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New way for Regina bus riders to plan trips

It's about to get easier to plan your bus trip across Regina.

Google Transit will be made available in a month or so as a replacement to the city's online trip planner.
Bus riders can be assured the popular Transit Live app will remain. It uses GPS to show your bus is on a map as you're waiting for it.
The city has been working with Google to provide bus route information. Once it launches, you can enter your starting point and destination and Google will outline your route step-by-step.

Winter weather lands in Saskatoon

People around Saskatoon are pulling out shovels and mittens Sunday after the first big snowfall of the season.

"A low pressure system moved through southern Saskatchewan yesterday afternoon and through the night," Environment Canada meteorologist Mark Gerlyand said. "By this morning it has already reached southwestern Manitoba."

The system dropped 10 cm of snow between Saskatoon and Rosetown. Further south, snow amounts were closer to five cm.

UPDATE: 2 dead after collision in northern Saskatchewan

Bad weather and road conditions are to blame for two deaths on Saskatchewan highways.

On Friday night Beauval RCMP attended the scene of a fatal collision south of Beauval on Highway 155.

Police said a car appeared to lose control while travelling northbound on the highway. The car swerved into oncoming traffic and was hit by an SUV that was trying to pass another vehicle in the southbound lane.

A 50-year-old man driving the car and a 39-year-old woman that was in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.

UPDATE: 2 hurt in serious collision near Craven

Two people were rushed to hospital after an icy highway crash at the entrance to Craven on Friday. 
Around 10 a.m., a woman driving a jeep apparently lost control on Highway 20 and went into the opposite lane, colliding with a truck. The woman is believed to have suffered serious injuries and is being treated in a Regina hospital.
The man driving the truck was also taken to hospital  but there is no word on the extent of his injuries. 

P.A. vet readies for return to battle sites

Ed Laird says he is not sure what to expect when he arrives in Italy this weekend.

The 91-year-old Prince Albert man will join a group of veterans from across Canada who have been invited to take part in the festivities marking the 70th anniversary of the Second World War's Italian campaign.

The veterans will revisit the places where they once fought.

"I had never seen anything that devastating in all my life, but I imagine it's quite beautiful there now," said Laird.

Regina gas-price dip a hiccup: analyst

Gas prices in Regina rest between $.99 and $1.07 per litre and one petroleum analyst says you should enjoy the low gas prices while you can.

“This is a little bit of a hiccup. What we have here is a crude-oil price war,” said Roger McKnight, senior petroleum analyst with Enpro International.

McKnight says Saudi Arabia has flooded the market but that could end Nov. 27.

“OPEC is going to meet and decide whether they’re going to cut production and get the prices back up or continue on this crazy thing they’re doing right now,” said McKnight.

3 tips for a carefree holiday: Travel Health Insurance Association

Some people might wonder what they need to do to avoid the same fate as a Humboldt family, who faces possible bankruptcy after their daughter was born on a trip to Hawaii.

The mother was denied travel insurance and now faces a near $1 million hospital bill.

The Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada (THIA) says there are three things everyone should know to ensure a carefree holiday:

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.

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