May 21, 2014 11:48 am

BLOG: Morning News Rewind – May 21

A new alternative mode of transportation is taking to the streets of Saskatoon – a carshare co-operative.

Eric Beck / Global News

On Wednesday’s Morning News, Jessica gets the lowdown on the upcoming MoSo conference, learns about flooring in Design and Décor and finds out more about the Gutsy Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis while Melissa was live on location to find out more about the CarShare program starting up in Saskatoon.

Music and technology come together for the MoSo Saskatoon conference

I covered this event last year and the enthusiasm from event goers and staff is unbelievable. The energy alone draws you to the conference and festival.

This event is unique in that it is both those things, a conference for social media, marketing and entrepreneurs and a festival with over 80 bands.

It all takes place in the Broadway district, so easy to go venue hopping!

In a quandary about flooring? Tamara from Metric Design looks at the recent trends

Floors floors floors, so many options, how do you pick? You can begin by sorting them by price, material, or style and going from there, or just do what I do… ‘Which one do I like best?’

Tamara showed me some fabulous floors for this segment; my favourites were the small tiles that can also be used as a back splash, the intricate wood floor and the leather floor (which is apparently really durable!)

CarShare is taking to Saskatoon streets

I think having a car share program in Saskatoon is one step forward to enhancing our city’s sustainability.

Economically and environmentally, having the Saskatoon CarShare Co-operative makes sense. I found it difficult when I first moved here to get around without a vehicle and for some families a car might not be an expense they can afford.

The CarShare Co-operative caters to members and casual users for a fee. If you’d like to learn more about the program you can check out saskatooncarshare.ca.

A Gutsy Walk will be held to help raise funds for Crohn’s and Colitis research

Kyle Brown is a hero. He’s been living with Crohn’s disease for 18 years, had part of his bowel removed because of the disease, and works for the Saskatoon chapter of Crohn’s & Colitis Canada all to better the lives of those living with the disease.

Speaking from experience, he outlined how important the Gutsy Walk is and why support is needed. Last year they blew their fundraising goal out of the water by nearly $20,000!

The walk takes place June 8 at Kiwanis Park.

Jessica and Kevin preview Thursday’s Morning News

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