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Gas leak halts 11th Street traffic in Saskatoon

Eastbound and westbound lanes on 11th Street are closed Tuesday afternoon after a gas line was punctured in the morning.

Saskatoon police are on scene directing traffic the hour near Circle Drive West.

SaskEnergy said a contractor in the area hit one of their lines near the old Mitchell's Gourmet Foods building.

The stub line that was hit is under a lot of pavement, so crews have to dig through it in order to shut off the gas.

SaskTel announces 4G upgrades throughout Saskatchewan

Sasktel is upgrading its 4G infrastructure in Saskatchewan in the hopes of improving service for its customers.

Sasktel said 24 projects were completed in August, including building new towers and installing new carrier antennas and cellular sites. According to the Crown Corporation these increase network capacity by adding more radio frequency channels.

The Crown telecom says work was done in Regina, Saskatoon, Esterhazy, Langenburg, Jansen Lake Mine, North Battleford, Battleford, Lebret, Swift Current, Lucky Lake, and Red Earth.

Winning lotto ticket bought in Saskatoon still unclaimed

With news a $14.8 million-winning lottery ticket was sold somewhere in Saskatoon last week, manager Doug Darbellay has seen a few disappointed customers at the Pelican Market convenience store.

"Everybody's been checking, and so far -- not so good," he said of the steady trickle of people who have come through to see if they are Saskatoon's newest millionaire.

U of S dean: digital property ownership "a little bit like the wild west"

The era of digital property ownership is upon us, but University of Saskatchewan Associate Dean Doug Surtess says the law has some catching up to do.

"It's a little bit like the wild west;" he told News Talk Radio's John Gormley, "it's very unclear."

Surtess is referring to what happens to digital property rights after the owner passes away. As the law stands, a person's digital books or iTunes library can not be willed to a loved one upon death.

Consignment event looks to offer better deals to sellers & buyers

When Jesse Boehm tried consigning her clothes she found the task tedious and tiresome.

She also thought lots of consignment stores didn't offer a fair deal.

"In traditional store fronts I was seeing as low as two per cent and 30 per cent was the highest I saw," Boehm said. "There are others that offer 50 per cent up front but they, at their own discretion, can decrease or give a deal to a customer and you have no say."

So she set out to change all that.

Her new business New 2 You offers women an alternative to traditional stores and online.

Natural gas line break a reminder to call before digging

A natural gas main that was hit by a contractor in Saskatoon this morning will cost thousands of dollars to repair.

"There was a contractor working with a Bobcat in a backyard. That Bobcat came into contact with a two inch gas main... it did rupture the line," said Dave Burdeniuk with SaskEnergy.

He said the contractor in the Evergreen neigbourhood appeared to be doing some landscaping when the break happened around 9:30 a.m.

PHOTOS: Hospital of Regina Foundation unveil new lotto home

The Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HRF)  kicked off their annual fall home lottery Wednesday by hosting an open house to show off their grand prize: a 3,000 square foot, 3-story bungaloft in the Creeks area.

The home was built by Regina’s Fiorante Homes who has worked with the HRF in the year’s past. Chris Fiorante, the company’s sales co-ordinator, said “bungalofts”—similar to a bungalow but with a loft above the garage—are a new trend in homebuilding.

Formal wine gala planned for Regina in October

Dust of your black tie or fancy dress, because there is no jeans allowed.

The first ever Regina Wine and Spirits Gala has been announced for October 17 and 18 at Regina's Conexus Arts Centre.

The event is billed as Saskatchewan's only true wine tasting event; promising some of the finest wine, spirits, and cuisine Saskatchewan has to offer.

The Co-operators is putting up $20,000 for the event, with proceeds going towards Breast Cancer Action Saskatchewan (BCAS).

Regina realtors not worried about increased mortgage interest rates

The Association of Regina Realtors (ARR) has no concerns about recent mortgage interest rate increases affecting sales.

On Friday, the National Bank of Canada became the latest of Canada’s biggest banks to increase their interest rates. One-year fixed rate open term mortgages now sit at 6.7 per cent interest, an increase of 0.4 per cent. Meanwhile, three, four and five year closed term mortgages were increased by 0.2 per cent.

Briarwood man sues SGI Canada over hail claim

Two years after a major hail storm damaged his home, a Saskatoon man fighting his insurance company for compensation is taking the battle to small claims court.

On August 15, 2011 a storm blew through parts of the city causing damage to several neighbourhoods including Ken Bray's residence in Briarwood. His house insurance policy was through SGI Canada, but his attempt to make a property claim after the storm has been a difficult and frustrating process he said.

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