police Chief Evan Bray responds to the latest crime severity index released July 24, 2017.
Regina police Chief Evan Bray responds to the latest crime severity index released July 24, 2017. file photo/CJME News Staff

Regina, Saskatoon lead country in crime severity

By CJME News Staff
July 24, 2017 - 12:41pm

Regina has the highest crime severity index (CSI) in the Canada.

The Queen City is ranked number one in both violent and property crime, according to 2016 figures from the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS) released Monday.

The City of Regina said current mosquito populations are only about 20 per cent of last year's numbers on May 23, 2017.
The City of Regina said current mosquito populations are only about 20 per cent of last year's numbers on May 23, 2017. Britton Gray/CJME News Staff

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile found in Estevan area

By CJME News Staff
July 20, 2017 - 4:45pm

Saskatchewan’s mosquito surveillance program has discovered some pesky – and potentially life-threatening – insects.

According to the province, mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus were found on July 11 in traps in the Estevan area – a few weeks earlier than last year.

SaskPower Minister Gord Wyant and President and CEO Mike Marsh release the SaskPower 2016-17 annual report at the legislature on July 19, 2017.
SaskPower Minister Gord Wyant and President and CEO Mike Marsh release the SaskPower 2016-17 annual report at the legislature on July 19, 2017. Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff

Carbon tax, aging grid pose ongoing challenges for SaskPower

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
July 19, 2017 - 1:44pm

SaskPower has some big challenges ahead as it continues to meet growth demands, upgrade the grid and meet environmental targets.

The annual report released Wednesday showed the Crown invested $886 million in the province’s electricity system over the past year.

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