A lower Canadian dollar might help out the country's economy but it will hurt consumers in the process.
The dollar closed on Monday at a value just below 90 cents U.S., a four-year low. It was pushed lower by concerns over the American dollar and other foreign currencies.
Nearly three years since the Global Transportation Hub opened for business west of Regina, and heavy truck traffic is causing concern amongst Dewdney Avenue residents and bringing heat on the province from the NDP.
When Alanna Kalyniuk first bought her home on Dewdney Ave. five years ago and described it as a residential area. She said there was always busy traffic on the main roadway, but not the type that would shake her windows and rattle her walls.
A United Airlines flight from Regina to Chicago has made an emergency landing. The plane had to turn around when there was a problem with a thruster. The crew had to shut down the left engine.
It happened just before 9:30 a.m. The plane had taken off about 15 minutes before having to turn around.
Steve Burchi is Vice President of Operations at the Regina Airport Authority. He said they notified the City of Regina, EMS, and the fire department of the problem.
The government subsidy for the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) for 2014 has been approved, decreasing slightly from the sum given the year before.
STC will be receiving an operating grant of $10.3 million and a capital grant of $3.3 million, down from $10.5 million and $3.5 million, respectively, the year before.
"It's not (the goal) to reduce the subsidy...but we can't see the increase, I don't think, like we have over the last ten years," said Don McMorris, minister responsible for STC.
When you go to renew your license plate you might notice that SGI suddenly seems to be taking a greater interest in your travel plans, asking more specific questions about how you will use your vehicle outside the province.
Starting on Wednesday travellers flying WestJet will no longer have to back-track through Calgary to get between Regina and Winnipeg.
Ferio Pugliese is the President of WestJet Encore and was at the Regina International Airport to celebrate the official launch of twice daily flights between the two prairie cities. He explained that the route using larger planes was cancelled five years ago because it wasn’t considered economical. But they are bringing it back thanks to a new fleet of smaller airplanes called the Bombardier Q400.
Saskatchewanians will have to hold onto their hats Wednesday, or they'll blow away. As of 4:00 a.m. Environment Canada has issued several wind warnings for most of the south and central parts of the province.
"We're going to be looking at gusts up to about 100 kilometres in the warning area over the course of the day today," said John Paul Cragg, warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada.
Freezing rain warnings have ended in Saskatchewan after most of the southwest corner of the province was expected to see some.
"Places like Swift Current and Kindersley that are hovering very close to the zero mark, there's a good chance of freezing rain occurring in patches," John Paul Cragg, warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada, said Monday morning.
The Saskatchewan Highway Hotline says fog is causing problems on highways east of Regina.
On Highways 1 and 46 near Balgonie and 33 heading to Kroneau, visibility is near zero.
“We don’t have travel not recommended out, so you can still travel but with your own precautions,” said Erica Gudnason with the Highway Hotline.
Other areas have some icy conditions or pavement frost.
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Some flights were delayed late Friday evening and into Saturday morning at the Regina International Airport after a cargo plane slid off the runway.
Just after 5 p.m. Friday evening the twin-engine light plane skidded off the end of the airport's main runway.
Airport officials said in a news release that two people were on board the aircraft when the accident happened but were uninjured. The amount of damage done to the plane could not be confirmed.
Conditions of the runway were good at the time according to an airport authority spokesperson.