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VIDEO: Seattle dog rides bus to dog park

A black Labrador named Eclipse just wants to get to the dog park. So if her owner takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, she climbs aboard solo and rides to her stop — to the delight of fellow Seattle bus passengers.

The dog and her owner, Jeff Young, live right near a bus stop.

"She's a bus-riding, sidewalk-walking dog," Young said.

Saskatoon Health Region addresses New Year's 'fiasco' at RUH

The opposition NDP has relayed a story of mounting infrastructure and overcapacity problems at Saskatoon's Royal University Hospital (RUH) coming to a head on New Years Day.

They quote an anonymous registered nurse with 30 years of experience at RUH, who ultimately blames these problems on the LEAN design process now in place at all Saskatchewan hospitals.

Cars may be kept off University Bridge during repairs

Who will be allowed to cross the University Bridge during its four-month rehabilitation this summer is still up in the air, but council has ideas.

On one side, wearing his MD ambulance hat, Councillor Troy Davies continues to push to have the single lane dedicated to emergency vehicles like ambulances, police and fire trucks.

Mother of Saskatoon overdose victim speaks out

The mother of a 19-year-old man who died of an overdose is speaking out.

Kelly Best died Jan. 3 after taking a little green tablet that was done up to look like OxyContin. Reporting on the death, Saskatoon police said the pill likely contained fentanyl, a powerful narcotic that is several times more toxic than the active ingredient in OxyContin.

Best's mother, Marie Agioritis said her son's death shows that the simple 'Don't Do Drugs' message just isn't enough.

Saskatoon holding off on increasing parking meter fines

The City of Saskatoon is holding off on some proposed parking hikes.

In June, parking fines for cars illegally parked in fire routes or handicapped spots are getting bumped up from $40 and $50 to $200 with no option for a reduced payment. $10 parking fines related to parking in a space for more than 36 hours and parking too far from the curbside will land a $30 fine.

Gas consumers likely to see further drop in price

Cheap oil prices are going to stick around for a while, according to an oil industry analyst who expects a further drop to come.

Sask. mom reflects 5 years after Haiti earthquake

Standing on the roof of an orphanage with the son she was finally adopting, Melanie Brundage watched as the world around her began to shake.

Five years ago, she was just outside Port-au-Prince in Haiti as a gigantic earthquake hit.

"We were traveling, expecting to sign court papers for Mike, our youngest son. We got there the day of the earthquake,"  Brundage said.

"It was the scariest thing that I've ever experienced obviously. You didn't know what was happening."

VIDEO: Regina cyclists enjoy a winter ride

Even on the coldest winter days in Regina, Anna Torgunrud will get out her bike and ride it to work.

Torgunrud is one of many in Regina who take cycling seriously, and her bike is just as prepared for the winter elements as some peoples' cars and trucks.

Courval mother wants driver disciplined after son left on school bus

On Friday morning, Barb Holmes got a call that no parent wants to get. Her child's school asked her, 'where is your son?'
 
Lachlyn was picked up from his home in Courval around 7:30 a.m. but the seven-year-old boy didn't get off at Gravelbourg Elementary. Instead, the boy was taken to the driver's home and was inadvertently left in the parked school bus.
 
Holmes said her son fell asleep on the school bus and when he woke up, it was dark and cold.
 

Councillor continues bid to keep Broadway, 3rd Ave winter lights up

City councillor Charlie Clark says if push comes to shove, he will find a way to keep seasonal lights up along two Saskatoon streets.

Clark said he wants to keep the lights on Broadway Avenue and 3rd Avenue up until March at a city estimated cost of $200.

The issue will go to committee on Monday, but, if voted down, Clark said he will find other ways to fund the lights.

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