Regina author Melanie Schnell's first book While the Sun is Above Us has been shortlisted for four Saskatchewan book awards.
The author who grew up on a farm in southeastern Saskatchewan based her book in Sudan during a bloody civil war.
"It is a story about two women," explained Schnell, "a Canadian woman who goes to Sudan to work for a non-profit and a Dinka woman from south Sudan who has been caught up in the atrocities of the war and has been taken as a slave for eight years."
She fell to an untimely death at the age of 17, now the circumstances around the death of Jaidan Lynn Slaferek are the subject of a public coroner’s inquest starting this week in Regina.
It has been 13 months since Slaferek died after falling about 40 feet from a catwalk backstage at Conexus Arts Centre.
It's time to get your dialing finger ready because 10-digit dialing is on the way for Saskatchewan.
Starting Monday, dialing out requires the area code unless you want to hear a pre-recorded message talking about the upcoming change.
The message will last until 10-digit dialing becomes mandatory on May 11.
It's all in preparation of the new 6-3-9 area code being added to the province on May 25.
Sasktel encourages customers to update any programmed numbers and documents to include the area code.
A group of friends from Foam Lake received an award for their cookbook in Paris over the weekend.
The Breast Friends won the World Award for Best Charity Cookbook in North America at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. They beat out fellow nominee Michelle Obama for her cookbook American Grown.
A public inquest this week could bring more closure to people who knew and loved Jaidan Lynn Slaferek.
The inquest date comes 13 months after her untimely accidental death in Regina.
On a Facebook page set up in her memory, family and friends of of Jaidan Lynn Slaferek remember her with a passion for life and dreams of freedom on her 18th birthday.
Her life was cut short at 17 when she fell 40 feet from a catwalk backstage at the Conexus Arts Centre last January.
The Canada Revenue Agency is reminding people that the 2012 tax deadline is only a few months away.
Documents and T4s need to be organized and filed by April 30th.
Thompson, Jaspar and Associates accountant Michael Gorniak said that if the return is simple it is best to handle it it yourself.
"If its a situation where you have T4 slip, maybe you bought an RRSP, maybe you have a couple donation slips, that is not difficult," said Gorniak.
Four First Nations women from Saskatoon are being recognized for their role in starting the Idle No More movement.
Sheelah McLean, Sylvia McAdam, Nina Wilson and Jessica Gordon have been awarded the Carole Geller Human Rights Award for turning the #idlenomore twitter hashtag into a national movement. The prize comes with a $2,000 cash prize to go towards the cause.
The women planned the November 2012 rally in Saskatoon that protested against Bill C-45. Soon, similar protests and rallies popped up across Canada.
A deadly crash on Wednesday changed the lives of the Boxall family.
At around noon, 68-year-old John Boxall was hit at the intersection of Park Street and Arcola Avenue.
Police charged two men, 19-year-old Quinton Seamus Mantee and 21-year-old Jordan Thomas Lee McNabb, after a truck was stolen and ran into Boxall.
Close to 50 per cent of workers in the trucking industry are reaching retirement age and the Conference Board of Canada expects the industry to grow 25 per cent in the next seven years.
“The whole (Canadian) labour force has this problem, but the trucking industry has an even bigger problem,” said Vijay Gill, principal research associate at the Conference Board of Canada.
A Regina man faces charges after an investigation into a Craigslist ad online
33-year-old Matthew Zaba is charged with making arrangements with another person to commit a sexual office against a child. He is also charged with possession of child pornography.
He made a first court appearance Friday morning.
The case was the result of a complaint to the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit about the ad on Craigslist concerning incest.