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Federal government could address high gas prices

There's usually a painful grimace when we spot gas signs reading $1.36 a litre in Saskatchewan.

Now, the federal government claims they'll be investigating those high prices through a parliamentary committee. Industry Minister Tony Clement says he'll be grilling distributors and retailers on their pricing methods.

But the Ruth Robinson, from the Consumer Association of Saskastchewan, says this isn't the first time the government has looked into pricing - and found nothing wrong.

Gas prices start to rise in Saskatchewan

It appears as though the rise in gas prices has made its way to Saskatchewan.

News Talk Radio has been tipped off that prices in Regina have gone from 1.31 to 1.36. Saskatoon prices are showing a jump from 1.32 to 1.37.

Edited by News Talk Radio's Sabeen Ahmad.


Vandalism forces Saskatoon Cabelas store to close

Customers looking to stock up on camping, fishing and hunting supplies were turned away from one of Saskatoon's largest outdoor retailers Saturday.

Saskatoon police said the Cabela's at Preston Crossing was vandalized at around 2 a.m. Friday night. Nobody was injured, and no arrests have been made just yet.

Potential shoppers were greeted by an employee, who apologized for the inconvenience and handed out $20 coupons.

Funding announced to help people cope with mental illness

In a big building on the corner of Avenue B South and 21st Street West people open and close the doors of the Crocus Co-operative building while construction continues on the walls and roof outside.

The people stopping into Crocus are looking for vocational, social, and educational programs and support to deal with their mental illness.

"The funding received enabled us to finish off the interior of the building as well as replace the roof," director of operations Robin Mitchell said, referring to a $116,131 grant from a federal government program.

Saskatoon Food Bank getting new refrigerated truck

A brand new refrigerated truck with the Food Bank and Learning Centre logo will be hitting Saskatoon's streets after a grant from the federal government.

Thursday morning, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar, Kelly Block announced the Saskatoon Food Bank would receive $95,000 from the Government of Canada's Homelessness Partnering Strategy.

Executive Director of the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre, Laurie O'Connor said that means retiring their old truck, which was bought used more than eight years ago.

UPDATE: 4 arrested in rush-hour car chase, firearms investigation

Three men and one woman face a slew of charges following a car chase and reports of pointing firearms at pedestrians Wednesday.

Shortly after 1 p.m., police say a witness reported seeing someone in the back passenger seat of a truck pointing a gun at two people on the sidewalk around 22nd Street West and Avenue Q North.

Another person reported hearing a single gunshot but police didn't find any evidence of shots fired.

Saskatoon's real estate market off to slow start in 2015

After a record year in 2014, Saskatoon's real estate market is going through a cooling off period to begin 2015.

According to the Royal LePage Price Survey two-storey homes and detached bungalow prices remained relatively flat in the first quarter compared to the same period last year.

"The exception is in the condominium category, which has been bumped up by a collection of new units making their way onto the market during the quarter," said Royal LePage owner Norm Fisher in a release.

UPDATE: Photo radar records more drivers speeding through school zones

SGI has released the latest photo radar numbers and it shows more drivers are speeding in school zones.

Regina saw the most school zone violations in March at 2,507 compared with 940 in February, a 166 per cent increase. There were 923 violations in Saskatoon school zones in March compared to 56 in February, 16 times more. Moose Jaw had the smallest increase with 201 violations in school zones during March compared to February's 96.

SaskTel gains cable subscribers, losing landlines

If you got rid of your landline last year, you joined thousands of others.

SaskTel says it continues to lose 26,000 landline customers every year as people rely on their cell phones and wireless devices. That's costing the Crown corporation $15 million per year.

Unity couple retires after winning Lotto 6/49

When Ruth Hume checked her Lotto 6/49 ticket, she couldn't believe what she saw.

"I checked the ticket and it was pretty exciting. I wasn't sure because I thought we just won $100,000 ... then we counted all the little zeroes to make sure that it was right," Ruth laughed.

Ruth said winning $1 million means added financial security and more time with her husband Duane.

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