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Environment Canada predicts Sask summer 'not too hot but not too cold'

After a record-breaking cold snowy winter and a spring that seemed to skip straight into summer, Environment Canada’s chief meteorologist is taking his best shot at Saskatchewan’s summer forecast.

Dave Phillips says June will start off a bit cooler than we might expect after reaching close to 30 degrees at the beginning of May.

“Tend to favour normal to a little bit cooler than normal but things towards the end of June warming up,” he commented.

SaskEnergy burning off extra natural gas in Saskatoon

It's a bit too high to roast marshmallows, but a few toasty flames will be visible in Saskatoon Tuesday as SaskEnergy crews burn off extra natural gas in a major pipeline near 11th Street West, between Avenue W South and Circle Drive.

"It's a 16 inch pipeline and we've got to reroute it to make way for the South Circle Drive project," said SaskEnergy's Dave Burdeniuk.

Burdeniuk said natural gas service will not be disrupted during the 12 hour controlled burn with four different flames.

UPDATED: Regina patients stuck between clinics will get records transferred

Patients following their doctors to a new medical clinic in Regina can now be sure all of their medical information will come with them.

Three Regina youths charged with arson

Police say a group kids spent Saturday night lighting fires around central Regina.

Calls came in from Athol Street, Cameron Street, and the 2700 clock of Avonhurst Drive.

Five of the fires were started in garbage cans. A sixth was lit in a utility trailer and spread to a nearby garage.

Thanks to calls from nearby residents, police were able to round up the group of seven. Four are under the age of 12. The other three were charged with arson.

None can be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Committee looks at strategy to stop rising number of highway collisions

A legislative committee is gathering information and recommendations to stop highway fatalities on Saskatchewan's highways.

"Back in 2012 we saw a spike in our fatality rates on our highways. That concerned the Premier greatly so he wanted to see if there was a way to get information from stakeholders and (the) public in general," said Darryl Hickie, chair of the All Party Traffic Safety Committee.

The committee has been holding public meetings across the province and taking online submissions.

7 people killed on Saskatchewan highways this weekend

The Saskatchewan government is looking at traffic safety this week after seven people, including a two year old child from Melfort, were killed in collisions on the weekend.

The two year old girl died when she was hit by a handi-van in Melfort on Friday afternoon. It happened at a care home in the city.

Sherwood Reeve denies conflict of interest in plans

The reeve of the Rural Municipality of Sherwood is denying accusations of a potential conflict of interest involving a "mega-project" worth over $2 billion.

Young girls in Regina learn to value themselves

Self-esteem and self-awareness were discussed at the Dove Real Beauty Workshop held at the RCMP Heritage Building in Regina on Sunday.

Over 200 moms and daughters showed up to the event. Different exercises were given to the young girls that helped them understand how the media portrays women and why women in magazines and on television look the way they do.

“My favourite part was when she showed us a photo shoot. And when they take the photos, it’s not really what (you see) in the pictures,” said Megan Eluwa, who went to the workshop with her mother.

TransGas burning off excess gas

TransGas has plans for some upgrades to a storage cavern facility just south of Regina, but needs to burn off some excess natural gas in order to do so.

Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, a large flame could be seen south of the city as workers monitored the 40-foot flare stack.

Second man arrested in New Years Eve murder in Regina

A second person has been charged in a New Years Eve murder.

26-year-old Delvin Mike was found critically injured in a North-central Regina home on December 31, 2012. He was transferred to hospital, but later died.

Earlier this week, Nathaniel Thomas Elk of Fort Qu'Appealle was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Then at around 10:30 Friday night, Regina police were led to the 1500 block of Athol street where they arrested 30 year old Owen Maurice Pelletier without incident.

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