While they are preparing for the worst case scenario, emergency planners with the City of Regina say the chances of flood waters impacting homes is very slim.
Manager of Emergency Management for the city, Jay O'Connor, says they sent out letters to about 350 homes in areas within a potential flood zone explaining evacuation plans just in case.
With temperatures set to hit double digits this weekend, communities in flood zones are bracing for rising waters.
As of Friday there are 10 different communities under states of emergency due to flooding
-Town of Maidstone
- Town of Radisson
- Village of Borden
- RM of Great Bend
- RM of Elfros
- RM of Wilton
- Poundmaker Cree Nation
- Sakimay First Nation
- Onion Lake Cree Nation
- Muskowpetung First Nation
- the RM of Fish Creek
The law requires occupants of vehicles to wear seatbelts -- unless you can't -- which is when you seek an exemption from SGI.
Despite a cool wind and patches of snow in Victoria Park, you could smell spring in the air in downtown Regina on Thursday at noon.
Prairie Smoke and Spice Southern Pit BBQ Catering was the first food truck to open it's windows for the season.
"We wanted to be out here a couple weeks ago but weather was a major factor obviously," commented co-owner Rob Reinhardt.
It’s been two years since Arielle Denys’ cat Oscar ran off after being let out of the house, and now she has been reunited with her friend.
She may never have found Oscar if it wasn’t for help from the Prince Albert SPCA.
Denys said the cat disappeared after her mother let the cat out on a nice night.
“One night my mom let him outside and I didn’t want her to,” said Denys, reminiscing about the day Oscar ran off. “She said he’s a cat he’ll come back, and he never did.”
The latest "Avengers" comic book from Marvel sees the Queen City obliterated by an alien weapon fired from Mars with the people mutating into something new.
Marvel Comic Editor Lauren Sankovitch describes what happened to the city after the weapon hits. Basically, Regina is engulfed in a giant ball of energy that appears to be alive.
“Did we destroy it or did we make it greater? Evolving these sites into something different, into something new, into something strange,” Sankovitch commented.
Saskatoon church board is against starting from scratch when it comes to selling
the Third Avenue United Church.
The Third Avenue United Church (TAUC) board is appealing a ruling by the River Bend Presbytery, which makes the final decision about any potential sales, which requires a new bidding process.
The cooler weather has put the spring runoff in Saskatchewan on hold for now.
When the mercury dipped on Tuesday, and continued to stay below seasonal into Wednesday, Patrick Boyle with the Water Security Agency says the melt has slowed for the most part. It's also causing the melting to happen in stages, rather than all in one peak as it usually does.
"It's a sign that things are coming in stages, rather than one large peak," said Boyle.
A dozen train cars lay on their sides, blocking a grid road near Pense a day after a train jumped the tracks at a grid road crossing.
On Wednesday, crews were working to clear the scene and trying to re-lay the tracks.
The CN Rail train derailed at around 7 a.m. Tuesday. Warren Chandler, a spokesman with CN Rail, said they don't send out press releases when a derailment happens.
Chandler said the cars were carrying fertilizer.
"Seven of the fertilizer cars were leaking solid, granular fertilizer, which is not classified as a dangerous product."
It looks as if time heals all wounds for NHL fans. As mad as they were that half the season was cancelled due to the lockout, they’re now pouring in to bars excited to watch playoff hockey.
The Press Box Sports Bar in Regina was packed Tuesday night with fans donning their favourite team’s jerseys.
“When hockey comes back you can’t just ignore it,” admitted Collin Mitchell as he was watching the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Minnesota Wild.
“I like good hockey. It’s as simple as that.”