Jan 27, 2014 | 15:09Saskatoon Morning Political scientist Joe Garcea and the Star Phoenix's Gerry Klein, with their thoughts changing the governance model at city hall. Audio
Saskatoon Morning Political scientist Joe Garcea and the Star Phoenix's Gerry Klein, with their thoughts changing the governance model at city hall. Jan 27, 2014 | 15:09It's significant but most people won't notice.
City council is changing the way it operates.
Rapid growth in the past decade is forcing council and administration
To focus more on the big picture issues.
So council is looking at some major changes.
Day to day issues will be dealt with by committees.
And council will hold two meetings, once a month.
Joe Garcea is a political scientist at the University of Saskatchewan.
He joined Dan Kerslake by phone.
Gerry Klein of the Star Phoenix has been watching city hall for many years.
Saskatoon Morning invited him in to share his thoughts on changing the governance model at city hall.
Jan 23, 2014 | 4:31Saskatoon Morning Artwork stolen from Amigos' Audio
Saskatoon Morning Artwork stolen from Amigos' Jan 23, 2014 | 4:31Usually it's good news when an artist sees their work fly off the walls.
But that wasn't the case at one recent exhibition here in Saskatoon.
In late December, local magazine Kimiwan hung a number of works by First Nations artists at Amigos.
And one particular painting was so enticing, that someone just had to steal it.
Joi Arcand is one of the editors for Kimiwan.
She's been putting up posters the Broadway area in the hopes someone knows what happened.
Kevin Wesaquate is the artist behind the painting. They joined Leisha Grebinski in studio YXE.
Jan 22, 2014 | 5:35Saskatoon Morning Butter vs. margarine Audio
Saskatoon Morning Butter vs. margarine Jan 22, 2014 | 5:35The showdown between butter and margarine has been whipping up debate for decades.
Unilever recently started adding butter to one of the brands of margarine it sells in Europe.
While in the U.S, overall butter consumption is up, and margarine sales are on the decline.
For more on this story Saskatoon Morning reached Peter Jones.
He is the Canada Research Chair in Nutrition and Functional Foods at the University of Manitoba.
And he has conducted research for Unilever and The Dairy Farmers of Canada.
Jan 20, 2014 | 11:14Saskatoon Morning Cassette tapes are making a comeback Audio
Saskatoon Morning Cassette tapes are making a comeback Jan 20, 2014 | 11:14The digital age has meant many changes for the music industry.
When Napster first introduced peer to peer file sharing to the masses back in 1999, many thought it meant the end of physical media for good.
CD's were replaced by MP3's and iPods.
In the past decade we've seen the popularity of Vinyl LP's increase, with many music fans happy to pay a bit extra for something higher quality that they can hold in their hands and call their own.
Now in recent years, we've seen the revival of the long forgotten cassette tape within some music scenes. Saskatoon Morning's Chris Bridge joined guest host Dan Kerslake with the story.
Jan 17, 2014 | 5:58Saskatoon Morning MLB pitcher and substitute teacher from North Battleford Andrew Albers Audio
Saskatoon Morning MLB pitcher and substitute teacher from North Battleford Andrew Albers Jan 17, 2014 | 5:58It's hard to think of baseball at this time of year. But in a few weeks, Andrew Albers will be off to spring training camp. The North Battleford native wowed many last August, when he became the first pitcher in the history of the Minnesota Twins, to throw eight scoreless innings in his debut with the major league. The next time he was on the mound, he pitched a shutout. In the off season, he returns to North Battleford, where he works as a substitute teacher. Leisha Grebinski caught up with him just before class.
Jan 16, 2014 | 7:17Saskatoon Morning Maker of the controversial "Got Land" shirts speaks with Leisha Grebinski Audio
Saskatoon Morning Maker of the controversial "Got Land" shirts speaks with Leisha Grebinski Jan 16, 2014 | 7:17A story CBC brought you yesterday about a controversial sweater is sure getting varied opinions. The shirt worn by a Saskatchewan teenager read "Got Land? Thank an Indian?"
She wore a shirt to her school in Balcarres. Shortly after disallowing the shirt, school officials changed their minds, but the CBC story about the controversial sweater continues to get a lot of attention including more than a thousand online comments. This morning we've reached Jeff Menard. He sells the "Got Land" sweaters out of Winnipeg and that's where Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski reached him by phone.