Need to Know: Jury duty, Travel Insurance, & Parking Enforcement

NEED-TO-KNOW-POLOPOLY

After being suspended due to Covid, jury trials are set to resume in Saskatchewan later this month in new locations outside of courtrooms. 

In an emailed statement, the provincial Ministry of Justice said the first jury trial will begin on Sept. 28 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina.

The selection of the space, physical distancing measures outside of court and the protocols used to screen jurors will be overseen by the court services division of the Ministry of Justice. 

The trial judge is to be responsible for all circumstances and situations inside the makeshift courtrooms.

 

WestJet says Saskatchewan residents are now eligible and will be included in its COVID-19 insurance program.

The airline said in an email on Thursday it has worked with provider TuGo and provincial insurance regulators to ensure Saskatchewan residents are included in coverage.

Saskatchewan residents were not initially covered by the insurance, causing furor earlier this week on social media from travelers in the province.

Air Canada appears to cover Saskatchewan residents for regular international air travel.

Its website did not mention Saskatchewan as an excluded province.

However, Saskatchewan residents currently aren’t covered when booking an Air Canada vacation package.

The airline is working on a solution to cover residents who book the packages.

 

Parking Enforcement Changes

Starting Thursday, October 1, the City of Regina will resume parking enforcement on vehicles that are parked in one spot for over 24 hours without moving.

 Residents who may not be using their vehicles on a daily basis are encouraged to move parked cars off of public streets to driveways or garages.

 We remind residents that effective November 1, recreational vehicles, such as licensed and unlicensed motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheel trailers and boats, will be prohibited from parking anywhere in the front yard, including driveways and legal front yard parking stalls.