It appears that police officers in the province may be fighting a bit of an injustice of their own - related to the new labour bill.
President of the Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers (SFPO), Evan Bray says under the new legislation, they have no ability to get to arbitration if contract talks break down.
"Right now, the only way we could get to arbitration, is if both sides would agree. That being the employers and the employees at the bargaining table," he said, adding that because they are an essential service, they are not able to strike either.
Lindsey Baiton, co-owner of Drip in Regina, has learned to make the most out of a bad situation.
While construction on Broad Street has made parking in front of her new business nearly impossible, she’s used the persistent traffic jam across the street as a marketing tool. On Thursday morning, she could be seen standing on the sidewalk, passing out free coffees to frustrated motorists.
They dot different areas of the city: vacant lots that seem to stay vacant despite the hot real estate market.
Brownfield lots, former gas stations that haven't had any environmental remediation done, were part of a debate about parking at Regina City Council's meeting Tuesday night. During a discussion about a lack of parking in the area of the 1400 block of Albert Street near downtown, councillor Mike O'Donnell asked about a vacant lot on the south-east corner of the block.
It’s been 17 years since Larry and Evelyn L’Heureux bought the Flying Goose Inn in LaFleche, and on Tuesday evening it burned down in just a few hours.
At around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, someone in the building noticed the smell of smoke wafting in the restaurant. After inspecting the kitchen, smoke was discovered on the smoker’s deck outside. The waitress on staff called 911, but it didn’t take long for the building to go up in flames.
It's another promise of a bright future for Capital Pointe as the third owner in four years has come on-board.
The proposed condo and hotel project at the corner of Victoria and Albert Street has been talked about for almost four years without a shovel hitting the ground.
A new nightclub just south of downtown Regina could make a bad situation worse.
At Tuesday night's City Council meeting approval was given to an application for a new night club for 2151 Albert Street, near 14th Avenue. A group of investors is hoping to convert the main floor, formerly an insurance office, into a "high-energy lounge" with a maximum capacity of 90 people.
Local restaurant owner Adam Sperling objected.
A new app has helped people in Saskatchewan switch their contacts to 10-digit phone numbers.
Shiverware, based out of Regina, launched the new app 306it last month.
“The response has been very good,” said Brett Parker, lead developer of the app.
“We’ve actually had over 50,000 numbers that we've converted for people already, so it’s being well used in the province,” Parker said.
The app allows people to add 306 to existing phone numbers that are not currently 10-digit dialing compatible, all at the touch of a button.
Would you pay someone to clean out the bin that holds all your garbage?
A new company, VIP Bin Cleaning, is betting that enough people in Regina are.
As of July, there certainly won't be a shortage as the city sends roll out blue recycling bins to each household in the city.
He’s worked under such famous chefs as Gordon Ramsay and Daniel Boulud and lived in cities around the world. Now, local culinary artist Dale MacKay is returning to Saskatoon to open a restaurant.
“A lot of it has to do with family and has to do with just getting back to your roots, as they say,” said MacKay, 33.
And moving back to his hometown isn’t the only return to his roots. The first winner of Canada’s Top Chef plans to open a Canadian-style bistro in the heart of downtown serving primarily food from across the province and country.
Saskatoon Public Library workers have a new contract following three years without one.
The agreement, which was reached with the help of a mediator, gives library employess a sever per cent raise over three years.
Broken down, it means a $2 increase for library pages, who typically earn minimum wage, and a two per cent increase for other workers in the first year. This is followed by a two per cent and a 60 cent an hour raise in the second year and a three per cent raise in the third year.