Some train traffic in Saskatoon was at a standstill for a few hours Wednesday afternoon after a natural gas line hit.
The pipeline was hit just before 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon by a contractor doing horizontal drilling in the CN Rail Yards off of 11th Street West in Saskatoon.
Casey MacLeod with SaskEnergy, said train traffic was temporaily not allowed to enter the area while SaskEnergy crews worked to stop the leak.
At 38.4 million tonnes, it’s the largest crop Saskatchewan has ever produced.
On Wednesday, Statistics Canada released its November report on principal crop production that showed that this year’s crop is the largest Saskatchewan has ever produced.
Their estimates show a 40 per cent overall increase in production from 2012, which is about one-and-a-half times the 10-year production average and outpaces goals set by the province for 2020 by nearly 2 million tonnes.
A lot of money is going back into the North Central community from all the containers collected around Mosaic Stadium after the Grey Cup.
Guy Trudeau is the manager of the Angus Street SARCAN depot and he said 60,000 cans and bottles were collected and recycled in the area following the game.
"It took about three days to finalize the count," said Trudeau.
Containers are collected after each game but the Grey Cup was the busiest. Trudeau said they are always prepared for after the Rider games and had a few more staff on hand following the Grey Cup.
Christmas lights are shining bright at Regina City Hall with the annual ‘Light the Lights’ tradition on Tuesday night marking the start to the festive season.
Mayor Michael Fougere shared the job of switching on the lights with a little girl all bundled up in the cold.
Christmas carols soothed the crowd in the cold as the lights went on but some kids almost spilled their hot chocolate when a certain man in red showed up. Kids quickly lined up to tell Santa what they want for Christmas.
An Australian newspaper is shining a spotlight on East End, Saskatchewan's most famous export: Scotty the Tyrannosaurus rex.
The Royal Saskatchewan Museum had a copy of the famous skeleton, the pieces of which were first found in 1991 in the Frenchman River Valley near East End, made earlier this year. Last week an article ran in the newspaper The Australian highlighting the journey the replica took from Saskatchewan to the land "down under" to be featured in a new exhibit about the relatives of the famed giant lizard.
There are some big brains in Saskatchewan's schools helping the province score high in the Programme for International Student Assessment 2012.
15-year-old students were randomly selected and tested and they performed above the international average in science, reading and math.
STARS Air Ambulance helicopters can now land on the roof of the Regina General Hospital with the official opening of a $3.4 million helipad on Tuesday.
Dr. Terry Ross is the medical director for STARS and he explained the significance of having a helipad on the roof of a hospital by pointing out that saving time can also save lives.
Saskatchewan's Ukrainian community is standing in solidarity with their homeland as historic political shifts unfold there.
A failed European Union association deal and the police brutality that followed sparked the biggest protests Ukraine has seen since the Orange Revolution in 2004.
In Saskatoon, about 100 people gathered at City Hall Monday to express their support for those on the streets of Ukraine's biggest cities. A similar rally was held at the provincial legislature earlier in the day.
Business is about to pick up at Mission Ridge Winter Park and while skiers and boarders don’t depend on natural snow it certainly doesn’t hurt.
Crews are busy making more snow and the park should be ready to open by Saturday. Snow School Director Anders Svenson is confident the opening date will stay the same.
“So far so good. We’re at about 60 per cent of our snow-making right now is complete; we should be about 90 per cent done by the weekend,” he said.
It's a Christmas tradition, everywhere you go you see volunteers with the Salvation Army's Christmas Kettle Campaign, but this year the organization is having trouble finding people to ring bells in Regina.
On Friday we found Doug Richardson standing in a Wal-Mart entrance taking change from shoppers, he has been volunteering with the Kettle Campaign for the past six years.
“The Salvation Army is right in the trenches in delivering community service and that appeals to me a lot,” he said.