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Governments and Organizations Collaborate to Improve Housing Accessibility in Regina

Governments and Organizations Collaborate to Improve Housing Accessibility in Regina

May 30, 2024 | 1:50pm
The federal, provincial, and municipal governments joined to celebrate opening four new affordable housing units in the Rosewood Park neighbourhood. The new units at Plainsview Estates consist of four three-bedroom stacked townhomes designed to accommodate eight individuals experiencing mental health and physical disabilities.  The tenants will receive in-home support services and connections to community programs […]
City investing $500,000 in downtown

City investing $500,000 in downtown

May 11, 2024 | 9:42am
The City of Regina is investing $500,000 in the city’s downtown to enhance the downtown experience for residents, visitors, and businesses. The city is creating initiatives developed in partnership with the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District (RDBID), which are set to be implemented in the Summer of 2024. The planned initiatives will include increased road and […]
New drop-in youth centre opens in Regina

New drop-in youth centre opens in Regina

May 9, 2024 | 4:23pm
A partnership between the Government of Saskatchewan, the Regina Youth Advisory Team, and the John Howard Society will give access to youth through a new drop-in centre. The youth-driven service provides a safe space and improved access to a broad range of community social services for young people ages 12 and up. The program aims to […]
Council votes in favour of lowering speed limit in Cathedral neighbourhood

Council votes in favour of lowering speed limit in Cathedral neighbourhood

May 9, 2024 | 12:56pm
Regina’s Cathedral neighbourhood’s speed limit was lowered to 40 kilometres per hour after Regina City Council voted in favour of the new Vision Zero Road Safety Framework. Vision Zero is a data-driven strategy to eliminate traffic fatalities and significant injuries. From 2015 to 2019, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) data shows 26,254 motor vehicle collisions occurred […]
Victoria Park Cenotaph vandalized

Victoria Park Cenotaph vandalized

May 9, 2024 | 10:58am
The Cenotaph in Victoria Park, as well as other parts of the city, have been vandalized. The cenotaph has since been cleaned. More to come.
Right of Way takes the spotlight for SGI in May

Right of Way takes the spotlight for SGI in May

May 1, 2024 | 3:56pm
For their Traffic Safety Spotlight this May, SGI is focusing on being alert about the right of way and paying attention to traffic control devices. “Collisions occur frequently at intersections, during turns and lane changes,” said JP Cullen, Chief Operating Officer of the Auto Fund. “We’re asking drivers to remain alert and aware of the […]
City now accepting grant applications for Adapted Sport and Recreation

City now accepting grant applications for Adapted Sport and Recreation

Apr 26, 2024 | 12:44pm
The City of Regina is now accepting Adapted Sport and Recreation Grant applications. This grant supports projects and initiatives that enhance inclusion and increase accessibility. $200,000 in grant funding is available for non-profit organizations to advance inclusion and accessibility in sport and recreation, including cultural, arts and musical activities.  Organizations can apply for funding to […]
Dewdney Avenue Revitalization set to begin next week

Dewdney Avenue Revitalization set to begin next week

Apr 25, 2024 | 4:24pm
The $32 million Dewdney Avenue revitalization project is set to begin next week. Starting on the week of April 28, the City will begin the two-year project that will help create a more vibrant community by replacing aging underground infrastructure, a new road surface, widened sidewalks, improved lighting, multi-purpose outdoor spaces, a tree canopy and landscaping.  […]
Over 450 drivers caught impaired behind the wheel in March

Over 450 drivers caught impaired behind the wheel in March

Apr 24, 2024 | 2:53pm
Four hundred fifty-four drivers were suspected of impaired driving offences in March, according to the SGI’s latest Traffic Safety Spotlight. Police across the province reported that 312 drivers were issued licence suspensions for exceeding provincial limits for alcohol and/or drugs, while 142 were charged with a Criminal Code impaired driving offence.  March also saw SGI […]
City accepting grant applications for harm reduction programs, services, and initiatives

City accepting grant applications for harm reduction programs, services, and initiatives

Apr 21, 2024 | 7:41am
The City of Regina is accepting grant applications to distribute $385,000 to programs, services and initiatives dedicated to supporting harm reduction in Regina. Harm reduction is an approach taken in many cities that focuses on the prevention of harm in people who continue to use drugs. This initiative’s main goal is to increase access to […]