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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.

Tips for back-to-school clothes shopping

Back to school clothes shopping doesn't have to be stressful or break the bank.

Parents should help their kids go through their closet before they leave to go shopping, according to Riley Lawson, personal image consultant and fashion stylist.

Together make a list of the items the child needs and decide which of those items fits within your budget. Go through old clothes and donate the pieces that don’t fit anymore. A plaid button-down shirt is a great piece that can be mixed and matched all year.

Regina International Airport CEO pleased with growth

Growth at the Regina International Airport continues to soar.

The airport recently had an economic impact study conducted that gave a snapshot of 2012. The study indicated that each year, roughly $746 million worth of economic activity was generated there.

“The airport’s economic activity represents now, eight per cent of Regina’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP),” President and CEO Jim Hunter announced.

School supplies cost more, but Regina School Boards won't consider bulk buying

School supply costs seem to creep up every year and the expense has some people wondering why school boards don’t step in.

Educators get supplies at discount prices but school boards in Regina say they will not order bulk and sell supplies to parents at a flat fee.

“Regina Public Schools is in the business of education, not stationery,” said spokesperson Terry Lazarou.

The same answer goes for Regina Catholic Schools. Noah Wernikowski speaks for the board. He agrees educators get discounts but says it would still end up costing more.

Saskatchewan exports set to break record

Saskatchewan is on pace to surpass the annual export record set last year thanks in large part to the province's producers, potash and trade in Asia.

The first six months of 2013 has generated $17.5 billion in exports, up 4.3 per cent from last year's record. 

"Yes it’s oil and potash, but (also) agriculture significantly and a number of other products on the list that we're exporting around the world that demonstrate the diversity of our economy and its strength," Premier Brad Wall told reporters at the legislative building Wednesday morning.

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