Every day, Jaki Biesenthal gets her husband to film her as she provides a personal update. She likes to sport dollar-store accessories, like a feather boa and rock star glasses, just to lighten the mood. She hopes the clips, posted to Facebook, mean her friends won't lose sleep over her condition.  READ ON

New Saskatchewan motorcycle graduated driver licensing laws are in effect. File / Global NewsREGINA – New motorcycle laws have taken effect in Saskatchewan.

Riders in the motorcycle graduated driver licensing (MGDL) program must now display a placard on their motorcycle plate. Learner riders have to display a red “L” while novice 1 and 2 riders are required to display a green “N”. READ ON


Motorcycle riders are trending older. Not so long ago, it was mostly teenagers and young men who rode. Now, it's mostly older guys. The leather jacket and full-face helmet often as not conceals an arthritic geezer.  READ ON

City will continue to look for ways to enforce car, truck noise

Motorcyclists beware, riding too loud through Saskatoon could land you a hefty fine.

On Tuesday city council resolved two amendments to the existing Noise Bylaw.

“The first is the offence of driving a motorcycle so as to disturb the public and the second offence is to operate a motor vehicle if it exceeds 92dB at idle and 96dB for anything more than an idle,” city solicitor Patricia Warwick said.

City councillors were nearly unanimous when it came time to vote. Only Ward 10 Councillor Zach Jeffries voted not to amend the bylaw, citing how Saskatoon police officers will only be given tools to test motorcycles, not cars and trucks. READ ON


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