In the final few days before Canada's penny stops being produced, what does the future hold for donations to non-profit organizations?
Rhae-Ann Bromley with the Saskatchewan Heart and Stroke Foundation says they aren't too worried about it.
"We rely more on person to person fundraising, it gives us the chance not only to collect donations but also to provide people with information on how to stay healthy," Bromley said. "The pennies at the tills, they just don't give us that opportunity."
One woman is hoping to expand her Regina-based company, and she wants to get on a hit Canadian TV show to do it.
Sheri Sopczak owns Chicks And Girlies, which specializes in designing leather handbags. She was at the Delta Hotel in Regina on Wednesday morning patiently waiting for her chance to audition to be on CBC’s Dragons’ Den.
“We’re ready to build our brand and be able to extend in to big businesses,” Sopczak said.
Deloitte Canada has made a habit of predicting tech trends, and now it’s out with its Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Predictions for 2013 to give a heads-up to businesses and consumers.
Furnace companies in Regina are busy with temperatures way down in the deepfreeze.
"Days like (Wednesday), it's the busiest days (our workers) have and they're up on the roof, outside in these elements," said Jon Selinger, general manager of Apex Plumbing and Heating.
SaskTel is launching a new network as part of $400 million worth of investment in overall capital expenditures in 2013.
The new 4G LTE network is available starting Thursday in the areas of Regina, Saskatoon, Clavet, Dundurn, Langham, Lumsden, Martensville, Osler, Pense, Vanscoy, Warman and White City.
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Saskatchewan workers on average were making more than many other Canadians in November.
Average weekly earnings for the month are out from Statistics Canada. In this province, the average weekly earnings was $930.97. That's a bump up of just over $33 from November 2011. Figures show that's up 3.7 per cent year over year.
Nationally, the average is $910.77.
Among provinces, it's the third highest increase for the month.
Saskatchewan households spent $52, 540 on average for goods and services last year, which is less than the national average of $55, 151.
Statistics Canada gives a breakdown on where we spent that money. Almost a quarter of it went to shelter. Just over twenty per cent paid for transportation. Food took just over 14 per cent. Clothing and accessories cost us just under six per cent of that.
Provinces whose households spend more on average include Ontario and British Columbia. Alberta spent the most at $64, 453.
With a winter about nine per cent colder than the previous one, Saskatchewan is using about 20 per cent more natural gas.
"It looks like we probably will break a record for natural gas use across Saskatchewan," said Dave Burdeniuk with SaskEnergy, adding that the new record could be set by Thursday morning.
However, Burdeniuk says the cold is not the only reason for the record falling.
"Another factor is the amount of industry, and new industry and new businesses that we have in Saskatchewan."
The spokesperson for Regina's continuously-delayed Capital Pointe project may be getting ahead of himself on Twitter.
On Tuesday, Greg Black, project director for Ontario company BrightStar Corp, stated on the social media site that the City of Regina has granted the project a traffic permit that would allow work on the vacant site at Albert Street and Victoria Avenue to begin. However, the city says that hasn't been granted yet, although it is working on the assumption that it will happen eventually.