Month: December 2016

What are ‘they’ doin’ New Year’s Eve?

From massive fireballs to dropped dollops of whipped cream to hidden coins, New Year’s Eve looks a little different around the world than in North America. On Noche Vieja, New Year’s Eve in Spain, the twelve grapes tradition is popular.…

New impaired driving laws in force January 1

SGI is reminding Saskatchewan residents that impaired driving laws are changing in the new year. Tougher legislation was passed earlier this fall, with strengthened laws taking effect January 1, 2017. “These changes reinforce that driving when you’ve been drinking is…

Sask Valley Vipers kick into high gear leading up to 2017 Western Canadian Bantam Championships

After a slow start, the Sask Valley Vipers are steadily moving up the standings in the Saskatchewan Bantam AA Hockey League (SBAAHL). And the timing couldn’t be better, according to Vipers head coach Shaun Priel. He’s hoping the team finishes…

Remeshylo qualifies for provincial junior curling championships

When Amy Remeshylo and her teammates took to the pebbled ice during a provincial junior qualifying bonspiel (Q-spiel) in Watrous earlier this winter, their goal was to see how they measured up against more experienced, older competitors. Pretty darn good,…

Mennonite Archives a gold mine for local history buffs

With literally thousands of periodicals, books, school, church and family records on its shelves, the Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan (MHSS) Archives is one of the best resources in the province for local history researchers. Located in the basement of…

Provincial income tax brackets indexed to reflect inflation

All Saskatchewan income tax brackets and tax credit amounts will once again be indexed in 2017, saving taxpayers an estimated $9.0 million. The level of indexation in 2017 will be 1.4 per cent, matching the national rate of inflation. “Indexation…

UPDATED: Missing man located

A 63-year-old man who was reported missing has been located, according to Saskatoon Police. Brian Priest was reported missing on December 28. Police thank the public and media for their assistance in this case.