Walking up to 502 20th St. W., the door is propped open, books on shelves reach to the ceiling and the colourful covers create a rainbow of titles waiting to be opened. The small, typed sign in the window says "Riversdale Books," but the understated sign doesn't reflect the change the book store hopes to make in this area.
It was a very wet weekend for people living on Montague Street between Parliament Avenue and 28th Avenue. A water-main break caused water to pour out, turning the street into a lake starting on Friday.
As Dallas Kruszelnicki looks out the windows at his yoga studio, Hot Yoga on 20th, he remembers when his location was considered far from ideal when he opened the business in 2009.
"Loads of people were saying to me, 'you're nuts, what are you doing opening up a yoga studio in Riversdale? No one goes there.'"
But, three years later, he points out how the street and the neighbourhood are changing with many new businesses moving into spaces that were empty and rundown.
A small crowd gathered at the Saskatchewan War Memorial Saturday morning to remember the soldiers who took part in the Battle of Britain.
It's been 72 years since the air battle that saw 100 Canadian pilots take part. There were 15 young Saskatchewan men among those soldiers, with only five of those surviving the war.
The mystery of the missing cats in Weyburn may have been solved, after the Weyburn Police Service has had reports of coyotes in the city.
About a month ago felines started disappearing on the outskirts of the city.
Weyburn Police Chief Marlo Pritchard believes they have found the culprits.
“Some of our officers have also seen at night, the odd coyote on the outskirts and in the alleys of Weyburn so we believe that the coyotes probably had something to do with that.”
Friends and in-laws of Lorry Santos gathered in a Saskatoon home
across the street from where the wife, and mother of four, was shot and killed
early Wednesday morning.
The Peterson Terrace home is a popular spot for the large, close-knit family, and is a place Santos and her family would visit often.
Thursday, it was filled with sorrow and tears as Santos' sisters-in-law grappled with what they call an inhuman and senseless murder.
Habitat for Humanity is running out of habitat. There is simply no free land left for the non-profit group to build on.
For the last few years the organization has received donated inner city land in order to build homes for working but low-income families, with the added goal of helping to revitalize the area.
Executive Director Dennis Coutts explains unfortunately the cupboard is now bare.
"There's just simply no more lots left for donation, none that can be purchased cost-effectively," Coutts said.
An apartment tower in Saskatoon that will give people a new, affordable place to call home has officially opened.
The Lighthouse Supported Living Inc. tower project is an eight storey apartment building with 58 units that will house almost 70 people.
One of those people is John, who has been homeless since he moved to Saskatoon from Montreal in May.
"Most people don't realize that when you're homeless, the worst thing is the fear. You're scared. You don't have a base of operations. You don't know what's going to happen next."
SaskTel is facing criticism from Saskatchewan's privacy commissioner for collecting too much personal information by asking for health numbers and other personal information over the phone.
The investigation started after a complaint from a man who called SaskTel about his phone bill. He was asked for his social insurance number or health card number.
The National Infrastructure Summit is being held in Regina this week bringing hundreds of city planners, administrators, and politicians together to brainstorm how to make cities essentially last longer.
It comes at a time when streets and sewers are crumbling and Regina's infrastructure deficit alone is estimated at well over a billion dollars.
A competition challenging designers to create more sustainable neighbourhoods is showing we may already have everything we need and the cities of the future don't have to be futuristic to be sustainable.