After closing its doors in 2006, the Big River sawmill is once again a place of activity fueling optimism in the once-proud forestry town.
“Yeah, it’s pretty positive outlook to see some action around the mill,” said Big River Mayor Robert Buckingham.
Since February, the mill’s owner Carrier Forest Products has had a handful of specialized contractors working to get the facility back into “ready mode” for eventual production. Carrier is also using the kilns in Big River to dry wood from its Prince Albert facility to take advantage of stronger lumber markets.
The provincial government is appointing a mediator with hopes of speeding up a deal between management at Evraz Place and the union representing employees there.
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Local 568 issued formal strike notice on Tuesday after going without a contract for two years. Evraz Place countered this news by issuing a lock-out notice as a ‘protective measure.’
The management at Evraz Place is “deeply disappointed” the union representing employees at the facility is serving formal strike notice.
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Local 568 issued formal strike notice on Tuesday. The union has about 600 employees who work at the facility. They could all be off the job on Thursday.
A looming strike at Evraz place is threatening to derail some major summer events in the Queen city.
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) has issued a formal strike notice, and workers at Evraz could be locked out as early as Thursday.
The workers' contract with the company that operates the major events complex ran out at the end of March in 2011.
A week into the voting, and the worst roads in Saskatchewan are starting to become pretty clear.
Once again this year, CAA is asking you to vote for the absolute worst road in the entire province.
So far, Highway 42 by Dinsmore is the leading the way, followed by Highway 908 near Ile a La Crosse in the north, and Pasture Road in Rosetown.
Last year's worst road, highway 22 by Earl Grey remains on the list coming in as the ninth worst road in Saskatchewan so far.
The complete top 10 is:
If you have a basement that floods, this spring could be a nightmare for you.
That’s why one Regina-based group is developing a device that’s aimed at alerting you when disaster strikes and you aren’t home.
CrashBang Labs’ Brett Park said they’re working on a prototype, a small piece of hardware that goes next to your sump pump and pit.
The 101st Grey Cup Festival is offering up an all access party pass.
The organizing committee announced on Wednesday what they're calling the "Team Party Pass."
This pass will get you in the door for every hospitality room at this years Grey Cup in Regina, including Riderville and the Downtown Party Tent for a one time cost of $60.
In previous years, the different venues charged a one time fee for daily admission, this pass will also be good for all three days.
Regina and surrounding communities are next in line for a project between SaskPower and SaskEnergy installing new advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).
In the project, 500,000 smart meters and 370,000 new natural gas modules will be installed across Saskatchewan by mid 2015. The town of Hanley was the first test site for the project, where 400 meters and 50 gas modules were installed in June of 2012. They stayed in service until the fall.
There are some happy business owners in Saskatoon, after last night's 16th annual North Saskatoon Business Association (NSBA) Business Builder Awards.
The association also celebrated their 40th anniversary with a big crowd in attendance.
It was the largest crowd ever with 550 people showing up, said Keith Moen, NSBA executive director.
"In addition, we also had our largest field of applicants ever."
It wasn't all business and suits, they had some fun with the night under the theme "good fortune of Saskatoon."
WestJet wants you to know they aren't offering free flights for new Instagram followers.
Several fake WestJet accounts are being set up on Instagram, a social media site where users share pictures.
The fake accounts offer free flights or vacations for new Instagram followers. The scammers use similar account names and sometimes use WestJet’s logo. They are not, however, associated with WestJet.
It’s a common scam technique to build a large following and then sell the Instagram account.