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Good morning Weyburn! Have a little fun and participate in the "Rollin' with the Gnomies"!

WEYBURN — Have a little fun and participate in the "Rollin' with the Gnomies"! This event is hosted by the the Weyburn Arts Council and the Weyburn Art Gallery. To participate, residents can join the Gnomies facebook group to join in the the hide and seek fun. Gnomes will be introduced and hid around our community one at a time. Each will have a name and a backstory.

Today's weather

Today: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of rain this morning. Periods of light snow beginning this afternoon. Risk of freezing rain. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. High zero. UV index 1 or low.

Tonight: Periods of light snow ending overnight then clearing. Risk of freezing drizzle this evening. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 10. Wind chill minus 8 this evening and minus 17 overnight.

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The Weyburn Wildlife Federation will be hosting a 3-D archery shoot at the Goodwater Rink on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11 and 12. Registration for the shoot will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, and there will be a concession on the site.

The Weyburn Comp Eagles Junior boys and girls basketball teams both travelled to Foam Lake for a tournament this weekend. The next action for both teams is this weekend when they host a combined tournament in the Eagles Gym. The girls kick things off against Melville at 4 p.m. on Friday and the boys play Swift Current at 8:30 p.m.

The Weyburn Police Service responded to 71 calls for service during the week of January 30th through February 5th, resulting in a total of 24 charges. Of the charges, 14 were laid under the Criminal Code of Canada , seven under the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act (CDSA), and three under the Traffic Safety Act (TSA). The majority of criminal charges resulted from the execution of a search warrant on a residence within the city on Third Avenue South on Friday.

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