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Ukrainian ambassador visits Sask. in midst of country's crisis

In the midst of volatility not seen in his country for 20 years, Vadym Prystaiko, Ukrainian ambassador to Canada, took his first trip to Saskatchewan.

Prystaiko spoke to reporters in Saskatoon ahead of a public event at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada Monday night. He is slated to speak at the Ukrainian Orthodox Hall in Regina on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Parking rates doubled in downtown Regina but revenues did not

Drivers in Regina have been paying double to park at meters downtown for about the last month, but is that translating into double the revenue for the city?

Not necessarily.

“We are in the range of about a $40,000 increase year over year,” explained Kelly Scherr, the city’s director of construction and compliance.

“That certainly is not a doubling.”

Accused in fatal crash on police's chronic auto-offender list

The two accused in relation to Monday’s fatal crash were on a chronic auto-theft offender list, according to Saskatoon police.

Staff Sergeant Keith Briant with the property crime task force, which started at the beginning of May, said the team is working hard to drive down the number of auto thefts in the city.

“They were on my chronic offender list,” he said of Cheyann Chrystal Peeteetuce, 21, and a 17-year-old girl who cannot be named because of her age.

Regina woman joins call to ban tanning beds for teens

The push for the provincial government to ban tanning for teens just got one voice louder.

A young woman in Regina is joining the call for government regulation after spending her youth going after a golden glow and even working in a tanning salon.

Jenna Gaube started tanning in grade 11. She says she was jealous of her friends who went tanning in the winter and she was excited when she got some minutes as a gift for Valentine’s Day that year.

Knife defense classes see new clients in Sask.

An instructor of knife defense classes in Saskatoon is seeing new clients as knives continue to be a weapon of choice.

Brad Hutchinson, CEO of the Academy of Tactical Training Systems in Saskatoon, said recent high profile stabbings in Calgary and Regina have been a topic of conversation at his classes.

He is seeing his client base expand to include more people interested in self defense and now security guards.

Sask. man says SaskTel charged for roaming, despite turning data off

A man from Saskatoon says he was slapped with hefty roaming charges despite turning his data off during his latest trip to the U.S.

Lorne Binsfeld and his wife have travelled to Arizona a number of times but received a phone bill for $1,666 for data charges from their latest trip earlier this year.

"Before we leave Saskatchewan we turn off the cellular data, data roaming and enable 3G. We shut those all off," Binsfeld said, adding the condo they rent in Phoenix has free Wi-Fi.

Unlicensed company attempts to sell stock in Sask.

The provincial government is warning people about a company trying to sell stocks without a license.

Cool weather no deterent for Montgomery community garage sale

It’s a neighbourhood tradition that can’t be stopped.
Despite cool temperatures, hundreds of people flocked to the Montgomery Place neighbourhood Saturday for the community-wide garage sale parade.

The annual one-day event dates back more than two decades and has become a staple not only to those in the community, but the entire city.

Photos: Capitol theatre sign gets second chance at new music venue

Saskatoon’s well-known Capitol Theatre sign sits propped atop a bar as a crew busily puts last-minute touches on the city’s newest music joint.

While the Capitol Music Club might be the most recent music venue to open its doors in Saskatoon, it has a lot of old city charm.

Report on shale gas says more research, transparency needed

Drilling for shale gas is booming in the energy and resource sector of western Canada, but a panel of experts is warning that we don’t know enough about the potential risks.

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