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Cars may be kept off University Bridge during repairs

Who will be allowed to cross the University Bridge during its four-month rehabilitation this summer is still up in the air, but council has ideas.

On one side, wearing his MD ambulance hat, Councillor Troy Davies continues to push to have the single lane dedicated to emergency vehicles like ambulances, police and fire trucks.

Saskatoon holding off on increasing parking meter fines

The City of Saskatoon is holding off on some proposed parking hikes.

In June, parking fines for cars illegally parked in fire routes or handicapped spots are getting bumped up from $40 and $50 to $200 with no option for a reduced payment. $10 parking fines related to parking in a space for more than 36 hours and parking too far from the curbside will land a $30 fine.

VIDEO: Regina cyclists enjoy a winter ride

Even on the coldest winter days in Regina, Anna Torgunrud will get out her bike and ride it to work.

Torgunrud is one of many in Regina who take cycling seriously, and her bike is just as prepared for the winter elements as some peoples' cars and trucks.

Sask. drivers reminded to slow down when passing tow trucks

The RCMP and Saskatchewan tow truck operators want drivers to slow down when passing them on the highway.
 
Some tow truck drivers have been asking the RCMP for an escort when they pull people out of the ditch lately because drivers aren't slowing down when passing.

The RCMP is reminding drivers that the law says you must slow down to 60 km/h when passing emergency vehicles with lights flashing; fines for not doing so start at $464.
 

Sask. drivers enjoying savings at the pump

As Kaylan Chartier gets gas at the Grasswood PetroCan, the lower price at the pump could mean the difference between putting in $20, or filling the tank.

"I usually put in a bit more money, just to make it worth it," he said.

As of Tuesday, gas prices in Saskatoon were 85.9 per litre for regular. When compared to the prices of not-that-long-ago, it amounts to a savings of 35 cents per litre.

That translates to about $60 in savings every month for the car owner that fills up a 40 litre tank once a week. Make that $91 for a 60 litre tank.

Heavy equipment move to slow Sask. highway traffic

An enormous piece of processing equipment will affect highway traffic in Saskatchewan for three days as it moves from Saskatoon to Bethune.

JNE Welding in Saskatoon will deliver a 330 tonne, 33-foot-wide crystallizer unit to the K+S potash mine.

Its journey begins Tuesday morning at 5 a.m. The unit will move slowly out of Saskatoon northwest on Highway 16 before turning off onto Dalmeny Road.

It will make its way south to Highway 7 along Range Road 3081, then turn onto Highway 45 and crawl down to Swanson for night.

Saskatoon finding ways to deal with frigid temperatures

With dipping temperatures and frigid winds, people in Saskatoon continue to find ways to deal with the chill.

Bundled in layers with only her eyes showing through, Dayna Firby worked through the cold at the Co-op gas station in Stonebridge.

"I'm bundled up pretty good (with) about four or five layers of pants; a few layers of tops with a jacket; then mitts; a toque and ear warmers. It's a lot of stuff but it helps," she said with a laugh.

"We have had worse. Last year was - 60 C and we were still out here pumping gas."

Nearly 5,000 speeders sent warnings in Sask.

Saskatchewan's photo-radar cameras have been keeping an eye on drivers for nearly one month, generating nearly 5,000 warnings that people are simply going too fast.

SGI is releasing some of the first data collected from the eight cameras across the province. The cameras rotate between 28 different locations including Regina's Ring Road and school zones, Saskatoon's Circle Drive and school zones, Highway 1 outside of Moose Jaw and school zones in that city, as well as Highway 1 east of Regina and Highway 12 near Martensville.

University of Regina welcomes int'l students to chilly Canada

International students will be flying into Regina this weekend before a new semester begins, and volunteers from the university are at the airport to welcome them to Canada.
 
Snow and cold temperatures greeted the students on Friday evening. Zishan Nasir held a bright yellow sign with the school's name on it to show students they aren't alone.
 
Nasir said he helps students with transportation and answers all of their questions about campus life. For many students, it's their first time to Canada and sometimes they need help to deal with the cold.

Program offers free New Year's Eve rides in Regina

For the 27th year, people in Regina celebrating New Year's will be able to get home safely thanks to Ding in the New Year.
 
The campaign was launched earlier in the month and will provide free transit for people on New Year's Eve starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 2:15 a.m. the following morning.
 
"There was about 2,400 people who used the service last year, and it's expected to increase again this year," said Meaghann White, president of the Saskatchewan chapter of Students Against Drinking & Driving.
 

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