Although organizers originally planned to open the Craven Country Jamboree campsite on Sunday, after heavy rains over the weekend, they’ve decided to give the site time to dry out and won’t allow campers in until Wednesday.
Anyone heading to Craven has now been asked to park their trailers at Evraz Place until the day before the jamboree begins.
Southeast Saskatchewan saw some active weather Saturday as plough winds and tornados ripped through the area.
Yorkton storm hunter Ryan Crouse was on the ground chasing clouds throughout the day, including more than a few funnel clouds and at least one tornado that touched down.
“The wind was unbelievable actually,” he said on the phone Saturday during a break in his chase. “I had the door open and I thought the door was going to blow right off.”
Heavy rain forced the cancellation of the Canada Remembers Our Heroes Airshow Saturday.
Organizers say they had no choice but to pull the plug because of "safety factors."
"We just don't want anybody to be in any danger of any kind," said volunteer director Brian Swidrovich, adding that every event, including the parade of veterans, is cancelled.
"We just don't want our veterans marching out in the rain."
This year's show at the Auto Clearing Speedway is supposed to feature performances by the Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornets.
The I Love Regina Day event has been cancelled due to heavy downpours early in the morning Saturday.
The City had planned for a number of activities in Victoria Park including facepainting, live entertainment, and a Chalk festival, but with a large storm rolling through the city, it was unlikely there would be enough of an audience to warrant holding the event.
Environment Canada will be struggling with some technical issues after the Bethune radar station was struck by lightning in the early morning hours Saturday.
A storm rolled over the small town around 4 a.m. that brought about 50 mm (about 2 inches) of rain in some areas, and obviously a little bit of thunder and lightning.
“The problem is the electronics are probably fried so it may be down for a while,” said Dan Fulton, a meteorologist with Environment Canada.
“I guess they’ve got to see how bad the damage is and all that kind of stuff.”
Broken tree branches littered the streets in Shaunavon Friday morning, but not for long as people headed out to clean up.
The town was hit by the edge of a tornado-producing storm Thursday night. And it came at a bad time too: the town is just two weeks away from it's centennial celebrations.
"Definitely some damage out there. But the town crews are out and on it, so I think we'll have it cleaned up in short order," said Wendy Thienes, centennial committee member.
In short, the committee isn't worried.
Environment Canada confirms a tornado touched down in southwest Saskatchewan Thursday evening.
It happened near Dollard around 8 p.m., which is 15 minutes west of Shaunavon. But while the tornado did not hit any towns, Shaunavon is cleaning up as high winds tore down trees and rains flooded roads.
Town Manager Jay Meyer said the storm hit fast and hard, filling the town’s sewers in a matter of minutes.
“Our storm sewers were actually pretty clean, but with the amount of water that was coming down, they just couldn’t keep up,” he said.
Snow might be the last thing on people's minds during a July heat wave, but there are still piles of it nearly 50 feet high at the City of Regina's snow storage site.
"It's unusual to still have snow in the middle of the summer, but we do," said Chris Warren, the city's manager of winter maintenance.
At its peak, Warren says some of the snow piles reached 80 to 90 feet high. In an effort to help the snow melt faster, the city deployed a few new techniques over the winter in how it piled the snow.
Many people in Regina are attempting to beat the heat this week with a dip in one of the city's five outdoor pools.
City manager of sport and recreation, Dean Dodge says says this is likely to be one of the busiest weeks of the year, with as many as 700 people coming to the larger pools, like the Wascana, in a given day.But you don't need to worry about them running out of space.
"Most pools don't reach full capacity for the duration of the day," said Dodge.
Football is a game of the elements, and this week has been a big test for the Riders.
They've been out every day so far in this blistering heat that has taken over Saskatchewan for the last few days.
The heat is not only tough on those watching, but especially those playing, and even more so the biggest guys on the field, those along the line of scrimmage.
"I prefer late November when it's minus-20 than this real hot stuff," said offensive lineman Brendon LaBatte.