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How much sugar should you be eating?

The World Health Organization is telling us to drastically cut back how much sugar we consume in a given day.

In a new set of guidelines, the WHO said we should only have between six and 12 teaspoons of added or 'free sugars' a day. These added sugars should account for less than 10 per cent of your daily caloric intake, five per cent if you want to be really healthy.

Right now, Canadians take in about 22 teaspoons every day.

Saskatoon says farewell to Lydia's building

A couple from Saskatoon is saying goodbye to the place where they met and fell in love.
 
The historic Farnam Block building on Broadway Avenue is being torn down, and it could happen within the next few weeks. The new owners say the century-old brick structure is too expensive to renovate. The building was last home to Lydia's bar.
 

Plans for Sask.'s first solar co-op

When a group in Saskatoon looks at Saskatchewan sunbeams, they see dollar signs.

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) is looking to start the province's first solar co-operative.

People can buy one or more solar panels for $900 each and then get a yearly rebate based on the amount of energy it produces.

Program helping high-risk offenders after release at risk of closing

A program lauded for it's success in lowering re-offending rates by 95 per cent among high-risk sex offender participants in Saskatchewan is at risk of closing after cuts in Ottawa.

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) South Saskatchewan has lost around 75 per cent of it's $100,000 yearly operating costs after the end of a federal program and budget cuts by Correctional Services Canada (CSC).

Gas prices in Sask. and western Canada

Gas prices are falling in some Saskatchewan cities, while prices remain stable throughout the province.

The map below shows the prices in some of Saskatchewan's largest cities, as well as other large cities in western Canada.

Prices range from 129.5/litre to 93.9/litre.

All data is from GasBuddy.com as of the morning of March 4.

Shania Twain announces Saskatoon concert

Canadian Country music star Shania Twain is going back on tour and it includes a stop in Saskatoon this spring.

Twain announced Wednesday morning dates for her North American Rock This Country tour which includes 13 dates in nine Canadian citie.

The tour kicks off June 5 in Seattle. She will play back-to-back shows in both Vancouver and Edmonton before hitting the stage at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon on June 14.

She will also play in Winnipeg, London, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

Tickets go on sale March 13 at 10 a.m.

ckomnews@rawlco.com

Rider fans dawn on Arizona Coyotes game

From Vatican City to Costa Rica, there's a good chance you’ve spotted a Rider fan while travelling outside of Canada.
 
And those attending the hockey game tonight in Glendale, Ari., between the Anaheim Ducks and the Arizona Coyotes -- they're going to get a big helping of green and white.
 
That's because it's Rider Day in Arizona and close to 500 Saskatchewan Roughrider fans are expected at a special pre-game party with Rider receiver Chris Getzlaf.

Saskatoon dinner raises funds for injured Ukrainian fighters

The smell of perogies and borscht will permeate the halls of the Holy Trinity Cathedral Saturday evening as the local Ukrainian community raises funds for injured soldiers in Ukraine.

The University of Saskatchewan Ukrainian Student Association (USA) will host its first Zabava night humanitarian aid fundraiser dinner and show, to stuff locals with food and hospitals with medical supplies in the war-torn regions of Ukraine.

Gas prices in Saskatoon climb over a $1/litre

It's been a while since gas prices topped over a $1 per litre in Saskatoon.

On Thursday many gas stations around the city started raising prices to $102.9 per litre. That's a 10 cent hike from where most stations were earlier this week.

But the hike hasn't hit all stations yet. As of Friday morning a handful of stations were still sitting at $97.9 and $92.9 per litre.

According to GasBuddy.com, Saskatoon gas prices are now above the provincial average of $96.8 per litre but still below the national average which stands at $103.9 per litre.

ckomnews@rawlco.com

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