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Saskatoon weather outlook – June 28

Thunderstorm threat continues, but does it last into the long weekend?

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Severe thunderstorm watch issued in northwest, north-central and east-central Saskatchewan.

SkyTracker Weather

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the La Ronge, La Loche, Buffalo Narrows, Key Lake, Canora, Kamsack and Yorkton areas.

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon with the threat diminishing this evening.

The main threats of these storms are brief heavy downpours, hail to the size of quarters and damaging wind gusts.

Saskatoon Forecast


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The day started out around 13 degrees under mostly sunny skies before warming into the mid-20s by late morning.

Humidity was making it feel close to 30 degrees by late morning as well – about four degrees warmer than the temperature at times!

The mercury is expected to top out in the high 20s today with clouds building in this afternoon as a few thunderstorms roll through the region.


Partly cloudy conditions will stick around tonight as temperatures drop back into the mid-teens.


Most models are bringing in cloud cover again tomorrow morning with a chance of showers and the possibility of a thunderstorm through the day before conditions clear into the evening.

Temperatures will top out around 26 degrees in the afternoon.

Thursday-Friday (Canada Day)

Mostly sunny skies will stick around on Thursday as high pressure settles in overtop of us before a push of moist air brings in cloud cover and a chance of rain for Friday on Canada Day.

Daytime highs will be in the mid-20s both days.

Weekend Outlook

It does look like mostly cloudy skies will likely stick around on Saturday with a chance of thunderstorms both that day and Sunday before conditions clear toward the end of the weekend.

Temperatures will likely remain in the mid-20s Saturday afternoon with the potential to push into the high 20s on Sunday.

Duran Bruno snapped this Your Saskatchewan photo at Fond-du-Lac:

June 28: Duran Bruno snapped this Your Saskatchewan photo at Fond-du-Lac.

Duran Bruno / Viewer Submitted

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City asks people affected by DWA in Saskatoon to reach out to friends, family for water

As thousands of people in six Saskatoon neighbourhoods deal with a drinking water advisory (DWA), city officials are asking them to reach out to family and friends in unaffected areas for potable water.

“We know most people will look after getting their own water and we’re hoping to make that a bit easier for residents,” said assistant fire chief Anthony Tataryn.

“Of course family, friends and employers in unaffected areas are encouraged to help where they can by allowing those people to fill jugs of potable water from their unaffected taps.”

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    On Monday morning, a private contractor damaged a primary water line near McOrmond Drive, depressurizing the water distribution system.

    It affected six neighbourhoods: Arbour Creek, Erindale, Evergreen, Forest Grove, University Heights S.C. and Willowgrove.

    The city issued a DWA for the neighbourhoods, meaning water should be boiled before being consumed – including brushing teeth, making ice cubes or washing fruits and vegetables.

    The city has also set up water filling depots at fire hall No. 9 on Attridge Avenue and fire hall No. 5 on Central Avenue, where people can fill large, clean jugs.

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    However, they are asking those who are able to get water from elsewhere to do so.

    “If you are able to get a water supply from an unaffected area, please go that route,” Tataryn said.

    “We want to keep the Fire Stations open for the folks who may not have that as an option.”

    The DWA is expected to remain in place until at least Thursday.

    Officials say due to the size and scope of the DWO, NotifyNow will be used on a daily basis to provide updates until the DWA is lifted.

Istanbul airport attack: Suspected ISIS bombers kill dozens

ISTANBUL – Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded more than 140 at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. Turkish officials said the massacre was most likely the work of the Islamic State group.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said 36 people died Tuesday as well as the three suicide bombers. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said 147 were wounded.

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Yildirim said in a press statement early Wednesday that air traffic had returned to normal and “our airport has been opened to flights and departures from 02:20 (local time) on.”

There were conflicting accounts of the attack.

A Turkish official said authorities are going through CCTV footage and witness statements to establish a preliminary timeline and details of the attack. “It is a jigsaw puzzle” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government protocol.

READ MORE:Istanbul airport attack: Air Canada halts service to Ataturk Airport

The Haber Turk newspaper reported that one attacker blew himself up outside the terminal, then two others opened fire at the point where the X-ray machines are. One attacker was shot at while running amid fleeing passengers, then blew himself up at the exit. The third attacker went up one level to where the international departures terminal is, was shot by police and blew himself up.

Airport surveillance video posted on social media showed the moment of one blast, a huge ball of fire, and passengers fleeing in terror. Another appeared to show an attacker, felled by a gunshot from a security officer, blowing himself up seconds later.

WATCH: Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport hit by deadly terror attack. Jackson Proskow reports. 

The recent attacks on a key partner in the U.S.-led coalition against IS and a NATO member have increased in scale and frequency. They have scared away tourists and hurt the Turkish economy, which relies heavily on tourism.

As dawn broke over the destroyed terminal, workers began removing debris left by the blast. The airport partially reopened, but an information board inside showed that about one-third of scheduled flights had been cancelled, with a host of others delayed.

Earlier, the hundreds of passengers who fled the airport in fear were left sitting on the grass outside. Several ambulances drove back and forth, and security vehicles surrounded the scene.

Adam Keally, from Boston, said he heard gunfire followed, by several explosions, then saw people “very badly injured.”

Hevin Zini, 12, had just arrived from Duesseldorf, Germany, with her family and was in tears.

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“There was blood on the ground,” she told AP. “Everything was blown up to bits… if we had arrived two minutes earlier, it could have been us.”

Yildirim, speaking to reporters at the airport, said all initial indications suggested the Islamic State group was behind the attacks.

“The findingsof our security forces point atthe Daesh organization as the perpetrators of this terror attack,” Yildirim said, using the Arabic name for IS. “Even though the indications suggest Daesh, ourinvestigations are continuing.”

Turkey shares long, porous borders with Syria and Iraq, war-torn countries where IS controls large pockets of territory. Authorities have blamed IS for several major bombings over the past year, including on the capital Ankara, as well as attacks on tourists in Istanbul.

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Turkey has stepped up controls at airports and land borders and deported thousands of foreign fighters, but has struggled to tackle the threat of IS militants while also conducting vast security operations against Kurdish rebels, who have also been blamed for recent deadly attacks.

The devastation at Istanbul’s airport follows the March attack on Brussels Airport, where two suicide bombings ripped through check-in counters, killing 16 people. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for that attack, as well as a subsequent explosion at a Brussels subway station that killed 16 more people.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said on 桑拿会所: “Our thoughts are with the victims of the attacks at Istanbul’s airport. We condemn these atrocious acts of violence.”

READ MORE: Canada condemns Istanbul airport attack that killed 36

Yildirim said air traffic at Ataturk Airport, which was suspended after the attack and stranded hundreds of passengers, had resumed early Wednesday. A stoppage of flights to and from the United States and Istanbul lasted several hours but was later lifted, said a U.S. official who spoke on background to discuss sensitive security issues.

Yildirim said the attackers arrived at the airport in a taxi and blew themselves up after opening fire. Asked whether a fourth attacker might have escaped, he said authorities have no such assessment but are considering every possibility.

Another Turkish official said two of the attackers detonated explosives at the entrance of the international arrivals terminal after police fired at them, while the third blew himself up in the parking lot.

The official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government regulations, cited interior ministry information and said that none of the attackers managed to get past security checks at the terminal’s entrance.

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Turkish airports have security checks at both the entrance of terminal buildings and then later before entry to departure gates.

South African Judy Favish, who spent two days in Istanbul as a layover on her way home from Dublin, had just checked in when she heard an explosion followed by gunfire and a loud bang.

She says she hid under the counter for some time.

Favish says passengers were ushered to a cafeteria at the basement level where they were kept for more than an hour before being allowed outside.

Two South African tourists, Paul and Susie Roos from Cape Town, were at the airport and due to fly home at the time of the explosions.

“We came up from the arrivals to the departures, up the escalator when we heard these shots going off,” Paul Roos said. “There was this guy going roaming around, he was dressed in black and he had a hand gun.”

The prime minister called for national unity and “global co-operation” in combatting terrorism.

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“This (attack) has shown once again that terrorism is a global threat,” Yildirim said. “This is a heinous planned attack that targeted innocent people.”

He suggested that the attack was linked to what he said was Turkey’s success against Kurdish rebels, as well as steps Ankara took Monday toward mending strained ties with Israel and Russia.

“It is meaningful that this heinous attack came at a time when we have become successful in the fight against separatist terrorism … and at a time when we started a process ofnormalizing ties with our neighbours,” Yildirim said.

Yildirim said there was no security lapse at the airport, but added the fact the attackers were carrying weapons “increased the severity” of the attack.

Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in Turkey said at least seven Saudis were injured in the attack and all are in stable condition.

Dozens of anxious friends and relatives waited early Wednesday outside Istanbul’s Bakirkoy Hospital, where victims were taken for treatment.

“You can hear that people are wailing here,” said Serdar Tatlisu, a relative of a victim. “We cannot cope anymore, we can’t just stay still. We need some kind of solution for whatever problem there is.

Turkey is beset by a wide array of security threats, 26, including from ultra-left radicals, Kurdish rebels demanding greater autonomy in the restive southeast, and IS militants.

WATCH: Adam Keally from Boston, MA describes what he saw and some of the injuries sustained as suicide bombers attacked the Atuturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey.

On Jan. 12, an attack that Turkish authorities blamed on IS claimed the lives of a dozen German tourists visiting Istanbul’s historic sites. On March 19, a suicide bombing rocked Istanbul’s main pedestrian street, killing five people, including the bomber, whom the authorities identified as a Turkish national linked to IS.

Last October, twin suicide bombings hit a peace rally outside Ankara’s train station, killing 102 people. There was no claim of responsibility but Turkish authorities blamed the attack on a local cell of IS.

Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport was the 11th busiest airport in the world last year, with 61.8 million passengers, according to Airports Council International. It is also one of the fastest-growing airports in the world, seeing 9.2 per cent more passengers last year than in 2014.

The largest carrier at the airport is Turkish Airlines, which operates a major hub there. Low-cost Turkish carrier Onur Air is the second-largest airline there.

The independent Dogan news agency reported that a plane carrying Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama was arriving on an official visit at the airport when the attack occurred. The prime minister and his entourage were safely taken to an official residence.

Fraser reported from Ankara, and Soguel from Sanliurfa, Turkey. Associated Press writers Bram Janssen in Istanbul, Will Lester in Washington, D.C. and Scott Mayerowitz in New York contributed to this report.

Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Tribal Council argue in court over child protection

The Saskatchewan government is seeking an injunction to take back responsibility for children under the care of the Saskatoon Tribal Council, but some say the move infringes on aboriginal sovereignty.

Government lawyer Michael Morris argued the province has to step in because the tribal council isn’t sharing even basic information, such as how many children are in care or their names.

“Right now that information’s not being provided,” Morris told Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Lian Schwann on Tuesday.

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    “Who are the caregivers to those children? What services are being provided to them? What are their needs? What, if any, case planning is there in relation to them? For every child that has been put into care … Saskatchewan requires that information.”

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    Morris said the Ministry of Social Services not only has the authority, but also the duty to protect children on and off reserve.

    He said Saskatchewan needs access to documents “to ensure that children on the STC First Nations … are safe and receiving all proper support and services.”

    First Nations agencies are required to monitor and track children in care on reserve and report back to the Ministry of Social Services. The province has delegation agreements with them.

    But Saskatchewan Social Services Minister Donna Harpauer said earlier this month that years of trying to negotiate a new deal between the province and the Saskatoon Tribal Council have reached an impasse. She also said that federal funding expired in March, which meant the province could terminate its part of the agreement.

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    Lawyer Josephine de Whytell, who argued on behalf of the tribal council, said funding from Ottawa expires each year with the federal budget and is renewed.

    She said the council is following a bilateral accord on caring for children that was signed with the province in 1996. It’s not a matter of the province delegating power to the tribal council, she added.

    “Those First Nations have not given up their authority to act as independent nations responsible for the protection and well-being of their children,” she said.

    De Whytell said the tribal council is willing to provide the information for auditing and case transfer purposes, but not because it reports to the ministry as a subordinate agency.

    She called the province’s claims “frivolous and vexatious.”

    “The order that’s being sought is not necessary to protect the best interests of the children because those children are already being protected by their own First Nations who are accountable to their own membership.”

    Outside the courthouse, children held signs that said “No More 60s Scoop” and “Honour the Bilateral Accord #OurKidsOurJurisdiction.”

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    Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Felix Thomas told reporters that the council will not abdicate control or be forced to sign a new agreement.

    “If you’re a sovereign nation, you cannot be told,’You need to give us that report.’ If you’re a sovereign nation, you’re told with respect, ‘Please share a report so that we can do what’s best for the child,”‘ said Thomas.

    “That’s all we’ve been asking for with the province is show us the respect and live up to the agreement that you signed.”

    Justice Schwann has reserved her decision.

Your Saskatchewan – Saskatoon: June 2016

Every day on Global News at 6 and Global News at 10, we feature a viewer submitted photo for Your Saskatchewan.

To submit a picture for Your Saskatchewan, email to [email protected]长沙夜网.

Pictures should be at least 920 pixels wide and in jpeg format.

GALLERY: Your Saskatchewan – Saskatoon: May 2016

June 1: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Suzy Pilat after Friday’s hail storm at Turtle Lake.

Suzy Pilat / Viewer Supplied

June 2: Stephanie Styles took this Your Saskatchewan photo near Govan.

Stephanie Styles / Viewer Submitted

June 3: Aicha Bitam took this Your Saskatchewan photo of their newly filled dogout at Moreland.

Aicha Bitam / Viewer Submitted

June 4: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Anton Lariviere at Patuanak.

Anton Lariviere / Viewer Submitted

June 5: This Your Saskatchewan photo was snapped in Lillestrom by Juan Cardama.

Juan Cardama / Your Saskatchewan

June 6: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken taken by Kirsten Morin at Île-à-la-Crosse.

Kirsten Morin / Viewer Submitted

June 7: Brent Bell took this Your Saskatchewan photo at Maidstone.

Brent Bell / Viewer Submitted

June 8: This Your Saskatchewan photo of a robin’s nest full of eggs was taken in Saskatoon by Lucas Winiewski.

Lucas Winiewski / Viewer Submitted

June 9: Helen Waller took this Your Saskatchewan photo in Montmartre of the “Paris of the Prairies.”

Helen Waller / Viewer Submitted

June 10: Doug Sarnes took this Your Saskatchewan photo from a hot air balloon over the Delta Bessborough.

Doug Sarnes / Viewer Submitted

June 11: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Jeanette Thoms at Wakaw Lake.

Jeanette Thoms / Viewer Submitted

June 12: This Your Saskatchewan photo of an eagle nest was snapped near Aberdeen by Diane Kacher.

Diane Kacher/ Viewer Submitted

June 13: Steve and Tina Leeks took this Your Saskatchewan photo in Regina of cedar waxwings.

Steve and Tina Leeks / Viewer Submitted

June 14: Jenny Hagan took this Your Saskatchewan photo 2500 feet above Eatonia where a group of hang gliders were trying to break a Canadian distance record.

Jenny Hagan / Viewer Submitted

June 15: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Harvey Carberry at Jackfish Lake.

Harvey Carberry / Viewer Supplied

June 16: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Dawn Williams of her pea fields starting to flower southwest of Kyle.

Dawn Williams / Viewer Supplied

June 17: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Charlie Lemaigre at Clearwater River Provincial Park north of La Loche.

Charlie Lemaigre / Viewer Supplied

June 18: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Linda Phillips at Long Lake.

Linda Phillips / Viewer Supplied

June 19: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Tracey Cholin near Kerrobert.

Tracey Cholin / Viewer Supplied

June 20: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken in Saskatoon by Mat Williams.

Mat Williams / Viewer Submitted

June 21: Brent Bell took this Your Saskatchewan photo in Maidstone.

Brent Bell / Viewer Submitted

June 22: This Your Saskatchewan photo of the strawberry moon was taken just north of Regina by Darcy Conn.

Darcy Conn / Viewer Submitted

June 23: Kirsten Morin took this Your Saskatchewan photo near Meadow Lake of a moose having a soak.

Kirsten Morin / Viewer Submitted

June 24: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Dianne Mursell near Regina Beach.

Dianne Mursell / Viewer Submitted

June 25: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Cary Fischer at Wascana Lake in Regina.

Cary Fischer / Viewer Supplied

June 26: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Pablo Benitez near Outlook.

Pablo Benitez / Viewer Supplied

June 27: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken in Saskatoon by April Moosomin.

April Moosomin / Viewer Submitted

June 28: Duran Bruno snapped this Your Saskatchewan photo at Fond-du-Lac.

Duran Bruno / Viewer Submitted

June 29: This Your Saskatchewan photo of a Saskatoon sunrise was taken by Lisa Dutton.

Lisa Dutton / Global News

June 30: Logan Bereti took this Your Saskatchewan photo of a loon having a snack at Fishing Lake.

Logan Bereti / Viewer Submitted

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