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Highway 16 reopens after 31 vehicle pile up

RCMP have reopened a section of Highway 16 that was closed Saturday following a 25 car pile up that sent 13 to hospital. 

The accident happened around 10 a.m. near Maymont, a small town about an hour northwest of Saskatoon. RCMP say heavy fog was a factor in the crashes.

Monday outbounds set record for Regina International Airport

With the Grey Cup festival finished, Monday was the busiest day the Regina International Airport (RIA) has ever had.

On Thursday, RIA CEO Jim Hunter said that they had 3,152 people outbound Monday, a new record for the airport.

“It was a pretty interesting day, but I’m very proud of the screening folks. They had the lines set up and everything went very, very smoothly,” said Hunter.

Canada Border Services doubles up staff as Black Friday traffic begins

The Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) is expecting around double the normal traffic at its North Portal crossing this weekend as U.S. stores put on massive sales for Black Friday.

Lisa White, spokesperson for the CBSA said shoppers started trickling through the border on Wednesday, but it would be Saturday and Sunday that would see peak traffic.

“What we want to avoid is all these people coming back at the same time,” she said in a phone interview on Wednesday.

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.

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