Hearts in the Park raises awareness for those who have felt the impacts of violence

May 18, 2023 | 3:05pm

The fourth annual Hearts in the Park event was held in Victoria Park, raising awareness of the effects of violence in communities. Rod McKendrick, a retired interpersonal violence specialist, said having an event that raises awareness highlights what is being done and what needs to be done. “It’s important because it really shows that there […]

City and Regina Police working to address “aggressive behavior” on transit

May 11, 2023 | 6:00am

Across Canada, violence towards transit workers has been increasing, including in the City of Regina. Darcy Kluge, the President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 588, said they are aware of 10 incidents involving transit workers in 2023. Kluge said that improved safety and workers must be prioritized. “Things like increased enforcement, better education and working […]

Saskatchewan receives $20 million over five years to address gun and gang violence

May 8, 2023 | 2:53pm

The Government of Canada is investing $390 million, including over $20 million in Saskatchewan, in programs to help stop gun crime and gang violence before it starts. The money will be provided over the next five years to provinces and territories to support various initiatives, including support for law enforcement and prevention programs. Saskatchewan is […]

Increasing violence on transit concerning for local union

Apr 25, 2023 | 9:00am

Transit workers across the country have seen an increase in violent attacks both towards them and on transit, a trend that concerns the union that represents the City of Regina’s transit workers. Darcy Kluge, the President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 588, said that transit should be safe for workers and passengers. “Our members are […]

Saskatchewan mass stabbing sparks law to suspend benefits for offenders at large

Dec 1, 2022 | 11:25am

Saskatchewan says it wants to suspend government benefits to violent offenders who have warrants out for their arrest. The Saskatchewan Party government introduced legislation today that would cut off people’s provincial benefits if they have an active warrant, or make them ineligible. Public Safety Minister Christine Tell says the bill is in response to the mass stabbings in […]

NDP raises concern about violence in Sask schools

Nov 26, 2019 | 3:08pm

  The NDP is raising concern about growing violence in Saskatchewan classrooms. Opposition critic Carla Beck says nearly half of elementary students say they have been physically assaulted at least once in school and urgent action is needed. She adds 40 percent of education support workers have experienced some violence in school and demanded action. […]

NDP raises concern about a crisis in Sask schools

Oct 24, 2019 | 11:57am

  The NDP is calling on the SaskParty government to resolve a crisis in Saskatchewan classrooms. Opposition leader Ryan Meili says overcrowded classrooms affect the quality of education and create unsafe conditions for students. Meili says overcrowded classrooms are seeing more violence and a lower quality of education. Premier Scott Moe says the SaskParty government […]