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Geroy Simon, Brian Towriss among 6 inducted in Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Wed, 2017-03-22 20:39

By Arielle Zerr

The Canadian Football Hall of Fame announced six new inductees on Wednesday night during CFL Week. Here’s a look at the men being honoured.

Geroy Simon

Consider adding Geroy Simon to the Hall of Fame as one of the easiest decision the committee had to make.

Simon played 237 CFL games in his 15 seasons in the CFL. He is CFL the all-time leading receiver with 16,352 yards, the all-time leader in pass receptions at 1,029 and third in all-time receptions with 103. Simon is... // Read Full Article

Province taking control of Wascana Centre

Wed, 2017-03-22 18:20

By 980 CJME

Regina's Wascana Centre will now be managed and operated by the province.

It was announced in the budget Wednesday the government would take on sole responsibility for Wascana Centre, making it part of the Provincial Capital Commission (PCC).

“Wascana Centre is not only home to the Legislative Building and the seat of government, but also a place the province's people and visitors truly cherish,” said Christine Tell, the minister responsible for the PCC. “It is our... // Read Full Article

Regina mayor 'grateful' revenue sharing intact, questions other issues

Wed, 2017-03-22 16:28

By 980 CJME

Regina's mayor says he’s happy to see revenue sharing with the province continue, but expressed concerned with other areas of the budget.

In a news release Wednesday, Mayor Michael Fougere said he is pleased the revenue sharing formula will remain similar. Currently, cities receive kick-back from one point of the PST.

"We are very grateful to the provincial government for continuing to honour its agreement on revenue sharing," Fougere said. "This is a unique program in Canada... // Read Full Article

First Annual CFL Week a joy for all ages

Tue, 2017-03-21 23:20

By Arielle Zerr

Dressed in a much-too-long Hamilton Tiger-cats jersey and an adult sized helmet, a boy no older than four sprints and giggles through a tunnel as lights flash and dry ice shoots up into the air around him.

It’s just one of the events set up at the CFL Week’s FanFest for children to enjoy. All the teams are represented in a corner of the Ag-Ex building and it was a huge hit, with kids turning back... // Read Full Article

Union votes no on latest offer from Co-op Refinery

Tue, 2017-03-21 12:01

By Kevin Martel

The union representing hundreds of workers at the Co-op Refinery Complex has voted against what the company has called its final offer.

Unifor 594 voted "overwhelmingly" to reject the offer on Monday night, according to president Kevin Bittman.

He revealed the provincially-appointed mediator had checked out of negotiations on March 16, triggering a mandated 14-day cooling off period from both the union and refinery.

That period expires on March 30, meaning if a deal... // Read Full Article

Jamie Nye: Could Vince Young be a trendsetter?

Tue, 2017-03-21 07:32

By Jamie Nye

Is this the Vince Young effect?

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have added Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III to their negotiation list. The list gives the Tabbies the first right to negotiate with the two current NFL free agents.

Kaepernick appears to be feeling the wrath of speaking out against his countries treatment of minorities.

RG3 has just flat out been a bust since his first seasons in Washington.

Will either of these two ever step foot in Canada? Never say... // Read Full Article

Darrell Davis: A rare example of crooked media

Tue, 2017-03-21 07:24

By Darrell Davis

Man, you gotta love the FBI.

On the same day the FBI finds Tom Brady's last two Super Bowl jerseys, it also announces it is investigating Russian links to the election of U.S President Donald Trump. It's easy to get the two incidents confused because the media is playing a role in both.

But the media acted despicably in only one of those events.

Reportedly an accredited media member from Mexico stole Brady's jersey. The thief is apparently seen on video trying to conceal... // Read Full Article

4 people charged with attempted murder after assault, stand-off in Regina

Mon, 2017-03-20 12:10

By 980 CJME

Four people are facing attempted murder charges after an assault with a weapon resulted in an hours-long stand-off in Regina.

It all started after 10 p.m. on March 16, when police received a call from the Regina General Hospital, where a man was reportedly brought in with injuries related to an assault with a weapon.

After some investigation, police dispatched SWAT, crisis negotiators and the explosives disposal unit to a home on the... // Read Full Article

Man, woman face gun charges after dangerous driving stop

Mon, 2017-03-20 11:22

By 980 CJME

Even a spike belt couldn’t immediately stop an allegedly erratic driver early Sunday morning in Regina.

Police said officers noticed a vehicle driving erratically around Second Avenue and Pasqua Street, just before 5 a.m. Police added information indicated there was a gun inside the vehicle.

The driver allegedly evaded police after an attempted traffic stop on Sherwood Drive, and headed north out of the city. The driver was heading south on Highway 6, back into Regina, when... // Read Full Article

Regina police looking for missing Pilot Butte girl

Mon, 2017-03-20 07:55

By 980 CJME

Regina police are asking the public for help finding a 12-year-old from Pilot Butte, just east of the city.

Roseabella Hoostie, who also goes by Bella, was last seen on the 1100 block of Arnason Street in Regina just after 8 p.m. on March 19. 

Police have described the girl as indigenous, approximately five feet tall, 120 pounds, with a thin build and shoulder-length black hair. 

​Police said Hoostie is considered vulnerable due to her age. Anyone with information that... // Read Full Article

Details scarce after police raid in north Regina

Mon, 2017-03-20 07:50

By 980 CJME

Police said a high-risk warrant was executed Saturday night in Regina, but they have yet to report any arrests or charges.

Officers went to a home on the 100 block of Dorothy Street around 9:45 p.m. as part of an ongoing investigation, according to a police media release.

The raid involved members of the patrol, canine, crisis negotiation and SWAT units. 

On Sunday morning, police said the investigation was still in early stages and that further information would follow... // Read Full Article

Jamie Nye: A recommendation to CFL rules committee

Mon, 2017-03-20 07:08

By Jamie Nye

The CFL rules committee is hunkering down in a boardroom in Saskatchewan over the next two days.

The last three years they've continued to advance technologies impact on the game by allowing first pass interference to be reviewed. Then last year another cluster of penalties were added to the list of things coaches could review in the league.

Fans weren't impressed.

So now what? Do they roll back the clock and do away with some fouls? I don't think the coaches will... // Read Full Article

Darrell Davis: The beauty of the CFL

Mon, 2017-03-20 07:01

By Darrell Davis

If you want to know what makes the CFL special, spend the next few days in Regina meeting the league's star players and its power-brokers.

You will find them approachable, engaging and proud to be a part of the Canadian Football League. Not many leagues have such accessibility. There are opportunities to meet Bo Levi Mitchell, Ricky Ray, Darian Durant, Simoni Lawrence, Solomon Elimimian and Zach Collaros. Marc Trestman, Wally Buono and Kavis Reed will be in town.

Can you... // Read Full Article

Building under construction catches fire in Regina

Sun, 2017-03-19 08:49

By 980 CJME

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a blaze at a four-storey building under construction.

Regina firefighters could be seen dealing with the incident on the 5200 block of Parliament Avenue just south of the airport around 6 p.m. Saturday.

The only visible damage seen from the outside was a small section of burnt plywood on the ground floor.

There is no word on the amount of damage or if anyone was injured.

Moose Jaw man stabbed; police investigating

Sun, 2017-03-19 08:42

By 980 CJME

Moose Jaw police are investigating a stabbing.

Officers were called to the 200 block of Ominica Street West for a report of a disturbance around 9:54 p.m. Saturday.

The investigation revealed a 23-year-old Moose Jaw man with multiple stab wounds was taken to hospital with injuries not considered life threatening.

Police continue to investigate.

Connor Hobbs breaks team record, Pats beat Brandon 6-0

Sun, 2017-03-19 01:11

By Arielle Zerr

The Regina Pats are riding an eight-game winning streak right into the playoffs. 

The number one team in the WHL played its last regular season game Saturday night in Brandon, beating their rivals 6-0, just a day after stomping them 7-1. 

Connor Hobbs also set a new franchise record for goals scored by a defenceman at 31. 

The first half of the game started out rather slow with just one goal scored by Jonathan Smart halfway through the first period. 

The next goal... // Read Full Article

Sam Steel hits 50 goals in Pats' 7-1 routing of the Wheat Kings

Fri, 2017-03-17 23:13

By Arielle Zerr

The Pats handed out their player awards before the game Friday night, but the fans were also awarded an exciting and high scoring game against the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Adam Brooks, in his last regular season home game in a Pats uniform, gave the fans a reason to cheer early, scoring just 34 seconds into the first period.

As a 20-year-old Brooks, along with teammates Chase Harrison and Dawson Leedahl will be too old to play in the WHL next season. They trio was recognized by the... // Read Full Article

State-of-the-art cancer technology arrives in Regina

Fri, 2017-03-17 18:15

By 980 CJME

The latest radiation therapy technology has been installed in the Queen City.

A TrueBeam linear accelerator (linac) was installed at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency's Allan Blair Cancer Centre on March 17. Including the associated renovations needed for the linac, the project was valued at $5.08 million.

The Truebeam delivers higher doses of radiation at a quicker speed and with greater precision. It also provides better integration with imaging systems than any current or... // Read Full Article

GoFundMe campaign created for husband, 2-year-old son of woman killed near Pense

Fri, 2017-03-17 16:52

By Britton Gray

“She loved being a Mommy and was looking forward to their growing family.”

That's how a GoFundMe page described Jen Anderson-Flegel, the woman killed in a 10 vehicle collision near Pense, about 34 kilometres west of Regina, during last week's blizzard.

Carrie Cardinal created the campaign to raise money for Jen's husband, Jeremy, and their two-year-old son Bennett. Cardinal is a mortgage broker who helped the family with their new house this past summer.

She told the 980... // Read Full Article

SGI files lawsuit against teen who caused deadly Regina crash

Fri, 2017-03-17 15:52

By Brant Hilton

SGI has filed a lawsuit against an 18-year-old man who caused a deadly crash on Regina's Ring Road.

The defendant was 16 at the time of the incident and cannot be named since he is protected by the Youth Criminal Justice Act. His matters related to the March 2015 incident are still before the court.

The Crown corporation covered the cost for things such as the value of the victim's vehicle, towing and storage and the replacement of child car seats. It is looking to recoup the $... // Read Full Article