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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.

 

City planners hope for definitive answers from parking study

The City of Saskatoon hopes a year-long parking study will help them plan for the future of a rapidly growing city and dispel the notion that there’s no parking downtown.

On Monday, the city’s administration will recommend city council enter into a year-long $179,000 contract to BA Consulting to conduct a long-term parking study and develop a strategy on how to increase availability of parking in the city centre.

Narcotics stolen from City Hospital

After a large amount of narcotics were stolen from City Hospital in Saskatoon, police are warning the public to keep an eye out for them.

Passengers describe P.A. flight's emergency landing

Smoke in the cockpit is being cited the official reason why a Transwest Air plane was forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday afternoon at the Prince Albert airport.

The plane en route to La Ronge from Prince Albert was forced to turn around.

The chief operating officer for Transwest informed paNOW that there was a problem with the plane's GPS unit.

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.

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