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3 adults, 3 youth arrested in connection to 7 Saskatoon robberies

Six people, including three youth, have been arrested and face a number of charges in connection to a recent series of armed robberies in Saskatoon.

A seventh person is wanted on an arrest warrant. 

Saskatoon police say the armed robberies took place between Oct. 5 and 30 at a number of convenience stores and one off-sale business.

Saskatoon chimney fire does $20,000 in damage

Fast response from the Saskatoon Fire Department stopped a house fire from spreading both inside a home and to neighbours.

Fire crews were called to a fire at 1326 Conn Avenue in Saskatoon's Brevoort Park neighbourhood around 12:48 p.m. Wednesday.

Remembrance Day ceremonies in Saskatchewan communities

The following is a list of communities holding Remembrance Day ceremonies.
To add your event to this list, please click to e-mail your information.

Former liquor store owner favours privatization

As Saskatchewan debates on the future of liquor stores, one former owner is chiming in with her opinion.
Darlene Heimlick used to own two stores in Alberta. She says the provincial government could have the best of both worlds by keeping the current stores as is and letting a number of private stores go up.
“There’s nothing wrong with government owned stores,” said Heimlick.  “They have the more generic items.  When there’s privatization it allows for expansion of selection and who doesn’t like selection.”

Advocates say Sask. seniors' care issues still not fixed

Seniors still aren’t getting their baths and other basic care - that’s the word from senior advocates in the province.

“It’s still not fixed,” said Carrie Klassen, who has been fighting for improved senior care for more than a year. Her mother is in a long-term care home.

“We have wonderful staff. These facilities have caring people in them. It’s just, there’s not enough staff,” said Klassen standing in front of the steps of the legislature Tuesday.

Reginans unsure if liquor sales should change

The Saskatchewan Government has laid five options out regarding how liquor might be sold in the future.

The province launched a website on Tuesday where it will collect feedback from the public on which option they like the best. Choices include maintaining the current system, moving to an Alberta-style of fully privatized retail, or expanding the government retail system.

Regina 'Isis' salon changing name

A Regina business has decided to change its name because it is similar to the one representing a terrorist group in the Middle East.

A salon located in University Park used to be called Isis Beauty and Day Spa - but not anymore.

Owner Lori Pawson said there is negativity towards the name for both clients and staff.

"They say, 'where do you work,' and they have to say, 'Isis,' and again they're shadowed by this name Isis and it just doesn't seem like there's any getting away from it," Pawson said.

7,000 people rely on Regina Food Bank each month

When the bills keep coming and one’s income doesn’t rise, families such as Crystal Griswold’s are grateful for the services of the Regina Food Bank.

Griswold has turned to the Regina Food Bank three times this year, when her family income hasn’t quite stretched to cover expenses. Her husband works in construction, but has to travel out of the city for jobs. 

Appeal hearing grants Pakistani boy Canadian visa

A four-year-old adopted boy from Pakistan should soon be stepping onto Canadian soil as a permanent resident.

An appeal hearing has granted Ajjab Afridi a sponsorship visa in Canada to live with his adoptive parents Ashfaq and Waheeda in Saskatoon.

“The appeal was allowed and the officer at this time is obligated to process the application so that is very, very good news for our client,” the couple’s lawyer Haidah Amirzadeh told John Gormley Live Tuesday.

5 options for the future of Sask. liquor stores

The government is asking people if they want the future of liquor stores in the province to be shaken or stirred.

“I'm a consumer,” said Minister responsible for Sask. Liquor and Gaming Don McMorris. “I like to see pricing and I like to see availability.”

On Tuesday morning, the province released an options paper, and launched a consultation process looking for the public's input on what option is best.

The paper lists five options for the province's liquor stores:

1. Maintain the current system

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