News you might have missed over the long weekend
SASKATOON – Here’s a recap of some of the news you might have missed from Saskatoon and around the province over the Labour Day long weekend.
Four killed in separate Saskatchewan crashes over long weekend
Four people were killed and 11 injured in four separate crashes around Saskatchewan during the long weekend.
Mounties say alcohol may be a factor in two of the crashes.
RCMP are still investigating all the crashes and have not released any names.
Service disruptions hit Saskatoon Transit
A mechanic shortage has created a maintenance backlog at Saskatoon Transit, preventing full bus service from running starting Sept. 2.
The disruptions affect mainly high school specials, direct services and extra buses to accommodate high volumes of transit users.
Transit officials are advising riders to consider adjusting trip times, if possible, to avoid morning and afternoon peak times.
There is no work on how long the service disruptions will last.
School zone speed limits now in effect for Saskatoon
Slow down – school zone speed limits are now in place for Saskatoon for the upcoming school year.
Between Sept. 1 and June 30, the speed limit in school zones is 30 km/h, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There are no exceptions for statutory holidays or school break.
Labour dispute stops work at Cameco sites
A labour dispute has hit two Cameco sites in northern Saskatchewan.
The company shut down production at the McArthur River mine and Key Lake mill when the union’s strike deadline early Saturday morning approached.
Cameco said the facilities will be maintained in a safe shutdown state by salaried Cameco employees and unionized personnel under an essential services agreement with the union.
The work stoppage is not expected to affect the company’s 2014 uranium delivery commitments to customers.
Roughriders win thriller against Bombers 35-30
It was another Labour Day classic at Mosaic stadium as the Saskatchewan Roughriders downs the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 35-30.
The winning touchdown was scored with 28 seconds left in the game when running back Anthony Allen ran the ball 15 yards into the end zone to put the Riders up for good.
It was the Riders sixth straight victory this season.