Starting at the end of August, SGI's rates on licence plate renewals will increase.
The increase is a 1.03 per cent in rates, and 1.23 per cent surcharge on all rates for a year. Don Thompson, vice-president of product management with SGI, said the auto fund is a public trust.
"We do our analysis every year whether our rates are going to be sufficient for the upcoming rating year to break even."
The days of placing a "walk-up" order at Saskatoon's downtown McDonald's are over after the 22nd Street and 2nd Avenue South location officially closed its doors Monday.
Ken Auchs, the building's owner, told News Talk Radio that it was a mutual decision between him and McDonald's due to crime in the area, calling the location the hottest place in the city for police calls.
A new Saskatoon store is becoming a safe haven for emerging artists to test the market.
When co-owners Jackie Jenson and Patrick Smith found out the space at Avenue E and 20th Street was available, they decided to take a chance and open Twig and Squirrel’s Wild Goods on Valentine’s Day.
“The store is becoming more and more a reflection of the immediate community surrounding it. It’s like a nucleus. The people that are coming in that are bringing their handmade goods is a true reflection of what’s going on,” said Jenson.
Despite high hopes the Weyburn Police Association (WPA) and the City of Weyburn are without a deal once again.
A tentative deal didn't manage to go through last week. The WPA said in a news release that it's going to send another letter to the board asking for binding arbitration.
The police officers' contract expired on Dec 31 2011, negotiations have been ongoing since June 2012.
Some Regina residents dealing with Just Energy sales people on their
door step say they felt pressured to buy from the SaskEnergy competitor
that says it is learning from its mistakes.
"My first instinct when she came to the door was that it's a scam," admitted Nidea Machiskinic. She is one of a half-dozen people News Talk Radio spoke to about Just Energy. All six felt uncomfortable during their exchange with the sales people.
Sasktel’s alarm monitoring company, SecureTech, is bracing for an influx of calls as flooding in Alberta knocks out power and triggers alarms.
“If there are any power outages or if an alarm system has a water sensor, it does send in an alarm to the monitoring station,” said Michelle Englot. “Roughly 6,000 alarms is an average day, and they’re estimating it will be significantly more than that—in fact, potentially double.”
Monitoring stations in Yorkton, Winnipeg, MB, and Aurora, ON have been adequately staffed to handle the influx of alerts.
A celebration for many Aboriginal people across the
country. It's a day to celebrate Aboriginal people and their culture.
An important day for Aboriginal people "because of residential schools, colonialism and decolonialism, it took the culture out of the people," said Dana Soonias, Chief executive officer of Wanuskewin Heritage park.
But now "it's a revitalization of our youth, understanding more about themselves so they can grow more confident and learn more about themselves," Soonias said.
Several Regina businesses have been the target of fraudsters recently. The fraudsters switched debit pads to ones that record your PIN number, effectively allowing them access to your bank account.
Regina police have a policy where they don’t name businesses in these kinds of cases, saying they don’t want to re-victimize them. Police trust people will check their bank accounts on a regular basis.
Do those in the city agree with that policy?
“I think I’d want to know so I can decide if I do my purchasing there,” said one man.
Saskatoon’s 20th Street could be in for a big facelift but not because of city hall.
The street is one of hundreds in the final running for the North American-wide Paint What Matters contest.
The contest, sponsored by Benjamin Moore Paints, is part of a larger campaigned called Main Street Matters which encourages communities to take pride in their main streets and to take care of them.
The campaign has picked up the celebrity endorsement of Brad Pitt, who narrates the contest’s heart-string pulling advertisement.