Asking a group of elderly residents to move out of their seniors home in Humboldt in eight days was not fair to them and their families, Saskatchewan's ombudsman Kevin Fenwick decided.
The 10 residents -- whose average age was 89 -- were asked to move out of their rented homes back in February. Residents living in a wing of St. Mary's Villa were being moved in to those homes after structural problems were found in the wing.
Imagine living on $5 dollars a week and making two or three days of food last for up to two weeks.
That's the reality in Saskatoon as many families deal with poverty day in and day out.
During the past week, even more people experienced a lack of food as they participated in the Saskatoon Food Bank annual Food Basket Challenge.
From Sept. 13 to Sept. 19, community members receive a food bank basket, a few basic staples and $5 dollars for the week, in an effort to generate awareness of poverty in the city.
A mother is searching for a mystery Good Samaritan who helped her son on Wednesday morning after he went missing from his Saskatoon elementary school.
"I want to find this woman and give her a huge hug, because it could have ended very badly," said Tracey Russell, the mother of six-year-old Damen, who walked out of St. George School.
Damen, a Grade 1 student at the school, was asked by his teacher to leave the classroom because he was being disruptive. According to Russell, Damen thought that meant he had to leave the school completely.
Canadian families are moving away from marriage, but Saskatoon is bucking that trend.
According to the 2011 census, married couples with or without children make up 71.4 per cent of families in the Saskatoon region.
That’s the same as when the 2006 census. Married couples make up 69.6 per cent of families in the Regina region. That’s down from 69.9 per cent in 2006.
Despite a growing population overall, the number of married couples in Canada declined outright by 132,715 over the past decade.
They were out of food and fuel, waving their arms in distress hoping someone on the sea would help them. Someone did -- the HMCS Regina.
A Sea King helicopter hovered overhead checking out the boat with the Yemeni sailors.
The Sea King gave the HMCS Regina time to arrive. They were able to provide those sailors with food, water and fuel.
But it wasn't all about being nice.
The number of seniors calling it quits on marriage is steadily rising across the country.
"One of the common trends we're seeing, if they were married under the age of 25 … they weren't really realizing who they were or what they wanted out of life," said Tracy Kendel with Fairway Divorce Solutions in Saskatoon.
Divorces among couples 65 years old and older are becoming more and more common, according to Statistics Canada numbers that pre-date Wednesday’s census release.
The nuclear family is no longer the norm, in Regina and across Canada.
The latest census data shows the typical picture of a mom, dad and three kids living under one roof that represented Canadian families 50 years ago has morphed into a complex and diverse web of family ties. More couples are choosing common law relationships, married couples are in a long-term decline, single parenting continues to rise and the size of families have gradually shrunk.
Give yourself plenty of time if you're hitting the Ring Road on your morning or afternoon commute this week, or better yet consider an alternate route.
The CN Rail will be doing maintenance work at the rail crossing on the northbound lanes of Ring Road west of McDonald Street. This means the northbound lanes between McDonald and Winnipeg street will be closed and the southbound lanes will occasionally be restricted to one lane.
The work is expected to last until Friday, depending on the weather.
An East Indian spiritual leader greeted followers in Saskatoon this week.
On Tuesday, Sept. 19, Guruvanand Swami "Guruji" came to spread a message of awareness,
self realization, humanity and peace.
"I want to show the correct way of life, the correct path of reason," said 71-year-old Guruji. "The life we live is God's gift to us, the way we live our life is our gift to God in return."
According to Guruji, the hardest question to answer in life is a simple word... "why"?
In her kitchen at the Friendship Inn, chef Lydia Murray
stirs two huge pots of chopped carrots and celery, and keeps an eye on staff
buttering bread for sandwiches.
The soup pots are at least three feet deep and the stacks of bread pile up, but this is just a normal day for Murray who expects to serve an average of 200 people for breakfast and 600 people for lunch.
"You've got to prepare a lot of food," said Murray sitting in her makeshift office in the stockroom.
"I really enjoy cooking and I'm happy to see them eat it." She laughed.