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Propane tanker broadsides truck, hits minivan on Highway 5

It has reopened but southbound traffic on Highway 5 at McCormand Drive was temporarily closed and northbound was backed up after a propane tanker broadsided a truck Monday afternoon.

Around 3 p.m. a Superior Propane truck hit the half-ton in the middle of the intersection. The black truck was shoved towards the right hand ditch in the southbound lane while the propane tanker slid over the median, took out the traffic light and hit a northbound minivan.

Firefighters freed a woman from the truck and she was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Saskatoon councillors speak against proposed transit increase

The City of Saskatoon is asking council to approve a second year of fare increases for its city transit service.

But some city councillors are already saying no way.

“I find it very hard to support a transit increase until we're actually providing a service everybody wants and appreciates,” Ward 1 city councillor Darren Hill said. “The administration and council heard loud and clear during the lockout that there needs to be major changes to the transit system, citizens are not happy with the service right now.”

Agribition fills Regina hotels

It's one of the busiest weeks of the year in Regina and that means everyone coming in for Canadian Western Agribition needs a place to stay.

Hotels are nearly full and it may be tough to find a room for the weekend.

Mike Wurster is general manager of the Double Tree by Hilton. The hotel just reopened in time for Agribition last year so it wasn't as hectic. This year is definitely busier but it's not the first time the rooms have been full.

"The party atmosphere for Grey Cup - I don't think you can compare any event to that," he said.

Saskatoon councillors not impressed with snow removal strategy

Saskatoon city councillors shared concerns over the city’s snow and ice strategy this winter, saying it’s unfair to remove snow in some parts of the city while creating windrows and taking away parking in others.

This week, council reviewed the city’s plan calling for complete snow removal on narrow streets 30 feet or less in light of traffic dangers on those streets with an accumulating snow pack and cars parked on both sides. Most of the narrower streets are located in the older parts of neighbourhoods within Circle Drive.

New way for Regina bus riders to plan trips

It's about to get easier to plan your bus trip across Regina.

Google Transit will be made available in a month or so as a replacement to the city's online trip planner.
 
Bus riders can be assured the popular Transit Live app will remain. It uses GPS to show your bus is on a map as you're waiting for it.
 
The city has been working with Google to provide bus route information. Once it launches, you can enter your starting point and destination and Google will outline your route step-by-step.

Winter weather lands in Saskatoon

People around Saskatoon are pulling out shovels and mittens Sunday after the first big snowfall of the season.

"A low pressure system moved through southern Saskatchewan yesterday afternoon and through the night," Environment Canada meteorologist Mark Gerlyand said. "By this morning it has already reached southwestern Manitoba."

The system dropped 10 cm of snow between Saskatoon and Rosetown. Further south, snow amounts were closer to five cm.

UPDATE: 2 dead after collision in northern Saskatchewan

Bad weather and road conditions are to blame for two deaths on Saskatchewan highways.

On Friday night Beauval RCMP attended the scene of a fatal collision south of Beauval on Highway 155.

Police said a car appeared to lose control while travelling northbound on the highway. The car swerved into oncoming traffic and was hit by an SUV that was trying to pass another vehicle in the southbound lane.

A 50-year-old man driving the car and a 39-year-old woman that was in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.

UPDATE: 2 hurt in serious collision near Craven

Two people were rushed to hospital after an icy highway crash at the entrance to Craven on Friday. 
 
Around 10 a.m., a woman driving a jeep apparently lost control on Highway 20 and went into the opposite lane, colliding with a truck. The woman is believed to have suffered serious injuries and is being treated in a Regina hospital.
 
The man driving the truck was also taken to hospital  but there is no word on the extent of his injuries. 
 

P.A. vet readies for return to battle sites

Ed Laird says he is not sure what to expect when he arrives in Italy this weekend.

The 91-year-old Prince Albert man will join a group of veterans from across Canada who have been invited to take part in the festivities marking the 70th anniversary of the Second World War's Italian campaign.

The veterans will revisit the places where they once fought.

"I had never seen anything that devastating in all my life, but I imagine it's quite beautiful there now," said Laird.

Regina gas-price dip a hiccup: analyst

Gas prices in Regina rest between $.99 and $1.07 per litre and one petroleum analyst says you should enjoy the low gas prices while you can.

“This is a little bit of a hiccup. What we have here is a crude-oil price war,” said Roger McKnight, senior petroleum analyst with Enpro International.

McKnight says Saudi Arabia has flooded the market but that could end Nov. 27.

“OPEC is going to meet and decide whether they’re going to cut production and get the prices back up or continue on this crazy thing they’re doing right now,” said McKnight.

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