poverty

Local couple exposes reality of North Battleford’s gang problem

Local couple exposes reality of North Battleford’s gang problem

Apr 9, 2024 | 9:05am
Downtown North Battleford is a “free for all” with gang members “doing whatever they want,” says a local couple who wants to see change. The pair, who own a building that has a business and residential unit, spoke to SaskToday on the condition of anonymity out of fear of retaliation. “Sadly, we see this as a failure […]
Friends and family mourn the loss of Canadians killed by Hamas in Israel

Friends and family mourn the loss of Canadians killed by Hamas in Israel

Oct 19, 2023 | 7:57am
Friends, family and government officials have confirmed that at least six Canadians were killed on Oct. 7 when Hamas militants conducted a series of attacks in Israel. One of those victims has connections to Saskatchewan. Thousands of people have been killed so far in the conflict sparked by the Hamas attacks, which has escalated as […]
Saskatchewan government spending $40M to address homeless crisis

Saskatchewan government spending $40M to address homeless crisis

Oct 6, 2023 | 10:47am
Saskatchewan is spending $40.2 million over the next two years in a plan intended to help people who are unhoused across the province.  The province says in a news release that 155 new supportive housing units are to be created in Regina and Saskatoon, which are also to have on-site supports.  The plan also includes 120 […]
Fence at City Hall in Regina coming down.

Fence at City Hall in Regina coming down.

Sep 28, 2023 | 7:42am
City workers will be taking down a massive fence placed around city hall, after the removal a homeless camp. Work is underway this morning. In the statement, City Manager Niki Anderson said the green spaces on the City Hall Courtyard are safe and clean. The fences have allowed the grass to recover, and have significantly […]
Council Votes Down “Houselessness Emergency Declaration”

Council Votes Down “Houselessness Emergency Declaration”

Sep 14, 2023 | 8:19am
The subject of houselessness once again was the major topic of discussion for city council. At a tense meeting yesterday, council voted down a motion that would have seen the city declare a houslessness crisis. Mayor Sandra Masters says a motion like this sounds helpful, but it may not be. “The feedback we have received […]

NDP raising concerns about skyrocketing social housing vacancy rates

Jul 25, 2023 | 10:50am

Newly released documents from the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, released by the Saskatchewan NDP, show that vacancy rates for social housing have skyrocketed under the Saskatchewan Party government. Social housing vacancy rates have increased from seven percent in 2012 to 18 percent in 2022, with 3,161 vacant units. In Regina, that number is even steeper, with […]

City Kidz Fundraiser at Connexus.

Jun 13, 2023 | 10:55am

“Building our next generation of leaders, one child at a time.” It’s the lofty, and admirable goal of “City Kidz” Regina, and their Breakfast of Hope. The “by donation” breakfast helps raise money for the organization, which assists children in the inner city. These are kids who generally live in poverty, and have little or […]

Poverty hitting families as costs rise

Mar 8, 2022 | 1:49pm

One in four Regina kids is currently living in poverty. A fact that is only being exasperated buy the increase in the cost of living. Families are increasingly feeling the pinch of costs on everything from energy, transportation to food and shelter. This impact is being seen locally as the number of cases Regina’s Anti-Poverty […]

Provincial opposition releases strategy on Sask. housing and poverty problem

Jan 25, 2022 | 11:51am

Following a consultation tour, Social Services and Housing critic Meara Conway has released a report on how to reduce poverty and provide affordable housing in Saskatchewan. The NDP MLA for Regina Elphinstone-Centre visited cities including Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, North Battleford and Prince Albert. Conway says the report has a set a goal to reduce […]

Huge donation from Nutrien starts Food Banks of Saskatchewan holiday campaign on right foot

Dec 1, 2021 | 7:12am

A huge boost to the the Food Banks of Saskatchewan “Feeding Holiday Cheer” campaign has come from Nutrien. With the campaign getting underway Tuesday, Nutrien provided $250,000. Food Banks of Saskatchewan Executive Director Michael Kincade says Nutrien is a huge supporter of trying to reduce hunger for those in need whether they be in urban […]