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Operation Red Nose starts for the first time in Regina

For the first time Operation Red Nose will be running in Regina with volunteers offering to drive you home in your own vehicle if you have had too much to drink this holiday season.

The volunteer service started 30 years ago in Quebec and has since spread to provide service in 106 communities across Canada.

Local Regina retailers hold their own Black Friday sales

Black Friday may inspire mob-like crowds in the U.S., but so far the discounts, not the pandemonium is making its way into Canada.

"Last year, we were really busy for Black Friday," said Colter Wood, owner of Coda Clothing in Regina, "We don't just do Friday we do the whole weekend. We saw a substantial amount of traffic through it."

Wood wasn't the only local business owner following the Black Friday movement. As Dutch Growers sends out email information to its customers about the special sales, owner Tim Van Duyvendyk says people are getting excited.

Saskatoon man's "Just in Case" binders popular

Harold Empey starts one of his more than 80 presentations on the Just In Case binders holding a small clock.

"The clock of life is wound but once and no man knows when yours or mine will stop," he said.

Empey and his wife, Betty, started their own Just In Case binder when Empey started having heart problems a few years ago and was told to make preparations for his death.

"It didn't work the way we planned. I was supposed to go first. Betty died a year ago this month," Empey said.

University of Saskatchewan students watching Comet ISON

Comet ISON may have pulled a disappearing act on its journey around the sun but some students at the University of Saskatchewan will continue to watch the skies.

Students in the Astronomy 214 class have teamed up with undergraduates from across Canada for a national research project of cosmic porportions.

SK government reaches new salary deal with ER doctors

The Saskatchewan Government has signed a new agreement with all emergency room doctors in the province in the hope that higher salaries can help with recruitment efforts.

On Thursday, Premier Brad Wall announced that the government has signed an agreement to bring emergency room doctors up to a salary between $300,00-$400,000 a year depending on the number of hours that they decide to work.

UPDATE: ER at Pasqua Hospital staying open overnight for 2 weeks

The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region and the Ministry of Health have reached an agreement with doctors that will keep the Pasqua Hospital Emergency Room open overnight for the next few weeks.

Last week the Regina Qu'appelle Health Region announced that due to a doctor shortage the Pasqua Hospital Emergency Room would be closing overnight starting on Thursday and that patients would be sent to the General Hospital ER. A last-minute arrangement reached on Wednesday night will allow for full service to continue at the Pasqua Hospital ER for the next two weeks.

Fundraiser in Regina boy's memory for Children's Hospital

He was less than 13 months old when he died but a Regina family is hoping their son's "Iron Will" will spread to others and help save other children.

William Rattray spent nearly a third of his life in hospital before his death on Aug. 13, 2013. His parents, Jason and Desiree, decided that while his short life may have ended his story wasn't over yet.

Weather Network predicts oscillating temperatures, average snowfall during Saskatchewan winter

With the Grey Cup over and Christmas shopping season set to begin, Saskatchewan is on the cusp of winter.

And today the Weather Network has released its winter outlook for December, January and February.

"All of the country is expecting more volitilty in the weather pattern" said meteorologist Doug Gillham.

The temperature outlook is about normal for the next three months on average, but Gillham says that doesn't mean the temperatures will be steady.

City council talks parking tickets and rental housing

The City of Regina is deciding to go ahead with a plan to raise the amount drivers pay for getting most parking tickets.

Beginning Jan. 1 if you park illegally or don’t move your vehicle by the time the meter expires you’ll pay an extra $10 from $45 to $55. If paid early that ticket drops to $20. The new fines will also include a hefty increase for blocking a fire hydrant at $100 and $200 for parking in a designated disability parking zone. Both of those are double the current amount.

Saskatoon police turn to Twitter during community consultation

In their first public consultation since 2010, the Saskatoon Police Service employed some 21st century tools to widen the scope of their feedback.

Around 95 people turned up at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel Monday morning to discuss what is working about policing in Saskatoon, and what is worrying about it. Using the hashtag #spsconsult, people on Twitter could weigh in too.

"We thought we'd use social media with this particular consultation, and we probably always will now," Chief Clive Weighill said.

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