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Transportation likely a problem through weekend in Regina

Anyone hoping to take cabs over the weekend will want to call ahead…like way ahead.

A number of things have been playing into the long wait times for a taxi in the city. Of course, with football fans spread out all across the city, the Grey Cup festival is a main driver for the wait. But the weather plays into it too.

“We were hoping it wouldn’t be quite as cold. But it’s cold so the demand is higher,” said Sandy Archibald with Regina Cabs. “And it’s Friday and it’s Grey Cup.”

Regina airport packed as football fans arrive in droves

As Friday hit the Queen City, the Regina International Airport was dealing with the busiest day yet during the Grey Cup Festival. And although there were a lot of people flying into the city for Sunday’s Grey Cup Final, those trying to get out of Regina had a rough time.

Two different flights were cancelled Friday morning as a result of mechanical problems—one a flight to Denver, the other a flight to Chicago.

Don Bell was taxiing out onto the tarmac when the plane suddenly stopped.

Regina airport struggling to find room for planes

With all the traffic flying into the Queen City this week, the Regina International Airport has been having a problem finding a place to put all the chartered planes.

“We’re running into issues trying to park all the business jets coming in. As well, the Snowbirds are coming in with 11 jets on Sunday to do their fly past, and they’re going to be parking here for a while,” said the airport’s President and CEO Jim Hunter.

Busy week at Regina airport

The Regina International Airport is getting ready to welcome thousands of visitors for Grey Cup 101.

President and CEO Jim Hunter said they've been prepared for quite a while and identifies two days, which he feels will be the busiest.

"Friday is shaping up to be the busiest inbound day," said Hunter, "And of course, probably Monday following the game with all the Hamilton fans leaving in black, mourning the outcome of the game of course."

Sask. woman runs tropical yoga retreat in Nicaragua

Sasha Friess's love of yoga has taken her from the prairies of Saskatchewan to the jungles of Nicaragua, where her workplace is now on the shores of a tropical lagoon.

"The crater was created by a volcano that imploded on itself, so it created this great big basin that filled with rain water over time and we're right along the shore of the lake," Friess said, in an interview from Nicaragua.

Train crashes into grain truck in Weyburn

Traffic in Weyburn was held up in the west end Monday morning as crews dealt with a train crash.

The trailer of a grain truck got stuck on the tracks around 9:30 a.m. when it was hit by an oncoming train.

No one was hurt and the train did not derail, but it took almost three hours for crews to get the area on Queen Street cleaned up.

City of Regina and Transit Union reach tentative agreement

After nine months of negotiations the Transit Union and the City of Regina reached a tentative agreement over the weekend.

Fans won't have to worry about getting around during the Grey Cup because buses will be running.

During bargaining, the union had said it wasn't going to rule out striking during the game and festival.

Main city streets clear but slippery sections on highways

While much of the city was celebrating at least someone was working on Sunday night because the main streets of Regina are clear of ice and snow.

You will likely still need to take some extra time on your commute to work because some roads are still a bit slippery and residential streets are snow covered.

Regina police were called to 47 crashes within the city over the weekend due to slippery conditions but luckily no one was badly hurt.

Travel on Highway 1 not recomended

A crash near the small town of Parkbeg forced RCMP to close down a section of the Trans-Canada Highway Saturday.

RCMP said three semi-trailers had jackknifed and collided just eight kilometres west of Parkbeg, which is a 45 minute drive west from Moose Jaw.

Few details have been made available about the specifics of the crash. RCMP did have the 100 km stretch of highway between Rush Lake and Mortlach closed for several hours as they cleaned up the crash.

Snowy travels expected for Rider fans heading to Calgary

The road to the West Final in Calgary may be a snowy one for any Roughrider fans in Saskatchewan making the trek to McMahon Stadium.

"We have a lot of snow coming—even for Saskatchewan—over the weekend," said John Paul Cragg, meteorologist for Environment Canada.

"Starting Friday and ending Saturday, we have some snow falling and it looks like we may have to extend the warnings that we have out in Alberta."

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