City of Regina
The city of Regina has added up the cost of last month's referendum vote.
The final tab for the waste water treatment plant ballot comes out at $356,000. Because the city couldn't budget for the unexpected vote the money will come out of the city's general reserve account.
The break-down of costs is as follows:
Staff at Regina's City Hall believe they may have found a solution for Regina's contentious "rooming houses" bylaw.
A report from the city's Executive Committee will be before Council tonight. It recommends that homeowners who rent rooms on a long-term basis will no longer have to worry about getting city approval to do so. Regulations for short-term renters, however, would be tightened if Council signs off on the plan.
“The recommendation is that we discontinue the definition of rooming house,” Mayor Michael Fougere explained on his weekly visit with the CJME morning show.
If the streets of Regina seem oddly quiet for a Monday, it's because most people have the day off. And that includes city workers.
All civic offices and neighbourhood centres are closed for Thanksgiving Monday. Same goes for all libraries, and the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre.
Regina transit service will not run, and the Transit Information Centre is closed. Paratransit service is operating on its holiday schedule from noon to 10 p.m.
Trash and recycling pickups will go on like normal. The city dump will stay open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Four children have been arrested in a rash of garage and property fires in Regina's Cathedral neighbourhood.
All four suspects are under the age of 12, and thus, cannot be charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
The latest incidents happened over the Thanksgiving long weekend. At around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, fire crews were called to the 3300 block of 13th Avenue for a garage fire. The West side of the structure was badly burned along with the roof. No one was injured.
It's likely the kind of graffiti people would prefer to see around Regina.
At least six signs have been posted in Regina's Cathedral and Crescents neighbourhoods with positive messages written on them. The signs themselves appear to be made from pieces of scrap lumber and fence posts. The handwriting on each one is different, but they are all done with the same black paint.
It’s the time of year again when community charities ask you to put the "giving" back in Thanksgiving.
Wednesday was the last day to donate food to the Souls Harbour Soup Kitchen Thanksgiving dinner. But they will be looking for ‘Warm up for Winter’ mugs filled with hot drink mixes until Friday to provide for an expected crowd of about 400 people.
Regina's mayor is not buying any excuses for why a red light camera in the city hasn't been fixed in three years.
He normally walks or bikes, but over the next ten days Regina city councillor Shawn Fraser will be taking the bus.
The councillor for Ward three is challenging himself, along with about a half dozen others, to ride the bus in what he calls "10 Days of Transit."
"(I'm) trying to get a better idea of what transit is like right now in Regina," Fraser explained in an interview Monday morning.
It’s a bash in Regina lately—especially at some intersections in the city. Traffic volumes have spiked and that means a new picture of Regina’s most dangerous intersections is beginning to emerge.
The reigning champion of dangerous intersections is Fleet Street/University Park Drive and Victoria Avenue. There were 118 crashes there between 2010 and 2012. Albert Street and Saskatchewan Drive comes in second place at 101. And the intersection of Dewdney Avenue and Lewvan Drive slides into a close third with 96 crashes.
It’s only a pilot project for now, but with the latest turnout to the City of Regina’s hazardous waste day, the push for a permanent program has grown stronger.
On Saturday, hundreds of cars—300 by 1 p.m.—showed up at the City’s Public Works yard to drop off their hazardous materials. Things like paint cans, electronics, old tired and oil containers were all accepted by the City’s Waste Diversion branch and taken away by professional recyclers.