Saskatoon's francophone community got an economic boost thanks to tax money from the federal government.
The Saskatoon Francophone Federation community centre received $81,287 from the government as part of the Economic Action Plan 2012.
Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Waneskewin Maurice Vellacott made the announcement at the centre, located on 4th Street just north of City Hall, Friday afternoon.
The City of Regina is sharing its sandbags with you.
Now that water levels have dropped along Wascana Creek, crews have started taking temporary dikes down and are allowing the public to come pick remaining sandbags up for their own personal use.
You can get them at two locations: 15th Avenue and Pasqua Street or Dewdney Avenue and Wascana Creek.
The City just asks you to take the sandbags from the dikes, not from the pallets.
You’ll be able to load them into your vehicle until 8 p.m. Thursday, and again on Friday from 8 a.m until 8 p.m.
One month after two bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring dozens, the Regina Police Service (RPS) demonstrated its response to situations and how it keeps people in the Queen City safe.
The service put on their 15th showcase Wednesday afternoon in front of a crowd of hundreds of school children. Another demonstration takes place Wednesday night.
Regina Mayor Michael Fougere is pledging that action will be taken after this week's two day housing summit.
Two days of talks presented local politicians, developers, and builders with a host of new ideas to consider to improve Regina's abysmal one per cent rental housing vacancy rate. They ranged from suggestions for different housing forms, like the use of pocket suites and shipping container units, to forming different kinds of partnerships with charitable organizations and the private sector.
An Albertan who helped lead the charge to eliminate homelessness in Calgary is imploring Regina to take action before the cost of doing so increases exponentially.
A Tuesday afternoon session at the Mayor's Housing Summit included an address from Tim Richler, who is currently the President and CEO of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. He was also part of the group that started Calgary's 10 year plan to end homelessness in 2008.
A new youth-centric housing project is breaking ground in the Heritage area of Regina.
The Ranch Ehrlo Society held a ceremony on Montreal Street just off 11th Avenue on Monday morning to celebrate the start of construction of "Chaz Court." The site will eventually house a two-storey, eight-unit apartment building. It will offer affordable bachelor suite-style units to young people who are exiting provincial care.
In addition to offering a place for young people to live, the construction is also helping give them another leg up.
The first ever beard and mustache battle at Regina's Pile O' Bones tattoo convention was a major draw for men looking to take home the prestige of first place.
They brought along wax, combs, and even lawn gnomes as props.
As a judge for categories like full beard groomed, full beard natural, mustache, freestyle and partial beard, Ben Lester got to decide what the contestants had to offer.
This included creativity, length, fullness, volume and how long the beard took to grow.
On a quiet day in Diefenbaker park, about the only thing you'll hear other than birds chirping is the rattling of chains.
It's the sound of success for the city's disc golfers, as they try to launch specially designed frisbees into chain-lined baskets in the fewest shots possible.
With winter finally just a memory, the course has come back to life.
Among those out taking advantage of the weekend weather was Michael Frodyma, who said the longer than normal break between seasons was tough to bear.
Tossing out a plastic wrapper or an empty coffee cup might not seem like a big deal when you hit the highway, but it adds up.
Starting Sunday, the City of Regina is sending out crews to deal with the mess left behind after a winter of littering.
"Throw it in the back of your seat, not out of your window, please!" parks department supervisor Richard Chapman pleaded with drivers.
Each year he assembles crews to go along the highway for a major spring spruce-up.
At least one Regina garden centre is feeling the rush of spring gardeners ready to plant as sunny skies and Mother's Day hit.
At Dutch Growers on Saturday, extra staff were enlisted to help the increase in customers and employees had to guide the busy traffic to get in and out.
Employee Susan Luhning explains her reasoning for why the garden centre was so busy.
"This weekend is Mother's Day, so they want to come in and plant something for mom."