Family of Smeltzer's victim distraught over parole

Sex offender and child killer Harold Smeltzer has been granted day parole for another six months despite an assessment stating he has a moderate to high risk of reoffending in the long term.

“It’s angering. It’s just wrong,” said Evelyn Thompson.  “In my world, it’s wrong.”

Her world has been a dark and fearful one since the day in 1980 when she let her daughter, Kimmie, walk to kindergarten for the first time by herself.

Two accidents tie up traffic during Regina rush hour

Regina police had to direct traffic after two different accidents occurred on Winnipeg Street Wednesday afternoon.
A semi truck travelling south under the train bridge barely made it through as its height exceeded the maximum clearance of 3.8 meters. The top the semi scraped the bridge, causing damage to the front of the trailer.
Hours later, a Regina Paratransit bus and a pickup truck collided at Winnipeg Street and 8th Avenue. No one was hurt in the crash.

Police search for missing teen

Saskatoon police want the public's help to find a missing teen.

Matthew Unger, 15, was last seen leaving his home in the 3,000 block of 33rd Street West around 10 a.m, Sept. 16.

Unger is described as 5'7", 170 lbs, with dark blonde hair and blue eyes.  He was last seen wearing a black sweater and black and white Adidas pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

3 men charged in connection with shot fired in a Saskatoon apartment

Three men face a number of drug-related charges following a police investigation into a shot fired at a Saskatoon apartment Monday night.

On Sept. 29, police were called to an apartment building in the 800 block of Kingsmere Blvd. Police said a handgun had been fired from the parking lot at a second floor balcony at around 6 p.m. The bullet smashed a patio window, but no one was home at the time, and no one was hurt.

Assaulted woman attends alleged attacker’s hearing

For the first time since her brutal assault in Prince Albert, Marlene Bird attended her alleged attacker’s court appearance.

Seated in a wheelchar with a bandage over one of her eyes, a somber-looking Bird attended a scheduled hearing for Leslie Black at Prince Albert Provincial Court on Wednesday.

On June 1, Bird, 47, was discovered in a parking lot in downtown Prince Albert, burned and badly wounded.

Sask. increases financial support to victims of crime

After Wednesday, victims of crime in Saskatchewan will be able to get more compensation.

The province has changed portions of The Victims Compensation Program which helps victims with expenses after a crime and during the criminal process. Amendments have been made to The Victims of Crime Regulations, 1997 and related policies.

Decade after Stolen Sisters report, Saskatoon activist speaks out

A decade after an Amnesty International report highlighted serious issues in Canada in regards to missing and murdered aboriginal women, a Saskatoon activist has not seen enough change.

13-year-old boy charged after northern school put on lockdown

 An elementary school in northern Saskatchewan was on lockdown Monday after a 13-year-old boy allegedly pointed an air pistol at a five-year-old boy.

It happened just after noon outside of the Bell’s Point Elementary School in Air Ronge.

As soon as staff knew about the situation, students were hurried inside and the school was put on lockdown, said Director of Education for the Lac La Ronge Indian Band Gerry Guillet.

Woman charged for Regina hit and run

A young woman is facing charges after a hit and run in Regina Tuesday afternoon.

Police were called to Dewdney Avenue and Angus Street late in the afternoon where a van had allegedly run a stop sign, hit another vehicle, and drove away. A 57-year-old woman was driving the other vehicle. She had to be taken to hospital for minor injuries.

PHOTOS: Pedestrian hit on Regina's Parliament Ave.

Police are investigating an accident between a vehicle and a pedestrian at the intersection of Parliament Avenue and Robinson Street around 7 p.m.

Celine Bierman was driving her white Sunfire westbound down Parliament Avenue when she saw the car in front of her slam on its breaks; it came to a sudden stop and Bierman saw a woman land on the ground.

"Her leg is broken, apparently her hips might be broken, her arm is most definately broken and she hit her heard on the cement," she said.