A busy intersection in Willowgrove is concerning some parents after it has
become the drop off and pick up point for school buses because the new schools
in the neighbourhood aren't ready yet.
The days of high school science consisting of only chemistry, biology and physics are long gone in Saskatchewan. Now, students can choose from environmental, health and earth sciences.
It's just one example of how courses are becoming increasingly diverse in high schools across the province.
The new science courses are part of the provincial curriculum, which means they're offered at both Catholic and public high schools.
A busy highway linking Saskatchewan and Alberta is the next to get passing lanes in the province.
The provincial and federal governments are sharing the cost of the project that will see four sets of passing lanes built on Highway 7 between Delisle and Rosetown. The estimated cost is $7.6 million split evenly.
"We've really seen a need for this. We were actually going after twinning, that was our dream, but these passing lanes are a major advance to the safety on Highway 7," Rosetown Mayor Brian Gerow said.
The City of Regina is releasing details of which blue-bin materials get recycled and which don’t; it turns out, most of the glass people have been putting in their bins for the last year ends up at the landfill.
“It’s a very small percentage,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “The glass that’s not broken is held by Emterra and the rest goes into the landfill.”
The mayor says about six per cent of all the material in blue bins is glass and most of that gets broken. He says it’s a common issue recycling programs that co-mingle materials encounter.
A murder trial has yet to hear any direct testimony involving the three men accused in a Saskatoon shooting 10 years ago.
The Ministry of Environment is looking to hunters to reduce the number of wolves in an area of Saskatchewan.
A wolf hunt will begin September 15 and run until March 31, 2015 in wildlife management zone 49, an area that runs south along the forest from Carrot River to Greenwater Lake Provincial Park, then east along the forest to Hudson Bay. The province is looking to target wolves after a high number of livestock kills were attributed to wolves.
It seems people in Estevan are being more cautious while enjoying a drink at the bar thanks to increased awareness about the date-rape drug.
In April, News Talk Radio spoke to the mother of a woman who believed she had been drugged while at a house party in the southeast Saskatchewan city.
A pair of trees at Regina Beach that was almost cut down this summer was pruned Wednesday after concerns of rot.
In July, several families joined together around two landmark trees to stop crews from cutting them down. The group had been told the trees were being removed after a child fell from one and broke a leg.
Some Saskatchewan families are getting a boost from the provincial government. KidsFirst programs across the province will get $14.61 million jointly from the Ministries of Education and Health this year.
One single mom in Regina says the program has made all the difference in her life.
“I’ve been involved with them for years,” said Sheila Ali. “There’s nothing better than KidsFirst the agency.”
The province has announced where His Royal Highness the Prince Edward will be visiting when he visits Saskatchewan.
The Earl of Wessex will be in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Swift Current from September 17 to 19. His visit includes stops at 15 Wing Moose Jaw, meeting with Saskatchewan’s Lieutenant Governor, and participating in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award ceremony at RCMP Depot in Regina.
The public can be a part of Prince Edward's visit at: