Saskatchewan is growing
On the second day of the mayor's long awaited housing summit, they'll be talking about the steps to fixing Regina's housing crisis.
"The first step is getting our policies in place which matched the province, and compliment them, and we stack our programs with theirs," said Mayor Michael Fougere.
But Fougere said to figure out the next steps there needs to be a discussion.
Regina's mayor is hoping Monday will mark the beginning of the end of the city's housing crisis.
A two-day "housing summit" aims to bring together governments, home builders, and developers to find a solution to the city's abysmal rental housing vacancy rate which remains at just one per cent. Several other issues related to housing have been in the spotlight over the past week.
Regina's mayor is doing an about-face on rooming houses after a Regina man found out his roommates were illegal.
On Tuesday when the story of the so-called "illegal roommates" popped up, Michael Fougere said the City has no choice but to enforce bylaw complaints.
Now, as a guest of John Gormley Live, he backed off that statement.
“There will be no enforcement of that bylaw until at least after the review in July and maybe even after that. We don’t know that yet,” said Fougere.
As Saskatchewan immigration continues to grow, so does the number of people in the Saskatchewan Cricket Association.
"The last three years have been phenomenal," commented Prakhar Shrivastava, secretary for the league.
"We used to be a four-club association here in Saskatchewan; over the last three years, we've grown to 16 teams."
The latest population numbers out from Statistics Canada reflecting the diversity and changing face of Saskatchewan.
Here are the highlights:
IMMIGRATION, LANGUAGE AND ETHNIC ORIGIN
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Some Regina homeowners are finding out that their roommates are actually illegal.
A surprising wrinkle in the city's zoning bylaws is coming to light this week. At least one homeowner in the city's south end has received a letter threatening fines and possible jail time if he doesn't move out or kick out his roommates.
Alan Maier is a Regina homeowner with roommates. He was one of a handful of people to get an unexpected letter from the bylaw office.
A Manitoba RM says it has more in common with Saskatchewan than Winnipeg and its talking about switching governments.
The rural municipality of Glenwood is unhappy that the Manitoba government is trying to force it to amalgamate with other nearby RMs. So councillors are toying with the idea of seceding to Saskatchewan.
As Saskatchewan's oil industry booms, so does the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference.
Now in its 21st year, the conference is attracting roughly 2,000 people to the Queen City to talk about the industry in the Williston Basin, and innovations being discovered.
"We have a whole bunch of technical presentations in regards to what works in the basin, what's new and exciting that's happening, what technologies are being developed," explained Melinda Yurkowski, chair for this year's conference.
Consumers should have a wider selection of booze to choose from as the government continues to dip its toe into the waters of privatization.
On Tuesday the government announced that it has decided to add four "full-line" liquor stores in Regina and Saskatoon. The stores will offer a full range of alcohol products, much like the existing ones run by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, as well as related items like snacks and mixes. The decision to add stores stemmed from growing populations, which the province felt left some areas under served.
Three corporate giants have joined forces to expand telecommunications and power services to northeastern Saskatchewan.
On April 26 in Saskatoon at the Cameo headquarters, SaskTel, SaskPower and Cameco announced a $29.6 million venture to bring high-speed bandwidth and improved power lines to all of Cameco's sites from La Ronge to Collins Bay.