Saskatchewan

CBC Saskatchewan: 2014 in review

As 2014 draws to a close we're looking back at the top news stories from across the province.

The top news stories from our newsroom over the past 12 months

We are looking back at the top stories from our newsroom this year, from smart meter failures to a horrific attack that left a homeless woman without both her legs, to a million dollar baby and a controversy over the use of temporary foreign workers. 

Here's a few of the stories that made headlines in Saskatchewan in 2014.

Smart meters fail

This is what was left of a smart meter that caught fire. (Submitted to CBC)

It was a multi-million-dollar technology failure that turned out to be anything but smart. The president of SaskPower lost his job and all of the meters are supposed to be removed by next March. As of last week there had been at least 10 failures according to SaskPower

Marlene Bird

Marlene Bird has been through two amputations and several other surgeries needed because of the severity of the injuries she suffered. (Ryan Pilon/CBC)

Homeless and living on the streets of Prince Albert, Marlene Bird was viciously attacked. She faced a difficult recovery and her story made national headlines.

Fatal crash

Sarah Wensley and J.P. Haughey (Submitted)

In May, a horrific crash claimed the lives of Saskatoon teenagers J.P. Haughey and Sarah Wensley. The woman behind the wheel had a lengthy rap sheet. the loved ones of the victims are calling for changes to the justice system.

Temporary foreign workers

Shaunna Jennison-Yung (right) comforts her friend Sandy Nelson, who lost her job at a Weyburn restaurant after 28 years. The two say they've been replaced by temporary foreign workers. (CBC)

CBC Saskatchewan`s iTeam is the only dedicated investigative team in the province. And it's broken some of the biggest stories in Saskatchewan this year, including the story of two Weyburn waitresses who lost their jobs to temporary foreign workers. Days after this story aired, the federal government clamped down hard on the rules.

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