It took a whole day, but a re-count in Regina's ward four has settled last month's election results once and for all.
Bryon Burnett remains in his council seat over Tina Beaudry-Mellor, who requested the recount.
Burnett was the declared winner on election night. Beaudry Mellor finished 34 votes behind him.
It was the first time in a dozen years a council race was subject to a re-count.
Court of Queen's Bench Justice Janet McMurtry had the final say for the recount. She was the judge who granted Beaudry-Mellor's petition for one.
Advanced polling stations were busy over the weekend.
On opening day, Oct. 13, there was a big increase in the amount of people that came out, compared to the last election.
"We had 1,691 people come out to vote, that exceeded our first day of advanced polls in 2009 by roughly 1,000 people," said returning officer Joanne Sproule.
She admits it's still too early to tell if the trend will continue through until election day.
Big changes could be in store for federal ridings in Saskatchewan.
The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission has proposed a new electoral map, that would change all 14 ridings in the province.
The biggest of the changes is that there would be the creation of three urban-specific ridings in Saskatoon and two in Regina.
As we look back on the stories of 2011 one rises to the top.
You picked the Sask Party’s overwhelming election win with the biggest popular vote in decades as story number one.
It would be hard to imagine just a decade ago that the upstart Saskatchewan Party would hand the NDP one of its worst defeats ever and garner more of the popular vote than any party since the earliest days of the province.
On Nov. 7, the Sask Party saw a huge victory – 64 per cent of the vote, 49 seats
The Saskatchewan government says it's preparing for a potential election conflict in the fall of 2015.
The next federal election has been scheduled for the same time as Saskatchewan’s provincial election.
Additionally, four other provinces are supposed to head to the polls as well.
Premier Brad Wall has written the Prime Minister to ask him to change the federal vote. Just in case that doesn't happen the province has introduced a bill that would change our election date to April of 2016.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Chris Morin.
Justice Minister Don Morgan has introduced legislation to add three more constituencies in time for the next provincial election.
That would bring the total number of seats to 61.
Morgan says the new constituencies are needed because the province's population has increased five per cent in the last four years.
A commission will be appointed to redraw constituency boundaries next year following the final report of the 2011 census.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Chris Morin.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty concedes the federal government won't be able to balance the budget in four years as promised, pointing to the economic crisis in Europe and the massive, trillion dollar deficit of the United States.
Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations interim Chief Morley Watson says he is looking forward to a respectful relationship with Premier Brad Wall.
While it wasn't the result the FSIN was hoping for, Watson says he was happy to see more aboriginal candidates running throughout the province, noting Sask Party's Jennifer Campeau's win in Saskatoon Fairview.
Monday night was all about defeat for the NDP and now the question is how the New Democrats will move past it.
University of Saskatchewan political science professor Joe Garcea said things could have gone in any of three ways for them.
The Sask Party leader spoke Tuesday to the ties between their government and unions, and promised to provide stable, long-term employment and opportunities for them.
Speaking at a media conference at the Saskatchewan Legislature on Tuesday, Wall said he is ready to proceed with a plan to require unions to provide great accountability about how they spend members' money.
He added that could involve legislation as early as this fall.
"We'll focus on serving the members of the unions just like we're focused on serving all the members of the province."