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New way to predict lightning strikes: study

CALGARY—Apparently lightning can strike the same place twice after all.

A study by researchers at the University of Calgary's Schulich School of Engineering suggests it's possible to predict where lightning will strike and how often.

They say satellite data and artificial intelligence can help foresee where lightning poses a greater risk to spark wildfires.

Farmer's son describes night of fatal shooting

BATTLEFORD, Sask.—The son of a Saskatchewan farmer on trial for killing an indigenous man says his father looked like he was going to be sick after the shooting and told him the gun “just went off.”

Sheldon Stanley told a jury at Gerald Stanley's murder trial yesterday that an SUV drove into the family's farmyard near Biggar, Sask. in August, 2016.

Murder trial underway for farm fatal shooting

BATTLEFORD, Sask.—Family members of a Cree man shot and killed on a Saskatchewan farm say they are upset no visibly indigenous people were chosen as jurors to oversee the murder trial.

A jury pool of more than 200 people showed up yesterday in Battleford, Sask., and 12 were chosen to determine the guilt or innocence of Gerald Stanley.