"The University of Regina has lost its way".
Strong words were spoken by a member of faculty at the University of Regina council meeting Wednesday. The council met for the first time in 20 years to discuss a number of pressing issues.
As the group gathered, people made claims that the school's budget for administrative staff was bloated, and that only a small percentage of the budget was being spent on academic salaries.
Regina’s mayor has little doubt the city will get help with its growing debt load.
Michael Fougere and the rest of the city’s executive committee approved a couple of recommendations on Wednesday asking the Saskatchewan Municipal Board (SMB) to either exclude a provincial loan of $100 million dollars for the new stadium off the city’s total debt or to have the city’s limit increased.
“Either way we’re very confident they will. They’ll exclude it from the debt limit or they’ll add it to it, but either way we’re confident,” Fougere said.
Next month, passengers on flights in the United States will be able to carry on items that were previously deemed too dangerous for airplanes, like small knives and sports equipment like baseball bats. However, here in Canada, passengers are still expected to follow the rules set out by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority or CATSA.
Students, along with some parents, are outraged at Regina's Michael A. Riffel High School after the school's student council president was removed from his post.
Scott Woloshin was informed on March 1 that he was being suspended from his position, a week and a half after a segment aired on Newstalk Radio's John Gormley Live where Woloshin shared information about the senior classes attempt to do their own version of the Harlem Shake dance video.
The province's Western Development Museums are making
the best of things almost a year after having to implement tough cost-cutting
Decisions not to fill vacant positions, raising admission prices and shutting down on Mondays are some of the ways the museums have worked to trim expenses after getting no additional funds in the last provincial budget.
The crew aboard the HMCS Regina are just a week away from being home with their families.
The naval ship named for the Queen City was on a nine month mission to support maritime security and counter terrorism.
They also worked on military to military relations and responded to another ship in distress.
Checking in by phone on Tuesday Commander Jason Boyd says he’s particularly proud of how the crew members worked on outreach projects like visiting orphanages.
The City of Regina may have to ask for its borrowing limit to be extended for the second time in as many years.
Last year the City requested that the debt limit be increased to $350 million. The mayor and city officials argued that was needed because of some major capital projects like a new stadium and waste water treatment plant. Documents before the Executive Committee Wednesday afternoon, however, show that the actual borrowing need is now thought to be closer to $400 million.
Last year was the deadliest year on record for Saskatchewan highways.
175 people died on the roads in 2012.
So on Tuesday, the Legislative Assembly formed a new legislative committee to look at ways of reducing the number of fatalities on the roads.
The committee will consider factors like impaired and distracted driving, speeding, wildlife, and intersections.
Five Saskatchewan Party and two New Democrat MLAs will meet with interested people and organizations over the spring and summer months. We can expect their final report at the end of August.
The rents in a Regina apartment building are going way up after it was bought by a Calgary company, Castle Mountain Properties, but it turns out it's not the first time something like this happened with the company.
In November 2007, residents at a building in Southwest Calgary got notice their rent was going up in three months; one woman's would have increased 240 per cent, from $625 to $1,500.
The iconic Kinsmen Park train will soon move to the Prince Albert area after it retires from its duties in Saskatoon.
The Kinsmen Park train, in service for 38 years at Kinsmen Park in Saskatoon, will be delivered in pieces starting this week. The tracks will start arriving later this month. There is no timeline yet on when the train will be completed on the farm.