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CJME Penny Project family 6 months later

Dawn Billingsley went from sharing a bedroom with her two boys in her mother's house to owning her own home thanks to Habitat for Humanity and the CJME Penny Project.

Wednesday marks six months since her family moved into the CJME Penny Project House. After a very full summer, it is much more than a house, it’s a home. She’s proud that they already have grass growing in the yard. For two growing boys, that kind of space is important.

Government, NDP respond to new SaskPower deal on smart meters

SaskPower has reached a deal with smart meter manufacturer Sensus to recover the $47 million lost in the smart meter program.

Sensus will pay $24 million in cash, $18 million in credit and set aside $5 million towards research and development of a new smart meter.

“We want to do business with Sensus in the future,” said SaskPower CEO Watson. “We’re doing it because they have a good track record.”

City considers scrapping Local Improvement Program to fix streets

The City of Regina is considering a new way to fund and fix the streets we drive on.

A report from administration recommends discontinuing the Local Improvement Program (LIP), and replacing it with a more efficient way to improve the city’s road network by 2015.

The Banks' developer surprised with added costs from city hall

The Banks' developer says he’s facing various head-winds as he pushes forward with the highly-anticipated River Landing development project.

As the four-structure residential-commercial project enters its 20-month construction window, Chris Le Fevre said he was caught off guard when the City of Saskatoon informed him of a few added costs he needed to incur if development is to move forward.

The first came when he asked to close Sonnenschein Way from Avenue B to C to work on the site, known as parcel A, uninterrupted, and to store equipment.

Warman boy sentenced for stabbing 13-year-old girl


Relatives of a 13-year-old boy from Warman watched as he was led away in handcuffs after being sentenced for stabbing a female classmate last fall.
 
"Sorry for everything I've done," he said as he wiped tears from his eyes.
 

SaskPower makes deal to recover smart-meter costs

SaskPower has reached a deal with Sensus to recover the $47 million lost in the smart meter program.

“There was a good willingness from both companies to come to a solution,” said SaskPower CEO Robert Watson at a news conference Tuesday.

Sensus will pay $24 million in cash, $18 million in credit and set aside $5 million towards research and development of a new smart meter.

“We want to do business with Sensus in the future,” said Watson. “We’re doing it because they have a good track record.”

UPDATE: Workplace accident in Fox Valley kills two men

The RCMP have released more information about how two men died in what Mounties are calling a "workplace accident" Monday night.

Three men were apparently working on sewer lines near the west access road in the village of Fox Valley. A partial collapse happened and two of the men fell 12 feet into the sewer lines.

Police say it happened around 6:20 p.m. The third man at the scene called for help.

14 year old missing for nearly four weeks

RCMP are still searching for a teenage girl, who hasn't been seen for nearly four weeks.

Kaylee Watchmaker, 14, was reported missing from a home in Onion Lake on Aug. 13. It was initally thought that Kaylee was with family, but attempts to track her down have been unsuccessful.

Inquest begins into death of man in Saskatoon police cell

A coroner's inquest into the death of a 57-year-old man while he was being held in the Saskatoon Police Service detention unit got underway Monday.

Douglas Morissette was found dead on the floor of his cell on the morning of Jan. 16, 2013.  He was arrested the previous night for public intoxication and three outsdanding warrants.

A six-person jury heard Monday afternoon that police found Morissette on the 100 block of 3rd Avenue North after a 9-1-1 call from a passerby reporting an unconscious man on the sidewalk.

Late crops in Sask. could suffer from early frost

The combination of a late crop and an early frost could create headaches for Saskatchewan's farmers this week.

Environment Canada has issued a frost advisory for areas like Prince Albert and Spiritwood for early Tuesday morning. A cold front moving into the province from Alberta is expected to create below-average temperatures until the weekend.

"The cold air will be more over western sections early on in the week, then it will spread to more easterly sections towards the end of the week," said Environment Canada Meteorologist Terri Lang.

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