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.
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.
After thousands of users reported more problems with the government's on-line camp site reservation system this week the province will be spreading out the dates for the last round of bookings.
People who love to camp in the province are not too happy with Saskatchewan Parks’ online campsite reservation system.
Monday saw the launch of the booking season with spots in a group of parks in the north/northwest part of the province up for grabs. But with incredibly high traffic, many people didn’t get the site they wanted because they were booted off the site. Some were even overcharged on their credit cards.
Campers took to Twitter and Facebook to complain and express their frustration. One woman said she was left with an $8,300 charge.
The grain transportation backlog affecting farmers across Saskatchewan and the Prairies has people wondering if there are spin-off impactson the local economy.
At least one farm equipment dealer in Regina says it is business as usual for them. Kirby Engele is the Operations Manager Young's Equipment and said he's hearing a bit of negative feedback but all-in-all everybody is still pretty positive.
"Well of course eventually it may have some impact. We feel it's going to be a short term effect," he said.
The Hospitals of Regina Foundation unveiled the $1.5 million grand prize home for the 28th Home Lottery on Tuesday.
The 3,500 square foot house in the Creeks is built by Varsity Homes. It boasts four bedrooms, a full bar in the basement with a hidden closet behind the cabinet and a fireplace on the outdoor deck. It comes fully furnished and landscaped along with $10,000 for the grand prize winner. The early bird prize is a 2014 Corvette Stingray or $75,000. HRF is also bringing back a 50/50 add on and a new cash calendar with daily prizes in the month of June.
The price of gas jumped about eight cents per litre in Regina Monday morning, rising from 119.4 to 127.9 cents per litre at Shell stations.
Jason Toews is from Regina and is also a co-founder of the gas price monitoring website gasbuddy.com. He said supply and demand is not always the lone cause of spikes in the price at the pumps. He explained that wholesale prices are going up while the retail prices have stayed relatively the same, which means gas prices will eventually increase.
SaskTel announced $322 million in capital spending for 2014.
The cash will mainly go towards upgrading Internet service on the company's networks.
CEO Ron Styles said the improvements will be split roughly even between city and rural customers.
"Urban areas are going to get a lot of benefits out of the 4G capacity improvements that we're putting in. In rural areas, we're going to double the Internet speed in 221 communities."
One city councillor wants city planners to ignore a report outlining revitalization strategies in Riversdale.
“The report did not meet expectations,” Ward 2 Councillor Pat Lorje said Tuesday. “It was a mismatch between what the Riversdale business community is looking for in terms of revitalization of 20th Street and what this Toronto company felt was required.”
In the face of local opposition, the CEO of Fortune Minerals is still making his case for a processing facility the company wants to build near Langham, Sask.
Speaking in an appearance on John Gormley Live, Robin Goad said that concerns about contaminants from the proposed Saskatchewan Metals Processing Plant leeching into the ground water were addressed in a review by the province's Ministry of Environment.
"When you go through this process, it was four years of intense scrutiny," he said.