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Another family speaks out after a senior dies at Regina care home

Another person is coming forward to speak out on how the Government of Saskatchewan needs to do something to improve the quality of standards in continuing care home facilities.

Jackie Lewis’ 87-year-old mother-in-law Jessie Sellwood was a resident of the Extendicare Sunset home in Regina last December. Lewis explained how Sellwood had mobility issues and went to be carried to the bathroom on Dec. 24—by just one person. Sellwood was dropped and taken to hospital with a cut on her leg.

Saskatoon SPCA seeking public's help reuniting family

The Saskatoon SPCA needs the public’s assistance reuniting a dog with her pups.

Executive Director with the SPCA, Patricia Cameron, said a good Samaritan brought in the lost German Shepherd Wednesday afternoon, after finding the dog in distress at busy corner of 33rd Street and Idylwyld Drive.

“The dog was trailing a long chain and a post so it could be she was tethered and broke the post or someone let her off,” Cameron said, adding the dog’s mammary’s are all full of milk, meaning she’s nursing pups.

Woman charged after barging through Saskatoon airport security gate

A woman charged with mischief won't say why she busted through a security gate at the Saskatoon airport without a boarding pass.

The 32 year old made her first appearance in Saskatoon Provincial Court on Monday.
 
Her two mischief charges stem from an incident at the John G. Diefenbaker Airport on Sunday when she ran through a security gate and demanded to be put on a plane. She did not have a boarding pass and broke a card scanner on the wall when security staff told her to leave, court heard.
 

Saskatoon police looking for suspects after pharmacy robbed on Broadway

A pharmacy robbed in broad daylight.

On Wednesday afternoon Saskatoon police along with police dogs were sniffing the area near Broadway Avenue and Main Street looking for suspects after a pharmacy was held up.

Police were called the pharmacy at around 12:45 p.m. Staff told police a man came into the store, pretended to buy something and snatched cash from the register when the clerk opened it.

Public contributing to vision of Saskatoon's future

As the population continues to grow, how Saskatoon will look in the future is up for discussion today.

The City of Saskatoon is hosting the first Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon growth plan workshop at TCU Place.

"There is going to be ... a presentation by Urban Systems our consultant who is working on this file," Director of the City of Saskatoon Planning and Development Division Alan Wallace explained on the Brent Loucks show.

Regina engineer set to retire at 41

Tim Stobbs doesn’t like the grind of the average work week. That’s why the Regina engineer set a goal to retire by age 45.
 
"It's amazing how well you can do on a normal income or salary if you just learn a little bit more about things around you,” he said.
 
In 2006, Stobbs started reading blogs and books to learn about investing, cutting back and spending smarter. He writes the blog Canadian Dream Free at 45 as a way to track his progress.
 

Agribition fills Regina hotels

It's one of the busiest weeks of the year in Regina and that means everyone coming in for Canadian Western Agribition needs a place to stay.

Hotels are nearly full and it may be tough to find a room for the weekend.

Mike Wurster is general manager of the Double Tree by Hilton. The hotel just reopened in time for Agribition last year so it wasn't as hectic. This year is definitely busier but it's not the first time the rooms have been full.

"The party atmosphere for Grey Cup - I don't think you can compare any event to that," he said.

Regina students shine a light on violence against women

Grade 10 students at Scott Collegiate unveiled a painted bench Tuesday called Angels Corner as a symbol of hope to break the cycle of violence against women.

“It’s a place for reflection and it shines a light on those who have faced abuse,” explained Thomas Giles who took part in the class project.

Seniors' advocate needed in Sask.: NDP

A man whose 93-year-old mother has been shuffled between two rural long term care homes is adding his voice to the growing chorus for a provincial seniors’ advocate in Saskatchewan.

Emily Krushelnicki was born and raised in Ituna. Her son, Garry Krushelnicki, says she’s lived in the small town her whole life - almost.

She did live at a seniors’ home in Foam Lake for a brief stint. Garry was the one who broke the news to Emily she would have to move from the lodge in Ituna to the other town about one-hour’s drive away.

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