The gardens named after royalty in Regina will not be picture perfect when the royals arrive on Wednesday.
In fact, the Queen Elizabeth Gardens across from the Legislative building are still in a mess.
The gardens are completely dug up right now to prepare for upgrades including new lighting, new paved pathways and renewed landscaping.
Bernadette McIntyre with Wascana Centre Authority says the garden will remain fenced off during the royal visit.
Regina is getting ready to roll out the Royal red carpet as Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Duchess of Cornwall touch down for a visit in the Queen City Wednesday.
This is Prince Charles second visit to Saskatchewan, his first was in 2001.
It was a memorable visit for him. A strike at the Hotel Saskatchewan meant a last minute change of hotel.
People in Assiniboia remember last royal visit
The visit holds many memories for people outside Regina as well.
It was a quiet long weekend in the province's regional parks.
The inclement weather kept the campground numbers down, said Lois Armbruster, a regional park manager in Saskatchewan whose site was only one-third full.
"Saturday we had some rain," said Armbruster. She added that the long weekend alcohol ban kept unruly behaviour to a minimal.
Last year, Saskatchewan Parks welcomed over three million vists.
A number of city councillors will be jockeying for a spot on the road next week when Saskatoon hosts its first Bike n’ Blog event.
The weeklong awareness campaign which begins on May 28 invites high profile members of the city to venture out on the roads and help create a more vibrant biking culture in Saskatoon, said organizer Joren Blom.
Two people, a 92-year-old man and his 86-year-old passenger, are in hospital after a Saskatoon collision.
They are said to be in stable condition, as is a 48-year-old woman who was also involved.
Their two vehicles collided Sunday around 12:40 p.m. at the intersection of College Drive and McOrmand Drive, when one of them going Northeast on College ran into the other trying to make a left turn onto McOrmand.
Police have restricted traffic at the intersection during their investigation.
Hundreds gathered at Diefenbaker Hill on Sunday night to watch the first solar eclipse Saskatchewan has seen in 10 years.
"Unlike lunar eclipses which are visible over half of the earth's surface, solar eclipses are visible over a much smaller portion of the earth's surface, so a much smaller number of people get to see one," said Stan Shadick at the University of Saskatchewan.
"The moon is going to move across a portion of the face of the sun, and at that time about just over half of the sun's disc will be covered by the moon itself,"
As Saskatoon gets larger so does the wait list for landscapers.
Depending on the company and the plan it will take at least three weeks to get work started on your lawn.
James Polley the owner of Allen's Landscaping in Saskatoon said that the next couple of years the wait times will get much longer.
A 12-year-old boy is missing.
Jacob Davis from the RM of Blucher, 20 kilometres east of Saskatoon, has not been heard from since early Saturday evening.
It is believed that he was going to hitchhike to Saskatoon or Pike Lake.
A car fell on top of a man last night
Police were called just after 10 p.m. to the 400
block of 3rd Avenue North in Saskatoon.
A 54-year-old man was pronounced dead when police arrived.
He was trying to repair the car, when the jack slipped.
His name has not been released.
A major industry in Saskatchewan could be shut down on Wednesday.
The unionized workers at Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) have given a 72 hour strike notice.
The strike by the Teamsters Canada Railway Conference could include 5,000 workers involving locomotive engineers, conductors, and rail traffic controllers.
Contract talks began seven months ago and the previous one expired in January.
The union has stated that CP wants major concessions on wages, pensions, and work rules.