The price of gasoline has gone up – Saskatoon’s seeing an increase of six cents a litre to 122.9 and Regina’s gone up four cents to 119.9.
But gas is going up all over North America and while people are pointing the blame at Iran's sabre rattling, the fact is, China and India are now using more and more oil.
“Don’t want to see the prices go much high, but I’m afraid they will with the geo-political conditions we have,” explained International energy analyst Mark Stensberry.
Oil prices have gone up 10 per cent since the start of last week.
Jimmy Wiebe was killed during a late-night robbery at a Yorkton gas station last year, now his friend is hoping his death will not be in vain.
The NDP are throwing their support behind Aaron Nagy’s proposed bill called ‘Jimmy’s Law’.
The bill would require businesses to have two workers on during late night shifts or have barricades or door locks in place. The hope is that these safety measures would help prevent anything like this from happening again.
When it comes to diversity in the workplace Saskatchewan is doing reasonably well.
Five major employers in the province made the top 50 list of "Canada's Best Diversity Employers".
The list includes SaskPower, SaskTel, SGI, mining company Cameco and the City of Saskatoon.
The City of Saskatoon was commended for working with organizations like the Open Door Society to help new Canadians find jobs. Cameco has a focus on recruiting aboriginal employees.
Edited by News Talk Radio’s Adriana Christianson
Last week Air Canada pilots voted 97 per cent in favour of a strike vote, but you shouldn't have to worry about cancelling vacation plans yet.
Captain Paul Strachan is the president of the Air Canada Pilots Association and he said there is no desire to strike right now. The vote was meant to protect union members from Air Canada imposing change.
“The strike vote that you saw us conduct was entirely a defensive measure to give us the protections of the labour code should Air Canada take unilateral actions against us,” Strachan explained.
It turns out you can keep making money from coal even after a power plant burns it.
SaskPower is planning to sell the waste powder left behind in coal plants. The crown corporation signed a new 10-year contract with a Lehigh Hamnson Materials to sell them 'fly ash' from its Boundary Dam power station.
Fly ash is the fine powder created after coal is burned, which can then be used in ready-mix concrete and things like paving stones, pipes and cinder blocks.
Last year sales of this product brought in more than $6 million.
Saskatchewan;'s manufacturing sector with a new record for exports in December.
A report by Statistics Canada showed $1.1 billion worth of manufactured goods shipped out. This is up by almost 18 per cent from the previous year. These export numbers led every other province in Canada.
Last year manufacturing was up 15 per cent overall, putting Saskatchewan second in Canada for growth.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Jared Knoll.
Union workers at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency have gone without a contract for two years and now they have received a final offer.
The offer was presented by the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations on behalf of the cancer agency, proposes giving Registered Nurses the same wage as those who are part of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses. Under the proposed contract workers would also get a retroactive two per cent wage increase over four years.
A smart phone app that started out of a small office in Regina is helping millions of people save money across North America.
Time magazine has ranked Gas Buddy's app for smart phones one of the top 50 for this year. The app helps people find the cheapest gas in their city.
Gas Buddy co-founder Jason Toews said the project changed his life with attention from national media.
“It’s pretty cool to be honoured by Time magazine and other sources, I’ve been on the news on CNN and on the Today show on NBC,” he said.
BHP wants to clarify the situation on a big potash mine project in Saskatchewan.
“In our view, Jansen is a go and we’re working towards first production in 2015,” Chris Ryder, BHP’s vice-president of external affairs, told John Gormley Live Tuesday morning.
An article in the Sydney Times-Herald suggests the world's biggest mining company is concerned about a massive investment in Jansen east of Saskatoon.
It's a vote of confidence for Saskatoon's Riversdale area, as Colliers International Real Estate said this week that it will be the next place for people to open up businesses.
Riversdale Business Improvement District Executive Director Randy Pshebylo said the sky is the limit for growth.
"The commercial realtors are starting to see us float to the top of the pile when it comes to affordability for land, for businesses who are getting squeezed out of higher rental rates downtown," he said.