Regina Battery Depot Relocating after fire destroyed its building

CAA’s Regina Battery Depot will re-open in a new location after a fire heavily damaged its building on Dewdney.
CAA is saying they will relocate to some retail space in the 200 block of  Albert Street in the same strip mall CAA’s North Albert Street Store is located.

Crews on the scene of a fire in Regina November 28th, 2023. Photo Credit: Jeff Richards

Unfortunately, this means CAA’s Vehicle Repair facility will not re-open and the Regina Battery Depot will be retail only.
Some staff at the former location will be moving with the Depot to the new location, some have taken early retirement, and some have been laid off.

“The fire at Regina Battery Depot/CAA Car Care Centre was a senseless act of vandalism that has resulted in considerable disruptions to the lives of our co-workers, Members, customers and clients,” said Fred Titanich, President and CEO, CAA Saskatchewan. “This meant that adjustments to our business operations and staffing had to be made. We originally had 13 staff positions, with some staying on to operate the new RBD, or transferring to other positions at our CAA Regina locations. Some staff have taken early retirement with a few lay-off notices issued recently. We realize this is not the best news for a few of our staff, especially at this time of year.” 

The fire November 28th that destroyed the building, is believed to have been deliberately set.

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