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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.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Progress continues in Sask. flood recovery

Nearly two and a half weeks after heavy rainfall led to devastating flooding in Saskatchewan's south east, progress is being made in the recovery.

On Wednesday morning, the province released an update in collaboration with several agencies and ministries.

Saskatoon woman recalls terrifying flight

Randi Grandel said she was already scared before she went to the airport in Toronto on Friday to catch her plane home to Saskatoon.

"The day before, I had a dream that the plane crashed... I'm really scared of flying," she said.

That dream felt closer to reality when shortly after take off, Flight 323 from Toronto to Saskatoon turned back when there was a problem with the cabin pressurization system.

Saskatoon-bound WestJet flight turns around amid cabin pressure issues

WestJet is apologizing for an incident that dropped oxygen masks and forced a Saskatoon-bound flight to turn around Friday.

Shortly after take off, flight 323 from Toronto turned back after the pilots noticed a warning light that suggested there might be a problem with the cabin pressurization system.

"So they followed the check-list that they have for all problems and they were unable to solve it themselves," WestJet Spokesman Robert Palmer said.

Highway crash splits truck in two, sends four people to hospital

A crash just east of Shellbrook early Monday evening sent four people to hospital and totalled two pickup trucks.

RCMP said it happened on Highway 3 near the town of Holbein at 5:14 p.m.

Their preliminary investigation indicates that a red Dodge pickup was travelling eastbound on Highway 3 when a blue GMC pickup crossed into its path at the intersection of Highway 693.

The Dodge had its front smashed off and wound up sitting on its roof in the ditch. The GMC was split in half.

Flooding shouldn't hamper weekend camping in Sask.

Despite all the water Saskatchewan has seen over the last week, it’s not anticipated to slow down visitors at provincial parks this weekend.

“We expect a really, really busy weekend,” explained Mary-Anne Wihak, SaskPark’s director of visitor experience.

New Saskatchewanians emotional over World Cup

Mouez Hnid had just stepped off a plane when he found out that Algeria would be moving on to the round of 16 at the World Cup.
 
"When I heard the score for the first time for Algeria I was happy and I cried. The guys ask me why, why and I say Algeria is in the second round for the first time."
 
Hnid is originally from Tunisia, located beside Algeria. He is currently on his way to work in Prince Albert. He will be cheering for Algeria today as they take on Germany at two o'clock.
 

High gas prices all summer long

It always seems like we're paying more at the pumps, especially during the summer months.

Jason Toews with GasBuddy.com says that's because there's a higher demand for gas at this time of year.

It looks like gas prices will not be dropping significantly anytime soon.

"I don't think we're going to see $1.20 average price across any parts of Saskatchewan at least until September," said Toews. 

Some question Sask.'s photo radar expansion

Saskatchewan is expanding a controversial enforcement tool the government is hoping will slow drivers down, but some think the province is headed down the wrong road.

Beginning Friday, photo radar is being expanded from construction zones to three locations the province calls “high-risk”: Circle Drive in Saskatoon, Highway 1 and 9th Avenue in Moose Jaw, and Ring Road in Regina. In addition, school zones in both Saskatoon and Regina will see the photo radar set up. All these new locations will be tested for two years as part of a pilot project.

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