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Paying to pass: some Sask. First Nations charging fees on roads

Questions about jurisdiction with the Muscowpetung Saulteaux First Nation have turned a trip down a Saskatchewan grid road into an expensive journey.
One day in July 2013, Greg Bartsch, the owner of Bartsch Building Movers, was hauling a house to a spot near Edenwold and took grid road 640 to get there.

Thick fog slows down Christmas travellers

It was a distressing start of the day for scores of people who thought they were flying out for the holidays Sunday morning.
Flights out of the Regina International Airport were cancelled because of thick fog that also stopped planes from landing late Saturday night.
In all, three flights were impacted on Sunday - the early WestJet flight to Calgary, the morning Delta flight to Minneapolis and the United 7:40 a.m. flight to Denver.

Freezing rain causes delays at Regina airport

The icy weather did not just impact the highways on Saturday - Christmas travellers flying into Regina saw their planes delayed as well.
Patrica was on the flight from Edmonton which had to circle the airport for half an hour as the runways were too icy and had to be cleared off.

Saskatoon airport bustling with holiday travellers

With Christmas less than a week away, airports are packed right across North America as the last Friday before Christmas is one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Brandon Leroy drove from Lloydminster to Saskatoon and is only partway through his long Christmas journey to Newfoundland.

"My flight is actually going from here to Toronto, then Toronto to Halifax and Halifax to Deer Lake," he said.

He said the travel to see his family will be worth it and he has some tips for fellow travellers.

Snowplow rear-ended near White City

A collision between White City and Balgonie Friday morning serves as a reminder to keep plenty of distance between your car and snowplows.

The plow was driving west on the Trans-Canada Highway, traveling at 40 km/hr when a car crashed into the back of it. The Saskatchewan government says the plow driver has told them both drivers are ok.

Icy conditions were reported on a number of highways Friday morning, with visibility also an issue in some areas.

City of Regina preparing for ride-sharing apps

Some people call it dangerous while others say it's a new wave of technology, but the City of Regina is just trying to be prepared for the arrival of ride-sharing apps.

Ride-sharing apps exist all over the world, the most prominent one right now being 'Uber.' Anyone can be a driver for the app and pick people up and take them where they want to go.

Drunk driving charge laid in fatal crash near North Battleford

A 24-year-old man has been accused of drinking and driving in connection with a fatal highway collision near North Battleford Wednesday morning.

The collision involving a minivan and three quarter ton pickup occurred around 8:30 a.m on Highway 4, approximately six kilometres north of the city.

Teenage driver involved in collision charged with failing to yield

A 17-year-old girl has been charged after a two-vehicle collision in Saskatoon sent a woman to hospital Tuesday evening.

The collision occurred around 7 p.m. at Confederation Drive and Laurier Drive. Police said the 17-year-old driver, heading south on Confederation Drive, turned left in front of a vehicle traveling northbound.

The 22-year-old woman in the northbound vehicle was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police have charged the teenage driver with failing to yield the right of way.

Regina's holiday bus service extended

Bus service is being extended in Regina next year.

Transit will be offered on five more statutory holidays beginning in 2015. Those include:

Warm winter weather brings different challenges for Regina road crews

While Regina city crews usually spend December moving snow off the streets, this year is seeing them put a lot of salt and sand on the roads.

The weather warmup is changing operations somewhat for the winter maintenance staff, though manager Chris Warren says it's nothing foreign to them.

"These are types of conditions and temperatures that we're typically used to in March and April going out of the spring," Warren said Tuesday morning. "So they are conditions that we do experience every year."

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