It only took a couple of days...but rules changes in the CFL are already being noticed.
Starting this year, teams can only have one padded, contact practice per day. Because of that Riders head coach Corey Chamblin decided that the the morning practice on every second day would in-fact be a walk through and not a full on practice.
Not surprisingly the players tend to like it, but they can definitely see a bit of a downside to it as well.
What a difference a few days makes.
This time last week, there was plenty of question marks when it came to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and their defensive line. Especially when it came to the defensive ends.
At that time we were looking at a line that featured Ricky Foley as likely the man expected to be the go-to-guy when it came to producing sacks. Then John Chick returned, and it basically changed everything.
"I think it's definitely been answered with those two guys," said defensive lineman Tearrius George.
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.
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.
There are reports of a funnel cloud touching down south of Maple Creek on Sunday afternoon.
Perry Windjack and his son Brodie were heading home to their farm around 4:00 p.m. when they saw a dark, fast – moving cloud a few miles away.
“It kept getting lower and lower and that’s when we realized that it had the potential to be something more than just a cloud,” he explained.
His 21-year-old son started filming with his phone out the window – becoming an impromptu storm chaser.
The Saskatchewan government is setting out to hear from people in eight different communities as consultations begin towards an anti-bullying strategy.
Saskatoon Fairview MLA Jennifer Campeau, also legislative secretary to the minister of education, is starting the public consultations Monday in North Battleford as the government looks to build an action plan for bullying in the province.
Another apparent impaired driving incident on Saskatchewan roads over the weekend.
A Saturday morning water crash claimed the life of a 36-year-old woman on the Red Earth First Nations.
Around 6:20 a.m. the car she was in went off the road and was partially submerged in water.
The woman was stuck inside, and the vehicle was partially submerged.
The man driving is now in Saskatoon hospital with serious injuries while the woman was declared dead at Nipawin Hospital.
A shortage of pediatric neurologists in Saskatchewan has one Weyburn man worried for his kids’ future.
Andrew Kerr has two children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a degenerative disease that causes the muscles to weaken. Usually by age 12, kids with DMD are bound to a wheelchair.
Although his two children are young enough to enjoy some mobility (they can walk short distances, but stairs or any distance too long and they require help). But even his youngest child, at 4 years old, needs regular doses of steroids to slow the progress of his condition.
As the Saskatchewan Roughriders took the field for training camp Sunday, the organization was in its second day of single-game ticket sales.
At long last, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are back, and football is front and centre once again in the province.
After the winter we all went through, the off season felt a little longer. It certainly didn't help that the Riders season ended in a very dramatic and heartbreaking way.