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Temperature records toppled in Saskatchewan

This warm October weather has records falling in Saskatchewan.

"Saskatoon, Regina, Wynyard, Weyburn, Estevan, Swift Current is tied and North Battleford has also broke a record," Terri Lang, a meteorologist with Environment Canada said.

On Monday afternoon, Saskatoon broke the 22.2 C temperature record from 1974 by hitting 23.8 C.

Regina broke a 76-year-old record from 1938 when the temperature hit 24.1 C.

WTO rules in Canada's favour in meat-labelling dispute

The World Trade Organization has ruled in Canada's favour when it comes to Country of Origin Labelling (COOL).

Last year the U.S. amended its COOL rules to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling saying the rules violated its trade agreements. But on Monday, the WTO released a ruling saying the amendments actually made the COOL rules worse.

Saskatoon golf courses get ready for winter

The weather might still be nice, but Saskatoon golf courses are wrapping up the season.

The Willow's general manger Guy Beatty says despite the good weather, they still need to think ahead.

"we've learned the hard way that trying to stretch the year when it looks good, you can get faked out in a hurry in Saskatchewan, and the weather can change and all of a sudden you're scrambling to get the winterization done," Beatty said.

Saskatoon game designer gets leading credit in new Assassin’s Creed

Fans of the Assassin’s Creed video games will notice a taste of Saskatoon in the latest installment.
Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is set hit shelves in November and Saskatoon resident Michael Hampden can’t wait because he’s credited as lead game designer.
“Basically my job is to figure out how to make people feel things,” said Hampden.  “How do you make someone feel excited, scared, nervous, or happy?  Basically it’s how to make people have fun.”

City of Saskatoon issues second transit lockout notice

Despite the Oct. 17 ruling on the transit lockout, Saskatoon transit riders will still need to find other ways to get around after the city issued a second lockout notice Friday.

The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) local 615 said they received the lockout notice at 1 p.m. Friday, just hours after the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (SLRB) ruled the first lockout illegal.

Saskatoon woman wins $1M

A Saskatoon woman has won $1 million dollars after checking her ticket during her lunch break.

Keely Vickaryous had stopped for milk at the grocery store and decided to check her ticket on the store’s self-checker.

"I saw all of these zeroes," she said in a media release from Saskatchewan Lotteries.

The nearby clerk looked at the machine and said, “You’ve just won a million dollars.”

The clerk was able to confirm her win. The LOTTO 6/49 ticket had been bought in late August at the C and C Service Centre in Candle Lake.

Saskatoon Health Region taking steps to fight Ebola

While the Ebola outbreak threatens parts of North America, the Saskatoon Health Region says steps are being taken to make sure if the virus hits Saskatoon, healthcare workers are protected and a plan is in place to stop its potential spread.

Gas prices hold steady amid oil demand concerns

Lower gas prices in Saskatchewan are holding steady Thursday as oil demand concerns continue.

“I think maybe the oil companies are saying maybe enough is enough,” Roger McKnight, En-Pro chief petroleum analyst, said.

A glut in the global supply of crude is prompting significant drops in the retail price of gas in Canada over the last two weeks. In Saskatoon and Regina, the average gas price is $1.15 Thursday, about 10 cents lower than a month ago.

Saskatoon wins silver at international 3-on-3 basketball tournament

A three-on-three basketball team from Saskatoon is coming home from Japan with silver medals after losing to Serbia at the FIBA World Tour.

“We are still licking our wounds right now because we wanted to go there and win. We’re a little bit disappointed,” Michael Linklater, one of the four players on the team, said.

Linklater said the team played strong throughout the tournament before their defence fell in the final game Sunday with a crushing 21-11 loss.

One-day detours slated for Highway 12, 16

Expect some delays heading in and out of Saskatoon on Thursday.

CN Rail in conjunction with the Ministry of Highways will be closing off sections of Highway 12 north of Martensville and Highway 16 east of Saskatoon from dawn to dusk, making way for rail-crossing repairs and track replacement.

North and southbound traffic on Highway 12 will be detoured north of Junction 305 to allow CN to make repairs to a road-level railway crossing.

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