The health region is working hard to improve services at its three emergency departments in Saskatoon.
Sandra Blevins, vice president of integrated health services with the Saskatoon Health Region, said the shortcomings pointed out in Wednesday’s provincial auditor’s report are nothing new to the health region.
“There is a provincial target set for us and one that we are starting to work very hard towards that by 2017, we would have no waits in (emergency departments),” she said.
An abandoned family of guinea pigs is alive thanks to a chance discovery in Saskatoon.
A mom and four babies were brought in to the SPCA last week after a woman found them in a garbage bag that was left at a gas station, according to the organization.
"They appear to be in fairly good shape," said Stacey Greke, an animal protection officer with the Saskatoon SPCA. The woman likely scooped the guinea pig family up before they got too cold, she said.
Feeding Saskatoon's hungry is getting more expensive.
It's why the Friendship Inn is hoping to raise $5,000 a day this month through its Fill the Plate Holiday campaign.
The campaign's goal is to cover the cost of feeding each visitor to the Inn for one day, said Mark Lane, chair of the Saskatoon Friendship Inn Board in a release.
The campaign kicked off Thursday with a donation from Potash Corporation pledging to match all donations up to $100,000.
UPDATE: Fred Sejbjerg returned to his residence shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday.
Saskatoon police are looking for a missing 82-year-old Saskatoon man.
Fred Sejbjerg was last seen Wednesday when he left his home around 3 p.m. in the 100 block of Spinks Drive.
Police said Sejbjerg’s family has not seen or heard from him since. He was seen wearing jeans, a black plaid shirt, black fleece vest, grey winter coat and black running shoes. He wears glasses and police said he shows signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s.
The Human Rights case of a visually-impaired man who says he was refused service three times by a Saskatoon cab company is no closer to resolution.
Mike Simmonds met with representatives from Comfort Cabs for over four hours of mediation Wednesday. No resolution has been found yet.
"I think that all parties are interested in solving the problem, but its ongoing [as to] how to resolve it right now" said Simmonds. He adds further mediations have been scheduled for Dec. 18.
The average homeowner can expect to see $108 added to their 2014 tax bills after city council approved one of its largest tax hikes in recent history.
“In 20 years of budgets, I cannot recall us ever doing a tax increase of seven per cent,” Mayor Don Atchison said, after a Day 2 of budget deliberations at city hall.
As families get ready for a Christmas feast, AIDS Saskatoon is asking Saskatoon residents to spread the Christmas joy to some of the city’s most vulnerable.
AIDS Saskatoon is collecting food and gift donations for their annual holiday hampers. The organization needs enough to fill 100 hampers for families and individuals in the city.
Some families receive eight to nine boxes filled with food, clothes, toys and Christmas cheer, according to Heather Byrne, executive coordinator of AIDS Saskatoon.
The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) wants the Ministry of Environment to drop a proposed project near Langham.
Fortune Minerals Ltd. (FML) is seeking approval under the Environmental Assessment Act to construct and operate a Metals Processing Plant in the RM of Corman Park near Langham. The environmental impact statement (EIS) is under public review until Dec. 6.
"We are recommending that this particular project should not be approved," said Ann Coxworth, SES board member.
After a record harvest, it seems many farmers in Saskatchewan were more willing to open up their wallets at a recent farm auction.