With around 1600 athletes in Saskatchewan alone, the Special Olympics need a lot of support from the community to make sure those athletes are able to train and stay active. And, on Saturday, that community showed up in a huge convoy to raise funds for the organization.
It was the seventh year that Special Olympics Saskatchewan held the “World’s Largest Truck Convoy” event, and for good reason too. Organizers said they usually aim to raise around $40,000 through registration fees and pledges from truckers and their employers.
It’s been ten years since the name of the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College changed its name to the First Nations University of Canada (FNUC). Since then, there have been some challenges, but both students and staff at the university are looking towards the future with optimism.
The legendary RCMP regalia were out in full force as Mounties from across Canada gathered in Regina to honour its fallen members from throughout history.
The somber atmosphere of the memorial service was only multiplied by Sunday’s clouds as RCMP officers dressed in red coats, Stetson hats and knee high brown boots marched in Sleigh Square. The sound of boots hitting cement bounced of the historic walls of the academy’s facilities. Once finding their regimented place on the parade square, officers stood at attention through the entire procession.
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.