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US woman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order

AVON PARK, Fla. - A Florida woman who says her boyfriend was holding her and her children hostage sent a secret message asking for help in an online pizza order.

Highlands County Investigators told WFLA-TV a Pizza Hut in Avon Park received an online order for pizza Monday afternoon from Cheryl Treadway. Under the comments section, Treadway wrote a message asking employees to call police. The employees alerted police.

Sask. travellers warned about violence near Puerto Vallarta


A Saskatchewan travel agent says she isn't telling people not to travel to a popular vacation spot after the Canadian Embassy in Mexico issued warnings to tourists about violence near Puerto Vallarta.

Regina, Saskatoon see gas prices jump again

Drivers in Regina and Saskatoon are facing yet another jump in prices at the pump.

On Tuesday morning, the price of gas at the majority of stations in the Queen City rose to 101.9 cents per litre from 92.9 cents per litre.

Meanwhile, prices in Saskatoon saw a similar jump. A number of stations were reported to be 101.9 cents per litre, up from 93.9 cents per litre.

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PHOTOS: Free Comic Book Day draws out Saskatoon nerds

Comic lovers around the world flocked to stores Saturday for Free Comic Book Day.

In Saskatoon, John Reiter was the first outside 8th Street Comics at 6:30 a.m. He came to get a portrait done by artist Tom Grummett.

"I'm a dedicated comic book nerd," he said just minutes before the doors opened.

The 51-year-old remembers getting bit by the nerd bug when he began watching the original Star Trek at the age of three. He then became hooked on shows such as Tarzan, Batman and Superman reruns.

However, his passion is books.

Campsites open at Buffalo Pound and Cypress Hills for early spring campers

The weather has been doing its best imitation of summer lately and that means some people in Saskatchwean are eager to get out and go camping.

"We have a number of campgrounds within a few of our parks that are open year-round," explained Mary-Anne Wihak, director of visitor experiences in the Parks Division with the province.

Taxes getting more complicated, says Regina accountant

The tax deadline day for Canadians is now extended to May 5 and that might give people extra time to review personal tax forms which are getting a lot more complicated.

Frank Garrett is a chartered professional accountant in Regina and he says personal income tax is more complicated than it was 10 years ago.

"Personal tax is so much more complicated because there's so many issues that come up," he commented. "It's almost as complicated as the individuals that it serves."

Saskatoon bookstore owner gives collection to employee

For 17 years, Ann Dutnall has owned Westgate Books in Saskatoon, but now she's giving her entire book collection to an employee, so he can continue the long-standing business.

The second-hand bookstore has been forced to move with the impending closure of the Cumberland Square Mall on 8th Street. New owner Dean Suignard will re-locate the store a few blocks away in a strip mall on Louise Avenue and hopes to open by Canada Day.

He admits the move is a bit daunting.

Saskatoon salon goes green

With every snip of the scissors at Revamp Salon Company in Saskatoon, there's more to recycle.

The local salon has partnered with B.C. organization, Green Circle Salons, so all the hair that would normally end up in the garbage is instead sent away to help soak up oil spills -- like the recent one in English Bay.

"They stuff the hair clippings into pantyhose and create something called a boom and then put that in the ocean and it sucks up all the oil," Celene Dupuis, owner of Revamp Salon Company, said.

Saskatoon knows bridge repair will be 'pain in the asphalt'

It’s no surprise Saskatoon drivers are not looking forward to the University Bridge closing next week, but the city knows how you feel.

The City of Saskatoon is having a bit of fun regarding the dreaded construction with signs that read, "We know this is a pain in the asphalt.”

The city has provided drivers with maps showing the most efficient route to cross the river during the bridge construction, which happens May 1 to Aug. 30.

Saskatoon man honoured for heroic rescue

A Saskatoon man was honoured Tuesday with the Saskatchewan premier's commendation award for saving two people last summer.

Travis Laycock was headed to St. Brieux Lake with his family on July 19, 2014 when on a section of gravel road, he watched as the car in front of him swerved and went into a slough. Laycock jumped out of his car and headed for the water.

"I started swimming out there and after about my third step, the water was over my head. I kept on swimming out there, talking to them," he said.

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