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Bear mace, firearm used in alleged armed robbery Tuesday

Saskatoon Police are looking for two men in connection with an armed robbery of a convenience store in the 1100 block of Central Avenue Tuesday night.

At about 11:45 p.m., Oct. 7, police arrived at the scene after reports that two males of aboriginal descent entered the convenience store with bear mace and a firearm. They demanded cash from the employee before fleeing the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. They were last seen traveling westbound on 111th Street.

How would Mosaic Stadium be evacuated?

Although the damage was minimal, a small fire behind one of the scoreboards at Mosiac Stadium last Friday begs the question of what plans are in place in the event of an emergency.

Regina Fire and Protective Services, along with other local emergency services, are always on call during a CFL game or any other major event. Regina Fire Marshall Randy Ryba admits, though, evacuating more than 33,000 from the stadium would be a challenge.

Updated: Saskatoon police looking for 16 year old

Update: Brandon Kishayinew has been located since this story was posted. He was found on Oct. 10, 2014.

Saskatoon Police are asking for the public's assistance locating a Saskatoon teenager.

Brandon Kishayinew,16, was last seen in the morning of Oct. 2, at a business in the 100 block of 3rd Avenue North.

Brandon is described as being of Aboriginal descent, 5'6" in height, 119 pounds with a slim build. He has brown eyes, dark brown hair and a medium skin tone. He often wears a ball cap but no clothing description was available.

SaskTel can't prevent roaming by U.S. border

SaskTel's president says there's no way the provider can stop U.S. cell towers from interfering with signals near the border but customers can be vigilant to guard against charges.

Lines drawn for 33rd Street BID

Lines are drawn for the 33rd Street Business Improvement District (BID), expected to be up and running next year.

On Monday the city’s standing policy committee on planning, development and community services approved proposed boundaries for Saskatoon’s newest BID.  The boundaries will be from Avenue G to Alberta Avenue on 33rd Street.

For business owner Marie Gould, this is a big step forward to cleaning up the area.

Saskatoon transit lockout worries small business

As the transit lockout continues in Saskatoon, a small business in the city has seen a significant drop in customers.

"We're noticing in the last two-and-a-half weeks, a decline between 45 to 50 per cent every single day in sales," Sheena Hubelit, owner of Sangster's Organic Market in Blairmore, said.

Hubelit said it's getting tougher to make ends meet and she's worried if the transit lockout drags on, her business might not survive.

Saskatoon likely to vote on staggered leisure registration again

A Saskatoon city councillor is willing to get one more update on a regional leisure services plan before putting staggered registration back on the table.

Ward 9 Councillor Tiffany Paulsen is pushing for a decision before the next major registration in December.

"If I don't see some significant movement with respect to some of these issues regarding regional recreational planning, then I am going to put back -- put the issue of staggered registration and possibly staggered registration rates back on the city council agenda,” Paulsen told reporters Monday.

Regina mayor: pedestrian-involved collisions are concerning

Two separate collisions involving pedestrians in the last several days are highlighting the prevelence of these incidents in Regina.

Mayor Michael Fougere says such accidents are concerning.

"When there's a fatality, or any accident of this nature it does raise concerns, no question about that. You want traffic to flow safely and pedestrians to be able to navigate our streets safely."

Regina tenants hold forum on public housing

The Queen City Tenants Association held a public forum at the Albert Scott Community Centre on Monday to discuss the concept of Crime-Free Multi-Housing in Regina.

The idea of the program is to have tenants and landlords sign an agreement banning any criminal activity in the residence. If anything criminal takes place, the tenant would be evicted.

Transit lockout shines light on carpooling

As the transit lockout drags on in Saskatoon, Carpool.ca is reminding people about the program.

"A lot of people forget about it. Carpools tend to be invisible because they just look like cars,” Anne Marie Thornton, executive director of Carpool.ca, said.

Monday is the start of Carpool Month which runs Oct. 6 to Oct. 31. Its goal is to increase carpool awareness and encourage commuters to give it a try. It takes place each October as the weather cools and people think less about active modes of transportation.

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