It was more than two years ago that Regina’s Byron Wiebe heard that his friend’s brother Jay Cooke was moving back to Saskatchewan and wanted to start his own brewery. Wiebe had by then already fallen in love with the marketing style of beer companies when he took his business degree. Two years later, and they’re nearly ready to open Regina’s only microbrewery.
“It was kind of a match made in heaven, I guess you could say,” Wiebe said.
You’ll be walking out on the tarmac in the dead of winter for your flight to Calgary.
So far, that's the only change coming to Regina airport now that WestJet's Encore service has been given the go-ahead.
The sharpest of the RCMP’s shooters fired their best in Regina Wednesday, competing against each other for the Connaught Cup.
The best shooter from every division in each province met at Depot Division’s firing range, shooting at a target with a centre no bigger than a playing card. After several rounds the targets were brought in to be carefully examined. When it was all said and done, Regina-based Sergeant Greg Gascon was declared the winner.
“Quite a moment—very nice to win the cup,” he said. “Certainly put a lot of work and effort towards it.”
Despite large amounts of phosphorous being found flowing into Lake Diefenbaker, there have not been any effects found in the fish population.
The province surveys lakes in Saskatchewan on a rotating basis, and last looked at Lake Diefenbaker in 2011.
"When we do our fisheries surveys, we set a variety of mesh sizes of net to capture all sizes of fish," explained Jennifer Merkowsky, area fisheries biologist for the Saskatoon area.
A one-of-a-kind dinosaur specimen is hitting the road, heading from Saskatchewan all the way to the famed Smithsonian Institute in Washington. But it isn't a typical fossil.
The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History has asked to use a very special fossilized Tyrannosaurus Rex dropping for a new display. The exhibit, "Putting Dinosaurs in Their Place," aims to show visitors the wide variety of different specimens and sources of information like coprolites (the scientific name for fossilized dung) and tracks that scientists use when learning about extinct species.
Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills are suspected to be linked to the deaths of 23 women in Canada and now their families are looking for answers.
One class-action lawsuit is already underway in Ontario representing hundreds of women who have faced health problems after taking the pill. Regina-based lawyer Tony Merchant is in the process of launching a second class action lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company Bayer for women outside Ontario.
Two words continue to describe the condition of Nelson Mandela: "serious", but "stable".
The 94-year-old former South African president is battling a lung infection in a Pretoria hospital.
Pride week 2013 holds a lot of meaning for LGBT communities around Canada because it is the tenth anniversary of same-sex marriage. But it's not the only momentous occasion in Saskatoon's LGBT community.
"Saskatoon is gayer than Liberace," said Joe Wickenhauser, the co-coordinator of the Homo Hike.
Saskatoon's first Homo Hike brought 40 people on an hour long historical downtown walking tour Monday night.
"We really want to bring the LGBT history to people's attention, he said.
Research being done at Lake Diefenbaker is bringing comfort to a nearby mayor, despite the lake's water being described as chemical and possibly harmful.
City council wants a clear picture of when and where the city will be allowing strip teases and other forms of exotic entertainment.
“I would like the administration to take their time on this one. I personally feel the government dropped this in our lap and we have to make it clear this isn’t a city decision,” said Councillor Troy Davies.