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The Fire Ball ride has at least six rows of seats that spin around while the structure swings like a pendulum.
The Fire Ball ride has at least six rows of seats that spin around while the structure swings like a pendulum. submitted photo/amusementsofamerica.com

Fire Ball ride pulled from Saskatoon, Regina fairs

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
July 27, 2017 - 3:27pm

This year’s exhibitions in Saskatoon and Regina won’t feature the swinging thrill ride Fire Ball.

The move comes after one person died and seven were injured when a Fire Ball broke apart mid-ride at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday night.

SaskPower Minister Gord Wyant and President and CEO Mike Marsh release the SaskPower 2016-17 annual report at the legislature on July 19, 2017.
SaskPower Minister Gord Wyant and President and CEO Mike Marsh release the SaskPower 2016-17 annual report at the legislature on July 19, 2017. Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff

Carbon tax, aging grid pose ongoing challenges for SaskPower

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
July 19, 2017 - 1:44pm

SaskPower has some big challenges ahead as it continues to meet growth demands, upgrade the grid and meet environmental targets.

The annual report released Wednesday showed the Crown invested $886 million in the province’s electricity system over the past year.

Lyme disease is not prevalent in Saskatchewan nor is the type of tick that carries the disease.
Lyme disease is not prevalent in Saskatchewan nor is the type of tick that carries the disease. file photo/CJME News Staff

Little concern for lyme disease in Saskatchewan

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
June 12, 2017 - 5:10pm

There appears to be little alarm over Lyme disease in Saskatchewan, although that could change.

That's because it's rare to see the black-legged tick in the province, the one that causes Lyme disease.

But much like West Nile virus 15 years ago, that could change in the future.

The last STC bus arrived in Regina May 31, 2017. Greyhound currently serves Saskatoon and Regina.
The last STC bus arrived in Regina May 31, 2017. Greyhound currently serves Saskatoon and Regina. Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff

Greyhound Canada evaluating operations following STC closure

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
June 8, 2017 - 3:37pm

Greyhound Canada will not be expanding service in light of the closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC).

In a written statement the national bus company confirmed it will continue operations along the Trans-Canada and Yellowhead highways in the province.

Several companies want to take over STC routes after STC ceased passenger service on May 31, 2017.
Several companies want to take over STC routes after STC ceased passenger service on May 31, 2017. Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff

Public hearings to begin for those seeking STC routes

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
June 5, 2017 - 2:35pm

The Saskatchewan Highway Traffic Board (HTB) will begin public hearings Tuesday for the private companies that have applied to run passenger bus services in the province.

The hearings are being held because several notices of opposition have been filed to the applications. 

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