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Incumbent Mayor Michael Fougere feeling proud after possible last council meeting

Oct 28, 2020 | 11:56pm

After possibly chairing his last council meeting as Regina’s Mayor, Michael Fougere says he is proud of what he as accomplished in his time as the city’s top official. He says this council got a lot of things done for the city. “It’s been very rewarding, we had lots of good discussion,” said Fougere. “We […]

City looking at mandatory masks on buses

Oct 15, 2020 | 2:47pm

After a transit driver tested positive for COVID-19, the City of Regina is expanding mask distribution and use on public transit. Starting Monday, October 19th, transit staff will distribute masks to passengers who don’t have masks at 10 locations around the city on weekdays from 6-9 am, and 3-6 pm. Those locations include: 11th Avenue […]

City of Regina’s construction season comes to an end

Oct 15, 2020 | 1:53pm

The construction season in Regina has officially come to an end. $79.5 million worth of infrastructure projects were either completed or worked on, including phase two of the Victoria Avenue project that began last year. Mayor Michael Fougere says continuing roadwork during the pandemic allowed people to continue working and to stimulate the economy. “We […]

Fougere outlines priority to end homelessness

Oct 8, 2020 | 3:10pm

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere says the need to end homelessness in the city is a priority and will continue to be if he’s re-elected in November. The City of Regina’s 5-year-plan dubbed “Everyone is Home” was approved by council last year and focuses on ensuring people have access to housing. Fougere says he will continue […]

City of Regina votes against requiring two BIPOC on Board of Police Commissioner

Oct 4, 2020 | 8:59am

The City of Regina announced they will be adding two private citizen seats to its Board of Police Commissioners, but they voted against changing the rules to require them to be Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC). Council argued that by being too descriptive, they may discourage other minority groups from wanting to join. […]

Regina unveils ambitious 10-year Economic Growth Plan

Oct 1, 2020 | 1:24pm

Economic Development Regina (EDR) has unveiled it’s ambitious 2020-2030 Economic Growth Plan. The plan contains 19 specific actions EDR says will drive economic growth in the greater Regina area and improve the lives of residents. EDR Director and steering committee co-chair Murad Al-Katib says, despite the pandemic, it’s an exciting time for Regina. “Over the […]

Temporary parking lot to be built on old Capital Pointe site

Sep 30, 2020 | 7:57pm

City Council approved an application to turn the old Capital Pointe site into a parking lot Wednesday night. Council voted 8-3 in favour of the temporary lot, which will operate for one year. Council will then have to decide whether or not to extend the lot operation. Mayor Michael Fougere says that while the parking […]

Regina rolls out food and yard waste pilot project

Sep 21, 2020 | 2:42pm

The City of Regina unveiled their green bin pilot project Monday morning. The green bins, which the city aims to dispatch to the entire city by 2023, are for food and yard waste that will be taken to a city compost facility. HAPPENING NOW: @MayorFougere and @CityofRegina announcing the yard and food waste pilot program. […]

Province invests $6.4 million in Regina’s residential road renewal

Sep 18, 2020 | 3:14pm

The City of Regina is receiving funds from the provincial government to help pay for road renewal over the next two years. Nine additional residential roads will either be rebuilt or rehabilitated in 2021 with this investment that comes from the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program, or MEEP. HAPPENING NOW: Minister Lori Carr announcing an investment […]

Regina City Council votes to license body rub parlours

Sep 2, 2020 | 7:20pm

After a debate stretching over a year and a half, Regina City Council decided to pass a resolution to legally license body rub parlours. The 8-3 vote was made during a special council meeting that heard over 20 delegations voice their concerns about sexual exploitation and human trafficking related to the operation of these parlours. […]