Saskatoon Blades' fans had a memorable evening on Wednesday night, as Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an appearance at the Credit Union Centre, cheering on a team chasing a franchise record.
Before the game Harper tweeted he had met some of the Blades' player and wished them good luck chasing their thirteenth win in a row.
Blair Stenberg was one of many fans who lined up outside of section D during the intermissions to have his picture taken with the Prime Minister. He said it was a night he'll never forget.
Fans of musicals will be happy to hear about what's in store for the Globe Theatre's 2013/2014 season in Regina.
The theatre announced its season Wednesday night on the main stage. Next season's lineup consists of The Last Resort, Sleeping Beauty, Becky's New Car, Wingfield Lost and Found, Salt-Water Moon and the Man of La Mancha.
As it has in the last few seasons, the Globe Theatre has included a number of musicals.
Rush hour traffic along Warman Drive had to find alternate routes home Wednesday evening after a water main break forced the city to close part of the road.
The break happened in the northbound lane at Fifth Avenue and Warman Road just north of 33rd Street.
The road was blocked off and crews stopped the leak.
Traffic was diverted along Seventh Avenue.
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As people in Saskatchewan get revved up about proposed rate hikes for motorcycle insurance, the Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel is already seeing an abnormally high response for their review.
"We're inundated with emails," said Kathy Weber, chair of the panel, "I would estimate we probably have in excess of 800 at this point. We are also receiving and responding to telephone calls."
Drivers and pedestrians were both handed tickets in a province-wide traffic safety blitz last week targeting intersections.
Operation Crossroads was held on February 14 and 15. In total, 422 tickets were handed out for violations such as failing to yield to pedestrians or oncoming traffic, and jaywalking.
RCMP have announced a woman from El Salvador was the victim in a one-vehicle collision on the TransCanada highway last Saturday morning.
The crash happened near Grenfell just before 10 a.m. STARS air ambulance was called to the scene, where it air lifted one person to hospital in Regina. Two others were taken to the hospital in Wolseley.
SGI is backing its numbers when it comes to insurance rate hikes for those with motorcycles.
The crown corporation is proposing a 73 per cent increase for motorcycles to cover $9 million. With 25,000 bikes in Saskatchewan, that works out to an average of about $360 dollars more per rider. That's leaving many people complaining, asking why rates will be jumping by thousands of dollars.
Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region CEO Keith Dewar says overcapacity at Regina's two hospitals is leading to longer wait times and putting a strain on hospital staff.
Dewar has identified four specific areas the health region has to address after his first 100 days on the job.
Those are: a failure to meet provincial wait time targets, a growing deficit forecast to be $24.5 million by year-end, increases in sick time and overtime hours for staff, and chronic overcapacity at Regina General and Pasqua hospitals.
While Regina city councillors voted on the budget for this year on Tuesday night, another contentious item was put off for another day.
Regina's proposed 2013 was unanimously passed Monday night, virtually untouched from its draft form presented weeks ago.
City Council publicly debated the budget for essentially the first time during a five-hour meeting. It will see the city's property tax rate rise by 4.45 per cent this year, a hike of $65 on the year for the average homeowner, according to Mayor Michael Fougere.
The mayor and several councillors expressed their satisfaction that taxpayers are okay with the jump in spending that is necessitating the increase.