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.
Federal aviation officials say an Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea, has crashed while landing at San Francisco airport. It was not immediately known whether there were any injuries.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown says the plane was coming from South Korea and was supposed to land on runway 28 left at San Francisco International Airport. She said the sequence of events was still unclear, but it appeared the plane landed and then crashed.
After an accident on Highway 6 south of Regina, a group of concerned citizens from Estevan has renewed their calls to twin the highway.
The head-on collision took the lives of three people, including a 25-year-old man, a 27-year-old woman from Regina and a 63-year-old woman from Weyburn.
The death toll on Saskatchewan's roads over the Canada Day long weekend continues to rise.
RCMP released information Tuesday afternoon about a fatal collision Saturday. Around 3:15 p.m., officers from Warman were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover north of Maymont.
A 17-year-old boy was driving the vehicle that rolled. He was thrown from the vehicle and died on the scene.
The teen's family has been notified and have requested his name does not be released.
A single-vehicle crash near Crooked River claimed two lives Sunday night.
Tisdale RCMP say a car, driving northbound on Highway 23, went through the Highway 3 intersection and drove off the road where it crashed into several trees.
RCMP, Tisdale Fire and Tisdale Ambulance all arrived on scene around 7 p.m. and found two men in the car. Both were dead.
RCMP traffic collision is investigating the accident.
Family members of the men have been informed but RCMP will not release the names of the two men at this time.
With the Canada Day long weekend underway, officials in Alberta are reminding Saskatchewan travelers that they are still open for business despite flood clean-up efforts.
Many roads are still closed in Southern Alberta where flooding hit the hardest, including in High River where some residents are just now being allowed back to their homes. Calgary is still without power in some areas, though in most areas it has been restored.
Saskatchewan's provincial parks are full as campers celebrate the first weekend of summer over the Canada Day weekend.
"We expect it to be fairly full this weekend," said Cindy MacDonald, executive director of Sask Parks. "It's finally nice summer weather and people are ready to go out and use the camping unit."
However, MacDonald says there are a few camp sites available in some parks.
Cam Hamilton is one camper spending the weekend at the Echo Valley Provincial Park who made the reservation months ago online.