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Regina road crews work on main roads, 4 residential streets

The signs are up all around Regina showing there is plenty of road work happening this summer but people hoping for attention on residential streets may be out of luck.

Regina city crews focus most of the work on high-volume main roads. Nigora Yulyakshieva is the city's manager of roadways preservation. She says a lot of thought goes into which roads see work.

“The road classification, then traffic volume then a big item is the road condition – it’s a structure assessment and we do visual inspection of the location,” she explained.

Car slams into church during Sunday service

The congregation at the St. Patrick Parish Center got a bit of a surprise when a car crashed into the buidling during Sunday mass.

The accident happened around 11 a.m. when a 60-year-old woman lost control of her car and hit the church's attached garage on Centennial Drive.

Police say a medical issue may have caused her to lose control.

No one was hurt but the woman was taken to hospital.

No charges have been laid at this point but police continue to investigate.

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Regina boy loses battle with cancer after gaining global support

A six-year-old Regina boy is leaving behind a legacy after losing his battle with a rare-form of brain cancer.

Tyler Puetz got diagnosed in September 2012 after doctors noticed a tumour on his brain stem.  Despite a strong battle, Puetz passed away Saturday.

Former Rider loses Grey Cup ring

Former Saskatchewan Roughrider Matt Dominguez had his truck broken into last night in MooseJaw, and had a watch and his 2007 Grey Cup ring stolen.

Dominguez noticed the theft at around 7 a.m. Saturday as he was heading to a flag football game. He said his license and registration had been strewn about, papers rifled through and his glove box was open. After searching around the vehicle and checking his house, Dominguez realized it had been taken.

Updated: One man in hospital, one dog at vet following collision

A collision involving an RCMP dog services unit has left one officer and one dog in hospital, and a second police dog had to be put down.

Last Friday at about 6:15 p.m., a two-vehicle collision occurred at Highway 16 and 71 Avenue West, north of Saskatoon.

302 Lounge float barred from Pride Parade

Saskatoon’s Pride Parade will be one float short Saturday.

Pride Festival organizers, Saskatoon Diversity Network (SDN), asked 302 Lounge to remove its float after the club pulled their sponsorship.

Both the club and SDN released statements on their Facebook pages, but without specific details as to why funding was pulled. SDN said 302 Lounge had broken its contract by pulling funding but not the reason why the funding was pulled. This left the community wondering what happened.

Mano's Plaza has parking problems after new business opens

New businesses are causing congestion in the already limited parking at Mano's Plaza.

Only a few days ago, Five Guys Burgers and Fries opened up on 8th Street and hundreds of people showed up to eat at the popular burger chain.

"They opened up in a small corner lot on the same block that is entirely owned by Mano's Plaza, except for that small block," said Genevieve Barlas.

She is the the wife of plaza and restaurant owner Manolis Barlas. She said the City allowed Five Guys to open and operate with 17 parking stalls.

RBC Blue Water project supports the Northeast Swale

Protecting the urban waterways in the northeast part of the city is what the Meewasin Nature by Design Project plans to do.

Mike Velonas, manager of planning and conservation with Meewasin Valley Authority said the Northeast Swale was seen as an important natural area by Meewasin and the City of Saskatoon for a long time.

"The recent expansion of the city due to our economic good times has meant that this area has seen increasing pressure for development," said Velonas.

PHOTOS: Ducks living in downtown Regina

On Friday, a mother duck and nine ducklings were seen making their way across the Queen City's busiest streets stopping traffic and gaining attention from people walking by.

Just before lunch, the family of ducks was spotted crossing Saskatchewan Drive with the help of two good Samaritans who blocked traffic so the mother duck and her ducklings could pass safely.

One lady who worked in the downtown area got a box to gather the nine ducklings with hopes of getting them to Wasacana Lake.

Ex-con released in Regina; high risk to re-offend

Regina Police are warning residents of the city’s Heritage neighbourhood that man with a long criminal history is leaving jail and moving to a half-way house in the area.

Lawrence Fred Adam has a history of substance abuse, violence and sexual assault against adult and child females. Under a long-term supervision order, Adam is not allowed in the presence of women under the age of 18, must refrain from using drugs or alcohol and cannot associate with anyone involved in criminal activity.

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