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Golf season officially opens in Saskatoon

While the professionals tee off at Augusta National Golf Club for The Master's -- avid golfers in Saskatoon were ready for the first day of golf.

On Thursday Wildwood Golf Course opened its doors to eager golfers in Saskatoon including Dwayne, who thought he would be hitting the links a little earlier.

Early melt thrills Regina golfers eager for summer

As the top golf pros in the world get ready to tee off at the Masters, golfers in Regina are just happy to be outside hitting some balls in the sun.

Golf courses are still drying off but several driving ranges are open for business. With clear skies and temperatures above 10 C, Thursday was a busy afternoon at the Paisley Golf Oasis driving range west of Regina.

Dave Tolluch says hitting balls is the most satisfying sound of spring.

"There's nothing like the thwack of a driver against a ball," he commented.

Homes around Crooked, Round lakes avoiding flooding

Homes that survived last year's flooding on Crooked and Round lakes should be safe for now.

Now that most of the snow has melted, water levels on both lakes are expected to peak this week. Crooked Lake peaks on Wednesday and Round Lake is expected to on April 12 but there's no immediate threat to homes.

Province offering coverage for private wells in Saskatchewan

People with wells in the path of imminent flooding in Saskatchewan will now have coverage under the province's Emergency Flood Damage Reduction Program.
 
The province renewed the program for 2015, and water wells used for human consumption to the list of approved protected works.
 
Now people will be able to 85 per cent of the cost of approved permanent works - things like berms and culverts, to protect wells, and other approved works from imminent flooding - covered. Communities are eligible for 75 per cent of the cost.
 

PHOTOS: Snow blankets Saskatchewan

The snow is slowly tapering off after causing a rough commute on Saskatchewan highways Tuesday morning.

A few centimetres of snow fell throughout the morning. More could return Tuesday evening in the Regina area.
 
If you have to travel, be aware that most highways are icy with drifting and loose snow.

You can check Highway Hotline before your trip to see the latest conditions. 

The rest of the week is forecast to be sunny with a high of 10 C in Saskatoon and 9 C in Regina.

Heavy snow for Easter in southwest Sask.

People in the Cypress Hills area woke up to a white Easter.

A snowfall warning was issued Sunday morning for Cypress Hills where reports of up to 27 centimetres or 11 inches of snow fell in the provincial park.

That warning also stretches across the Assiniboia, Gravelbourg, Coronach, Shaunavon, Maple Creek and Val Marie regions.

Heavy snowfall continues in these areas. As of 11 a.m., 14 centimetres were reported in Rockglen.

Eastend and Shaunovan have between five and 10 centimetres or about four inches.

Regina dog park turned into a lake

You may find yourself swimming if you head to Regina's off-leash dog park.

It has transformed into its yearly duck and geese sanctuary as the water flows downstream from Wascana Lake creating a new lake on the park.

While most dog walkers avoid the area during the spring, it came as a surprise to Quinn Potoski who is new to the city.

"I took an hour-long walk to get here," he said. "It's completely flooded. You can't even get to the gate. It's a duck pond."

Blowing snow deteriorates Regina roads Thursday morning

Icy roads made for treacherous drives around Regina Thursday morning as a disturbance moved through the Queen City.

CJME weather specialist John Wilson said a stiff north wind combined and a few centimetres of snow resulted in blowing snow Thursday morning. He explained it's from the back end of a system making its way through the province.

The blowing snow and precipitation left a lot of ice for commuters to deal with both in Regina and on surrounding highways.

Wind, snowfall warnings for parts of Saskatchewan

Parts of Saskatchewan are under weather warnings just one day after heat records fell in the province.

Environment Canada has issued wind alerts are in effect for Kindersley, Rosetown, Biggar, Wilkie, Macklin, Leader, Gull Lake, Swift Current, Herbert, Cabri, Kyle and Lucky Lake areas.

Strong winds gusting more than 90 kilometres per hour are expected later Wedesday afternoon and into the evening as a cold front pushes through the area. Environment Canada is forecasting rain turning into snow, which could reduce visibility.

8 warm-weather records set in Sask. on Tuesday

The mercury rose higher than it ever has before on March 31 in some Saskatchewan communities this week.

Environment Canada confirms that eight warm-weather records were set on Tuesday - with one other community tying their old record.

Records were set in:

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