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Sask. health professionals sound alarm over dramatic spike in sexually transmitted infections | CBC News

First Nations leaders and health professionals in Saskatchewan are sounding the alarm over skyrocketing cases of sexually transmitted infections in some communities. They’re trying to stop the spread, but they say the issue is about much more than just health care. “It breaks my heart to see this each and every day. I pray for […]

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A police informant central to a massive Sask. organized crime bust has died. Here’s the inside story | CBC News

Everyone was looking for Noel Harder. In January 2015, a series of police raids across Western Canada known as Project Forseti had netted hundreds of guns and more than $8-million worth of methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl. Most of the 20 arrested were members of the Hells Angels or Fallen Saints motorcycle clubs. Harder had often […]

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Sask. city councillor implicated in physical, emotional abuse allegations at private Christian school, church | CBC News

The growing list of officials accused of physically and emotionally abusing children at a private Christian school and church in Saskatoon now includes a sitting city councillor. The lawyer representing former Christian Centre Academy students says allegations against longtime councillor Randy Donauer are being added to the dozens of criminal assault complaints made to Saskatoon […]

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Officials unable to track down former Sask. pastor at centre of $25M abuse lawsuit | CBC News

Officials have been unable to track down a former Saskatoon pastor at the centre of a $25-million lawsuit, but a judge has agreed to an unusual alternative. Pastor Keith Johnson is believed to be in Oklahoma, but has been “evading” officials trying multiple ways to serve him with the lawsuit documents, according to court records. Saskatoon […]

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‘My boy, turn yourself in,’ says mother of fugitive suspected in Sask. mass killing | CBC News

Update: Myles Sanderson has been arrested. Read more here. The parents of a fugitive suspected of a mass killing in Saskatchewan are speaking out. In an exclusive interview Wednesday with CBC News, the parents pleaded with their son, 32-year-old Myles Sanderson, to turn himself in before anyone else gets hurt. “Myles, my boy, turn yourself […]

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Exorcism at Sask. children’s Bible camp could be criminal, say experts | CBC News

Parents of children subjected to an exorcism at a Saskatchewan children’s Bible camp say RCMP and other officials need to take the incident more seriously, and some criminal law experts agree. These experts say details in descriptions of the July 13 exorcism, published as part of a CBC investigation into Redberry Bible Camp, sound like they […]

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‘We all believed he was possessed,’ says boy who witnessed exorcism at Sask. Bible camp | CBC News

As Parker Bond’s parents drove him home from Redberry Bible Camp through the midnight darkness, the 14-year-old boy wouldn’t stop repeating the phrase, “Jesus is lord. Jesus is Lord. Jesus is lord.” Parker and the other boys in his camp cabin had just been subjected to an exorcism. They were so terrified they called their […]

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RCMP, others investigating following alleged exorcism at Sask. children’s bible camp | CBC News

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. RCMP and other agencies are investigating after an exorcism and other activity allegedly took place at a children’s Bible camp near Saskatoon. In addition to the alleged exorcism conducted earlier this summer, it’s unclear how the man in question was approved to work with kids at the Redberry Bible […]

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Lawsuit alleges sexual abuse of former students and coverup at private Sask. Christian school | CBC News

WARNING: This story contains disturbing details. Sexual abuse was perpetrated — and covered up — by multiple officials at a private Saskatoon Christian school and adjacent church, say former students. The allegations are contained in a 30-page statement of claim filed Monday afternoon at Saskatoon’s Court of Queen’s Bench by Saskatoon lawyers Grant Scharfstein and Samuel […]

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List of students alleging abuse at Sask. Christian school growing rapidly | CBC News

The chorus of former students from a private Saskatoon Christian school with stories of abuse and degradation is growing. They include children and grandchildren of top officials from Christian Centre Academy and the adjacent Saskatoon Christian Centre Church. The school is now known as Legacy Christian Academy. The church has also undergone a name change, to […]