An East Indian spiritual leader greeted followers in Saskatoon this week.
On Tuesday, Sept. 19, Guruvanand Swami "Guruji" came to spread a message of awareness,
self realization, humanity and peace.
"I want to show the correct way of life, the correct path of reason," said 71-year-old Guruji. "The life we live is God's gift to us, the way we live our life is our gift to God in return."
According to Guruji, the hardest question to answer in life is a simple word... "why"?
In her kitchen at the Friendship Inn, chef Lydia Murray
stirs two huge pots of chopped carrots and celery, and keeps an eye on staff
buttering bread for sandwiches.
The soup pots are at least three feet deep and the stacks of bread pile up, but this is just a normal day for Murray who expects to serve an average of 200 people for breakfast and 600 people for lunch.
"You've got to prepare a lot of food," said Murray sitting in her makeshift office in the stockroom.
"I really enjoy cooking and I'm happy to see them eat it." She laughed.
The Ronald McDonald House in Saskatoon is planning a huge expansion to more than double the number of families it can help. For one family there right now, having a place to stay means they can focus on being with their son.
"He's my little boy," said Laura Porteous, looking at photos of her almost two-month-old son Neal. "He's got my eyes. The rest of him is definitely daddy though."
She holds a photo of Neal to her chest and said it's like having him close to her heart.
Everything is back to normal at Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatoon after a gas leak early this morning.
A construction crew working on renovations at the building noticed the smell of gas at around 7:30 a.m., this morning. The building was immediately evacuated.
SaskEnergy spokesperson, Casey McLeod, said it appears there was a malfunction of sorts with the meter to the court house.
A researcher constructing wetlands with contaminant-hungry microbes that cleans polluted water is just one of many innovators being celebrated this week.
Walking up to 502 20th St. W., the door is propped open, books on shelves reach to the ceiling and the colourful covers create a rainbow of titles waiting to be opened. The small, typed sign in the window says "Riversdale Books," but the understated sign doesn't reflect the change the book store hopes to make in this area.
It was a very wet weekend for people living on Montague Street between Parliament Avenue and 28th Avenue. A water-main break caused water to pour out, turning the street into a lake starting on Friday.
As Dallas Kruszelnicki looks out the windows at his yoga studio, Hot Yoga on 20th, he remembers when his location was considered far from ideal when he opened the business in 2009.
"Loads of people were saying to me, 'you're nuts, what are you doing opening up a yoga studio in Riversdale? No one goes there.'"
But, three years later, he points out how the street and the neighbourhood are changing with many new businesses moving into spaces that were empty and rundown.
A small crowd gathered at the Saskatchewan War Memorial Saturday morning to remember the soldiers who took part in the Battle of Britain.
It's been 72 years since the air battle that saw 100 Canadian pilots take part. There were 15 young Saskatchewan men among those soldiers, with only five of those surviving the war.