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UPDATE: Saskatchewan gas prices continue to plunge

Correction: This story incorrectly stated that gas prices in Saskatchewan were last below $1per litre in December 2013.

What you can do about distracted drivers: Regina police

People who learned to not tattle on others in grade school might want to reconsider the rule when it comes to distracted driving.

“We see people do it every day,” said mother Tenille Lafontaine. She was miffed recently when she saw a man talking on his cell phone while he was driving through her kids’ school zone.

“It was infuriating to me because that meant he wasn’t paying total attention,” she said. “My immediate frustration was oh my gosh, I wish I could see a police officer right now, or a police officer could see him.”

MAP: Sask. photo radar project delayed

The Saskatchewan Government is a little behind schedule on launching its photo radar pilot program.

The province was hoping to have all eight cameras installed and operational by mid-October. However, SGI admitted Friday that not all locations will be up and running by month’s end. The crown is hoping to have at least one location ready to go, at Highway 1 and 9th Avenue in Moose Jaw. SGI said the other cameras won’t be too far behind in their set up.

City planners hope for definitive answers from parking study

The City of Saskatoon hopes a year-long parking study will help them plan for the future of a rapidly growing city and dispel the notion that there’s no parking downtown.

On Monday, the city’s administration will recommend city council enter into a year-long $179,000 contract to BA Consulting to conduct a long-term parking study and develop a strategy on how to increase availability of parking in the city centre.

Atchison says labour board “erred” in lockout decision

Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison said it was the city executive committee’s decision not to move forward with a second transit lockout, and the city is seeking a judicial review of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board’s (LRB) decision on Oct. 17

UPDATE: Saskatoon city council lifts transit lockout

Less than 48 hours after issuing the transit union a second lockout notice, Saskatoon city council ordered an end to the transit lockout Saturday night and they announced bus service for the rest of October will be free for everyone.

“We have 105 buses prepared and ready to go, what we require now are the operators to put on those buses,” Mayor Don Atchison said. “Monday first thing is when we want to have the buses up and running again.”

Saskatoon's new parking system about six weeks away

The days of digging for change to pay for parking in Saskatoon are numbered.

“Over the next month, we'll see a number of things happening,” the city’s director of transportation Angela Gardiner said. “You'll see the actual (pay) stations pop up towards the end of November and our intent is to have everything operational in December.”

One-day detours slated for Highway 12, 16

Expect some delays heading in and out of Saskatoon on Thursday.

CN Rail in conjunction with the Ministry of Highways will be closing off sections of Highway 12 north of Martensville and Highway 16 east of Saskatoon from dawn to dusk, making way for rail-crossing repairs and track replacement.

North and southbound traffic on Highway 12 will be detoured north of Junction 305 to allow CN to make repairs to a road-level railway crossing.

No Ebola screening at Regina International Airport

In the wake of the Ebola crisis, six Canadian airports are screening for the virus but Regina's is not among them.

"We don't anticipate anybody that would reach this airport that wouldn't have already been screened due to those protocols at other major airports in Canada," said Regina Airport Authority (RAA) President Jim Hunter.

Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver, Ottawa and Calgary will be doing the screenings lead by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Semi fire restricts Highway 1 near Moose Jaw

Traffic was restricted on the Trans-Canada Highway near Moose Jaw after a semi truck caught fire Wednesday morning.

Mounties and fire crews were called to the eastbound lane of Highway 1, about two miles east of the Highway 39 turnoff, before 7 a.m.

"Flames were coming out of the trailer about six, eight feet (high)," said Doug Lawrence who drove by the scene.

RCMP say the blaze was caused by some sort of mechanical issues.

Delays lasted several hours while the fire was put out.

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