Finding a campground could prove to be a challenge this summer if you’re travelling to southeast Saskatchewan.
Many transient workers in the Bakken Oil Formation can’t find a place to live and as a result, they’re turning to campgrounds.
“All of the people that are here are either truckers or they work on the oil field,” said Leo Grossman with the Carlyle Lion’s Park Campground.
He said it’s currently full there, adding it becomes a full-time job looking after everything.
Saskatchewan drivers aren’t likely too thrilled with gas prices creeping ever higher in the province. If you’re avoiding going to the pumps as much as possible, know that there are techniques you can apply to get the most out of your tank of gas—often referred to as hypermiling.
Of course you can avoid driving all together by biking or walking, but for many of us that isn’t a practical option.
It really all comes down to two simple things.
Soon you'll have a brand new overpass to drive on at highway 1.
Bridge work, as well as the ramps and connecting roadways should be done by the fall.
The new lanes from highway 1 to Dewdney Avenue and the overpass over the CP rail lines will take a little longer though. They're expected to be finished by the fall of 2014.
The province is spending $113-million on the project in total. $27-million is coming from the federal government.
The first public hearings of the Special Committee on Traffic Safety are being held in Regina Tuesday and Wednesday.
Hearings will be held in six Saskatchewan communities to find ways the province can make traffic safer. Presentations are being made by various stakeholders across the country, with written recommendations to the committee available to be viewed online.
It's been widely reported that Estevan has a housing crisis on its hands, but what about their overcrowded highways?
Residents in the growing city are raising their voices about what they call an unsafe travel on Highway 39 and 6 as members of the Time to Twin committee.
Regina's RCMP training academy got an unexpected visitor shortly after dinnertime Friday when a small plane landed on their driving course.
The pilot said there was a mechanical issue and that he had to land in the area where RCMP officers train to drive police cars.
The fire department was called in around 6:30 p.m., but no one was hurt.
Edited by CJME's Chelsea Laskowski
It's one thing to haul your camper to the lake for the weekend. But it's another thing to hook up a trailer to a U-Haul, put a truck on that trailer, and attach a fifth wheel camper to the truck.
One brave individual was spotted recently in south-east Saskatchewan dragging that caravan down the highway. News Talk Radio also received a series of photos this week showing a small car with an ATV strapped to the roof and trunk traveling through Carlyle and Whitewood.
The summer highway construction season is already a few weeks behind before most work even starts.
The government rolled out this year's highway work plan on Thursday afternoon. More than 100 major road upgrades, repaving, bridge and culvert, and maintenance projects are planned for around the province. Of those, 33 are considered "major" highway upgrades.
Speaking to reporters highways minister Don McMorris admits the late spring means crews are already two or three weeks behind where they would normally be starting.
Saskatchewan Police wrote up 356 tickets during their two-day traffic blitz.
Last week's Operation Overdrive focused on things like impaired driving, seat belt and cellphone violations, and aggressive driving.
Seven people went down for impaired driving during the May 8-9 campaign. 102 others earned seat belt violations.
Last year's blitz, which took place over the May long weekend, resulted in 50 impaired driving violations, and over 1300 tickets issued.