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Saskatoon author tackles population growth in new book

A Saskatoon author is calling for optimism in the face of a rising global population.

Paul Hanley has spent the last 25 years writing on environmental issues.

He said his new book '11' addresses a key challenge faced by policymakers and regular citizens all across the planet.

"The world's population is moving from around 7 billion today to around 11 billion by the end of this century," Hanley said. "What happens when population grows by 50 per cent and the economy is projected to grow by 500 per cent by the end of the century?"

UPDATE: Fire at natural gas station continues to burn

A fire at a TransGas natural gas storage facility near Prud'homme continues to shoot 18 metre flames.

TransGas spokesperson Dave Burdeniuk said the fire and an explosion started at 10:10 a.m. on Saturday when gas released from the wellhead of one of the underground storage caverns was sparked off.

Members of the Prud'homme and Vonda fire departments were called out to the scene, but the fire is expected could potentially burn for several days, fueled by the underground reservoir.

Planned outage darkens Thanksgiving dinner in Saskatoon neighbourhood

A planned power outage means Thanksgiving dinner might be a little undercooked for some Silverwood Heights residents Saturday.

The SaskPower outage was scheduled for between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. It is part of a larger system maintenance project for Silverwood and Lawson Heights that runs between Oct. 7 and Nov. 29.

The loss of power has ruined plans for some residents like Jared Cechanowicz, who said he spent a couple months planning a day that worked for the whole family.

Addictions doctor helps Saskatoon workers beat stress

A world renowned addictions treatment doctor is helping Saskatoon community workers beat stress and understand their clients better.

Speaking at the Saskatoon Tribal Council’s Illness and Recovery Across the Lifespan seminar, Dr. Gabor Maté offered his knowledge to social workers, teachers, tribal chiefs, health workers, and government employees.

Those who work with clients with addictions face not only their own personal stresses, but those of the client they are trying to help.

Cats only $10 at Saskatoon SPCA

The Saskatoon SPCA is hoping this Thanksgiving weekend, residents will have room in their homes and heart for a furry friend.

A special adoption drive is on until Sunday where all cats and kittens are only $10.

"We are at full capacity for cats right now," SPCA volunteer and public relations coordinator Cathy Brin said.

Brin said to help clear out the shelter and find new homes quickly, they decided to offer all the cats for a special price.

Turkey alternatives for Thanksgiving

If turkey isn’t doing it for you this Thanksgiving there are other options available from both ends of the health spectrum.

Take for example the Tur-Duc-Ken-A-Der at Dad’s Organic Market in Regina.

“What it is is turkey, duck and chicken. We have all three and we roll them into a loaf and then we put cherry smoked bacon around them,” explained Dad’s meat manager Tim Brodt. “Juice from the bacon goes right into the meat which helps the flavour.”

Tofurkey popularity growing in Regina

Thanksgiving is the perfect excuse for many of us to gorge on turkey but not everyone enjoys the delicious bird.

Some can’t eat turkey because of allergies, or they choose not to in search of something healthier or because they’re vegetarian. That’s where the Tofurky comes in - a turkey made of tofu. It looks like a giant, overstuffed sausage and it’s a trend that’s growing in the Queen City.

“It is getting more and more popular. There is an avid following,” revealed Nick Gottinger, Assistant Manager of Dad’s Organic Market in Regina.

UPDATE: Plane makes emergency landing near Ituna

A plane made an emergency landing at the Ituna airport Friday afternoon.

The fixed-wing propellor airplane was on its way from Spruce Grove, Alberta to Brandon, Manitoba when around 2:30 p.m. it was forced to land on an Ituna airstrip. That's about 100 kms west of Yorkton.

A man piloting the plane told police that he experienced a mechanical issue. After landing he quickly got off the airstrip so he was not in the pathway of other aircrafts.

A woman was also in the plane at the time. No one was hurt and the plane was not damaged.

Regina's Souls Harbour ready for Thanksgiving

The kitchen staff at Souls Harbour Rescue Mission has had a busy week getting ready for Saturday's Thanksgiving dinner.

They start preparing the meat and vegetables ahead of time between serving their regular meals.

"Our kitchen staff is already preparing the vegetables and meat so that we are ready to warm it up and serve it that day, as fresh as can be," said Rebecca Cochrane, Director of Development and Programs, on Tuesday.

The Who makes stop in Saskatoon next year

Rock fans with this legendary band on their bucket list will be happy to hear they are coming to Saskatoon.

The Who Hits 50 tour, which includes original band members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, is coming to SaskTel Centre Oct. 6, 2015.

The Who Hits 50 collection will be released Oct. 27. It includes their greatest hits from their first recordings to their present day new track of Be Lucky.

The band has sold over 100 million records since they formed in 1964.

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