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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.

 

Market alone won't solve homelessness, social housing needs in Regina

The market will take care of many housing issues in Regina, but affordable and social housing needs help, making it the focus of the Mayor's Housing Summit, according to Mayor Michael Fougere.

He points to an increase in the rental vacancy rate from under 1 per cent to 2.5 per cent as one measure of success.

“We’ve seen a lot of our incentive policies, along with the province, provide incentives for the private sector to build more affordable housing across the spectrum,” he said.

Community mailbox changes still a year away for Sask.

As thousands of people across Canada lose door-to-door mail delivery, communities in Saskatchewan still have at least a year to wait.

"I certainly would love to give a more specific time line, but we have not started the work in Saskatchewan," Canada Post spokesperson Anick Losier said, adding they have just begun announcing the communities which will be impacted at the end of 2015.

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.

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