People living in one Regina neighbourhood say they're thinking about moving after being forced to pay thousands of dollars to fix the repeated damage caused by young vandals.
Bonnie Perreault has lived on 1st Avenue between Retallack Street and Cameron Street for 15 years with her husband, who bought their home in 1979. She admitted she has seen troublesome activity in the past and has even called Social Services to have children removed from unsafe homes.
The Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HRF) kicked off their annual fall home lottery Wednesday by hosting an open house to show off their grand prize: a 3,000 square foot, 3-story bungaloft in the Creeks area.
The home was built by Regina’s Fiorante Homes who has worked with the HRF in the year’s past. Chris Fiorante, the company’s sales co-ordinator, said “bungalofts”—similar to a bungalow but with a loft above the garage—are a new trend in homebuilding.
A monument to the legacy of Saskatchewan's first Premier has been unveiled outside of the provincial Legislature in Regina.
On Wednesday the Premier and relatives of Walter Scott gathered in the Queen Elizabeth II Gardens north of the building to reveal the project, which has been in the works for a year. It was spearheaded by current Premier Brad Wall, who said Wednesday that he doesn't think Scott has gotten the recognition he deserves as the province's first Premier and the "father of confederation."
Residents of an apartment in the east end awoke to a bang Tuesday morning as a delivery gone wrong knocked out the power in the area.
A delivery truck was trying to get through the alley outside the Froom Crescent building, just east of the Park Street and Victoria Avenue East intersection. Low-hanging utility lines evidently got in the way and the truck got stuck after striking them.
"They had to lift the line up and let them out," laughed building resident Jacklyn Gould.
Things are returning to normal in a north west Regina neighbourhood after a stand-off between police and people inside a house that lasted over 11 hours.
Neighbours near the house on the 400 block of Edward Street said that vehicles had lined their neighbourhood as a party raged on at the home that would eventually be surrounded by SWAT members. At 4 a.m. Sunday morning, police received a call from a man who claimed he had a gun pointed at him and had been threatened by two men. He called police after managing to escape.
It's a different kind of business casual, one that only exists in Saskatchewan.
It may have been a novelty once to see someone in a Roughrider jersey in the workplace but it has become commonplace in Regina. Everyone from hot dog vendors to medical clinic staff to legal firms are encouraging workers to wear their Rider gear on game days. Jerseys seem to go with slacks and skirts just as well as blazers.
A stark image of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect is being seen around the world, serving as a counterpoint to a controversial Rolling Stone cover story that some worry glamorizes the terrorist.
Boston Magazine has published a series of photos taken by a police photographer in Boston, Sergeant Sean Murphy. He was documenting the police action the night that police finally tracked down Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after days of hunting, finding him prone and bloodied in a boat in a suburban back yard.
A Regina street musician is gaining notoriety this week since he unknowingly met one of the Dixie Chicks.
The country music mega-stars were in the area last weekend to perform at the Craven Country Jamboree. Two members, Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, also have a new band called Court Yard Hounds. The two were walking in Regina's downtown on Saturday when they approached Dave Sayer, who was sitting on the pedestrian mall on Scarth Street playing the violin. Maguire borrowed Sayer's fiddle and started playing a tune.
Truck drivers are furious after a big detour was put in place in Regina with very little warning.
On Tuesday the City of Regina put a weight restriction on a bridge on Victoria Avenue East, causing heavy trucks to detour north of the city via Highway 46. The change was announced via a public service announcement with no prior warning to the media.
The Saskatchewan Trucker's Association (STA) claims it didn't get much notice either and drivers aren't happy about it.
It's an adorable problem to have, but it's still a problem.
The Regina Humane Society is being overrun with kittens. Almost 90 were available for adoption Tuesday, with more coming through the doors of the shelter every day.
Executive director Lisa Koch says the influx isn't totally unexpected, but it is later this year thanks to the delayed Spring.
She adds they're having difficulty finding places for them all. About 30 have been moved to foster homes as they await adoption.