Couple convicted in girl's death in Regina
REGINA - A Regina jury has convicted a woman of second-degree murder and a man of manslaughter in the death of a four-year-old girl after the pair were accused of denying the child and her younger sister food and purposely hurting them.
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Stats Canada Releases January Employment Numbers
The latest numbers are in and despite the bump in the road for the oil industry, Saskatchewan is posting one of the strongest rates of year over year job growth in Canada. There were 5,200 more people working in Saskatchewan in January 2016 compared to January 2015. That's an employment growth rate of 0.9 per cent, third best in Canada and ahead of the national growth rate of 0.7 per cent. Six provinces lost jobs over the past year, including Alberta which lost 38,100 jobs and Manitoba which lost 7,900 jobs.In January, Saskatchewans unemployment rate was 5.6 per cent (seasonally adjusted), the lowest rate among the provinces and below the national average of 7.2 per cent. For 27 of the last 28 months, Saskatchewan has maintained the lowest unemployment rate in Canada.
Saskatchewan has still managed to maintain the lowest unemployment rate for a considerable time, due in large part to our strong, diverse economy, Immigration, Jobs, Skills and Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said. We are seeing many employers still looking for workers, including K+S Potash who are looking to fill 100 jobs in various positions as they complete the Legacy mine project at Bethune.
Wind Warning Continues for the Swift Current Area
Above seasonal temperatures are in the forecast through the next several days. Sunshine for Today and Windy, West at 60-80km/hr with a High of +4. Cloudy with a chance of Flurries Tonight and -6. Sunny for Sunday with a forecast High of -1 and +4 for Monday. Looking ahead to Tuesday, the mild temperatures continue with a High of +9 and +2 by Wednesday. Sunny and -4 for the High for Thursday.
GPC Welders Host 4th Annual Carhartt's and Caviar Auction
Mark February 25 on your calendar as Great Plains College hosts its annual fundraiser showcasing the talents of local welding students. A number of items will be on the auction block that evening with proceeds going towards the GPC Welding Program. Tickets for the auction are available through the GPC campus in Swift Current.
Broncos Face the Blades in Saskatoon
The Swift Current Broncos are on the road this weekend with a stop in Saskatoon tonight to face the Blades. The upcoming schedule has the Broncos in Moose Jaw on February 12 with a return to home ice on February 13 for a matchup with the Warriors.