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Analyst says Saudis driving low oil prices

A Canadian petroleum analyst says it's going to be up to Saudi Arabia to decide how low the price of oil is allowed to slide.

More Regina apartments available

It appears that finding a place to live in Regina is getting easier.

The average rental apartment vacancy in Regina was at three per cent in October 2014, up from 1.8 per cent in October 2013 according to a report from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The rate varied depending on the area of the city - the northeast had the most vacancy and the area with the least vacancy was around the University of Regina.
 
The CMHC said it's thanks to a high supply of purpose-built apartments, and a lower demand.
 

Sally Ann Kettle Campaign: a Regina man's Christmas tradition

In the rush of the holiday shopping season, there's one familiar sight no matter where you go - people like Dwayne Pearce dressed in vibrant red with a bell in hand, ringing it for the Salvation Army.

It's the 24th year Pearce has volunteered for the Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign.

“A lot of people this time of year, they’re looking for the Salvation Army kettles to find them and donate,” he said during a busy afternoon at Regina's Northgate Mall. “It’s just a tradition with a lot of people. It’s just like part of Christmas for them.”

Regina drivers fill up while gas prices down

Long lineups seem to be the norm at Regina's discount gas stations as they sell gas below 90 cents per litre.

“When was the last time you could see the litres were more than the dollars, eh? It’s exciting,” said Brent as he filled up his truck at Regina Cabs Monday morning.

“I wish it was summer so I could fill up the boat, fill up the Sea-doos and fill up all the other stuff. But I got the Ski-doos filled up and I’m filling up all the trucks and jerrycans.”

PHOTOS: Large truck tips at northwest Regina home

Construction in a new Regina neighbourhood came to a standstill at one home after a man was apparently pinned between a truck and container.

Regina Fire & Protective Services were called to a home under construction on Barootes Way in the city's northwest. By the time crews arrived, the man who had apparently been trapped was already freed. What was left was a truck half suspended in the air.

Best Buddies' singers bring Christmas to Regina patients

Every ward at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre is filled with bright decorations, Christmas trees and miniature villages - but for the people who live there, it’s the teenagers singing Christmas carols that really bring out their smiles.

“It’s great. It makes a change," said Ruben Cooke who lives in the veteran’s ward. “It’s too quiet in here most of the time,”

One woman wanders out of her bedroom with a smile as she hears the carolers singing down the hall.

Regina's Lutheran Special Care Home residents feel at 'home'

One long-term care facility in Regina is putting the “home” back in old-folk’s home.

“Families walk in here and say it’s like no place else,” said Jennifer Martel during a tour of the Regina Lutheran Special Care Home.

Christmas decorations greet visitors at the entrance. A series of cozy couches face the front doors. Snoozing on one of them is a white, bichon-cross lapdog named Pepsi.

Blades look to the future with blockbuster trade

The Saskatoon Blades have traded assistant captain Nelson Nogier to the Red Deer Rebels, along with winger Austin Adamson.

In return, the Blades pick up 17 year old winger Mason McCarty, a second round draft pick in 2015, and a first round pick in 2016.

"This got thrown on our desk [Saturday] afternoon at 3:00, and it was just one of those things you couldn't pass up. It was a good deal," Blades head coach and general manager Bob Woods said Sunday.

Massive trampoline park first for Saskatoon

It may be December, but it's spring time at Apex Trampoline Park.

The new Saskatoon sports center, located in the far north end of the city, features 10,000 square feet of floor and wall trampolines for a variety of sports including basketball, dodge ball and dry land snowboarding and wakeboarding.

"Who doesn't like fun exercise?" co-owner Armand Konecsni-Luzny said. "It's so much fun yet you don't realize how much a workout you're getting. You'll be for five, ten minutes going hard and then all of the sudden you realize you're bagged."

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