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Yorkton, Sask. Walmart evacuated after unfounded threat

A major retail outlet in Yorkton, Sask. was evacuated earlier on Friday due to a threat.

The threat directed towards Walmart Canada came in just after 1:30 p.m. 43 more words


Tow truck procession honours driver killed on the job

A procession of tow truck drivers was held Saturday in memory of a fellow driver who was killed on the job.

Around 100 trucks drove from Yorkton to Esterhazy, Sask., in memory of Courtney Schaefer. 463 more words


Key First Nation band councillor Clarence Papequash admits to drug trafficking

YORKTON — A First Nation band councillor in Saskatchewan who was accused of selling drugs has pleaded guilty to two charges.

Clarence Papequash, who is 64, was in Yorkton provincial court Monday where he entered his plea to counts of possession of codeine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of ammunition while prohibited. 89 more words


From start to finish: First Nation students learn to build tiny homes

There’s a new class in Yorkton, Sask., for First Nation students that’s laying a good foundation for their future.

In Construction 101, students from grades 10 to 12 are learning how to build a tiny house. 376 more words


Search and rescue technician died near Yorkton after parachute drop malfunction: military

The military says a search and rescue technician who died in a training accident in Saskatchewan had some sort of parachute malfunction.

Master Cpl. Alfred Barr was a member of 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron at 17 Wing in Winnipeg. 466 more words

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Former Sask. RCMP guard expected to get jail time for trafficking

A former employee of the Rural RCMP detachment in Yorkton, Sask., has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking at the facility.

Bonny Maddaford, a 45-year-old Yorkton resident, entered the plea Thursday in provincial court to charges of trafficking in cocaine and marijuana, as well as breach of trust. 51 more words


Yorkton RCMP searching for suspicious man who approach woman at Parkland College

Police are looking for a suspicious man who approached a woman in Yorkton, Sask.

Investigators said he approached a woman at Parkland College on Monday at around 11:50 a.m. 86 more words