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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.

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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."

MAP: Final Sask. photo-radar cameras online

The province will be keeping an eye on how fast you're driving as all of the cameras in the two-year photo radar pilot project go live.

On Monday, the last of the cameras began operating across the province; one in Moose Jaw and the Saskatoon cameras had already gone live previously.

Lower gas prices could hang around Sask.

Drivers in Saskatchewan should be able to enjoy lower prices at the pumps for some time yet.

Prices continue to fall at most stations in Saskatchewan, with two stations in Kamsack listed at 87.9 cents per litre Monday morning - the lowest price listed in the province.

"You compare the prices we had this summer, the average motorists are saving up to $25 per week," said Dam McTeague, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy.com.

It's been some time since drivers in Saskatchewan have enjoyed prices this low.

Propane tanker broadsides truck, hits minivan on Highway 5

It has reopened but southbound traffic on Highway 5 at McCormand Drive was temporarily closed and northbound was backed up after a propane tanker broadsided a truck Monday afternoon.

Around 3 p.m. a Superior Propane truck hit the half-ton in the middle of the intersection. The black truck was shoved towards the right hand ditch in the southbound lane while the propane tanker slid over the median, took out the traffic light and hit a northbound minivan.

Firefighters freed a woman from the truck and she was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Saskatoon councillors speak against proposed transit increase

The City of Saskatoon is asking council to approve a second year of fare increases for its city transit service.

But some city councillors are already saying no way.

“I find it very hard to support a transit increase until we're actually providing a service everybody wants and appreciates,” Ward 1 city councillor Darren Hill said. “The administration and council heard loud and clear during the lockout that there needs to be major changes to the transit system, citizens are not happy with the service right now.”

Agribition fills Regina hotels

It's one of the busiest weeks of the year in Regina and that means everyone coming in for Canadian Western Agribition needs a place to stay.

Hotels are nearly full and it may be tough to find a room for the weekend.

Mike Wurster is general manager of the Double Tree by Hilton. The hotel just reopened in time for Agribition last year so it wasn't as hectic. This year is definitely busier but it's not the first time the rooms have been full.

"The party atmosphere for Grey Cup - I don't think you can compare any event to that," he said.

Saskatoon councillors not impressed with snow removal strategy

Saskatoon city councillors shared concerns over the city’s snow and ice strategy this winter, saying it’s unfair to remove snow in some parts of the city while creating windrows and taking away parking in others.

This week, council reviewed the city’s plan calling for complete snow removal on narrow streets 30 feet or less in light of traffic dangers on those streets with an accumulating snow pack and cars parked on both sides. Most of the narrower streets are located in the older parts of neighbourhoods within Circle Drive.

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.

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