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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.


Saskatoon fans celebrate 25 years of The Simpsons

Twenty-five years later The Simpsons made television history as the longest-running sitcom.

And there is no shortage of fans in Saskatoon including Jodi Cason from Amazing Stories comic book store. Cason was a fan when The Simpsons occupied just a couple of minutes on the Tracy Ullman Show.

“I was at an age where I would set my alarm for midnight so I can get up and watch it because it came on after hours and that was my first experience and I loved it I was crazy about it and that was three years before the series debuted,” Cason said.

Saskatoon kids play Secret Santa for a day

At Target inside the Mall at Lawson Heights, kids wearing Santa hats and reindeer antlers carefully walk up and down the toy aisles, standing on tippy-toes to pull items like lego and craft kits off the shelves.

"We came here to buy gifts for children who are less fortunate in the city," 10-year-old Wyatt Hunt said.

Hunt and his Grade 5 class from Lawson Heights School spent part of Wedneday shopping for gifts for a Secret Santa program in Saskatoon.

Mr. Hockey, Gretzky headline Kinsmen dinner

Hockey fans mark your calendars because two of the sport’s all-time great are set to headline the biggest sports celebrity dinner in the county.

Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe and the Great One Wayne Gretzky will be in Saskatoon on Feb. 6 for the 2015 Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon Sports Celebrity dinner.

SaskPower confirms White City smart meter fire

Smart meters are being removed across the province, but yet another one has sparked a fire.
SaskPower said the fire happened in White City on Tuesday. The company described it as similar to the other nine fires with melting or smoke seen on the meters, but no damage to the house. Other fires have varied in size from some just melting, to others that charred the siding on a home.
SaskPower said it will inspect the meter and investigate.

Analyst says Saudis driving low oil prices

A Canadian petroleum analyst says it's going to be up to Saudi Arabia to decide how low the price of oil is allowed to slide.

More Regina apartments available

It appears that finding a place to live in Regina is getting easier.

The average rental apartment vacancy in Regina was at three per cent in October 2014, up from 1.8 per cent in October 2013 according to a report from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The rate varied depending on the area of the city - the northeast had the most vacancy and the area with the least vacancy was around the University of Regina.
The CMHC said it's thanks to a high supply of purpose-built apartments, and a lower demand.

Regina drivers fill up while gas prices down

Long lineups seem to be the norm at Regina's discount gas stations as they sell gas below 90 cents per litre.

“When was the last time you could see the litres were more than the dollars, eh? It’s exciting,” said Brent as he filled up his truck at Regina Cabs Monday morning.

“I wish it was summer so I could fill up the boat, fill up the Sea-doos and fill up all the other stuff. But I got the Ski-doos filled up and I’m filling up all the trucks and jerrycans.”

Massive trampoline park first for Saskatoon

It may be December, but it's spring time at Apex Trampoline Park.

The new Saskatoon sports center, located in the far north end of the city, features 10,000 square feet of floor and wall trampolines for a variety of sports including basketball, dodge ball and dry land snowboarding and wakeboarding.

"Who doesn't like fun exercise?" co-owner Armand Konecsni-Luzny said. "It's so much fun yet you don't realize how much a workout you're getting. You'll be for five, ten minutes going hard and then all of the sudden you realize you're bagged."

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