A new north bridge, direct flights to Asian markets, and a brand new police headquarters. There's a lot on the To Do list at Saskatoon City Hall for 2013.
Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison says to expect at least two big ribbon-cutting ceremonies later this year. One of which will take place at the new police station.
Just when we thought we could relax with warmer temperatures, winter is wreaking havoc on roads.
The Highway Hotline is warning drivers to stay off the roads in certain parts of the province. Early Wednesday morning there were travel advisories on highways around Carlyle and Estevan, but those were removed. But travel advisories around Kenaston for highways 15, 19 and highway 11 from Davidson to Dundurn are still in effect.
With nimble fingers, lightning reflexes, and smooth dance moves, Tom Cruise’s character Brian Flanagan dazzled audiences with his bar tending skills in the 1988 drama Cocktail.
But what was just a fictional tale for the big screen is now hitting the Saskatoon bar scene as local Elite Bartenders Lee Jones and Tristan Boscheman look to add a little flair to your drinking experience.
Flair bar tending, or extreme bar tending, is a mixture of traditional drink mixing with bottle tricks and entertainment routines.
At 2:31 a.m., Andrea Willick and Jaden Paquette welcomed their first child who also happened to be the first baby of 2013.
"I didn't believe it at first because he was born at 2:31 a.m., I thought the first baby would have been born earlier," said Willick about being named the mother of the New Year's baby.
Boston Joseph Paquette was born seven pounds, 13 ounces.
Although the couple admits Boston is a peculiar name, they said they agreed on the name a while ago when they first got together.
The Lieutenant Governor's New Year's Day Levee happens Tuesday afternoon at Government House.
You can begin the new year with Vaughn Schofield and her husband from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
You'll be able to tour the building, see the Diamond Jubilee Exhibit, and enjoy entertainment--all for free.
This will be Schofield's first Levee since being named Lieutenant Governor last year.
Editors Note: This is an update to the story we reported earlier today.
Prince Albert police have laid charges against the driver who struck a fire hydrant this morning which flooded several blocks of downtown.
Around 6:30 a.m. police say a vehicle ran up on to the sidewalk at Central Ave and 14th Street East knocking over the hydrant and causing damage to a Sask Power building.
The leak from the hydrant sent water flowing down Central and 14th for a couple hours before city crews were able to turn off the water.
Two young boys had to be rescued from the water Monday afternoon.
They were walking along the creek behind Ruth M. Buck sSchool in Regina's northwest when the ice gave way below them, sending them into the three feet deep creek.
"One of the boys mothers was close at hand and was able to get in and get the boys out," said Jay O'Connor with the Regina Fire Department, who added the police were also on hand to help get the boys, eight and 11-years-old out of the water.
The boys and the mother were taken to hospital, but only as a precaution.
A New Year's Eve can be ruined very quickly by the sounds of sirens on the road, so if you are planning celebrations with alcohol, Regina Police are asking you to find a safe ride home.
Deputy Police Chief Bob Morin warns drivers that officers will be doing check stops out on the streets. But he knows the only real way to keep people safe is for everyone to make the right decision.
“Enforcement alone is never a large enough deterrent, so I think that education, social pressure and family pressure are more effective," he explained.
Cameco met its production goals for 2012, but 2013 is already shaping up to
be a better year with four projects lined up and a growing demand in
“None bigger than the Cigar Lake project in northern Saskatchewan,” said Cameco president and CEO Tim Gitzel.
Having already spent more than $1 billion on the Cigar Lake project, after a few hurdles due to seepage and extraction, Gitzel said his company will see its first round of production in 2013.