We know the snow is going to land in Regina eventually and despite being significantly over-budget City Hall is assuring taxpayers they'll be able to get snow removal done.
The city has already spent about $7.7 million on winter road maintenance in 2013. That's about one million dollars over its annual budget. Last winter the culprit, as one of the heaviest snowfalls ever was seen over the course of the season. There was so much snow that even now there's still some left unmelted at the city's snow dump site in the north end.
The City of Regina could wind up hiring Edmonton's utility company to build and run an upgraded waste water treatment plant.
A list of three groups of companies that have been short-listed for the public-private partnership was released by City Hall on Wednesday just three weeks after a referendum was held on how the project should be structured.
The City of Regina's four advance poll locations were hopping with people today.
Line-ups started as soon as the doors opened at 10 a.m. and continued throughout the day; with some people claiming they were not able to make it during the actual referendum day on Wednesday. Others said they had their mind made up and they simply wanted to get the voting over with.
Turnouts break down like this:
Like it or not, Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski will have to prepare for his riding to be cleft in twain.
The federal electoral boundaries commission has finished redrawing the federal election riding map in Saskatchewan. Their report was tabled in the House of Commons Wednesday and we should see the new lines drawn in September.
The new boundaries create two primarily urban ridings in the Queen City: "Regina - Lewvan" covers most of west Regina, and "Wascana" covers most of southeast Regina.
It took a whole day, but a re-count in Regina's ward four has settled last month's election results once and for all.
Bryon Burnett remains in his council seat over Tina Beaudry-Mellor, who requested the recount.
Burnett was the declared winner on election night. Beaudry Mellor finished 34 votes behind him.
It was the first time in a dozen years a council race was subject to a re-count.
Court of Queen's Bench Justice Janet McMurtry had the final say for the recount. She was the judge who granted Beaudry-Mellor's petition for one.
Advanced polling stations were busy over the weekend.
On opening day, Oct. 13, there was a big increase in the amount of people that came out, compared to the last election.
"We had 1,691 people come out to vote, that exceeded our first day of advanced polls in 2009 by roughly 1,000 people," said returning officer Joanne Sproule.
She admits it's still too early to tell if the trend will continue through until election day.
Big changes could be in store for federal ridings in Saskatchewan.
The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission has proposed a new electoral map, that would change all 14 ridings in the province.
The biggest of the changes is that there would be the creation of three urban-specific ridings in Saskatoon and two in Regina.
As we look back on the stories of 2011 one rises to the top.
You picked the Sask Party’s overwhelming election win with the biggest popular vote in decades as story number one.
It would be hard to imagine just a decade ago that the upstart Saskatchewan Party would hand the NDP one of its worst defeats ever and garner more of the popular vote than any party since the earliest days of the province.
On Nov. 7, the Sask Party saw a huge victory – 64 per cent of the vote, 49 seats
The Saskatchewan government says it's preparing for a potential election conflict in the fall of 2015.
The next federal election has been scheduled for the same time as Saskatchewan’s provincial election.
Additionally, four other provinces are supposed to head to the polls as well.
Premier Brad Wall has written the Prime Minister to ask him to change the federal vote. Just in case that doesn't happen the province has introduced a bill that would change our election date to April of 2016.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Chris Morin.
Justice Minister Don Morgan has introduced legislation to add three more constituencies in time for the next provincial election.
That would bring the total number of seats to 61.
Morgan says the new constituencies are needed because the province's population has increased five per cent in the last four years.
A commission will be appointed to redraw constituency boundaries next year following the final report of the 2011 census.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Chris Morin.