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Albert Brown, Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit, MLA Warren Steinley and Diana Lumbala kick off construction season with a safety event on May 18, 2017.

'It's scary:' new flag people prepared for highway dangers

By Britton Gray May 19, 2017 - 6:28am Updated: May 19, 2017 - 6:30am

This year is Albert Brown's first summer working as a highway flag person.

He took the job as a way to make extra money before returning to Medicine Hat for schooling....

Tree advocate says fines seen as 'cost of doing business'

By 650 CKOM April 26, 2017 - 8:06am Updated: April 26, 2017 - 8:15am

A group standing up for Saskatoon's urban forest is concerned about city trees being cut down to make way for new development.   The issue came to light this month after three...

Graham Commuter Partners will hold a rescue training drill Wednesday morning at the construction site for the new Traffic Bridge.

Mock rescue excercise on Saskatoon Traffic Bridge

By 650 CKOM April 5, 2017 - 7:04am Updated: April 5, 2017 - 7:15am

A mannequin will be rescued from the Traffic Bridge Wednesday morning to test recovery tools and the steps of a rescue.   Graham Commuter Partners, the contractor in charge of...

Saskatchewan’s six per cent PST will be added to a variety of previously exempt items, such as children’s clothing, starting April 1.

PST expanding to more items April 1

By 650 CKOM March 31, 2017 - 2:49pm Updated: March 31, 2017 - 3:00pm

This is no April Fool’s joke – people in Saskatchewan will pay provincial sales tax on more items starting midnight April 1.

PST will be applied to children's clothing,...

Crews working on Saskatoon's North Commuter Parkway Bridge expect to have the new span open by Oct. 2018.

Saskatoon's new north bridge taking shape

By Chris Carr November 23, 2016 - 2:00pm Updated: November 23, 2016 - 2:00pm

An unusually mild November has meant steady progress for crews hammering away on one of two new bridges being built in Saskatoon.

The North Commuter Parkway Bridge and...

New houses under construction in Regina's Harbour Landing neighbourhood.

Fewer real estate, construction jobs as Sask. loses 11,000 jobs in one year

By Lauren Golosky November 4, 2016 - 3:02pm Updated: November 4, 2016 - 3:03pm

There are 11,000 fewer jobs in Saskatchewan since last year – and most of those are in the real estate and construction industries.

That’s according to the latest...

Photo of a construction sign.

Four lane traffic on Highway 1 east of Regina set to reopen

By 980 CJME October 20, 2016 - 3:19pm Updated: October 20, 2016 - 4:36pm

Traffic flow might be a little better on a stretch of Highway 1 east of Regina.

Repaving between the Pilot Butte access and Balgonie is complete. Starting Friday, four...

The Pilot Butte acces at Highway 1 is closing for good Tuesday evening as construction begins on an overpass.

Pilot Butte access at Highway 1 closing

By 980 CJME October 18, 2016 - 12:51am Updated: October 18, 2016 - 12:16pm

The Pilot Butte access at Highway 1 is scheduled to close for good Tuesday evening.

This will allow crews to begin construction on a new overpass at that spot, part of...

Fall construction will mean an extended commute for many on Thursday.

Saskatoon drivers prepare to re-route their commute

By 650 CKOM September 27, 2016 - 11:56am Updated: September 27, 2016 - 12:00pm

Fall construction will mean some headaches for drivers in the northeast part of the city.

The ramp from Circle Drive northbound to Attridge Drive eastbound will be...

The Canada Border Services Agency has imposed preliminary tariffs on U.S. gypsum board imported into Canada.

Builders struggle with massive drywall tariff imposed by Ottawa

By JT Marshall September 14, 2016 - 4:59pm Updated: September 14, 2016 - 5:00pm

Drywall prices across Western Canada have shot through the roof after the federal government imposed preliminary anti-dumping tariffs of up to 276 per cent on gypsum board...

Google map showing detour during construction at the Ring Road overpass on Victoria Avenue East.

Victoria Avenue underpass closed at Ring Road for weekend

By Sarah Mills July 8, 2016 - 12:30pm Updated: July 8, 2016 - 12:30pm

If you're heading to the shops this weekend along Victoria Avenue east you'll need to be aware of some major construction.

The underpass at Ring Road will be closed from...

Construction camera shows progress on Regina Bypass Project outside White City.

Regina Bypass construction impacting businesses different ways

By Adriana Christianson July 4, 2016 - 2:58pm Updated: July 5, 2016 - 7:56am

Construction on the Regina Bypass is not only a pain for drivers - it’s also causing problems for some businesses along Highway 1 between Regina and Balgonie.

Kevin...

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