Spring seeding could be delayed for farmers in Saskatchewan, another impact the abundance of snow this winter is having.
Jamie Hodson grows wheat, pulse crops and oilseeds on a farm near Grand Coulee.
“As far back as I can remember I haven’t seen a winter drag on like this. Nothing of this significance that most of us can recall and so I’m sure going forward looking into spring it’s going to cause some issues,” he said.
According to the forecast Regina's snow isn't going to be leaving any time soon, and more is coming, but the City of Regina is going over budget for snow removal.
"By the end of March when I looked at the numbers we had spent pretty much close to what our whole budget for the year is, so I think we were sitting around $6.3 million," said Chris Warren, manager of winter road maintenance for the City of Regina.
That money only counts snow removal for January to the end of March and the budget is meant to last from October to December next winter.
With the latest run-off forecast expanding the areas in a possible flood zone, it's an uneasy time for many people in flood zones in some Saskatchewan communities.
They can only do so much to get prepared, then they just have to wait for the snow to melt to see how high the water will rise.
You don't hear the river running in south Moose Jaw now because it’s still relatively frozen. But just because that's the case at this given time doesn't mean those who live along it are remaining stationary too.
The lack of spring melt appears to be putting a damper on the start of the baseball season in Regina.
As snow leftover from the winter that doesn't want to end continues to sit on fields across the Queen City, Baseball Regina can't say for sure what this will mean for the start of their season.
"It's so depressing," said Leo MacDonald with Baseball Regina, who admits they're taking it week by week at this point. "Last year I believe we were actually on the field, or pretty close."
There is no one in Saskatoon today that was around the last time it was this cold on this date.
On Tuesday, Environment Canada data confirmed the city tied a cold weather record set in 1893 by hitting -15 C around 4 a.m.
The record high for today in Saskatoon is much warmer at 22 C set in 1976.
Our average temperature for this time of year is around 8 C.
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Feeling the winter blues in April is not the same thing as clinical depression, but those who deal with mental health say weather can have an impact on your over-all well-being.
David Nelson is the Executive Director for the Saskatchewan Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association. He says people might find the weather depressing, but it doesn’t really have a major impact on people who suffer from serious mental health issues.
We can deal with breaking a record for cold in January but it’s not the news you want to hear in April.
David Phillips with Environment Canada confirms that’s exactly what happened on Tuesday, when Regina broke a 65-year-old record for April 9.
“We’re reporting a record of minus 18.7 (degrees Celsius) at 3:00 a.m. this morning and even after that record was determined it got colder,” Phillips said, noting the mercury dropped to minus 20 degrees. “Literally smashed the previous record of this date which was minus 15.6 (degrees C) back in 1948.”
As of April 1, Regina had seen 32 roof collapses reported through SGI Canada. Since that time, roof collapses have brought down a building at Evraz Place, a former daycare and a pawn shop on Dewdney Avenue.
The Wascana Centre Authority (WCA) is as ready as it can be ahead of flooding at Wascana Lake. However, their flood preparations do not include putting sandbags around the newly renovated Queen Elizabeth II Gardens.
You can see how the weight of a rough winter is taking a heavy toll on buildings across Saskatchewan as another roof collapsed on a Dewdney Avenue pawn shop in Regina.
You can barely see the damage from the side view of the Absolute Cash pawn shop building next to 7-Eleven on Dewdney Avenue and Robinson Street. But looking through the front door you can see a pile of debris under the collapsed roof.