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Regina launches program to reward sidewalk shovelers

The City of Regina is looking to reward helpful neighbours who keep sidewalks clear during the winter.

The Snowbusters program will recognize volunteers who help clear their neighbour's sidewalks.

"For those who help out those neighbours in need, those who have disabilities or can't get out to do their own sidewalk, will be entered into a contest and at the end of the year they can win a snow blower," said Mayor Michael Fougere as he announced the new program Monday morning.

SaskEnergy emphasizes safety in bitter cold

The deep freeze has hit Saskatchewan once again and with it comes potential safety concerns for your home.

Dave Burdeniuk with SaskEnergy said carbon monoxide incidents go up when the temperature drops.

"Every winter, we do see serious incidents somewhere in Saskatchewan where someone is hospitalized because of carbon monoxide," he said. 

Cold weather to continue into new year

As the clock strikes twelve to end 2013 festivities in Saskatchewan will be kept very cold.

"As we move into the week kind of a mix of sun and cloud as basically little disturbances roll by to the west. Temperatures will be very cold, we are looking at highs around - 25 C until Friday," said Environment Canada meteorologist Dan Fulton, adding that 2014 will bring some warmer temperatures.

"We will get a fairly decent warm-up. We are looking at a high of - 8 C on Friday."

The worst is over for stormy areas around Saskatoon

Areas along the Yellowhead highway route and southward received between five to 10 centimeters of snow last night, said Dan Fulton, meteorologist with Environment Canada. The snowfall combined with gusting winds up to 60 kilometers an hour resulted in low visibility and poor driving conditions.

Conditions are clearing in Saskatoon. By Saturday evening, skies should clear and winds should calm to between 15 and 20 kilometers an hour, said Danielle Fingland, meteorologist with Environment Canada.

A whole new world: Winter storm hits South Sask.

Residents in Regina and indeed most of southern Saskatchewan woke up to a different world on Saturday morning.

After enjoying mild temperatures for most of Christmas week, with temperatures reaching as high as 1.2 C on Friday, an Arctic cold front swinging in from the North brought a cold wake up on Saturday morning. Even by 8 a.m., those once-enjoyable winter temperatures had dropped to -18 C.

Meanwhile, most of southern Saskatchewan was (and is) under a blowing snow warning early in the morning with Environment Canada cautioning of winds gusting up to 70 km/h.

Stormy weather on its way to Saskatoon

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for most of southern Saskatchewan in anticipation of a low pressure system passing through the region. 

An estimated five to 10 centimeters of snow will fall in Saskatoon overnight with winds gusting at 40 to 60 kilometers an hour into Saturday morning, said John Paul Cragg, warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada. 

Cold, heavy snow likely for southern Sask. Friday night

It could be an ugly drive home for anyone looking to hit the highways on Friday evening.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for all of southern Saskatchewan.

A massive cold front is tracking in from the north bringing with it around five to 10 cms of snow and winds gusting around 60 km/h. And while temperatures could get as high as zero degrees during the day Friday, meteorologist Dan Fulton said they could plummet down to around -17 C Friday night.

People get back to Saskatoon after ice storm delays

The ice storm that hit much of Eastern Canada certainly caused tie-ups at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, but flights coming from there to Saskatoon were running fairly smoothly on Monday.

"It's been managed well.  We're just seeing some minor delays.  They're running anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes (late) is sort of the worst case scenarios we're seeing," Saskatoon Airport Authority CEO Stephen Maybury said.

Thousands without power after ice storm

TORONTO - The mayor of Toronto said "things are improving" in the city hit hard by a weekend ice storm which wreaked havoc from southwestern Ontario to the Atlantic Coast.

Rob Ford says power has been restored to 75,000 homes and more are being brought back every hour by Toronto Hydro crews working around the clock after ice splintered a huge number of trees and made roads and sidewalks treacherous.

Left in the dark, Toronto turns to Twitter

More than 200,000 Hydro One customers in Toronto and the GTA continue to live in the dark.

Many residents with power, have turned to Twitter, offering shelter, warm meals and aid to others without heat and power.

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