Saskatchewan may be on the downward slope of the peak of flu season with the Ministry of Health reporting that there have been no new flu-related deaths in the province over the last week.
The total number of deaths remains at 16. However, three more people have been admitted to hospital Intensive Care Units bringing that total number of serious cases this flu season to 63 hospitalizations.
The Regina Dolphins Swim Club first started reporting problems with the air quality at the Lawson Pool last March but with no permanent solutions, the issue is still having a major impact.
Club President Nick Egarhos says Swim Saskatchewan won't sanction swim meets at the Lawson until the health problem is fixed.
“From a club perspective we’re no longer able to hold these swim meets which means we are no longer able to gain the revenue from these swim meets which is quite substantial for a club of our size,” he said.
The 2014 Winter Games officially open in Sochi, with the opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saskatchewan time this morning.
Shaunavon Saskatchewan’s Hayley Wickenheiser will carry the Canadian flag for the opening ceremonies.
Canada has high hopes entering the games after Canadian athletes won 26 medals in Vancouver four years ago.
Sochi isn't the only place where gold is on the line.
The Preston Park 2 retirement residence in Saskatoon played host to the Senior's Games on Thursday. And while slopecross may have been replaced with shuffleboard, resident Len Hart said there was still some pretty good rivalries.
"A lot of fun, a lot of excitement and believe me, there's a lot of competition," he said.
Sunday marks 50 years since the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show and the legendary band's influence is still being felt strong within Saskatchewan’s current music community.
Nearly 73 million people tuned in to the Ed Sullivan show on Feb. 9, 1964. One of the millions of Canadian kids watching was a young Jack Semple.
A student-led health organization is searching for volunteer chauffeurs after one of their major events had a sudden change of venue.
The Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health (SWITCH) was left scrambling to find a new venue for their Thursday Pamper Night after the previous venue forgot to pencil in the event and rebooked the space.
For the past three years SWITCH has hosted its night of manicures, massages, music and modeling for low-income women and children at St. Mary’s Church.
Canadian Border Services is tallying up numbers for 2013, and a whole lot of people came to Saskatchewan.
The Mayor of Regina may be standing behind the city’s 2014 proposed budget but not all taxpayers feel the same way.
The city is proposing a property tax hike of seven per cent. That is among the highest rate the city has ever seen, at least in recent history. The city’s average rate hike has been 3.27 per cent over the last five years.
Add an eight per cent increase on top of that in the water and sewer utility rate and the average ratepayer with a $300,000 home can expect to pay another $220 out of pocket this year.
There are some new ideas for the provincial government to consider regarding motorcycle safety in Saskatchewan.
A Motorcycle Review Committee released its recommendations Tuesday morning.
“There’s a balance there in terms of encouraging riders to do the right thing, and also starting new riders out on the right path,” said SGI President and CEO Andrew Cartmell. “So it is a balance and a compromise.”
The average homeowner in Regina could be paying approximately $220 more a year for property tax and water and sewer utilities combined.
Regina city council released the 2014 Municipal Budget on Tuesday morning with a proposal for a seven per cent property tax increase. The first six per cent is for general property taxes but revenue from the additional one per cent would be put into a special reserve that would pay specific attention to improving residential streets sooner.