City of Regina
People living in one Regina neighbourhood say they're thinking about moving after being forced to pay thousands of dollars to fix the repeated damage caused by young vandals.
Bonnie Perreault has lived on 1st Avenue between Retallack Street and Cameron Street for 15 years with her husband, who bought their home in 1979. She admitted she has seen troublesome activity in the past and has even called Social Services to have children removed from unsafe homes.
The red-hot pace of construction in Regina seems to be slowing for the first time in a decade or so.
The city's latest building permit report for the month of August shows there are more apartments and multi-unit homes being built than last year. The city has granted permits for 1,315 multi-family units for the year, up from 890 over the same eight months in 2012.
New seating in the north end zone of Mosaic Stadium helped bump attendance for Sunday’s Labour Day Classic into record territory.
The big game saw a sell-out crowd of 44,910 people march through the gates, thanks to the expanded seating that has been put in place for the upcoming Grey Cup game. That set a new record for attendance this season and also became the second-highest regular season attendance in the team's history.
Crazy Steve is back at the Regina Humane Society (RHS), looking to inspire people to adopt a kitten or two.
It appears more often than not public/private partnership (P3) projects are working just fine in Canada.
"Canada As A Global Leader: Delivering Value Through Public-Private Partnerships At Home And Abroad" is a new report released recently by the Conference Board of Canada. It's an update on a previous report done several years ago, analyzing new P3 projects that have started up in the last three years to find if they're delivering what they've promised.
There are more mosquitoes in Regina lately and they're going to be around for a little while longer.
According to the Supervisor of the City of Regina's Pest Management division, Wade Morrow, there are more mosquitoes around. There are also more of the culex tarsalus breed which carry the west nile virus as well, though it is a relatively small number.
"There's still some (mosquitoes) there and we will see them for the next week, ten days."
Morrow acknowledged that there are more of the pests around because of the recent hot weather.
Now that the details of the upcoming referendum are set in stone, the city is starting to get the word out.
At its meeting Monday City Council held a final vote on the logistics of the referendum and how it will be carried out. That included setting the date for Sept. 25 for the vote on how the city will pay for a new waste water treatment plant.
The Government of Saskatchewan doesn’t plan on stepping in to oversee Regina’s first referendum since 1991.
On Sept. 25 Reginans will go to the polls to make a choice on how a new waste water treatment plant will be paid for, voting yes or no to the following declaration: "That the Council of the City of Regina publicly finance, operate and maintain the new wastewater treatment plant for Regina through a traditional Design, Bid, Build (DBB) approach."
Months after the last snowfall, piles of mud-covered snow still sit in Regina's snow storage site, hampering efforts to prepare the space for when new snow falls in a few months.
The location at Fleet Street and McDonald, just south of the city landfill, serves as the repository for snow cleared not only by the city but by private companies as well. During the winter months the site amassed at least 1.1 million cubic feet of snow, piled dozens of feet high all over the large plot of land.
Drivers should be prepared to slow down or stop when travelling in Regina's east end while the city installs new traffic lights.
The lights are going up at the intersection of Prince of wales Drive and Dewdney Avenue on Wednesday, and will be in operational flashing mode starting at 10 a.m. They will flash amber for Prince of Wales. The lights will flash red for Dewdney Avenue meaning vehicles must come to a full stop before proceeding.
The lights will begin normal operation on Friday.