City of Regina
After a 35-13 win over the Calgary Stampeders, the Saskatchewan Roughriders charted a plane to get back to Saskatchewan and while the fans in Rider Nation weren’t allowed to greet their team on the tarmac, they found other ways to show their support.
“I think this was probably the best game I’ve ever seen,” said Terry Morrison immediately after the game as he sat at a table in the Lancaster Pub.
The scramble is on to find accommodations for Grey Cup and local people are cashing in on the craze. With a little more than two weeks until the big event, people are getting creative.
Every hotel in the city has been booked for months in fact some have been booked for a year already.
Every hotel is completely full, including the Empire Hotel.
The woman manning the front desk says they only rent rooms by the month. But that fact is not stopping people from calling to try to book a room for the big party only to be told there are no rooms.
A young woman from Regina played an important role in the national Remembrance Day service.
"It's incredible, honestly. I never thought I'd have the opportunity," said Rachèle Paquet who had the honour of being wreath bearer representing the Youth of Canada. It comes as part of Paquet earning the award for Outstanding Air Cadet of the Year. Up until graduating from Campbell Collegiate in June, Paquet was part of 34 Squadron in Regina as Warrant Officer 1st Class.
Police removed a man from the Regina airport Tuesday morning around 7 a.m.
Airport CEO Jim Hunter said, "There was a man who was going through the screening line and began to act very inappropriately. He eventually got so inappropriate that police had to come and take him away."
Hunter said there was a complaint made after the man's actions, allegedly physically touching a few of the female passengers.
Puneet Chaudhary, 26, has been charged with indecent exposure or acts. He makes his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon.
After shivering for three hours in the stands for Sunday's game, some fans might be thinking wistfully about a domed stadium for the future.
On his Tuesday visit with the CJME morning show, Mayor Michael Fougere said he sympathizes with cold fans, he admitted he is still thawing out himself.
He recognized that the cold weather is renewing the questions about why the city won’t be putting a dome on the new stadium. For what seems like the 100th time, the answer is the same - it’s just too much money.
Regina is remembering those who gave their lives in war.
The Brandt Centre was packed for the annual Remembrance Day service. Veterans in wheelchairs and young children all paused for a moment of silence on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
Larry Adams is with the Korean Veterans Association. This year marked the 60th anniversary of the armistice of 1953. The Korean war is often called the forgotten war, although over 500 Canadians were killed.
A pedestrian's death is shedding light on what's been a big problem for people walking or driving on Saskatchewan Drive between Winnipeg Street and Broad Street.
The 46-year-old was crossing between Montreal Street and Toronto Street around 9:00 p.m. Thursday night when he was hit by a vehicle. Regina police determined that a street light was burnt out, and the man's dark clothing prevented the driver of the vehicle from seeing him until it was too late.
The city of Regina isn't getting millions of dollars it should from people who park illegally.
On Thursday it emerged during a public works committee meeting that the city is owed about $3 million in overdue parking fines. Some unpaid tickets are as much as seven years old.
The city has hired a collection officer to collect that money; they'll have the option of seizing or immobilizing vehicles to try and compel people to pay. They could also take out liens on vehicles or send people's account to a collections agency, impacting their credit rating.
The City of Regina is warning people to stay away from lakes, creeks, and other bodies of water during the transitional season.
The temperature has been falling with the on-set of the later fall months but the city's Fire and Protective Services branch is warning people that it isn't cold enough yet to harden up bodies of water. That means Wascana Lake, Wascana Creek, various storm channels, detention ponds, and man-made lakes in residential areas could prove dangerous if people wander out onto them.
Reginans who hate getting parking tickets while downtown could have even more to get angry about if City Council goes ahead with a plan to double illegal parking fines.