As Commander Chris Hadfield sent out a farewell video cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity, the news of his journey home sparked a chorus of thank-yous from his fans in Saskatchewan.
"The Amazing Race Canada" teams are in Regina Monday.
Fans of the show have been tracking the Canadian version of the popular reality TV series as competitors travel across the country. Several touched down at the Regina International Airport shortly after 8 a.m. Monday. They were seen racing to parked SUVs followed by camera crews.
Naturally the big pit stop for the show contestants was Mosaic Stadium, complete with fans in full Roughrider gear. They were being used as extras as crews were shooting scenes with the show’s host Jon Montgomery.
Tossing out a plastic wrapper or an empty coffee cup might not seem like a big deal when you hit the highway, but it adds up.
Starting Sunday, the City of Regina is sending out crews to deal with the mess left behind after a winter of littering.
"Throw it in the back of your seat, not out of your window, please!" parks department supervisor Richard Chapman pleaded with drivers.
Each year he assembles crews to go along the highway for a major spring spruce-up.
RCMP closed a pair of Saskatchewan highways Saturday due to a pair of crashes.
The first was on Highway 6 roughly six miles south of Dafoe in the Wynyard area. A semi collided with a pick-up. One of the drivers died at the scene.
RCMP expected the highway to be closed late into the evening as their Traffic Analyst tended to the scene.
Then another crash, this time on Highway 4 near Swift Current.
A semi truck rolled over about four miles north of the city. Two people were taken to hospital with unknown injuries.
It's one of the true signs that summer is just around the corner: Saskatchewan's provincial parks are opening for the season on Thursday May 16.
Some of the areas and services like boat launch and dock facilities won't be available at first because of the melt and flooding in some areas.
Starting Monday, May 13, available sites will be listed on the parks website. (hyperlink www.saskparks.net).
Campsites and swimming reservations can be booked online as well.
As of Saturday a few Saskatchewan communities dealing with flooding might feel like they're almost home free.
Areas where water levels have likely peaked
This includes Moose Jaw, where water levels peaked on Friday.
Planes flew overhead to observe what the Water Security Agency suspected.
Truck-traffic on Regina's Pinkie Road bridge will have to find a new route since the City closed the bridge in anticipation of flooding.
The flooding is another layer on top of problems with the bridge, explained the City's emergency manager Jay O'Connor. The bridge is already structurally weak right now O'Connor didn't want to take a chance on how ice and water build-up might affect it.
"Just due to their age and current condition. Pinkie Road bridge, for example, is on a replacement schedule coming on in the next few years."
It might be April 30, but slushy snow, ice and floodwaters have combined to create a perfect storm of ugly driving conditions.
Highways conditions began to improve after 10 a.m. but most were still under travel advisories.
Highways north of Regina were closed for several hours Tuesday morning including Highway 11 all the way to Davidson went from complete closures to 'travel not recommended.'
The highway hotline reported Monday night that a large section of the TransCanada highway was closed because of flooding.
As of 7:40 p.m., that section included everything from the Qu'Appelle area east to the Whitewood area.
View tweets below of updates from the highway hotline.