As students head back to school following the Christmas break, here are a few school buses that will not be running Monday morning.
Prairie South School Division
- Glentworth #4
- Mankota #2
- Lindale #18
South East Cornerstone School Division
Buses to the Nakoda Oyate Education Center on the Carry the Kettle First Nation not running.
With wind chills around -40 C on Sunday, many people stayed inside their warm homes. But not everyone can easily avoid the cold.
At the Salvation Army's Waterston Centre in downtown Regina, almost all of their 52 beds in the all-male emergency shelter were taken.
Ashlea Hubick works at the front desk of the centre. She is the first to see the homeless come through the doors and try to brush off the the cold.
A never-ending stream of trucks were unloading piles of snow at Regina's snow storage site on Saturday.
Following Friday's heavy snowfall, people across the province are preparing for a deep freeze.
"We had a low pressure system track well to the south and brought some northerly winds in behind," Environment Canada meteorologist David Baggaley said, adding Saskatoon received 11 centimetres of snow and Regina received nine centimetres on Friday.
"There is an arctic ridge of high pressure building in from the Yukon and that's just dragging down some very, very cold air from the north."
Plows and graders are out in full force after just under nine centimeters of snow fell on Regina.
“We’re operating in our storm mode,” said the city’s manager of winter maintenance Chris Warren. “It’s go time for them.”
Warren explained how as the snow falls both ice control plow trucks and graters are out cycling through category 1 and 2 streets — or the main roads — to make sure they’re passable.
He said shifts are scheduled 20 hours a days, seven days a week for the entire winter. Crews were out Thursday night when the snow first started.
A system moving over Saskatchewan Friday will be bringing plenty of snow.
A heavy snowfall warning was issued for the far southeast corner of the province early Friday. The alert explained upwards of 15 centimetres - or six inches - of snow could fall by the end of the day.
CJME Weather Specialist John Wilson said even areas excluded from the warning may still see a fair share of snow.
This holiday season has been a cold and stressful one for a farmer in the Rural Municipality of Colonsay.
52-year-old Bruce Reinbold said he and his neighbours have been putting up with an average of 15 to 20 power outages a week for the last three years.
The outages last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours with Reinbold saying they play havoc on his family's electronics.
It's a busy time of year at the Regina International Airport as people take a mid-winter vacation or head home for the holidays. Those returning to Saskatchewan are getting a big shock when they land in the extreme cold.
Dave Shepherd landed Monday afternoon after returning from balmy Ecuador.
"This is terrible. I'm not liking this at all," he said, "(I was) walking through the rain forest yesterday and in the snow and cold today."
Bitter cold stuck around eastern Saskatchewan Monday morning as an extreme-cold warning remained in effect.
The warning was first issued on Sunday over a large section of east Saskatchewan from the Hudson Bay area all the way south to the Estevan area. Environment Canada warned that wind chill values of -40 C to -45 C were possible, and expected throughout the day, due to a cold Artctic air mass.
CJME Weather Specialist John Wilson explained that the province won't be seeing relief from that mass anytime soon.
Wind chills in the minus 30s did not stop snow boarders and skiers from going down the hills at Mission Ridge, near Fort Qu'Appelle over the weekend.
Snow school director, Anders Svenson says over 400 people hit the slopes on Saturday but that dropped to a couple hundred on Sunday. Those who braved the cold were rewarded with lots of snow.