It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign could really use some cheer.
"We are far from reaching our goal, but we are hopeful as we go into the last week-and-a-half," said volunteer organizer Carol Hutton.
Malls are not seeing the same amount of traffic this year, likely because of the cold weather, Hutton said.
The goal is to raise $275,000 for Saskatoon families in need, but so far only half of that has been collected.
A trial program for transit could be helping to bump up ridership in Regina, now the city is looking to extend the program.
Transit Live provides access to real-time information on where city busses are on their routes.
The city estimates that Transit Live alone has increased ridership by about 10 per cent since the trial started in September last year. That translates to over $135,000 in extra revenue.
Councillor Mike O'Donnell says they're considering making this a permanent transit feature, but not yet.
There aren't many people in Regina who enjoy trying to venture outside after a major snowstorm. Until city crews clear the streets, it can be almost impossible to maneuver in some areas of the Queen City. Even when the streets are cleared, there are plenty of challenges left, especially for those who are visually impaired or disabled.
Numbers made public this week show the top staff at the University of Regina make over $1.3 million every year.
But during a time where the university is asking each department to look at how to cut three per cent from its budget, some people are asking why the pay cheques remain so high.
The city has reached a settlement in a long-standing lawsuit over its troubled pension plan.
The suit was filed nearly a decade ago against the Regina Qu'appelle Health Region. The dispute over contributions the city and the pension board felt should have been made to the civic employees pension plan was headed to trial soon but last-minute discussions instead resulted in a $9 million settlement agreement.
The University of Regina's oldest footprint in the Queen City is one step closer to getting a make over.
On Wednesday afternoon, the university received a $250,000 donation from Dr. Roberta McKay and Elmer Brenner in support of Building Knowledge - The College Avenue Campus Renewal Project.
The Sheepdogs are home Wednesday night as their Canadian tour comes to an end.
The band plays in Saskatoon with Yukon Blonde at the Odeon Events Centre at 8 p.m.
John Gormley of John Gormley Live caught up with bassist Ryan Gullen on the tour bus.
Some people from Pinehouse are asking that an
agreement with two uranium giants be pushed back.
The deal with Cameco and Areva is scheduled to be signed Wednesday. The agreement was circulated in its draft form. It offers the northern Saskatchewan region more certainty when it comes to business development, job training and community investment.
In return, the two uranium companies are asking that communities don't go public with any concerns they have with the companies. This has led residents to believe that they are being told to keep quiet.
It may have hit in the middle of the week but that didn't stop Regina couples from tying the knot on Dec. 12, 2012.
Deciding on the unique date was a last-minute affair for bride Rana Severight.
"We decided a month ago to do it on this date. We were going to do a summer wedding but we wanted to do the 12-12-12 date."
That's something marriage commissionaire Charlien Britton has seen before.
Saskatoon woman has developed a special program at the food bank catering to
those with a common dietary disease.
The Saskatoon Food Bank is now offering a gluten-free food basket after Megan Lust approached the organization along with the Celiac Association of Saskatoon with her idea.
People can request the basket as long as they have a gluten intolerance. Lust said there are about 330,000 people in Canada with Celiac disease.