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'Growled at her': Young Weyburn girl encounters cougar

'Growled at her': Young Weyburn girl encounters cougar

Conservation officer Lindsey Leko said he hasn’t been able to confirm if it was actually a cougar, as no sign of the animal was found in the area, but noted the girl did act correctly by slowly backing away from the animal.
Estevan's Crazy Corks gives aspiring wine makers and other brewers a chance to create their own products

Estevan's Crazy Corks gives aspiring wine makers and other brewers a chance to create their own products

Crazy Corks, located in the 600-block of Fourth Street, allows people to pick out the ingredients to take home and make their wine. The business also has the equipment needed to start brewing. And they have the brewing room, reserved for people to ferment and make their own wine within the store.
Like father, like son: Bienfait’s Lynnden Pastachak wins a championship in Germany

Like father, like son: Bienfait’s Lynnden Pastachak wins a championship in Germany

The Bienfait hockey product was the top scorer on the HC Klostersee team that won the Germany 4 Bayernleague championship this season. Thanks to their league title, the club will move up to Germany’s Division 3 for next season.
Column: Plan to travel? Don't forget to pack your patience

Column: Plan to travel? Don't forget to pack your patience

An opinion piece on latest changes in travel industry.
Dedicated nurse Kendra Memory has enjoyed helping people at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Dedicated nurse Kendra Memory has enjoyed helping people at St. Joseph’s Hospital

She might not have always wanted to be a nurse, but Kendra Memory is pleased that she made the choice to enter the profession more than a decade ago.
Three Estevan Extreme teams win gold medals

Three Estevan Extreme teams win gold medals

The five Estevan teams who have competed thus far have combined to win three gold medals and a bronze medal. The other team finished fourth.  
Nurses play a vital role at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Nurses play a vital role at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Cheryl Harrison, the director of patient services at St. Joe’s, said there are approximately 70 nurses who work at the hospital. The past couple of years have been challenging for the nursing crew and the hospital’s staff, but everybody has stepped forward and worked as a team.
Moisture levels for the southeast improve, but not much despite recent snow

Moisture levels for the southeast improve, but not much despite recent snow

April snowstorms improved moisture levels for the region, but not much so far. "It certainly improved conditions, it did help replenish some of the reservoirs down there with Grant Devine being one of them, Boundary, Rafferty. But because of very hot, very dry conditions that we saw in most of southern Saskatchewan last summer, we're still below normal," said Sean Osmar, communications manager with the Water Security Agency.
Estevan music lover is calling for local musicians to form community, youth and jazz bands

Estevan music lover is calling for local musicians to form community, youth and jazz bands

With enough people, the plan is to form various musical groups in the Estevan area in the coming fall.
SaskPower minister cites multiple reasons for solar power facility in Estevan area

SaskPower minister cites multiple reasons for solar power facility in Estevan area

Estevan was chosen due to its abundance of sunny days, its proximity to suitable transmission infrastructure and the relatively flat neighbouring landscape. Don Morgan, the minister responsible for SaskPower, said SaskPower also considered the lack of wind power generation in the Estevan area.