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Saskatoon's airport continues to break records

It seems the Saskatoon International Airport is expanding in more ways than one.
 
Maxine Montgomery with the Saskatoon Airport Authority said it's the third fastest growing airport in the country.
 
"In the last decade our traffic has increased over 82 per cent," she said. "The last time we saw something that wasn't ahead of the last year was in 2011 and that was one month where we dipped below."
 
She said it's a combination of a strong economy in the province and adventurous young adults.
 

Tourism Moose Jaw pleased over visitor numbers for July

They're coming from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, China and the U.K. to check out Saskatchewan's "Friendly City".
 
Tourism Moose Jaw says it's pleased with last month's numbers; seeing 1000 more people on the books than last year.
 
"The numbers are awesome," said Candis Kirkpatrick, Tourism Moose Jaw Executive Director.
 
"We're almost at 15,000 people from the beginning of January to the end of July."
 

Photo radar expansion in Saskatchewan delayed till fall

Saskatchewan drivers won’t have to worry about expanded photo radar for another couple of months.

New traffic laws first came into effect in late June. As part of that the radar was allowed to expand from just construction zones to three high-risk locations: Ring Road in Regina, Circle Drive in Saskatoon and Highway 1 and 9th Avenue in Moose Jaw.
 

Busy long weekend at Saskatchewan provincial parks

It's shaping up to be a busy long weekend in Saskatchewan provincial parks.

Mary-Anne Wihak, director of visitor experiences with Sask Parks said reservations have been steady. With all the warm weather this week people seem to be eager to plan camping trips and most of the fully-serviced campsites have been booked.

For those looking for last minute plans to get out and enjoy the sun, there are other options, as the majority of the parks have over flow camping available.

Saskatchewan teen dies in Arizona plane crash

A Saskatchewan teenager is one of four people who died in a plane crash in northern Arizona on Sunday.

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office identified the victims Thursday as 18-year-old Johanna Naber of Shellbrook, west of Prince Albert and 19-year-old Sabrina Giebelen of Germany. Two Americans were also killed in the crash; Jonathan McGeary, 22, and Levi Wallace, 23.

STC increases bus fares

As of August 1st it's going to cost more to travel around the province with on Saskatchewan Transportation Company buses.
 
STC fares are increasing 5.5 per cent on average. For a fare like Regina to Saskatoon that increase will mean a ticket goes from $46.35 to $49.00.
 
Candace Phelps, executive director of strategic planning and communications for STC, said the increase is, in part, due to higher costs.
 

Assault rifle, pistols seized at North Portal border crossing

Border officers at the North Portal crossing caught two different men trying to bring multiple weapons into Canada this week.

On Saturday officers stopped a 50-year-old man from Michigan trying to come into Canada. They searched his vehicle and found a loaded .40 calibre semi-automatic pistol, a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, 11 overcapacity magazine clips, one shotgun, parts for an M-16 assault rifle, two butterfly knives, and two switchblades.

James Lewis Harper, 50, was arrested and is facing three charges.

Tourism Saskatoon accommodates staycations

A new survey suggests many Canadians are staying close to home this summer, which is welcome news for Tourism Saskatoon.

The survey by RetailMeNot.ca says the high price of gas, accommodations and high air fare means 23 per cent of Canadians will not be travelling this summer.

Sask. to eastern Ukraine; couple separated by civil war

A Saskatchewan man who got married in the middle political chaos in Ukraine is still separated from his wife by an escalating civil war.

CAA Sask. warning travellers visiting eastern Ukraine

Canadians are being urged to take extra precaution before heading to parts of Ukraine.

The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has not changed the national travel warning to the European country, but flights are being rerouted around eastern Ukraine which is largely in control of Russian separatists.

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