If you think your travel bags are safe and secure after you check them at the airport one Regina woman is warning you to think again.
Megan Wolfinger learned the hard way that at least one aspect of airports is not as secure as she thought. After travelling from Regina to Montreal she got to her hotel and realized her baggage had been rifled through and her prescription glasses were missing.
One driver could be looking at charges after a serious crash on highway 1 east of Regina last night.
It happened around 6 p.m. at the intersection of highway 48.
An SUV was crossing the TransCanada when it broadsided a car passing through.
The man and the woman inside the car had to be rushed to hospital; however the driver of the SUV wasn't hurt.
Police say weather wasn't a factor in the crash.
A pedestrian's death is shedding light on what's been a big problem for people walking or driving on Saskatchewan Drive between Winnipeg Street and Broad Street.
The 46-year-old was crossing between Montreal Street and Toronto Street around 9:00 p.m. Thursday night when he was hit by a vehicle. Regina police determined that a street light was burnt out, and the man's dark clothing prevented the driver of the vehicle from seeing him until it was too late.
A diesel shortage in Western Canada has the Co-Op refinery on rations.
Trucks were seen lining up the refinery in the last few weeks waiting to get their rations from the 78-year-old refiner.
“This is an integrated industry in Western Canada, and what happens in one part of the sector can drive sales in other parts of the sector,” refinery spokesman, Daryl Oshanek, said.
We know the snow is going to land in Regina eventually and despite being significantly over-budget City Hall is assuring taxpayers they'll be able to get snow removal done.
The city has already spent about $7.7 million on winter road maintenance in 2013. That's about one million dollars over its annual budget. Last winter the culprit, as one of the heaviest snowfalls ever was seen over the course of the season. There was so much snow that even now there's still some left unmelted at the city's snow dump site in the north end.
The possibility of Saskatchewan’s highways seeing more monitoring cameras is likely not going to happen this year. But there’s one group that thinks that issue takes a back seat when it comes to improving safety on roads.
“Our concern right now is basically the wildlife on the highway. Something’s just got to be done,” said the Saskatchewan Trucking Association’s Al Rosseker.
A plan to add more cameras on Saskatchewan’s highways is “highly unlikely” to go ahead as previously thought.
After the atrocious winter last year, which saw hundreds of roads and highways closed throughout the season, many drivers criticized the province’s Highway Hotline service. The service provides information on road conditions and passes it along to drivers. But some say more monitoring cameras are needed.
Last March, the Department of Highways and Infrastructure said that up to five more cameras would be installed this year.
Plans apparently change.
The Saskatoon Airport Authority is looking forward to showing the first phase of a major expansion of the Diefenbaker International Airport.
With passengers due to start using a new terminal on Wednesday, lead architect Derek Kindrachuk said there's just one problem.
"Some will probably think: 'Gee, I got off at the wrong airport," he chuckled at a sneak peak event held for media on Tuesday morning.
But, jokes aside, Kindrachuk said he was impressed with the building, which started out as a drawing in his office back in 2007.
Saskatchewan’s highway crews are ready to make your drive as smooth as possible should any substantial amount of snow or ice fall.
Even though it’s October and it might be a little early for a large dump of snow, Joel Cherry with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure says crews can switch between summer and winter maintenance pretty quickly.
“It only takes about less than a half hour to mount a plow on a truck,” he said.
After a long absence the provincial government is hoping it make travelling on a single-lane highway a bit safer by bringing back passing lanes.
Eight new passing lanes, each two kilometres long, opened to traffic on Friday. There are four passing lanes in each direction on Highway 10 between Fort Qu’Appelle and Balgonie.
The lanes were built to provide an opportunity to pass on the busy single-lane highway. Drivers are expected to stay in the right hand lane unless they are passing a vehicle.