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Saskatoon musician recalls India heat wave

A Saskatoon musician returning to Canada from India says the heat there is the hottest he has ever experienced.

Soren Nissen flew to Toronto from New Delhi at the end of May after living in the country for five months to teach music at a jazz school in New Delhi and travel.

“I’ve been to tropical places like Barbados, Bermuda, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, Peru and nothing ever felt as hot as that,” Nissen, who is a bassist and composer, said.

New flights to Toronto, Edmonton offered from Regina

Travellers will soon have two new options at the Regina International Airport.
 
Starting June 2, Air Canada is offering a red eye flight to Toronto leaving at 1:45 a.m. It is available from Monday to Saturday and lasts until Aug. 1.
 
WestJet is offering a daily morning flight to Edmonton. It is available beginning Friday and takes off every day at 6:35 a.m.
 

Saskatoon water main break swallows van

A family had a scare Thursday evening when their car nose-dived into a sink hole caused by a water main break near the airport.

The hole opened up after a water main broke at the corner of 45th Street and Hanselman Avenue. 

A woman in the car, who did not wish to give her name, said she thought it was just a pot hole but it swallowed the whole front of her mini van and sent water flowing into the front part of the cabin.

10-vehicle crash on Circle Drive backs up traffic for hours

A 10-vehicle pileup on Saskatoon's Circle Drive caused rush-hour traffic to grind to a halt Wednesday.

Saskatoon police said the crash happened at about 6:15 p.m. in the eastbound lanes, not far from the Warman Road overpass.

The crash was a chain reaction, involving a series of rear-end collisions. Four pickup trucks, five cars and a semi were involved.

Air Canada passengers in Regina react to carry-on crackdown

Some people who flew Air Canada from Toronto to Regina on Monday say their carry-on bags were checked for size but others say their luggage was not measured.

Air Canada announced that it would begin cracking down on over-sized carry-on luggage starting on Monday at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. 

Drivers say Highway 220 fix not enough

Drivers on Highway 220 to Rowan's Ravine this weekend summed up the condition of the road in one word - terrible.

Campers shrug off cool, wet weather

The weather may have been less than ideal, but that didn't stop many from going camping this May long weekend.

Highway 11, 16 cloverleaf remains open during 4-month repair

As if a bridge closure wasn't bad enough, getting around Saskatoon's far southeast will take a little longer this summer as city crews repair support beams on the Highway 11 and 16 cloverleaf overpass.

Traffic detours will start Monday, May 18, with crews starting the four-month project the following day.

Highway 220 repairs less than expected by residents

One of the highways leading to Rowan's Ravine Provincial Park has reopened just in time for the long weekend.
 
Highways 220 and 322 were closed to all but local traffic because their deteriorating conditions made the roads almost impassable.
 

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