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Regina city council approves bus fare increase

In a matter of months those who ride the bus in Regina will be paying more.

City council voted unanimously in favour of raising fares for the first time since 2010 at Monday night’s council meeting. New rates take effect Jan. 1, 2015.

Most basic fares will go up 25 cents each year over the next three years. Some monthly passes are going up as well. Post-secondary and adult passes will go up by $25 and $30 dollars by 2017, respectively.

Annual senior passes will be among the biggest increase, going up about $100 in three years.

Saskatoon riders deal with no transit service

With still no end to the transit lockout in sight, Saskatoon transit commuters were scrambling Monday to make alternate transportation plans.

City of Saskatoon offers no additional services

The City’s only message since Thursday has been that transit riders should “make alternative arrangements” for getting around.

City councillor Charlie Clark posted a statement on Facebook, answering questions regarding bus passes.

New website shows RQHR has high patient readmittance, long ER waits

Data posted about the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region (RQHR) on a new website hasn't surprised the region itself, but its CEO says the information can be used to help the region improve how it serves its patients.

Local police decide tolerance levels speeds captured on photo radar

A month away from photo radar cameras coming to Saskatoon -- Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) says driving any speed over the speed limit is considered speeding and it could result in a ticket from these cameras.

But that doesn’t mean going one kilometre over the speed limit will get you a ticket.

Assistant Vice-president with SGI Kwie Quay said SGI can’t talk about buffer zones or speed tolerances when it comes to photo radar cameras, because they don’t want to encourage speeding.

U of S rally for deported Saskatoon woman

A rally on the University of Saskatchewan campus Thursday showed support for Jamila Bibi who was deported this week.

The 65-year-old woman was working as a cook in Saskatoon, but was sent back to Pakistan after her refugee claims were rejected.

Saskatoon Rider fans scammed buying tickets on Kijiji

A Saskatoon couple was concerned, then reassured, then ultimately scammed.  

Des Reed and his wife found four tickets to the next Saskatchewan Roughrider home game for sale on Kijiji. Reed says they were worried at first but reassured when told by the seller the tickets would be obtained through Ticketmaster once they paid the $250 being asked. 

"They had everything on line. It looked all legit. Sure enough, we sent the money in and no tickets."

SaskPower proposal for 'penthouse' upgrades questioned

A SaskPower proposal for pricey renovations to its Regina headquarters has raised some eyebrows.

The $143-million proposal includes $282,000 for a rooftop patio which includes heaters and $72,750 for stone floors, $65,628 for so-called “living walls” and $200,000 for kitchen equipment, among other things.

Sask. gov't approves reduced SaskPower rate hike

The Saskatchewan government has decided to reduce the rate increase that had been approved for SaskPower.

In April, the Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel approved a 10.5 per cent system-average rate increase. A 5.5 per cent increase already went into effect on January 1, 2014; the remaining 5.0 per cent was approved for January 1, 2015.

Regina chef and dietician use spices to help prevent cancer

For many people cancer is quite possibly one of the scariest words in the English language, but depending on what you eat, you can help prevent it.

The Connaught library branch held a presentation Tuesday evening called "Spice up Your Life and Prevent Cancer", where the public was introduced to the use of herbs and spices while preparing healthy meals.

RCMP search for man wanted on fraud charges

Police are asking for the public's help to find a man wanted on fraud-related charges in Weyburn and several Alberta communities.

Bradly Barry Kowalczyk has allegedly been luring his victims through online ads showing high-value farming and industrial equipment. He is said to take deposits from people for the advertized items but nothing is provided in return.

Police in Alberta have issued warrants for Kowalczyk in Calgary, Three Hills, Chestermere, Crowsnest Pass, Viking, St. Paul and Olds.

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