There's usually a painful grimace when we spot gas signs reading $1.36 a litre in Saskatchewan.
Now, the federal government claims they'll be investigating those high prices through a parliamentary committee. Industry Minister Tony Clement says he'll be grilling distributors and retailers on their pricing methods.
But the Ruth Robinson, from the Consumer Association of Saskastchewan, says this isn't the first time the government has looked into pricing - and found nothing wrong.
It appears as though the rise in gas prices has made its way to Saskatchewan.
News Talk Radio has been tipped off that prices in Regina have gone from 1.31 to 1.36. Saskatoon prices are showing a jump from 1.32 to 1.37.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Sabeen Ahmad.
It seems a Grey Cup win fits in perfectly with Christmas shopping.
A number of stores in Regina have reported above average sales of Saskatchewan Roughrider paraphenelia, even for the Christmas season.
“Sheer volume and demand has been greater than other years,” said Dan Reiss, district manager at Jersey City. “That’s, I think, been the greatest challenge is just keeping up on what’s coming in.”
Three University of Saskatchewan engineering students have invented a video game for kids with cystic fibrosis.
The game and small device required to play the game were created by Tyler Spink, Thomas Bazin and Dalton Mainil as part of a school assignment.
"Every fourth year electrical engineer has to do a design project and the College of Engineering actually takes suggestions from industry and from people in the city as to what we should be designing," Mainil explained.
An increasing number of people in Saskatchewan are buying local this holiday season.
SaskMade is one of the retailers that is seeing an upswing in business because of it.
“I think it is quite a big trend and we were kind of a little bit slower on the uptake but it has definitely been doing really well over the last three years,” Amanda Wilkins, retail specialist and business development for SaskMade, said.
There is mixed reaction around Regina on Canada Post's plan to end household delivery over the next five years.
"To go somewhere just to pick up mail, that's ridiculous," said one woman upon hearing the news.
Residents who currently receive regular mail at their home will soon have to walk to a neighbourhood mailbox to collect their bills, postcards and letters.
It's also going to cost more to send those items. Canada Post will be increasing the cost of a stamp to $1 as of March, 2014.
Saskatchewan was certainly wringing out every drop of juice they could get from SaskPower on the weekend, thanks to an Arctic cold snap.
The province hit a new record-high level of power consumption Friday night when the temperature fell to -26, or -37 with wind chill . Just after 5 p.m. Saskatchewan's power usage peaked at 3,543 megawatts (a single megawatt can power about a thousand homes, according to the Crown power company).
SaskPower's Tyler Hopson said the cold weather obviously played a big part.
Eleven hours before Regina’s Bushwakker Brew Pub released its 2013 edition of blackberry mead there was already a line-up starting outside its doors.
It’s not unusual for the line to form for the brew. It is only sold on the first Saturday of December and comes in limited quantities. Last year’s 6,000 bottle-batch sold out in only an hour and 10 minutes.
“It’s pretty disappointing that there’s a huge tax increase given that a lot of people’s paychecks aren’t going up nearly that quickly,” said Colin Craig, prairie director with the CTF.
“No doubt there are some roads and bridges that need some tender loving care but what council needs to do is make them a priority rather than funding non-priority projects.”
With the onslaught of winter, and Christmas fast approaching, the last thing you want to worry about is finding a roof over your head but that is the reality some renters in Regina are facing.
Last Friday, tenants who live at 2141 Rae Street got evictions notices plastered on their doors telling them they had to be out by Jan. 31.
Apartment building at 2141 Rae St. Kevin Martel/CJME