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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.


How drivers can keep gas prices lower

Gas prices are slowly creeping up as retailers ease customers into summer prices.

Prices peaked at 89.9 cents per litre in Saskatoon and Regina with some retailers hovering around 81.9 cents.

“Gas prices will be going up very soon because of market forces but I think they are jumping the gun,” Jason Toews, co-founder of, said.

Companies do not want to shock their consumers into buying less gasoline. He expects summer prices could peak around $1.20 per litre.

Sask. liquor retail consultation closes Friday

Friday marks the last day to have your say on if Saskatchewan should change how it sells alcohol.

In November, the province released an options paper and launched a consultation process looking for the public's input on what option is best. The survey asked people whether they like the current system, want to expand the current system, or go to some form of a private system.

Loonie retreats to 6 year low

The Canadian dollar fell sharply Wednesday to below the 80-cent US level as oil prices retreated to fresh six-year lows and traders considered a less dovish than expected announcement on interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

The loonie lost 0.75 of a cent to 79.87 cents US, its lowest close since April 2009.

The Fed has been generally expected to hike rates from near zero around the middle of this year. But there has been growing speculation that the Fed could opt to move much later in the year because of a stubbornly slow global economic recovery.

200 dogs found starving, dehydrated, neglected in southern Alberta

The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) has seized 201 dogs in what it calls one of the worst cases of neglect it has ever seen.

The dogs were all found on a rural property in Milk River, southeast of Lethbridge.

They were starving, dehydrated, with badly matted fur. Some had broken bones, gaping wounds, and severe parasite infections. One of the puppies had a broken jaw. Another was missing a leg.

Saskatchewan shutting down 2 young offenders facilities

With fewer young offenders needing to be kept in custody, the province is shuttering a pair of facilities.

The Orcadia Youth Residence and the Yarrow Youth Farm will both be closed by the end of March 2015.

Both are referred to as 'open-custody' facilities. That means people housed there are let out during the day for programming or education, then come back at night.

Orcadia is slated to be converted into a minimum security adult facility. Yarrow will close its doors for good.

Woman ships Regina pizza to Ontario to satisfy craving

How far would you go to get your favourite pizza?
A couple from Ontario who moved to Regina is making headlines this week saying they just can't find a good pizza in the Queen City. They have spent $140 to ship a frozen pizza all the way from Windsor, Ont. in time for the Super Bowl.
However, it turns out this practice is quite common with people who need to have their favourite pizza no matter where in Canada they live. A separate woman who lived in Ontario for a year has gone the other way, shipping Regina pizza to her home in Sutton, Ont.

Sask. campsite reservations open in March

Saskatchewan campers can start putting their summer plans in place when the province starts opening campsite reservations on Monday, March 2.

Reservations will be staggered, allowing people to book at different campsites on different days. Also, Saskatchewan residents will not be allowed to book campsites in advance of people from other provinces or countries.

Shoppers grab deals at Regina Future Shop before closure

Future Shop will soon be a thing of the past in Regina.

The only one in the city is closing its doors at the end of the day on Monday. Its head office is deciding not the renew the lease on the building as part of its business strategy.

The company regularly reviews its locations and has determined it's not strategic to stay open, citing multiple factors including square footage, market conditions and proximity to Best Buy which is owned by the same company.

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