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Regina fitness model makes cover of Australian magazine

All her hard work in the gym has landed her on the cover of a magazine.

Regina fitness model Holly Barker has made the cover of the July travel edition of "Health and Fitness" magazine in Australia.

The 31 year old says she works out every single day, especially since she's training for another upcoming bodybuilding competition.

She says one of the best parts about competing and modeling is getting to experience places she's never seen before.

"I choose to make it an adventure and I love to travel; I love to see other cities."

Foreskin pride comes to Saskatoon Pride Parade

As hundreds of people marched through downtown in the pouring rain for the pride parade on Saturday, one man was on a mission to bring attention to a very sensitive issue.

Among all the glitter and rainbows, Glenn Callender was out to show his foreskin pride in the hopes of bringing awareness to the damage caused by circumcision and the skewed right to genital integrity.

As the founder of the Canadian Foreskin awareness project, Callender  said their main goal is to ban circumcision in children until they're 18 years old.
 

Saturday last day to file police reports at old HQ

Saturday is the last day to file a police report at the old Saskatoon Police Service headquarters.

June 21 is the last day of operation for the service centre in the old building on 4th Avenue North. People can leave reports from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. at that location.

As of Sunday, all police reports given in person must be done at the new headquarters at 76 - 25th Street East.

Staff will remain at the old service centre after June 21 to direct people to the new headquarters building.

City searching for dog park ambassadors

The City of Saskatoon is looking for a dog park's best friend.

The city wants dog park ambassadors for each off-leash park.

"Our dog parks are used daily. They're used throughout the year and we find that having a user group to take ownership of the dog park helps us," said Brad Babyak, integrated facility supervisor with recreation and sport for the City of Saskatoon.

Babyak said ideally each dog park in the city would have an ambassador group and then pick one or two main representatives to deal with the city.

Fire guts home in Rosewood neighbourhood


A home under construction in the Rosewood neighbourhood suffered extensive damage after a fire early Saturday morning.
 
The Saskatoon Fire Department was called to the home on Werschner Lane around 2 a.m.
Arriving fire crews found thick black smoke coming from the garage. Crews attacked the fire from the inside of the home and managed to put out the fire within an hour.

Nobody was living in the home at the time, but one firefigther was injjured and is being treated for minor steam burns, said a release.

Saskatoon Light and Power clears air on Smart Meters

After numerous complaints from SaskPower customers over high utility bills and Smart Meter technology, Saskatoon Light and Power tried to put local customers’ minds as ease.

Kevin Hudson, manager of metering and sustainable electricity with Saskatoon Light and Power said since they started installing Smart Meters in 2008, they haven’t heard anything about unusually high consumption rates or high utility bills.

Sask. Ombudsman not hearing smart meter complaints

With the majority of people in Saskatchewan getting their electricity from SaskPower, customers have few places to turn if they have problems with the provider.

People have been coming forward recently saying their SaskPower bill doubled or worse after a smart meter was installed at their home. Some customers claim SaskPower hasn't been able to provide any good answers as to why.

Burials cancelled as Moose Jaw cemetery floods

Burials are being cancelled and staff are doing what they can after rain this week completely flooded some areas of Moose Jaw's Rosedale Cemetery.

"The conditions at the Rosedale Cemetery are quite bad actually," admitted Moose Jaw parks and recreation director Judy Hauta. "Obviously we started the spring with a very high water table and with very soft, wet conditions and a lot of standing water. Certainly the rainfall that's come in the last week or so here has contributed to the problem."

10-year-old Regina boy bound for World Cup

A 10-year-old from Regina is getting the chance of a lifetime. William Song is going to Brazil for the World Cup.

He was nominated by his hockey coach for the FIFA Player Escort Program sponsored by McDonalds. The program is giving 1,400 kids from around the world the chance to escort one of the players onto the field. Song is one of five young Canadian athletes chosen to go.

Former U of S vice president returns as professor

Another high-ranking administrator who stepped down from a position at the University of Saskatchewan is returning to campus as a professor.

Brett Fairbairn, former U of S provost and vice president of academics, will be transferring his appointment as a tenured professor in the department of history to the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.

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