Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Update

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(Airport-Hacked)

Officials at Regina's international airport say their computers were hacked.

People logging onto the airport's website yesterday were greeted by a picture of a man with a mask, similar to the one worn by the lead character in 2005's "V For Vendetta" movie.

Underneath was a message taunting web administrators by noting their site wasn't secure.

Marketing agency Look Matters oversees the website and spokesman Rob Arnold says it appears to have been the work of the Anonymous Group.

The group is known around the world for hacking into sites including government agencies and major security corporations. (CJME)

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(Bad-Roads)

The R-C-M-P has been advising against travelling in southern Saskatchewan.

Officers dealt with more than 30 collisions yesterday caused by rain that turned to ice, making driving in some areas treacherous.

The freezing rain warning was lifted for most of the southern part of the province, but it still stood last night for Yorkton-Melville, Canora-Preeceville, Humboldt-Wynyard and Kindersley. (CJME)

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(Firefighters-Vs-Cops)

It's police versus firefighters in a Saskatoon court this week.

Final arguments were made yesterday in the trial of three off-duty firefighters accused of assaulting a Saskatoon police officer.

Constable Dylan Lisson has testified he intervened when he saw one of the men tackle another, but said the trio then turned on him and pushed and punched him.

The firefighters -- Keith Walliser, Clifford Hamilton and Jeffrey Tysdal -- have testified they were just play fighting after spending the night in a bar celebrating a birthday. (CKOM)

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(University-Deficit)

The University of Saskatchewan is projecting a 44-million dollar budget deficit by 2016.

To deal with the shortfall, the vice-presidents of academic and finance said cuts will likely be made to areas such as the university's leases, land development and workforce over the next four years. …

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