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World Cup fever hits Saskatoon restaurant

People around the world are pulling out their team jerseys and getting ready for their teams to fight it out in the World Cup. In Saskatoon soccer fans will be headed down to the Woods Ale House.

The bar and restaurant have brought in televisions to showcase the games being played in the most watched tournament on earth.

"Originally we intended just to be for the English community," manager Erin Elsner explained, adding England is the team most of the staff is rooting for.

Construction of new private liquor stores in Regina delayed

It's going to be a while before Regina is drinking to a new private liquor store.

Last year the province granted four licenses to open private liquor stores - two each in Regina and Saskatoon. The first one, a Co-op, opened earlier this month in Saskatoon. But the two in Regina are still far from completion.

Keri Scobie, communications manager for Sobeys which has one of the licenses, said the Regina store won't open until spring 2015.

SGI approved for a 4.4 per cent auto insurance increase

Vehicle insurance rates could be going up in Saskatchewan but not by as much as SGI first proposed.

In February, SGI announced is was looking to increase its auto insurance rates by an average of 5.2 per cent. On Wednesday, the Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel announced it is recommending an overall average increase of only 4.4 per cent.

A&W defends 'better beef' campaign to Sask. producers

Saskatchewan cattle producers have a beef with A&W’s burger campaign.

You’ve likely seen the better beef commercials that promote the company selling beef with no added hormones, steroids or antibiotics.

Trish Sahlstrom, vice president of purchasing and distribution for A&W, said after a lot of research, the company is simply responding to what consumers are asking for.

Mosaic Place responds to accusations by Hockey Canada

Mosaic Place Manager Scott Clark is reacting to the story that Moose Jaw is being blacklisted by Hockey Canada because of discrepancies over rental fees.

$15M Warman seniors care complex to break ground soon

Ever since the Warman Mennonite Special Care Home (WMSCH) opened eight additional assisted living spaces in 2006, their waiting list has grown steadily.

"We had a waiting list of about 90 people," administrator Jim Wiebe said. "We turn over about one or two a year; it gets very discouraging for people on that list."

With funding from the province and Sask Housing sought, but not pledged, the WMSCH board decided to fund a massive expansion by themselves.

Local historian concerned about future census data

A Saskatoon history professor is concerned with the direction Canadian census data is headed.
Bill Waiser appeared on John Gormley Live (JGL) Tuesday to discuss his recent opinion piece Let's Protect Future Census Data.
When households filled out the short-form census in 2006 and 2011, they were asked if they would allow their personal data to be made available 92 years later.

Third generation takes over Saskatoon bowling alleys

For one Saskatoon family, bowling is in their blood. The Hunter family has owned the Eastview and Fairhaven bowling centres for more than six decades and plan to keep up the tradition with a third generation is taking over.

"Hunter's bowling has been around for 64 years. It started out with my great uncle Bill and my grandfather Ken Hunter," said Allison Hunter.

Letter claims Hockey Canada will blacklist Moose Jaw and Mosaic Place

Moose Jaw and the city's facility Mosaic Place may now be blacklisted by Hockey Canada after the organization was allegedly overbilled for the Telus Cup.

News organization CHAB received a letter, dated May 7, from the Telus Cup committee which hosted the National Midget Hockey Championship from April 21 to 27. Addressed to the Mosaic Place Board of Directors, the letter says the committee saw cost overruns for facility rentals.

City of Regina aims to shape new developments

While it may be hard to stop Regina’s growth, the city is aiming to help shape that growth so that taxpayers don’t bear any unreasonable financial hardship.

The city is taking steps to decide which new developments move ahead in the short term and which neighbourhoods will be put on hiatus for the future. On Monday, the city’s executive committee passed a motion that looks at developing a new Interim Phasing and Financing Plan. It’s being recommended the city uses a phased-in approach to develop new land, essentially managing development in more of an orderly manner.

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