Regina Beach desperate for visitors
One of southern Saskatchewan's top summer destinations is hoping the improved weather will bring tourist dollars back to the region.
"There's not a lot of people out here, it's usually packed," Manulak said. "It's about 11 o'clock and there's nobody on the street anywhere. There's just no one here anymore. They just think the beach is closed."
Business has been cut in half so far this summer, Manulak said, and that's meant fewer hours for employees.
In a normal summer, crowds would be lining up at the Blue Bird Cafe for its famous fish and chips, but business has been terrible, owner Glenn Lucks said.
"We get phone calls every day saying, 'are you guys open this year?' he said. "It's frustrating for us. We try to run a great business and we want to get the people to come out and it's frustrating …"
Like Manulak, Lucks is praying the improved weather will bring the business the area desperately needs.