City of Regina
With the onslaught of winter, and Christmas fast approaching, the last thing you want to worry about is finding a roof over your head but that is the reality some renters in Regina are facing.
Last Friday, tenants who live at 2141 Rae Street got evictions notices plastered on their doors telling them they had to be out by Jan. 31.
Apartment building at 2141 Rae St. Kevin Martel/CJME
As the cold weather kicks in the mayor of Regina is reminding drivers about changes to a bylaw involving running extension cords across sidewalks for block heaters.
Mayor Michael Fougere said the bylaw, which was amended late in 2012, now allows extension cords to be placed straight and flat across the sidewalk to a car parked on the street.
The City of Regina and SGI are partnering once again to offer free bus rides home on New Year’s Eve.
It's the 26th year for the Ding in the New Year program which offers free bus rides from 7 p.m. on December 31 to January 1 at 2:15 a.m.
There's a new incentive this year to get more people on the buses and home safely. Warren Steinley, MLA for Regina Walsh Acres, said it involves Twitter and Facebook.
A lot of money is going back into the North Central community from all the containers collected around Mosaic Stadium after the Grey Cup.
Guy Trudeau is the manager of the Angus Street SARCAN depot and he said 60,000 cans and bottles were collected and recycled in the area following the game.
"It took about three days to finalize the count," said Trudeau.
Containers are collected after each game but the Grey Cup was the busiest. Trudeau said they are always prepared for after the Rider games and had a few more staff on hand following the Grey Cup.
STARS Air Ambulance helicopters can now land on the roof of the Regina General Hospital with the official opening of a $3.4 million helipad on Tuesday.
Dr. Terry Ross is the medical director for STARS and he explained the significance of having a helipad on the roof of a hospital by pointing out that saving time can also save lives.
The City of Regina dodged a bullet on Monday with a lot less snow than what was forecasted by Environment Canada.
At one time the city was waiting for up to 25 cm, or nearly 10 inches. But that quickly changed to roughly five cm, or about two inches.
People who plow parking lots are hoping the snowy weather picks up soon.
Dave Reimche who owns Reimche Excavating said this winter is off to a slower start than last year. He was also left a little disappointed Monday when the winter storm warning was lifted and he found out Regina and southern Saskatchewan didn't get as much snow as first forecasted.
"All of a sudden they lift that storm warning and it's like oh...darn," he said.
For the first time Operation Red Nose will be running in Regina with volunteers offering to drive you home in your own vehicle if you have had too much to drink this holiday season.
The volunteer service started 30 years ago in Quebec and has since spread to provide service in 106 communities across Canada.
For what was likely the first time in his career, Tom Hanks was booed by 40,000 people at the same time, but he still seemed to have a good time at the Grey Cup in Regina.
The Oscar-award winning actor paid a surprise visit to the Queen City with his son Colin Hanks and Canadian actor Martin Short who is reportedly a big Tiger-Cat fan. Before kick-off Hanks and Short joined the TSN panel. They also learned the Oskee Wee Wee chant from Ti-Cats mascot Pigskin Pete.
Concerns over air quality problems at the Lawson Aquatic Centre are once again bubbling to the surface with a new report from the local health region.
The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region is warning people to stay away from the city-run pool if they plan to do intensive exercise or if they have respiratory problems. This follows previous complaints raised by swimming groups in the city who say they experienced health issues after events there.