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Emergency measures winding down in Regina Beach

Emergency measures are starting to wind down in Regina Beach four days after the house explosion that rocked the town.

The emergency command center that was set up on Wednesday to help residents was shut down Friday afternoon.

"Most of it now is in the hands of the insurance companies and the residents," said co-coordinator Ken Peters.
 
Not all families are in recovery mode. There are still seven homes that have been locked up and considered unsafe to enter.

U of S completes construction of $25M cyclotron centre

Behind eight feet of concrete, the University of Saskatchewan and Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation unveiled their new tool to create medical isotopes.

Politicians and scientists alike were on hand to present the TR4 Cyclotron.

Brad Trost MP for Saskatoon-Humboldt, along with MLA Rob Norris and other dignitaries gathered to celebrate the completion of the $25 million facility funded by the provincial and federal governments. Construction of the facility began in August 2013.

SaskEnergy continues to check for gas leaks at Regina Beach

SaskEnergy have successfully repaired two gas leaks in Regina Beach but their work is not over yet.
 
Out of the 40 homes that had their gas shut off on Wednesday, 29 houses had their natural gas service restored by Saturday.
 
Dave Burdeniuk with SaskEnergy says they are also working on preventing any future leaks.
 
"We have done 5 major upgrades. We went in and identified areas because of ground shifting, previous underground leaks in the area or substantial amount of water main breaks."
 

Ready to Eat Meals potential future for Good Food Junction

Fast, fresh and affordable ready-to-eat meals could soon be coming to the Good Food Junction.

The grocery store at 20th Street and Avenue L South is one of three finalists in the Affinity Credit Union social enterprise competition and is up for a $50,000 prize.
 
The group would use the money to create ready-to-eat meals made fresh in a cafe that will soon open in the Station 20 building where the grocery store is housed.

Competition representative Michelle Beveridge said they wanted to create meals to help people eat healthy on a busy schedule.

SCAT Men With Cats calendar hits shelves

A lot of cute kittens and cats are once again stealing hearts in Saskatoon.
 
SCAT Street Cat Rescue launched its annual Men With Cats calendar, showcasing men from all over the province and their love for cats.
 
It’s the organization’s fifth year putting out the calendar which raises funds for the shelter.
 
This year, the calendar features players from the Saskatoon Blades, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies and the Sheepdogs.
 

Saskatoon honours 25th Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The scars on society are still clear a quarter century after a man walked into the Polytechnique University in Montreal and murdered 14 women.

The Montreal Massacre on Dec. 6, 1989 sparked national outcry against gender-based violence which is recognized annually during the national Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Christmas tree lots busy in Saskatoon

As Christmas inches closer, more people in Saskatoon are picking out real Christmas trees for their homes.

"I want something tall, big, fat and that can hold some ornaments, so a tough tree," Jillian Humbert said as she picked out her Christmas tree Friday afternoon.

This is the first time she will have a real Christmas tree in her new home and she found her perfect tree at the Market Mall tree lot, which keeps up a family tradition.

"We always had a real tree growing up and we always come here to Market Mall to buy them," she said.

Saskatoon patrons react to Tim Hortons takeover

The sale of Canadian coffee giant Tim Hortons to American fast-food chain Burger King was made official Friday after receiving approval from the federal government, but some customers in Saskatoon say it doesn’t make much of a difference to them.
 
"I don't think it's going to change at all," one man said at the Tim Hortons on the corner of 8th Street and Cumberland Avenue. "It makes no difference; it's a coffee shop."
 

Hundreds of retro licence plates already bought in Sask.

It didn't take long for drivers in Saskatchewan to buy hundreds of a new licence plate.

On Tuesday, the province announced the launch of two new licence plates. Both are modeled after the 1965 Saskatchewan licence plate. One celebrates the Roughriders with a vintage team logo on the left side and ‘Rider Nation’ on the bottom. The other is a collector plate.

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