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8 more communities upgrade to high speed internet

SaskTel continues to make progress as it upgrades 50 communities to high speed internet.

On Tuesday morning, SaskTel announced high speed basic level 2 and high speed advanced services are now available in Glen Ewen, Jansen, Conquest, Marcelin, Plenty, Dorintosh, Meacham, and Bulyea.

Woman recalls being shot at by her brother during Friday night's standoff

Coming home from a day at the pool with her two little boys and her partner, a woman says it wasn’t long before she was running out of her house fearing for her life. 

Inaugural golf tournament honours Saskatoon crash victim

It's a day of fun on the golf course to honour a dearly departed friend and son.

The Willows Golf and Country Club in Saskatoon will host the inaugural Quinn Stevenson Golf Tournament, dinner, and silent auction Saturday. 148 golfers are expected to play, with another 40 signed up for the meal.

Also up for grabs are two hole-in-one prizes; a Toyota Corolla care of Jeff Rohlicek from Ens Toyota, and $10,000 care of Jesse Renneberg from Realty Executives Saskatoon.

City ramps up parking enforcement in metered, permit areas

The absence of a parking ticket on your window doesn’t mean you avoided a ticket altogether.

The City of Saskatoon’s parking enforcement is going covert. Director of Transportation Angela Gardiner said they’re adding three new licence plate recognition cameras to nab parked cars in expired metered areas as well as residential parking permit areas in the city.

Saskatoon man decries crisis in seniors' care

A Saskatoon man says the healthcare system in Saskatchewan is failing his 95-year-old father.

Accompanied by provincial NDP leader Cam Broten, Tom Armstrong spoke to the media about his situation out front of Royal University Hospital. on Friday.

"Last night, when I said good night to my dad, he said he wished he could die. He's tired of fighting," he said.

UPDATED Cosmo reaches deal with city hall

Cosmo Industries and the City of Saskatoon have officially entered into a nine year; $21.5 million contract to deliver recycling to apartments and condos in the city.

“If you’re not in the single-family program, you’re with the Cosmo program,” said Ken Gryschuk, community engagement manager with Cosmo. “We’re going to roll out the bins first over six weeks (in October) and once you have a bin within two weeks you will get collection we want people to be using them right off the bat.”

Tough growing season for producers at Regina Farmer's Market

Fresh produce may have filled the tables at the Regina Farmer's Market on Wednesday, but it hasn't been an easy year for growers.

Potatoes, corn, peas, beans, cauliflower and much more were flying off the tables, even with a steady drizzle falling from the sky. But the wet weather is something producers have been dealing with all summer.

"It was a really slow start, with all the rain and the cold," said Chelsea Erlandson. She's with Spring Creek Garden, and travels to Regina from Outlook twice a week. "Everything was pushed back about a week or two."

Province speaks about SaskPower installer exemption

Saskatchewan's deputy labour minister gave some more details Wednesday on the exemption given to SaskPower for smart meter installers.
 
On Friday the NDP released some documents about an exemption given to SaskPower for smart meter installation; that the people installing the new smartmeters would not have to be journeyman electricians.
 

NDP demands answers on 'smart meter debacle'

The opposition is calling on the provincial government to speak to what it calls “the smart meter debacle.”

“This premier and this cabinet have remained silent and let’s not kid ourselves, they’re there, they are pulling the strings, they’re approving the decisions of SaskPower and they’re directing some of those decisions,” said Deputy NDP Leader Trent Wotherspoon.

Specifically, Wotherspoon says he wants to know who directed SaskPower to apply for an exemption so that workers installing the meters did not have to be journeymen electricians.

Family using tragic loss to educate others

Mike and Sheri Olain hope no family will ever experience what they've been through these last eight months.
 
The Olain's lost their youngest son, Emerson, to an asthma attack in December, just one month before his third birthday.
 
Emerson was an easy-going, busy little boy who aspired to be like his older brother Clive, his dad said Tuesday.
 
"He had the normal colds and flu's that other kids had, but he was never diagnosed with asthma," Mike said. "He had never had an asthma attack up until the night he passed away."
 

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