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B.C. mom convinces Value Village to dump sexy costumes

A mother from Victoria convinced Value Village to remove sexualized children’s costumes from its stores.

Raina Delisle visited Value Village to look for a firefighter costume for her four-year-old daughter. She told John Gormley Live Tuesday that what she found was a normal version for boys and sexy option for girls.

Sask. consumer agency warns of timeshare fraud

Saskatchewan's consumer protection agency is issuing a provincewide warning about an alleged real-estate scam.

Lakebridge Realty and Minne Realty are named in a release issued Tuesday by the consumer protection division of the Finacnial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA).

The companies are accused of taking money upfront for timeshares in Mexico, not delivering anything to the buyers and then not returning phone calls.

Opposition calls for SaskPower minister to resign

In the wake of what the party calls “damning” reports about serious issues with smart meters, the opposition NDP is calling on Bill Boyd, the minister in charge of SaskPower, to resign.

“The minister’s fingerprints are all over this file,” said NDP MLA Trent Wotherspoon during Question Period Monday.

“For the minister to throw SaskPower under the bus, but refuse to take responsibility himself is utterly shameful.”

SaskPower CEO resigns following smart meter review

SaskPower CEO and President Robert Watson has resigned from his position.

The resignation comes the same morning that the Saskatchewan government released a review on SaskPower's smart meter program. The review found that eight fires where meters melted or burned and damaged homes can be tied back to SaskPower’s approach to the project.

Smart meter review finds rainwater sparked fires

Reports into Saskatchewan’s now-suspended smart meter program says customer safety wasn’t a high enough priority.

Halloween shoppers not afraid to spend cash on costumes

With the days counting down to Halloween, people in Regina are going to stores like Spirit Halloween for costumes and ghoulish decorations.
 
"If Halloween had been on a Tuesday we probably wouldn't see as many people, there's still the die hard Halloween fans but when it's on a Friday everyone participates," said Erin Nelson, who works at Spirit Halloween. 
 
The cost of a Halloween costume can sometimes be pretty scary; costumes can cost anywhere from $50 to $60 but for movie-quality costumes, it can soar to $200.
 

City planners hope for definitive answers from parking study

The City of Saskatoon hopes a year-long parking study will help them plan for the future of a rapidly growing city and dispel the notion that there’s no parking downtown.

On Monday, the city’s administration will recommend city council enter into a year-long $179,000 contract to BA Consulting to conduct a long-term parking study and develop a strategy on how to increase availability of parking in the city centre.

More off-sale locations coming to Saskatchewan

Thanks to last year's changes to Saskatchewan liquor laws, there are now more places to grab a case of beer with many more locations coming.
 
The Brickhouse Cafe in the small village of Semans, north of Regina, is one of the places hoping to get an off-sale.
 
"To increase sales in my cafe, to get a little more exposure, and to just have one more thing to offer," said cafe owner, Val Hiscock, when asked why she wanted an off-sale.
 
She's making a bid on one of the 16 tenders out for an "offsale endorsement."
 

Huge residential development under construction in Dundurn

Two bulldozers are busy clearing top soil from an empty field along Highway 11 in Dundurn but this area won't stay empty for long.

"The development is 302 lots in total and we're going to do it in three phases," Carman Dodman, project manager for the site and owner of DDD+ Construction, said.

The 90-acre Sunshine Meadows development in Dundurn will include 302 single family homes, a lake, hiking paths, a berm along Highway 11 and land for a civic centre with a rink.

OHS investigating death at Sask. construction site

 Occupational Health and Safety is investigating after a workplace fatality in southwest Saskatchewan.

On Tuesday at around 12:30 p.m. RCMP said they were called out to a construction site 2 kilometers west of Mankota on Highway 18.

A 43-year-old man got trapped under machinery and died on the scene from his injuries.

RCMP are not releasing the man's name but they say he is from Kelvington.

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