Dozens of city crews worked to place sand barriers along 17th Avenue on Tuesday.
Higher-than-normal expected runoff has raised higher-than-normal flooding concerns along the Wascana creek in that area. The barriers run from Pasqua Street all the way to Elphinstone Street.
"We're thinking of bringing our canoe in from the cabin... just in case we want to make it home" jokes one man who lives on the lowest part of 17th Avenue.
Many residents nearby remember the flood prevention efforts of 2011. For some, the sand barriers are an annual sight.
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Roofs are coming down under the weight of snow and ice and damage claims are going up at SGI.
As of April 12, 2013 SGI Canada is reporting 1700 claims for roof-related damage. 1500 are for ice dams while 178 are for roof collapses.
Regina alone has had 64 roof collapses which is twice the number claimed at the beginning of the month.
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.
The CJME news team is being honoured by our peers.
News Talk 980 CJME won awards for best Breaking News Coverage and Feature Reporting on the weekend. The awards were presented at the Radio Television Digital News Association convention in Winnipeg.
The breaking news award was for our live coverage of tornadoes touching down in southern Saskatchewan last June.
Regina is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada with hundreds of people looking to buy a new home, others looking for renovations and more and more construction companies popping up.
But not all those companies are capable of -- or care enough about -- getting the job done right. Consumers are then paying the price.
“Cutting Corners,” a three-part series by CJME, looks at how consumers can protect themselves from hiring someone who is unqualified, indifferent, or greedy when anyone can call themselves a contractor.
What will Mother Nature bring next week? From snow to double digit temperatures, you never really know what kind of weather is in store for Regina which is why the city is preparing for everything.
Jay O'Connor with emergency management for the City of Regina always has his eye on the forecast.
“The cooler weather that we’re getting now is nice, it accommodates a little bit of melting and cooling at night,” he commented.
Saskatchewan is not new to flooding. The images below illustrate what is being seen in our province by you as well as our team in 2013.