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.
“It’s pretty disappointing that there’s a huge tax increase given that a lot of people’s paychecks aren’t going up nearly that quickly,” said Colin Craig, prairie director with the CTF.
“No doubt there are some roads and bridges that need some tender loving care but what council needs to do is make them a priority rather than funding non-priority projects.”
With the onslaught of winter, and Christmas fast approaching, the last thing you want to worry about is finding a roof over your head but that is the reality some renters in Regina are facing.
Last Friday, tenants who live at 2141 Rae Street got evictions notices plastered on their doors telling them they had to be out by Jan. 31.
Apartment building at 2141 Rae St. Kevin Martel/CJME
What started as a big idea that would change the landscape is still just an idea three and a half years later.
Capital Pointe is, and was, intended to be the largest occupied building in Saskatchewan, an 8-floor hotel and 26-storey condominium project meant to be erected at Victoria Ave. and Albert St. in Regina's downtown. It will replace the long-standing Plains Hotel, which was demolished to make way for it.
A lot of money is going back into the North Central community from all the containers collected around Mosaic Stadium after the Grey Cup.
Guy Trudeau is the manager of the Angus Street SARCAN depot and he said 60,000 cans and bottles were collected and recycled in the area following the game.
"It took about three days to finalize the count," said Trudeau.
Containers are collected after each game but the Grey Cup was the busiest. Trudeau said they are always prepared for after the Rider games and had a few more staff on hand following the Grey Cup.
Business is about to pick up at Mission Ridge Winter Park and while skiers and boarders don’t depend on natural snow it certainly doesn’t hurt.
Crews are busy making more snow and the park should be ready to open by Saturday. Snow School Director Anders Svenson is confident the opening date will stay the same.
“So far so good. We’re at about 60 per cent of our snow-making right now is complete; we should be about 90 per cent done by the weekend,” he said.
According to a BMO survey, 41 per cent of people on the Prairies plan to shop
online for Cyber Monday and a local clothing store in Saskatoon is seeing extra
traffic on their website.
"First thing this morning, I was noticing the orders coming in," said Roxanne Woodley, the owner of Tonic.
After being revealed in June, the CRTC's new Wireless Code comes into effect Monday and will apply a two year contract cap to anyone starting or renewing a wireless phone contract.
The code itself is somewhat complex and includes a number of provisions some of which have already started to be implemented by providers in Saskatchewan. CLICK HERE to read more.
With the first day of December comes what is for many the official beginning of the holiday season, and also the beginning of a financial drain.
A new Scotiabank poll released on Friday looked at how much Canadians plan to spend on Christmas this year. The national average is up from last year, sitting at about $899.
But people from Saskatchewan plan to spend a little more than their national counterparts. According to the poll, people in the Prairies plan to spend about $931 on the holidays with 71 per cent of that planned for gifts.