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Regina shelter animals going home for the holidays

The Regina Humane Society is closing in on its goal for adoptions in December sending about 100 animals to homes this month.

Director of Communications Don Simons said right now, the Humane Society is caring for 248 animals, many of which are strays.

"Christmas day would be much better if they were at home with somebody," he said.

There's never really a wrong time to adopt an animal, according to Simons, and some people are buying pets just ahead of Christmas.

"Pets are not for Christmas, pets are for life."

Moose Jaw transit dealing with driver who kicked teens off bus

Moose Jaw Transit managers are considering installing security cameras on buses after an incident Tuesday, December 10th, where a bus driver kicked nearly 20 high school students off the bus and left them to walk in the  minus 30 degree weather.

Police in Moose Jaw said the driver was dealing with teens that were causing problems on the bus. Those students were handed over to their parents and were not charged.

Moose Jaw Transit Manager Mark Sture wouldn't say if the driver will face any discipline.

Canada Post has no time line for end of door-to-door service

Canada Post has some big decisions to make after dropping a bombshell on the country last week, but it admits it doesn't know exactly what comes next.

The Crown mail delivery company announced they'll be phasing out door-to-door mail delivery over the next five years. It's part of a plan to deal with dwindling profits and an economic failure that would be almost certain without drastic changes.

Saskatchewan enjoying minimal snowfall this winter

When it comes to snowfall this winter Saskatchewan is apparently getting off light.

David Phillips, Environment Canada's senior climatologist, said Regina and Saskatoon have only had about 15 centimetres, or half a foot, of snow so far this season.

"You typically would have about 30 (centimetres) by now. So you really only have about half of what you normally do."

But he noted that the extreme cold of recent weeks has ensured that, up until this week, not a drop has melted away.

Islamic group says guide dogs OK

An Islamic group in Saskatoon says Muslim cab drivers should offer rides to customers with guide dogs.

Mike Simmonds filed a human rights complaint last month after two drivers with Comfort Cabs sited religious concerns as the reason why they couldn’t offer his Seeing Eye dog a ride.

Saskatoon man adorns property with 35,000 Christmas lights

Scott Lambie starts planning his Christmas lights display in January.

What started as a few inflatable sculptures has grown to 35,000 LED lights, all synchronized to music on a special FM frequency that Lambie broadcasts from his home at 2706 Clinkskill Drive.

"It's a hobby" he said. "The kids wanted to do it. We've always done Christmas decorations. So two years ago... we switched from the blow-ups to the animated Christmas lights."

Report says SK people less generous, local charities not worried

Some Saskatchewan charities contend that a new report from the Fraser Institute falls short of measuring the generosity of the province's citizens.

SK government launches new website

The Saskatchewan Government is joining the mobile age, thanks to its new million dollar web site.

On Monday the province launched, a new website aimed at modernizing the government's web site and making the space more effective. Terri Harris, the province's chief of operations in Executive Council, says in the past people have complained that the old site was "frustrating, overwhelming and ineffective."

Christmas Wish List charity giving holiday cheer to less fortunate

One Christmas charity is continuing to help those less fortunate in Regina get exactly what they want for Christmas.

The Christmas Wish List is a project that operates in several Canadian cities including Regina. Its presence in places like Vancouver helped bring it to Saskatchewan.

Kinsmen Club to start capital campaign for learning space

The Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon is getting closer to the start of their capital campaign for the shared learning space in St. George's Parish.

In February the City approved a re-zoning agreement for the re purposing of St. George's Parish located at 1202-1236 20th St. W.

"We purchased it back about a year ago almost. Then went through the purpose of getting it rezoned," explained Curtis Kimpton with the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon on the Brent Loucks Show.

Kimpton said that it will be for a shared learning space and child care facility for between 70 and 90 children.

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