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Regina transit coalition looks at sidewalk accessibility

Now that snow and ice is melting away from Regina's sidewalks, a group of citizens is surveying the pathways to see how accessible they actually are.

On Thursday afternoon, members of the concrete and sidewalk committee, part of the Regina Citizens' Public Transit Coalition, took to Regina's Quance Street to document missing sidewalks.

Regina residents say Local Improvement Program not working

Some residents in Regina are fed up with a program that’s meant to help brunt the costs of residential street reconstruction.

In fact, homeowners in eight locations have petitioned against having their streets included under the Local Improvements Program (LIP) for 2014. That’s more than half that were on the original list.

“The Local Improvement Program is not working and it needs to be fixed, and fixed in a hurry,” concerned homeowner Frank Flegel told the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Thursday afternoon.

Sask. lawyer suing GM over ignition switch recall

A Saskatchewan lawyer says a safety scandal involving General Motors vehicles could affect resale values for thousands of Canadian cars.

U of S technology combines Hollywood and medicine

A facility being built at the University of Saskatchewan will be the first of its kind in Canada. 

Researchers there will create animated medical images for doctors by combining patients' X-rays, MRIs or CT Scans. Then, they'll bring the images to life using technology similar to what's found in video games or movie special effects. 

Mexican man arrested in Regina deported on Wednesday

Almost two weeks after he was first arrested for being found in the country illegally, Edvino Sanchez Mayo has now been sent back to Mexico, leaving his wife and daughter behind.

In a phone interview on Wednesday, Mayo’s wife Fabienne Gauthier said she got the news from a voicemail message that day.

“He told me he was in Toronto,” she said. “It was kind of sad knowing that he was actually leaving.”

Regina ERs adding nurses for home care pilot project

Seniors in Regina are learning more details about a $2 million home care pilot project announced in this year’s provincial budget.

Home care forums hosted by the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism are being held across the province, the latest was held in Regina on Tuesday.

Funding is in doubt for Regina drug addiction housing program

The drug-addicted women who come through the doors of Regina's Kate's Place often need one last chance to turn their lives around. Like those women, the program itself is in desperate need of support before it's too late for it to be saved.

Addicted to drugs and driven to crime in desperation to get their next fix, women who are arrested on drug charges have two options: go to jail or get clean and serve their sentence in the community. If they choose option two they can go to Kate's Place, but maybe not for long.

Power outages planned for Saskatoon and area

SaskPower will be temporarily turning off power to areas east of Idylwyld Drive and Louis Riel Trail and north of Circle Drive in Saskatoon.

River Heights, Lawson Heights, Silverwood, North Industrial, Hudson Bay Industrial and Marquis Industrial are all expected to be without power between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Thursday morning.  

Warman and Martensville will also be affected, as will the area east of Highway 12 to the South Saskatchewan river.

The outage is meant to allow workers to do system improvements in the area.

Some Regina drivers owe more than 10K in parking tickets

The City of Regina is starting to make progress collecting unpaid parking tickets from some of the worst offenders.

In November 2013, the city revealed it was owed over $3 million in unpaid parking fines. Since that time, a full-time collections officer has been hired to work on recovering the money.

"We have about 2,000 people who met our requirements for enforcement action and we started with those who owed the most to the city," said Kelly Scherr, director of construction and compliance with the City of Regina.

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