It looks like a total of 83 people will have a not-so-welcome gift coming to their mailbox very soon.
The province says that's how many people were caught by photo radar for speeding in construction zones over a two week period last month. Seven of those were going more than 90 kilometers an hour when the posted limit is 60.
"I was a little shocked when I saw that many people speeding through the orange zone," admits highways minister Don McMorris, adding that they were hoping the addition of photo radar would deter people from speeding in construction zones.
A pair of traffic blitzes this month saw a combined total of 452 tickets handed out.
SGI's "Operation Crossroads" focused on intersection violations province-wide while the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) targeted impaired, distracted, or aggressive drivers in the city of Regina.
Four people were sent to hospital after a collision on the Trans-Canada Highway at White City Tuesday afternoon.
RCMP, EMS and the White City Fire Department all responded after two minivans collided at the intersection of Highways 1 and 48 around 2:15 p.m. Mounties say one of the vans was traveling east while the other was turning off of Highway 48 onto Highway 1.
Three people were in the eastbound vehicle. A woman was driving. There was a man and woman in the vehicle as well, though their ages have not been specified.
Drivers should be prepared to slow down or stop when travelling in Regina's east end while the city installs new traffic lights.
The lights are going up at the intersection of Prince of wales Drive and Dewdney Avenue on Wednesday, and will be in operational flashing mode starting at 10 a.m. They will flash amber for Prince of Wales. The lights will flash red for Dewdney Avenue meaning vehicles must come to a full stop before proceeding.
The lights will begin normal operation on Friday.
The movement to twin Highway’s 39 and 6 between Regina and Estevan continues to grow.
On Sunday Beinfait-resident Jackie Fitzsimmons drove the route, taking photos of close to 100 flowered monuments that had been put up over the previous week. It was all part of a project she started called Heaven’s Flowered Highway—a call on the provincial government to twin the highways.
Construction on Regina's Ring Road is shifting Monday as the project to fix-up the major road continues.
On Sunday, the City of Regina reopened the northbound lanes of the Ring Road starting south of Wascana Parkway to Arcola Avenue. On and off ramps at Wascana Parkway, and off ramps at Assiniboine Avenue and Arcola Avenue were also opened again.
They might have got a different reaction than what they bargained for.
A group of Christians from the Aman House Ministries took to the streets of Regina on Saturday hoping to spread the message of Christ.
“We’re marching together in unity because we know that there are issues in our city—crime rate issues, drug and alcohol addictions,” said Pastor Edmund Jordan. “We’re making this march so that the strong house could come down and God’s wisdom and knowledge could be released to bring God’s people to a place of understanding.”
Growth at the Regina International Airport continues to soar.
The airport recently had an economic impact study conducted that gave a snapshot of 2012. The study indicated that each year, roughly $746 million worth of economic activity was generated there.
“The airport’s economic activity represents now, eight per cent of Regina’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP),” President and CEO Jim Hunter announced.
This week is a good chance for Regina drivers to bone up on their driver training.
Traffic police and SGI are rolling out two simultaneous traffic blitzes, which run on August 21 and 22.
The first is SGI's "Operation Crossroads", which will target violations at intersections province-wide. Police will be looking specifically for failures to yield, disobeying stop signs or street lights, and jaywalking.
"More than 40 per cent of crashes in the province take place at intersections" says Kelly Brinkworth, Media Relations Manager with SGI.
Moose Jaw RCMP have now identified the man who died in a motorcycle collision Saturday night.
Colin Shepherd, 55, of Moose Jaw was apparently driving the motorcycle southbound on Hwy 2 near Buffalo Pound. He was with a group of riders when his bike left the road, rolling into the ditch.
The Moose Jaw man was pronounced dead at the scene. Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash.