For the past few months the kids at Sacred Heart School in north central Regina have made do without their own gym, but by September they should have a place to go.
The gymnasium was closed in April due to safety concerns over the structure.
Now they have a temporary solution – beyond having gym outside and bussing the kids to other schools in bad weather.
A series of reports about what to do with a decrepit wing in a Humboldt long-term care home should be ready later this summer according to the Saskatoon Health Region.
It closed the Dust Wing of St. Mary's Villa in early 2012 because of structural problems with the flooring.
The health region has paid about $150,000 for engineers to conduct a review and give recommendations, which the region will use to decide the next step for the wing and the building as a whole.
It's part of a $1.6 million grant from the Ministry of Health.
Like many provinces across the country, Saskatchewan’s government has taken a keen interest in bullying.
During the past month, Jennifer Campeau, MLA and legislative secretary to the Ministry of Education held public consultations on different ways to prevent bullying.
"Children as young as four, getting them to talk about bullying and learning that it isn't acceptable," said Campeau.
The Mounties are defending their hiring practices this week after newly-released numbers showed there are less than 400 cadets enrolled at Depot in Regina this year. That's the lowest that number has been in at least a decade and a far cry from the nearly 1,800 enrolled just four years ago.
But chief superintendent Garry Jay said it isn't an accident. He said every year the senior executives of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police crunch a series of numbers to determine exactly how many new officers will be needed.
By educating residents about what should and should not go into the blue bins for Regina’s recycling program, the City of Regina is hoping to keep contamination – and costs – down.
“The material that we’re taking to the recycling facility – if there’s a high amount of contamination in that load then basically the city will be paying more to have that load processed,” said Neil Vandendort, the director of open space and environmental services with the City of Regina.
A small float plane crashed at the Cameron McIntosh airport in North Battleford Thursday morning killing a father and son from the Yukon.
Shane Buchanan, 40, and his 63-year-old father Charles Buchanan were on the float plane bound for Calling Lake, Alberta.
According to the Moon Lake Outfitters website, Shane and his wife, Hanna, owned that business that specializes in big game guiding and hunting adventures. The website states he is a pilot who grew up in the North in a family of hunters.
Tent caterpillars are causing a lot of problems around Saskatchewan's Christopher, Emma and Montreal Lake areas, but the City of Regina hasn't had many reports of the pests so far this year.
"We haven't seen a large amount of tent caterpillars here recently," said Ray Morgan, manager of forestry, pest control and horticulture. "We've got a few calls in right now to go and investigate a couple potential tent caterpillar areas."
It was more than two years ago that Regina’s Byron Wiebe heard that his friend’s brother Jay Cooke was moving back to Saskatchewan and wanted to start his own brewery. Wiebe had by then already fallen in love with the marketing style of beer companies when he took his business degree. Two years later, and they’re nearly ready to open Regina’s only microbrewery.
“It was kind of a match made in heaven, I guess you could say,” Wiebe said.
You’ll be walking out on the tarmac in the dead of winter for your flight to Calgary.
So far, that's the only change coming to Regina airport now that WestJet's Encore service has been given the go-ahead.
The sharpest of the RCMP’s shooters fired their best in Regina Wednesday, competing against each other for the Connaught Cup.
The best shooter from every division in each province met at Depot Division’s firing range, shooting at a target with a centre no bigger than a playing card. After several rounds the targets were brought in to be carefully examined. When it was all said and done, Regina-based Sergeant Greg Gascon was declared the winner.
“Quite a moment—very nice to win the cup,” he said. “Certainly put a lot of work and effort towards it.”