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Knife defense classes see new clients in Sask.

An instructor of knife defense classes in Saskatoon is seeing new clients as knives continue to be a weapon of choice.

Brad Hutchinson, CEO of the Academy of Tactical Training Systems in Saskatoon, said recent high profile stabbings in Calgary and Regina have been a topic of conversation at his classes.

He is seeing his client base expand to include more people interested in self defense and now security guards.

Sask. man says SaskTel charged for roaming, despite turning data off

A man from Saskatoon says he was slapped with hefty roaming charges despite turning his data off during his latest trip to the U.S.

Lorne Binsfeld and his wife have travelled to Arizona a number of times but received a phone bill for $1,666 for data charges from their latest trip earlier this year.

"Before we leave Saskatchewan we turn off the cellular data, data roaming and enable 3G. We shut those all off," Binsfeld said, adding the condo they rent in Phoenix has free Wi-Fi.

Unlicensed company attempts to sell stock in Sask.

The provincial government is warning people about a company trying to sell stocks without a license.

Cool weather no deterent for Montgomery community garage sale

It’s a neighbourhood tradition that can’t be stopped.
Despite cool temperatures, hundreds of people flocked to the Montgomery Place neighbourhood Saturday for the community-wide garage sale parade.

The annual one-day event dates back more than two decades and has become a staple not only to those in the community, but the entire city.

Photos: Capitol theatre sign gets second chance at new music venue

Saskatoon’s well-known Capitol Theatre sign sits propped atop a bar as a crew busily puts last-minute touches on the city’s newest music joint.

While the Capitol Music Club might be the most recent music venue to open its doors in Saskatoon, it has a lot of old city charm.

Report on shale gas says more research, transparency needed

Drilling for shale gas is booming in the energy and resource sector of western Canada, but a panel of experts is warning that we don’t know enough about the potential risks.

Thrift store discovery reunites man with long lost treasure

A shocking discovery at a Saskatoon thrift shop returned a wad of cash to its rightful owner.

Sifting through pants, sweaters and jackets, WorldServe Thrift Store manager Marcel Janzen said everything was business as usual, until one of his colleagues felt something heavy in a hidden pocket. It turns out the heavy item was in fact an envelope filled with a number of $100 bills.

College of Pharmacists: candy pill bottle promotion a bad idea

A tasty advertisement left a bad taste in some mouths after a new Regina pharmacy was found to be giving out candy packaged in pill bottles.

Ray Joubert, registrar of the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacists said that the college would certainly not defend this practice. He suggested that putting candy in pill bottles creates a mixed message about the serious nature of medication.

"They're not to be treated like candy. They are an important component of your health services that are provided by the pharmacists," he said.

SaskPower approved for 10.5 per cent rate increase over 2 years

SaskPower customers will be seeing a 10.5 per cent system-average rate increase after the Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel approved part of the provider's multi-year application.

SaskPower's president, Robert Watson, revealed a proposed 15.5 per cent rate increase last October saying the utility company needed to upgrade aging infrastructure in a growing province which is seeing increasing demand.

Sasktel refusing service to rural customers who play by rules

Sasktel is playing favourites, at least according to one woman.

Lyne Froehlich lives on a farm northwest of Moose Jaw. Her and her family have been operating broadband internet services through Sasktel for some time—at least, until this fall.

“They told us in September that there would be no more broadband, period. So we were forced to make that decision,” said Froehlich. “The talk back then was, ‘Something better is coming.’ And now that something better seems to be here, there seems to be no communication.”

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