Skip to Content

General

Regina Tim Hortons customers not concerned by Burger King takeover

Burger King's $12.5 billion purchase of Tim Hortons isn't creating whole lot of concern in Regina.

"I don't really care," was the common answer on the street Tuesday afternoon.

There isn't really much reason for customers to worry about the sale. The Miami-based burger chain said there are no plans to do any co-branding or start mixing the food from either side.

"As long as they don't change my ice caps I've got nothing more to say," said a customer at the Broad Street and 11th Avenue location.

Update: Four dead in crash on Highway 5 east of Saskatoon

Four people have been killed in a single-vehicle accident east of Saskatoon.

The crash happened Tuesday on Highway 5 about 30 minutes outside the city. The PT Cruiser was spotted partially submerged in a slough, on its roof by two Mounties driving by on their way to Humboldt.

Two women in their 70s, a man in his 80s and another man died at the scene. RCMP believe all four are from Saskatoon, but have not released any names.

Updated: Willowgrove School opening delayed

With school set to start in just a few days, students slated to attend Willowgrove School will have to wait longer before they can get settled into the new building.

Ray Morrison, chair of Saskatoon Public Schools, said construction is behind at the facility.

Deer hunter loses licence for illegal hunting

A Saskatoon man who shot a white-tailed dear on private land without permission then left the animal to rot has lost his hunting licence.

Donald Scheuerman recently pleaded guilty to three charges under Saskatchewan Wildlife Act and Regulation.

Scheuerman was investigated last November after a tip from the public.

16 year old arrested in Willowgrove stabbing

Saskatoon police arrested and charged a 16-year-old boy early Tuesday in connection with a stabbing in Willowgrove.

At about 2:15 a.m. on Aug. 26, police were called to Royal University Hospital following reports of a 15-year-old boy seeking attention for a stab wound. Further investgation led police to the 100 block of Paton Crescent -- the scene of a house party with several other youth.

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.

Regina council green lights new red light cameras

An upgrade to Regina’s red light camera program has been given the green light.
 
New, digital cameras are on their way after Regina City Council approved the continuation of the program Monday night. The cameras will likely arrive sometime in 2015.
 

Saskatoon seniors' group calls for more Access Transit money

The Saskatoon Council on Aging is asking the city for more help for people who have trouble getting around.

Council co-president Janet McPhee said the group has written letters to the City of Saskatoon and the provincial government requesting significant funding increases for Access Transit. 

The service is meant to provide a ride for people with mobility issues that prevent them from using other means of transportation.

McPhee said that although the service isn't only meant for seniors, it is overwhelmingly used by those aged 65 older.

SaskTel service down near Warman

A Sasktel line has been cut and people around Warman, Hague and Rosthern are going to notice.

Cell service and internet are down in the area and some landlines aren't working either.

SaskTel said about 6,700 customers are affected.

Crews were working Monday afternoon to find the source of the problem and start repairs.

The Crown said there was no estimated time for when everything would be fixed.

ckomnews@rawlco.com

SaskPower says thieves responsible for outage

A power outage affecting North Saskatoon, Dalmeny and Martensville on Monday was reportedly the result of theft.

According to SaskPower spokesperson Heather Johnson, someone made off with copper wire from one of the company's substations.

"It's obviously causing problems with some of the feeder lines, so the power is out in those areas," she said. 

Power to the affected areas was restored by early Monday afternoon. Johnson said details about the theft are still being gathered.

Syndicate content