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Saskatchewan Introduces Mandatory Semi-Truck Driver Training After Broncos Crash

Saskatchewan Introduces Mandatory Semi-Truck Driver Training After Broncos Crash

By Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press

Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash
The wreckage of a fatal crash outside of Tisdale, Sask., is seen Saturday, April 7, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

REGINA – The Saskatchewan government is introducing mandatory training for semi-truck drivers almost eight months after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Starting in March, drivers seeking a Class 1 commercial licence will be required to undergo at least 121.5 hours of training.

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Former Roughrider Pleads Guilty to Pot Possession, Gets Absolute Discharge

Former Roughrider Pleads Guilty to Pot Possession, Gets Absolute Discharge

By The Canadian Press

Duron Carter
Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Duron Carter takes a breather during first half CFL action against the B.C. Lions, in Regina on Sunday, August 13, 2017. Former Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Duron Carter caught a break after pleading guilty to a marijuana possession charge stemming from his arrest at the Saskatoon airport. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

SASKATOON – A former wide receiver with the Saskatchewan Roughriders has been given an absolute discharge after admitting to marijuana possession.

Duron Carter’s lawyer appeared in Saskatoon provincial court and replaced his client’s not guilty plea from earlier this year with one of guilty.

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‘Something Has Changed:’ Three Bear Species Found in Same Northern Manitoba Spot

‘Something Has Changed:’ Three Bear Species Found in Same Northern Manitoba Spot

By The Canadian Press

Black Bear
A black bear wanders in Wapusk National Park in May 2014. (DOUGLAS CLARK / UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN)

SASKATOON – A Saskatchewan scientist is telling a three bears story that has a very different ending than the familiar fairy tale.

Doug Clark of the University of Saskatchewan says he’s got the first recorded proof of grizzly, black and polar bears all using the same land.

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Winnipeg Police, Partner Law Enforcement Dismantle Cross-Provincial Drug Network

Winnipeg Police, Partner Law Enforcement Dismantle Cross-Provincial Drug Network

Project Riverbank Seizure
From left to right: Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen, Mayor Brian Bowman, RCMP ‘D’ Division Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody, and Winnipeg police Inspector Max Waddell, show off items seized as part of Project Riverbank, Thursday, November 1, 2018. (RCMP)

A 10-month-long investigation by Winnipeg police and partner law enforcement agencies in western Canada has resulted in a $2.7 million seizure of drugs, vehicles and cash.

Project Riverbank dismantled an inter-provincial drug network made up of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and ketamine.

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Humboldt Station Hires Winnipeg Broadcaster as New Play-by-Play Voice

Humboldt Station Hires Winnipeg Broadcaster as New Play-by-Play Voice

By Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press

Rory McGouran
Rory McGouran is shown during the Humboldt Broncos’ home opener in Humboldt, Sask., on Wednesday, Sept.12, 2018 against the Nipawin Hawks. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rory McGouran)

HUMBOLDT, Sask. – A plan to bring hockey broadcasters in from across the country to call Humboldt Broncos games this season will not go ahead.

Instead, local radio station CHBO Bolt FM has hired an up-and-coming Winnipeg broadcaster to take over for Tyler Bieber, its play-by-play voice who was killed along with 15 others in last April’s Broncos bus crash.

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