Spring News

Canada geese enjoy the first day of spring at Kiwanis Memorial Park in Sasktoon on March 20, 2017.

Spring optimism not battered by bitter wind

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 20, 2017 - 3:39pm Updated: March 20, 2017 - 3:45pm

Despite high winds and snow in the forecast, people are enjoying the official start to spring in Saskatchewan.

Tyson Kurtenbach was walking in downtown Saskatoon Monday...

Mission Ridge’s snow camera showed lots of snow remaining on the ski hill on March 19, 2017.

'Perfect spring conditions' as Mission Ridge enters last week of ski season

By Lauren Golosky March 20, 2017 - 10:06am Updated: March 20, 2017 - 10:06am

If you haven’t got out to Mission Ridge for some skiing or snowboarding this season, your days to do so are numbered.

It’s the last open week for the ski hill, located...

March 20 is the spring equinox for 2017, marking the official start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

Saskatoon expected to cool down on first official day of spring

By 650 CKOM March 20, 2017 - 7:25am Updated: March 20, 2017 - 7:30am

Monday marks the first official day of spring.

March 20 is the spring equinox for 2017. Also known as the vernal equinox, the date marks when days in the Northern...

Pelicans, once listed as an endangered species, gather on the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon between April and October.

Contest opens to predict pelicans' arrival in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM March 1, 2017 - 7:30am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 10:48am

Saskatoon will soon be on the lookout for a sure sign of spring: pelicans.

Starting Wednesday, people can register their entry in the annual Meewasin Pelican Watch...

Wall of tent caterpillars.

Tent caterpillar infestation makes it tough to find insecticide

By Kevin Martel June 7, 2016 - 4:42pm Updated: June 9, 2016 - 3:11pm

There's an infestation in Saskatchewan.

At a glance they might look like fuzzy blankets draped around trees and buildings. In reality, they're clumps of tent...

Garden tilled ready for spring planting.

May brings summer weather to southern Sask.

By Alex Docking May 1, 2016 - 9:47am Updated: May 1, 2016 - 10:12am

The calendar might still officially say spring, but the first week of May is ushering in some beautiful summer weather.

The forecast calls for sunny skies and...

Water across Highway 47 south of Buchanan.

Fast melt causes some localized flooding in the Canora, Buchanan area

By 980 CJME April 22, 2016 - 6:31pm Updated: April 22, 2016 - 6:31pm

A fast snow melt has led to some localized flooding of roads in the Canora area.

In the latest spring run-off report, the Water Security Agency said Assiniboine River...

Ty practices slacklining aka tightrope walking in Wascana Park.

From picnics to slacklining: people enjoy hot weather in Regina

By Lisa Schick April 20, 2016 - 4:03pm Updated: April 21, 2016 - 8:01am

With the sun beaming down on Regina on Wednesday, many people took the opportunity to get outside.

Several parents took their kids to the park, stopping for a picnic...

People enjoy the first 'hot dog days' of early spring, or is it summer?

Martel on the Move: 'hot dog days' of early spring

By Kevin Martel April 19, 2016 - 5:52pm Updated: April 20, 2016 - 8:14am

First we had winter, which looked more like spring. Now that it's spring, it feels more like summer.

Confusing, maybe, but people didn't seem to have any problem with...

Satellite image showing snow pack in east central Saskatchewan this spring.

Potential for fast melt with high temps. in east central Sask.

By Adriana Christianson April 19, 2016 - 2:29pm Updated: April 20, 2016 - 7:56am

With the exception of east central Saskatchewan, there is no concern for spring run-off this month.

Patrick Boyle with the Water Security Agency (WSA) said the high...

Members of the West Portal Church clean up Archibald McDonald Park.

Massey Place church cleans up Saskatoon park

By Lasia Kretzel April 16, 2016 - 12:05pm Updated: April 18, 2016 - 8:06am

A group of Massey Place neighbourhood residents have helped bring out the beautify in their community this spring with a community park clean up.

West Portal Church...


They're back: mosquitoes out in southern Sask.

By Adriana Christianson April 13, 2016 - 2:18pm Updated: April 14, 2016 - 6:58am

With the gift of summer-like temperatures in April comes Saskatchewan’s most despised summer pest – the mosquito.

Yes, mosquitoes are back and biting, but only in small...