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SK government reaches new salary deal with ER doctors

The Saskatchewan Government has signed a new agreement with all emergency room doctors in the province in the hope that higher salaries can help with recruitment efforts.

On Thursday, Premier Brad Wall announced that the government has signed an agreement to bring emergency room doctors up to a salary between $300,00-$400,000 a year depending on the number of hours that they decide to work.

UPDATE: ER at Pasqua Hospital staying open overnight for 2 weeks

The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region and the Ministry of Health have reached an agreement with doctors that will keep the Pasqua Hospital Emergency Room open overnight for the next few weeks.

Last week the Regina Qu'appelle Health Region announced that due to a doctor shortage the Pasqua Hospital Emergency Room would be closing overnight starting on Thursday and that patients would be sent to the General Hospital ER. A last-minute arrangement reached on Wednesday night will allow for full service to continue at the Pasqua Hospital ER for the next two weeks.

Fundraiser in Regina boy's memory for Children's Hospital

He was less than 13 months old when he died but a Regina family is hoping their son's "Iron Will" will spread to others and help save other children.

William Rattray spent nearly a third of his life in hospital before his death on Aug. 13, 2013. His parents, Jason and Desiree, decided that while his short life may have ended his story wasn't over yet.

Weather Network predicts oscillating temperatures, average snowfall during Saskatchewan winter

With the Grey Cup over and Christmas shopping season set to begin, Saskatchewan is on the cusp of winter.

And today the Weather Network has released its winter outlook for December, January and February.

"All of the country is expecting more volitilty in the weather pattern" said meteorologist Doug Gillham.

The temperature outlook is about normal for the next three months on average, but Gillham says that doesn't mean the temperatures will be steady.

City council talks parking tickets and rental housing

The City of Regina is deciding to go ahead with a plan to raise the amount drivers pay for getting most parking tickets.

Beginning Jan. 1 if you park illegally or don’t move your vehicle by the time the meter expires you’ll pay an extra $10 from $45 to $55. If paid early that ticket drops to $20. The new fines will also include a hefty increase for blocking a fire hydrant at $100 and $200 for parking in a designated disability parking zone. Both of those are double the current amount.

Saskatoon police turn to Twitter during community consultation

In their first public consultation since 2010, the Saskatoon Police Service employed some 21st century tools to widen the scope of their feedback.

Around 95 people turned up at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel Monday morning to discuss what is working about policing in Saskatoon, and what is worrying about it. Using the hashtag #spsconsult, people on Twitter could weigh in too.

"We thought we'd use social media with this particular consultation, and we probably always will now," Chief Clive Weighill said.

Grey Cup party a family affair

Michael Flegel can still remember the 1966 Grey-Cup win for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was eight years old and has been a fan of the green and white ever since.

“I guess I kind of just grew up with the green. I don’t know every different,” Flegel said as he watched the Riders go for their fourth title on Sunday.

He was watching the game with most of his family at his step-daughter’s Cathedral-neighbourhood home.

Vienna Di Ruscio hosted about two dozen of her family members, along with her partner Jason Breker.

Prince Albert woman reppin' black and yellow for Grey Cup

Black and yellow, and green and white are going to be colliding Sunday afternoon.

Although the majority of Saskatchewan will likely be cheering for the Roughriders, one Prince Albert woman will be cheering Oskee Wee Wee.

Brittany Saunders headed down to Regina on Thursday to represent the Hamilton Tiger Cats at the Co-operators Centre.

Three men ransack Saskatoon home in broad daylight

Saskatoon police are looking for three suspects in a violent home invasion in broad daylight Saturday.

At around 11 a.m., police say the trio walked through an unlocked door and into a home on the 1100 block of McCormack Road.

Police say one of the suspects had a gun; another had a knife.

They used force to tied up three people inside, then proceeded to steal various items from the home before fleeing the scene.

Only one of the victims suffered minor injuries. He was taken to hospital.

Festival of Trees lights up Western Development Museum

Christmas is all about tradition and the Festival of Trees is no exception.

The 28th annual event has coated the Western Development in pine needles and tinsel as 70 Christmas trees and a throng of gingerbread houses stand ready to impress guests.

Organizer Cheyenne Steffen said generations of Saskatonians make the festival an annual tradition.

“We over have multigenerational families come to visit. They’ll be grandparents with their kids and their kids’ kids and it will become a tradition for the whole family,” Steffen said.

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