Thefts from construction sites are on the rise in Regina.
Since January there have been more than 50 reported thefts from construction sites, or newly finished houses. Between Nov 15 and 17 there were nine thefts alone.
The thieves usually get into the building by breaking down the front or back doors. Then they steal tools and building materials.
You're going to be able to drink in more places in Saskatchewan soon, as part of a sweeping change to liquor regulations. You'll even be able to drink while people take their clothes off, as long as they don't get completely naked.
Seventy-seven changes are being unveiled by Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Minister Donna Harpauer. She made the announcement at a day spa, to make the point that spas and salons will be able to serve alcohol to customers.
It can be a big hassle, circling around the airport, stopping at curbside or paying the parking and heading inside when you’re picking someone up from the airport; now the Regina International Airport hopes to take all that decision making away.
“The space that we do have in front is quite limited and of course people are dropping passengers there as well,” said RIA CEO Jim Hunter.
A new area has been created to allow cars to pull in and wait for passengers, it’s been dubbed a cell phone parking lot.
At least one Regina store was sold out of the Wii U before doors even opened on Sunday.
A duty manager at Walmart on Gordon Road saw about 20 people lined up outside, but most left empty handed. Every console the store had was already spoken for since people were able to pre-buy.
Toys 'R' Us was even further restricted.
The Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel has given its stamp of approval to SaskPower’s bid for a rate hike effective New Year’s Day.
The government still has to give its nod of approval but it rarely goes against the panel’s recommendations.
The overall hike is five per cent but most residential customers will see a hike of 4.9 per cent.
That’s another $4 to $6 a month to keep the lights on and the fridge cold but $10 if you live on a farm.
Eco fees have been around for about 20 years in Saskatchewan, but some people still aren't sure what they're for. When you buy electronics, oil, tires, paint, or any drink in bottles or cans, you're charged an environmental-handling fee.
Joanne Fedyk with Saskatchewan Waste Management explains eco fees go towards paying for the cost of recycling.
"In the big scheme of things, what they're trying to do is build into the price of the product the cost of dealing with it at the end of its life."
Prevention starts at home when it comes to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Jim Gregg, owner of Gregg's Plumbing and Heating in Saskatoon explains that its up to the homeowner to have all appliances checked out, going beyond your furnace, making sure everything is operating properly.
"That includes things like ranges, ovens, clothes dryers, furnaces, fireplaces," Gregg told Richard Brown last week, "it could be your own vehicle in your own attached garage. Your water heater, and also a boiler if your home is heated with a boiler."
A young Saskatoon woman is combining her love of style and helping others by starting her own fashion line.
Megan Doepker created UNA Fashion after a five-month trip to India this year where she found fair trade organizations to work with.
"I always wanted to pursue entrepreneurship and more so, I started learning about social entrepreneurship," Doepker said.
That led her to India.
"We're working with artisans that come from extremely marginalized situations."
A plan to sell off some 300 affordable social housing units could be displacing some long-term residents.
One family in Regina has been renting the same home through Sask Housing for 21 years but now they're worried they'll be forced out with no chance of keeping it for themselves.
Ross Trofin says his wife Michelle and their two daughters will be devastated if their home ends up being sold. He says they consider it their family home, even if they've only been renting all this time.
After two years of delays, some work will finally begin at the Capital Pointe site at a busy downtown corner in Regina, but it won't be the company behind the project doing it.
(View a timeline of the project so far HERE.)