Saskatoon police searching for missing 15-year-old girl
Saskatoon Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in finding a missing 15-year-old.
Lakisha Bear was last seen at her home in the 600 block Hopkins Street at 1:30 AM on December 12th.
It was announced today that Wanuskewin received six Plains bison from Grasslands National Park. The Minister of Environment and Climate change, Jonathan Wilkinson, made the announcement about the historical arrival. Wilkinson is also a Minister for Parks Canada. The Bison have been away from Wanuskewin for over 100 years.
“The Government of Canada is honoured to support the cultural heritage of Indigenous peoples of the Northern Great Plains. By transferring Plains bison from Grasslands National Park to Wanuskewin in Saskatoon, Parks Canada is continuing its work as a leader in conservation and contributing to the global survival and well-being of an iconic and majestic animal,” said Wilkinson according to Newswire.
Wansukewin held a celebration with Parks Canada members and others to recognize the transfer.
Darlene Brander, the Chief Executive Officer in Wanuskewin said, “The bison that have arrived from Grasslands National Park will establish Wanuskewin’s conservation herd.”
“Their arrival is the culmination of a vision articulated in the Thundering Ahead campaign, but one that we have been waiting for since bison first left this landscape. We are delighted to welcome them home and are grateful to the Brownlee family for helping make this dream a reality.”
The Plains bison are a special part of the prairies and also hold a special place of importance for the Indigenous people of the area. Their return is a big deal for the people of Wanuskewin as the bison share a part of their history dating back 6,000 years. The Thundering Ahead campaign and the Brownlee Family Foundation helped to make the return of the bison a success.
Felix Thomas from Wanuskewin’s Board of Directors, said, “Bringing back the bison has been a hope for Wanuskewin since we launched the Thundering Ahead campaign three years ago, but it has been the hope for Indigenous peoples for more than a hundred years.”
“Seeing these animals returned to Wanuskewin is a symbol and reminder of our own strength and resilience. They represent reconciliation with the land and with each other.”
Parks Canada works with over 300 indigenous groups throughout the country. A goal of theirs is to conserve Canada’s heritage both culturally and naturally.
According to Global News, a meteor entered the atmosphere above Saskatoon shortly after 11:30 pm on Saturday, December 28th. The cosmic event was captured by local doorbell cameras.
Watch the dramatic footage here:
The technical term for a fiery meteor that crashed through the atmosphere and burns up is a “fireball.” “It’s usually not something you’ll be able to notice with so much with the naked eye but with cameras, you’ll usually see it. And it depends on what’s making up that rock,” said Tim Yarworski, of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. “It’s usually not something you’ll be able to notice with so much with the naked eye but with cameras, you’ll usually see it. And it depends on what’s making up that rock.”
If you want to glimpse of this phenomenon, the Quandrantid Meteor Shower will be visible late in the night of January 3rd and into the morning of January 4th. The Quandrantid shower typically produces 50-100 meteors, and is best viewed in northern regions. Unlike the Perseid or Geminid showers, the peak of the Quandrantid shower is relatively short.
Bruce McClure in Earth Sky notes that “In the case of the Quadrantid shower, the radiant point is seen highest in the sky in the dark hours before dawn. The radiant point of the Quadrantid shower makes an approximate right angle with the Big Dipper and the bright star Arcturus. If you trace the paths of the Quadrantid meteors backward, they appear to radiate from this point on the starry sky.”
Update: Both inmates have now been caught.
Two inmates managed to escape from a federal psychiatric centre operating in Saskatoon.
According to Saskatoon Police, two inmates considered to be violent have escaped from the federal Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon.
The two escapees are Kendal Lee Campeau and Matthew Shaundel Michel.
Following early reports, Kendal Lee Campeau was located.
Matthew Shaundel Michel remains at large.
Investigators have asked the public to call the police if they see anything suspicious, and to remain vigilant about their safety.