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PHOTOS: Arts Centre in Regina welcomes Andrew Salgado exhibit

The Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre has welcomed home one of its best success stories.

A new exhibit at the Art Gallery of Regina (which is situated inside the Arts Centre building) opened on Wednesday titled The Acquaintance by Andrew Salgado.

Regina high school students get a lesson in distracted driving

A group of high school kids in Regina were taken outside the classroom for and into the driver’s seat to learn this lesson.

Roughly 100 students from Sheldon Williams Collegiate gathered at the driving training course at RCMP Depot to see just how difficult it is to drive distracted.

“Every weekend or so I go out with some friends. Usually it gets pretty chaotic in the car,” admitted student Ryan Harris.

VIDEO: Healing through music: how Christian Shaw re-discovered the drums

Christian Shaw used to love to drum but he lost interest after his father’s death which sent him deep into depression. Now he’s back behind a drum set after trying to end his own life seven years ago.
 
His wheelchair barely fits behind the yellow Pearl drum set. The floor tom has been removed so Shaw’s wheels can fit under the other drums. Special straps hold the drumsticks onto Shaw’s hands since he can no longer use his fingers. And when the music starts, he hits the crash symbol and starts a steady beat.
 

UPDATE: Missing Regina teen found safe in Pelican Narrows

A teenage girl reported missing in Regina on Tuesday has been found safe in Pelican Narrows.

16-year-old Clarissa Custer was last seen leaving her home in Regina on Monday afternoon. Police put out the call to find her because she was new to the city and they believed she left home with no money.

She managed to make it up north and was located safely by RCMP in Pelican Narrows on Thursday night.

Pelican Narrows is close to 700 kilometers north of Regina or about an eight hour drive according to Google.

Wascana Park pathways to get asphalt surface this week

Some unpaved portions of the pathway around Wascana Lake are being finished up this week.

The Wascana Centre Authority says the well-worn gravel sections will have asphalt laid this week. Starting Wednesday crews will pave the section from the marina parking lot just off Broad Street all the way to the Pine Island parking lot on the south side of the lake.

Another section near the skate plaza and the Science Center will be done after that as well.

Increase in multi-unit construction rising significantly in Saskatchewan

The face of Regina's housing market continues to shift, which is probably good news for renters.

New data from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation shows multi-unit constructions like apartments and condos are up more than 60 per cent year over year. That amounts to more than 500 units already constructed so far this year.

CMHC analyst Goodson Male explains that continued in-migration and the long-standing rental housing shortage have finally inspired developers to look at multi-unit buildings.

North Battleford grain elevator gets long-awaited paint

Once a symbol of Saskatchewan and its role in the world's food system, the wooden grain elevator has become nearly extinct. But one of the few examples left now looks as it did when it was built in 1927.

Standing as a sentry next to the highway entering North Battleford from the east, this elevator was moved from its original home east of the Battlefords at Keatley to the Heritage Farm and Village at the Western Development Museum in 1983. Ever since it was originally restored it's needed a touch-up every decade or so – new paint and other repairs.

Happy ending for Regina family whose dog was allegedly stolen

A dog named Lucky is lucky to be back with his family after someone allegedly stole him and tried to sell him door-to-door.

Exercise Domino evacuates residents in Saskatoon

The evacuation phase of Exercise Domino tested Saskatoon's emergency preparedness.

Monday morning multiple agencies and private companies worked together to evacuate around 180 participants from four different high rises and transport them to a reception centre in Warman.

"From the movement of a few hundred people we can extrapolate some numbers on how long it takes and the organization that goes into the movement of a populous," said emergency measures coordinator for the City of Saskatoon Anthony Tataryn.

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