Regina council

Childcare space trumps parking concerns for city council

Mar 27, 2023 | 3:40pm

Regina’s city council approved an application for a Harbour Landing daycare to expand its capacity. The decision came as many councillors believed that daycare space is more important than parking space, including Coun. Andrew Stevens. “I am going to weigh in favour of childcare, which is desperately needed, and I think there has been a […]

Regina council approves Regina Food Bank expansion

Dec 9, 2022 | 6:28am

Regina’s city council has approved entering a lease with the Regina Food Bank to help create a community food hub in the city’s downtown. Under the deal, the food bank has been granted a decade-long lease for 1720 12th Avenue for $1 per year. The food bank will operate outside a former SLGA store beside […]

Inflationary pressures lead to City of Regina increasing leisure service fees

Oct 3, 2022 | 5:03pm

Regina’s city council voted to increase leisure service fees across the city. The “inflationary increase” will go up by two per cent in 2023 and three per cent in both 2024 and 2025. With the increases, a one-month family leisure pass will cost $107.68 as of January 2023. The price will rise to $110.92 in […]

City council votes to reduce and eliminate assessment tax on cinemas

Sep 29, 2022 | 11:42am

The City of Regina has voted to get rid of its amusement tax. The tax, which only applies to the city’s cinemas, will decrease from 10 per cent to five per cent starting on October 12 before being eliminated beginning on January 1, 2024. Councillor Lori Bresciani brought forward the motion to eliminate the tax […]

Councillor Terina Shaw commits to ‘Cross-Cultural Training’

Sep 20, 2022 | 2:05pm

Councillor Terina Shaw is looking to ‘set the record straight’ with Regina residents after comments she made earlier this year. Those comments include, during a January 26 meeting of Regina’s executive council,  she made comments that implied Indigenous men are sexual predators. The second set of comments came during a June 15 city council meeting, […]

Regina council approves bid for 2024 Brier

Aug 18, 2022 | 2:50pm

The Queen City is looking to host the king of men’s curling tournaments in Canada. Regina city council approved $200,000 to be put towards a bid to host the 2024 edition of the Brier. The bid would consist of a $125,000 cash grant and the provision of Regina Transit services valued at up to $75,000. […]

Regina taxi fares set to increase

Jul 8, 2022 | 7:00am

Regina residents are set to see the cost of a taxi increase. Regina’s executive committee approved a taxi fare increase of eight percent. The increase would see the initial meter drop rate for the first 120 metres increase from $4 to $4.25, the distance rate will change from $0.25 for each additional 138 metres to […]

Downtown Community Support team receives funding from Regina council

Nov 26, 2021 | 1:25pm

A program designed for the safety and security of Regina’s Downtown will continue after receiving funding from the City. The Community Support Program, initiated by the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District (RDBID), received a one-time grant of $200,000 to continue the program into 2022. Judith Veresuk, the Executive Director of the Regina Downtown Business Improvement […]

Mayor Sandra Masters and new Regina City Council get down to business Wednesday

Dec 2, 2020 | 8:05am

A fresh new version of Regina City Council sits down for the first time on Wednesday as a group. New Mayor Sandra Masters is joined by five new councilors, as the group of 11 sit down to deal with the many items on the agenda for the monthly meeting. Masters says they really can’t afford […]