A judge has ruled that the father of convicted Mountie killer Curtis Dagenais had his rights breached when RCMP officers searched his home for weapons.
At a hearing in Prince Albert on Monday, a judge decided guns that were confiscated from Dagenais’ property were collected under false pretenses. The judge stated that the criteria of the search warrant used by RCMP, were not met, and that Dagenais had his rights breached.
Dagenais said he was not happy with the reaction from the crown prosecutor on this decision.
It's been an emotional week for a Melfort-area couple.
Aaron Cooper and his wife Amanda Holowachuk’s three dogs died last week after being shot and run over near their Pleasantdale-area acreage.
Their grieving process started off with sorrow, sadness and tears. Now it’s an assertive anger, said Cooper.
“We’re really actively doing everything we possibly can to make sure we find whoever did this,” he said.
Highway 11 from Prince Albert to Saskatoon is now officially a four-lane highway.
Prince Albert MP Randy Hoback and Prince Albert Carlton MLA Darryl Hickie were on site near MacDowall Friday morning to officially open the last remaining 13-kilometre section of Highway 11.
“Highway 11 is a vital link between Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Regina, which serves our province’s resource-rich north, and supports significant mineral and timber resource development, manufacturing and tourism,” Hickie said in a statement.
Every dog has his day and for Solomon the German Shepard his day was last Thursday when he was given the opportunity to save another dog’s life.
Debbie Lehner, manager of the Prince Albert SPCA, said they received a call last Thursday from the Park Range Veterinary Services asking for help with a dog that needed a blood transfusion.
Dr. Tom Avey of Park Range said they had a dog brought in which had been accidentally exposed to rat or mouse poison, which caused hemorrhaging.
Harvesting around Saskatchewan is now 99 per cent complete.
Daphne Cruise, regional crop specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture, said producers have pretty much wrapped things up for the 2013 season.
“There are some areas that are indicating there are still a few fields of flax, canary seeds and possibly some oats and some chickpeas in the south regions that are still out there. Producers are working hard to try and get those into the bins before any kind of snow flies,” Cruise said.
A night that started out like any other took a disturbing turn for Aaron Cooper and his wife Amanda when they discovered all three of their dogs dead on the side of the road.
The couple, who live near Melfort, let their three dogs Simba, Effie and Robin out in the yard for their evening run before they would be called in for the night. For some reason that night they made it out of the yard. Later, Amanda would find the three dogs dead on the side of the road.
The RCMP is not sure if three dogs found dead south of Melfort on Sunday night were killed intentionally or if their deaths were the result of a horrible accident.
Two of the dogs had been shot, and there were signs that one dog was run over all three were from the same house.
"There are no suspects at this time. The investigation is ongoing and we are just hoping that someone in the public will come forward if they know something or if they saw something," Sgt. Bob Findlay with the Tisdale detachment explained.
Two people accused of conspiring to kill each other’s spouses were expected back in court.
Angela Nicholson and Curtis Vey, both 49, were expected to make pleas at Melfort Provincial Court on Monday morning. Nicholson was present, but Vey was not in attendance.
Nicholson’s lawyer Ron Piche said they would not enter a plea until they receive word from Vey’s defense counsel.
The two accused will make another appearance in Wakaw Provincial Court Nov. 12.
Nicholson and Vey were arrested on July 9 after a short investigation.
A Prince Albert comedian brought his act to the Middle East over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Kelly Taylor entertained troops in Kuwait and Oman from Oct. 10 to 14 for the second time.
“This is the last one in the Middle East because they’re pulling out. This is what they call … the best of team Canada. I was the only comedian and then we had some NHL hockey players; Tiger Williams, the older penalty guy; Troy Crowder, another tough guy; Tony Currie, an old NHL guy,” he said, listing several others on the tour including singers, announcers and a NHL team president.
A man convicted of murder for his role in a brutal assault near the Muskoday First Nation in northern Saskatchewan has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 15 years.
Wayne Moshenko was found guilty by a jury last week at Queen’s Bench in Prince Albert for participating in the beating that killed Ricky Bear on Aug. 6, 2011.