The long weekend is upon us, and with Saskatchewanian’s penchant for good lake fun, the Red Cross is reminding parents to keep an eye on their children around the water.
According to a release sent out on Friday, the likelihood of a child drowning increases by 22 per cent if they live on the Prairies.
It was a bit of joshing that may have gone a little too far.
Victoria BC's downtown business association kicked off a marketing campaign last week which poked fun at Moose Jaw. Some residents of the Saskatchewan city were less than impressed, including Moose Jaw's City Council. Deputy Mayor Patrick Boyle said he was disappointed when he first saw it, calling it a matter of civic pride.
The August long weekend marks a peak in border traffic as many people in Saskatchewan head to the US for a short holiday, and the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) is preparing for what they estimate to be the busiest weekend of the year.
On Wednesday, the agency sent out a release to news agencies outlining a number of tips for travellers to use when planning their border runs. Lisa White, a CBSA communications person, said this is part of an effort to save time of both travellers and border services officers.
Two of the most popular parks for Regina campers have been upgraded by the Saskatchewan government.
The 177 campground sites at Rowan's Ravine provincial park have been electrified and expanded. Two new service centers are finished being built at Buffalo Pound's Maple Vale Campground and at the day use area near the swimming pool.
Starting next year, Saskatoon residents will be able to fly directly to Winnipeg.
WestJet announced the new route this week. According to a news release sent out by the company, the flights will begin Feb. 15, running twice a day during the week and once on Saturday and Sunday.
The company will also be adding more frequent flights between Saskatoon and Edmonton.
The additional flights are thanks to the expansion of WestJet Encore, a new regional airline which uses Bombardier Q400 aircrafts.
A Regina teacher is packing her bags for Juno Beach, one of 28 teachers from across Canada chosen to do a tour for professional development.
Michelle Phair teaches French Immersion, Ethics and sometimes Grade 9 and 10 Social Studies at Archbishop M.C. O’Neil High School. She is hoping this visit will help her students connect with history beyond the pages of a textbook.
“It’s really hard connecting with notes or textbooks, but once you really bring that personal edge into it, that’s where you really see students are paying attention,” Phair said.
There should be some happy travellers at Regina International Airport now that WestJet has announced direct flights to Winnipeg and more flights to Alberta.
The expansions are part of the company's WestJet Encore service, a regional division of the airline that offers more localized flights. In addition to twice-daily weekday flights to and from Winnipeg and once-daily on the weekend, the carrier also announced that there will be more flights to Calgary and Edmonton as part of the airport's winter schedule.
Photo radar units are now operating alongside highway construction zones in Saskatchewan.
The first of three units was in place on Highway 10 northwest of Balgonie on Monday where a passing lane is being constructed.
The high-tech cameras actually use lasers to gauge a cars speed and take a photo of its license plate. The data is then submitted to the province by the company running the program. The RCMP will then send out tickets to offenders who are going faster than the 60 kilometres an hour allowed in construction zones.
Friends of a beloved couple who died in a highway crash last week are wondering how many people will have to lose their lives before the government takes action.
Nathan Anderson is speaking out after his friend Steve Proctor and Proctor's girlfriend Dustina BigEagle were killed in a collision on Highway 6 south of Regina last week.
"The first thing I thought of was just disbelief," he admits.
While many mayors of Saskatchewan communities are raising concerns about rail lines running through their cities and towns, others are focussing attention on transload facilities.
Transloading simply means transferring product from one mode of transportation to another. CP Rail indicates on their website that they move product from truck to rail car in five different Saskatchewan communities: Estevan, Kerrobert, Lloydminster, Regina and Saskatoon.