People who opposed Mosaic Place coming to Moose Jaw can't deny that since it's been open for business they've booked some big name acts.
They've already made four major concert announcements for next year, the biggest one being Carrie Underwood. They managed to snag her when she added three new venues to her tour dates. Tickets sold out within an hour on Friday.
The most recent announcement, made Monday morning, was for shock rocker Marilyn Manson.
More 1,700 people in and around Regina are relying on the Food Bank for their Christmas dinner this year but they need help to make that happen.
Steve Compton is the CEO of the Regina Food Bank. He says they still need help to raise enough money to meet that demand with the ‘12 days of Christmas’ fundraiser.
The goal for the fundraiser is $127,000, but it ends in two days and their last count was only at $79,000.
If you were thinking this is a good week to finally mail out your Christmas cards or buy gifts online, you're not alone.
Canada Post expects Thursday will be its busiest day of the year. However, Monday is actually the deadline to mail packages by regular parcel with Canada Post. That is the cheapest option for delivery but if you're willing to shell out more cash, you have until December 20.
Local cards can go out until December 19, but if they're headed outside the province they need to be done by the 17th.
It's hard to picture, but a small town south of Saskatoon could soon house a grand shopping complex with over 700 outlets.
Felipe Yanez with Brightenview Development said that ground is expected to break for the Dundurn International Exhibition Centre this summer.
"We're going to build by stages. Phase one will be the first exhibition centre and as things progress we will go for the second one," he said.
Christmas parties are in full swing, and while the drinks are flowing at events, cab drivers will be hard at work shuttling people around the city.
Sandy Archibald with Regina Cabs explains what they expect this time of year.
“In a word – busy, we’re extremely busy in the next two weekends with lots of corporate Christmas parties,” she commented.
Archibald adds that their entire fleet of close to 70 cabs will be out on the streets to keep up with demand Friday night.
The black and bronze SGI tower is one of the more iconic buildings in Regina's downtown, but the Crown is considering selling it and moving to a newly built high-rise elsewhere.
SGI posted a request for ‘expressions of interest’ to look for potential buyers and builders for a head office project on the government of Saskatchewan Tenders website.
Broadway Avenue got into the holiday spirit last night as local residents gathered for the annual Christmas Spirit event.
The festival at Broadway and 11th Street featured multiple winter activities such as sleigh rides, Christmas crafts, a bon fire, caroling, and a guest appearance from Old Saint Nick himself.
“The fun thing about all this is that it’s free and it encourages people to come hand out in the broadways district community,” event organizer and Broadway Business Improvement District executive director Sarah Marchildon said.
Frustration is high for some looking to secure a hotel room in Regina for the 2013 Grey Cup.
Nearly all are already booked and rumours are swirling the reason for this is because tour companies have snatched them all up.
“No, it’s absolutely not true at all,” said Dash Tour’s David Ash, who many are pointing the finger at.
“There are about 3,400 hundred rooms in Regina. About of half of those are downtown,” he estimated. “The entire downtown core of hotels has been taken by the CFL and Grey Cup Committee.”
Energy companies are looking at opening up more of Saskatchewan's oil sands potential in the coming years.
The government's last oil and gas land rights sale of the year saw two permits for exploratory oil sands work granted, in addition to about $10.5 million in other sales. The land involved is in the north, north of the Primrose Lake Air Weapons Range, which straddles the Saskatchewan/Alberta border. The successful bids are contingent on the buyers carrying out a "minimum work commitment expenditure" over the next five years.
Several restaurants around Saskatoon have received an odd complaint from an unsatisfied customer.
"It was very awkward and we've never had something like that before, so it kind of put me on edge," said Courtney Gilmour, who manages a popular dinner spot in the Broadway area.
Yesterday afternoon she got a phone call from a man who explained how he dined there the previous night for his wife's birthday.
She said he claimed his food was cold and the service was sloppy and that he wanted a refund in cash.