Looking after the province's elderly is a complicated and complex business. That's what News Talk Radio is hearing from the operators of Saskatchewan care homes in the wake of some recent criticism.
This is the third part of a four-part series on concerns about the level of care provided in Saskatchewan's long-term care homes.
For the first time ever, the city of Regina is drawing up a long-term cultural plan.
The plan is being developed with $150 thousand from the city and Sask Culture. Once completed, it will establish a strategy for cultural development and generate related policies.
Jeff Erbach is the coordinator of cultural development for the city of Regina. He says the cultural plan will work in conjunction with other established policy initiatives like the official community plan, the comprehensive housing strategy, and the transportation master plan.
Thanks to an increase from the province, more people are getting more benefits from Saskatchewan's Assured Income for Disability program.
More than 10,000 people are enrolled under the program. That's about 7,300 more than when the program started in 2009.
The world needs more lawyers -- that was the message from a doctor who has
worked in the humanitarian sector for nearly two decades.
"War shows absolutely no sign of abating, in fact there are roughly 30 conflicts that are taking place in the world right now," said Dr. Samantha Nutt, author and founder of War Child, at a Canadian Bar Association event in Saskatoon today.
A man charged with attempted murder after a fight in east Regina has plead guilty to a lesser offense.
On Monday, 20 year old Levi Cody Blind plead guilty to one count of aggravated assault.
The fight happened back in September 2012 on Greer Court in Regina. Blind's 19 year old opponent was sent to hospital with serious injuries. Blind was 19 when he was charged.
He will be up for sentencing in June.
There were plenty of laughs and even some tears during a Sunday afternoon pre-JUNO event at the Casino Regina.
When speaking about her family's influence on her music, Crystal Shawanda, started to tear up. The day earlier, her album "Just Like You" won her a JUNO for Aboriginal Album of the Year.
The JUNOs are just getting underway in Regina.
The awards ceremony planning has been underway for years and the televised portion hit airwaves at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening.
Host Michael Bublé first hit the stage on Saturday to prepare for the major ceremony.
Artists from across Canada are recognized with the music awards.
It's possible to be star struck in Regina, even if you're a JUNO-nominated musician.
Vancouver-based rapper SonReal felt just that this week.
"It's cool to see all these new and classic artists playing and just seeing them walking around. It's crazy."
He was even bested by an artist he admires - Classified - on Saturday evening.
Saskatoon's Gary Nickel has been in Boston since Apr. 18.
A lifelong Bruins fan, he came to watch his team take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. The NHL game was scheduled for Apr. 19 but was postponed to Apr. 20 following a lockdown of the entire city as police hunted for the second man suspected of planting two bombs at the Boston marathon
Nickel said the lockdown was a scary experience.
"Every place was guarded. Our (hotel) had a couple police and a big guard dog, and you weren't going anywhere," he said.
He said locals seemed shaken during the ordeal.
As Saskatoon continues to grow, the city’s airport will grow right alongside it.
Airport authority CEO Stephen Maybury announced the first phase of the facility’s $53 million expansion will wrap up this September.
Maybury made the announcement at a media tour of the unfinished terminal on Friday.
“In a word [it’s] exciting,” Maybury said. “This is truly a brand new element to the experience at the Saskatoon airport.”