Martensville city council is up in arms about SaskPower’s continued pressure to bring a double-circuit transmission power line through an area they have planned for the city’s newest neighbourhood.
Martensville Mayor Kent Muench said despite voicing his administration’s concerns over the path of the power lines, SaskPower is still planning to move ahead. It plans to bring a new 230 Kilovolt power line just to the east of Martensville and having it skirt the city’s southern boundary.
It's been a great week for investors with the DOW Jones closing near its record high on Wednesday at 14,075.37.
However, Preet Banerjee, finance columnist and the host of Million Dollar Neighbourhood, says this news doesn't mean you should throw all your money at the markets, especially not right now. He says you need to follow the golden rule - buy low and sell high to make money. He compares it to your weekly grocery shopping.
The City of Regina is getting ready to make big strides on the housing front, according to a report before City Council earlier this week.
At Monday night's meeting, Council saw the first draft of the city's "Comprehensive Housing Strategy" - the administration's first effort at drafting wholesale changes aimed at easing Regina's tight housing market.
A new agreement between SaskPower and the First Nations Power Authority could mean a lot more power for the province and big economic opportunities for Saskatchewan’s First Nations.
The agreement sets up the framework for establishing the power generation opportunities on reserves.
Older buses and a shortage of mechanics are throttling the city's transit service, triggering the sudden halting of three bus routes Tuesday.
Late Monday afternoon, the city announced via a public service announcement that the routes servicing the Regina Food Bank, some north-end high schools, and Harbour Landing were being abruptly cancelled for the time being. No explanation was initially given.
On Tuesday city staff helped flesh out the situation.
As the weather starts to warm up -- at least for now -- it could mean bad news for your house.
Roofing and home restoration companies have had a busy winter dealing with ice dams, which can cause water leaking into the attic and walls of your home.
Naturally snow acts as an insulator on a roof, which can cause the bottom layer to melt and then freeze at night. But with it being near or above freezing during the day right now the freeze thaw cycle is going to be worse than at any point so far this winter.
Regina author Melanie Schnell's first book While the Sun is Above Us has been shortlisted for four Saskatchewan book awards.
The author who grew up on a farm in southeastern Saskatchewan based her book in Sudan during a bloody civil war.
"It is a story about two women," explained Schnell, "a Canadian woman who goes to Sudan to work for a non-profit and a Dinka woman from south Sudan who has been caught up in the atrocities of the war and has been taken as a slave for eight years."
Saskatchewan’s retail sales made a record 4.4 per cent year-over-year jump in December, according to a new Statistics Canada report.
The province ranks first among all provinces in terms of percentage change.
“Consumer confidence is a surefire sign of the strength of our Saskatchewan economy,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said in a statement. “We have plenty of good paying job opportunities in every corner of this province, and this is reflected in the spending habits of our Saskatchewan residents.”
Tickets to go to the Juno Awards in Regina go on sale Friday morning at 10 a.m.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), which puts on the Junos, says 4,600 tickets will be available to the public on ticketmaster.ca. Each person is limited to purchasing four tickets, which range in price from $59 - $189.
The housing market in Saskatoon is getting more expensive as homeowners have seen major growth in property values since 2002.
According the RE/MAX Saskatoon broker Larry Stewart, with values rising 165 per cent over the last 10 years, combined with a low 2.9 per cent interest rate on mortgages, right now it the time for 'move-up purchasing.'
"If you bought a house in 2002, you have a tremendous amount of equity in it and that equity can be sold allowing people to move into a bigger home," said Stewart.