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McLean resident wary over smart meter report

It's not only government officials looking for answers following the report on the failure of smart meters, it's also the people who had smart meter fires at their homes.
 
Ron Bray had a smart meter catch fire in his farm yard outside McLean in June.

“Our power went off and I went outside to see what the problem was and yeah, the meter melted,” he said.

Gordie Howe suffers stroke

Gordie Howe is resting in Texas after suffering a stroke over the weekend.

Howe's son, Dr. Murray Howe, told the Detroit News on Tuesday that Howe suffered a "serious stroke" sometime on Sunday.

Prud'homme fire costs SaskEnergy $500,000

Approximately $2 million dollars worth of natural gas was burned during a week-long inferno at the Transgas storage facility near Prud'homme this month.

Video series honours Saskatchewan WWII Vets

Chuck Steen was only 18 years old when he enlisted in the Air Force in 1943; as the decades have passed, he hasn't talked about his time there, until now.

Now 90 years old, Steen is one of the people who participated in video interviews for a special series called ‘Stories of Courage: Saskatchewan Second World War Veterans Remember’ which premieres online this week and on City Saskatchewan’s educational television channel.

Pharmacy group calls Saskatoon robberies ‘concerning’

A recent number of pharmacy robberies in Saskatoon have left many pharmacists feeling concerned and vulnerable according to the province’s licensing body.
 
“When they see a rash of incidents like this they wonder, you know, who’s next,” registrar with the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacists, Ray Joubert, said.

Pharmacies have become a target for crime in Saskatoon with four robberies taking place in the city between Sept. 19 and Oct. 19. According to Joubert, that amount is unusual.
 

RENT the musical connects with AIDS Saskatoon

Saskatoon Summer Players has connected with AIDS Saskatoon and other community groups for its latest musical.
 
"The arts play a role by providing information and entertainment for people to be more aware of the things that are happening around them," said B.J. Dyck, director and co-producer of RENT.
 
The modern classic is about two friends who live in New York City under the guise of AIDS being an epidemic at the time.
 

Walking With Our Sisters installation opening in Saskatoon

As a light smoke billows from a teepee at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a quiet bustle of activity grows inside the building with anticipation and a sense of communal mourning and reverence.

Volunteers arrived at the crack of dawn Tuesday morning to help set up Walking With Our Sisters (WWOS), an international touring commemorative art installation which honours the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and children

B.C. mom convinces Value Village to dump sexy costumes

A mother from Victoria convinced Value Village to remove sexualized children’s costumes from its stores.

Raina Delisle visited Value Village to look for a firefighter costume for her four-year-old daughter. She told John Gormley Live Tuesday that what she found was a normal version for boys and sexy option for girls.

Sask. consumer agency warns of timeshare fraud

Saskatchewan's consumer protection agency is issuing a provincewide warning about an alleged real-estate scam.

Lakebridge Realty and Minne Realty are named in a release issued Tuesday by the consumer protection division of the Finacnial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA).

The companies are accused of taking money upfront for timeshares in Mexico, not delivering anything to the buyers and then not returning phone calls.

New CD to support music therapy in Saskatoon

A singer in Saskatoon has released a CD she hopes will help people nearing the end of their lives.

Ruth Eliason, a music therapist in the palliative care unit at St. Paul's Hospital, said she has seen the difference music has made.

"For patients and family members, their time in hospital can be really intense. Music can help to alleviate some of the difficult parts of their experience whether it be pain or anxiety and music is also used to draw people together," Eliason said.

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