City of Regina
A fight in Regina Saturday night ended with two men facing charges.
Police were called to a parking lot near the intersection of Dewdney Ave and Elphinstone St. at 10:41 p.m. after a call that said someone may have been stabbed. Officers found a 37-year-old man laying in the lot, hurt.
Then down the street, officers found a 30-year-old man, who was injured as well.
Police say the two men were fighting each other. They were treated in hospital, then charged.
A young Regina girl is shaken, but alright after being struck by a vehicle in the North Central area.
Police were called at 7:42 p.m. Saturday about the pedestrian collision. It happened in a parking lot on Rae Street near 7th Avenue.
A 26-year-old woman was driving a vehicle, backing it out of a parking stall. Police say the vehicle hit the bumper of a parked car, kept going, and hit another parked vehicle. Then going forward, the vehicle hit the first parked car again, as well as the 9-year-old girl.
The City of Regina is asking everyone to stay off the sandbags.
Throughout various parts of the Queen City, sandbags, hesco barriers and dikes are being used to try and keep the Wascana Creek at bay as the water starts to rise.
So with that in mind, the City is asking everyone to stay off them, even if they're in the way of where you want to go.
"There's two sides to that," said Jay O'Connor, the City's Emergency Manager. "One, we don't want anyone to fall off (and potentially hurt themselves)."
Regina's farmer's market is back to setting up tables and booths outdoor. The spring weather brings out more families.
This is exactly what Ada Bennett, the farmer's market manager, has been working towards since she took charge of it six years ago. She was involved in the downtown renewal around Victoria Park, and for the past few years has been behind the market's major growth.
She recalls the first farmer's market she was involved with having 18 customers. Now hundreds walk past the booths and tables set up along Scarth St and 12th Ave.
A pot of water wasn't enough to put out a house fire just a few blocks from Mosaic Stadium in Regina.
Cameron Dodman was sitting at home when children knocked on his door asking for help because a fire had started on the second floor of the house just next to his.
"The floor was on fire and stuff, and they (flames) were shooting out of the bedrrom," he said.
Dodman ran in and pulled a little girl away from the stairs and carried her out of the house.
Friday night left two cars smoldering, one man in hospital, another injured and four people charged with assault and robbery charges in Regina.
It was an unpleasant start to the evening for a young woman and 34 year-old man. They were assaulted and robbed by four others in downtown Victoria Park.
Unfortunately the man had to be treated for possible fractures. However, the suspects were quickly caught and the stolen items returned. The four involved have been charged with robbery causing bodily harm.
Truck-traffic on Regina's Pinkie Road bridge will have to find a new route since the City closed the bridge in anticipation of flooding.
The flooding is another layer on top of problems with the bridge, explained the City's emergency manager Jay O'Connor. The bridge is already structurally weak right now O'Connor didn't want to take a chance on how ice and water build-up might affect it.
"Just due to their age and current condition. Pinkie Road bridge, for example, is on a replacement schedule coming on in the next few years."
Three groups of internationally-experienced construction and architecture firms are bidding for the chance to build Regina's stadium.
On Friday morning the city revealed that it had chosen a short-list of companies that have been approved to bid on the $278 million public/private partnership project. On the line is a contract to fund, design, build, and maintain the facility, which is expected to be the city's most expensive capital project of all time.
While they are preparing for the worst case scenario, emergency planners with the City of Regina say the chances of flood waters impacting homes is very slim.
Manager of Emergency Management for the city, Jay O'Connor, says they sent out letters to about 350 homes in areas within a potential flood zone explaining evacuation plans just in case.