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Nearly 2,400 drivers ticketed in Sask. in October

Saskatchewan's police officers wrote thousands of tickets in October to those who get aggressive behind the wheel.
 
In October, police were focusing on aggressive driving, which includes infractions such as speeding, improper signalling and lane-changing, and tailgating. There were 2,225 tickets written for aggresive driving with another 93 tickets being written for aggressive driving in a school zone.
 

Giant equipment won't damage Sask. highways

The journey continues Tuesday for one of the biggest pieces of machinery to ever travel on Saskatchewan highways.

Two industrial evaporator units are on their way from Melville, over to Highway 2 and south to the K+S potash mine being developed off Highway 11 near Bethune. However, despite weighing 208,617 kilograms - or 459,921 pounds - the roads beneath them are not expected to be damaged in any way.

Operation Red Nose continues in Regina

Those in Regina wishing to imbibe this holiday season won't have to worry about their ride at the end of the night as Operation Red Nose is once again 'taking the reigns.'

Operation Red Nose has been offering safe rides home to Canadians for 30 years. This is the sixth year Saskatchewan has seen the program, and the second year in Regina.

PHOTOS: Giant equipment move will restrict Sask. highways

The biggest piece of equipment to ever be moved on Saskatchewan highways starts its journey on Monday.

Two evaporator units are being shipped from the Babcock and Wilcox plant in Melville; each unit is 98’ 7.3” long, 34’ 8.3” wide, 36’ 0.3” high and weighs 208,617 kilograms.

Speed reduction extended on Highway 12

Starting today, drivers on Highway 12 at Martensville will see a 90 km/h speed zone extending all the way south of Lutheran Road.

A speed limit reduction pilot project was introduced in two locations in Saskatchewan this past June, on Highway 1 east of Regina and the location on Highway 12.

The results so far have been positive, and the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure has received positive feedback from the RCMP, municipal governments and other stakeholders.

Regina city council supports photo radar

Several members of Regina city council are in favour of testing out photo radar over the next two years.

“We are supportive,” said Mayor Michael Fougere.

“We have no objection to this. We want to see what the findings are over time and what that means for traffic control and safety in school zones as well as the Ring Road.”

Cycling gas prices brings more fluctuation across Sask.

While travelling on Saskatchewan highways, drivers might notice gas prices go up and down more than the speed limits do.

Jason Toews, founder of GasBuddy.com, explained that the province normally sees a bit of variance for gas prices.

"It's typically around 12 or 15 cents per litre across the province," Toews said.

Highway Hotline rolls out upgrades

The Highway Hotline is making it easier for travelers to check road conditions in Saskatchewan.

There is now a new version of the mobile website which lets people choose interactive maps and click on specific portions of a highway.

Winter road conditions reported on several Sask. highways

Winter road conditions have started popping up in Saskatchewan prompting the Highway Hotline to put out advisories Monday morning.

Loose, swirling snow is reported on highways in the southwest corner of the province. The Highway Hotline warns drivers that most major highways may have icy and slippery sections.

Meanwhile, highways in the North Battleford, Wynyard and Humboldt areas are also icy with loose snow.

Visit the Highway Hotline's website for the latest advisories.

Saskatoon students get history lesson in Europe

Their bags are packed and 60 Centennial Collegiate students are ready to study history through the lens of science, in Europe.

The Grade 12 students are taking part in the school's sixth History Study Tour Program.

Students travel around England and France for a 21-day, history packed adventure.
 
"I felt it was a reasonable approach to have kids engage deeper in their studies of history by actually experiencing many of the locations that they study," teacher Alan Luciuk said.
 

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