City of Regina
"The Amazing Race Canada" teams are in Regina Monday.
Fans of the show have been tracking the Canadian version of the popular reality TV series as competitors travel across the country. Several touched down at the Regina International Airport shortly after 8 a.m. Monday. They were seen racing to parked SUVs followed by camera crews.
Naturally the big pit stop for the show contestants was Mosaic Stadium, complete with fans in full Roughrider gear. They were being used as extras as crews were shooting scenes with the show’s host Jon Montgomery.
Tossing out a plastic wrapper or an empty coffee cup might not seem like a big deal when you hit the highway, but it adds up.
Starting Sunday, the City of Regina is sending out crews to deal with the mess left behind after a winter of littering.
"Throw it in the back of your seat, not out of your window, please!" parks department supervisor Richard Chapman pleaded with drivers.
Each year he assembles crews to go along the highway for a major spring spruce-up.
At least one Regina garden centre is feeling the rush of spring gardeners ready to plant as sunny skies and Mother's Day hit.
At Dutch Growers on Saturday, extra staff were enlisted to help the increase in customers and employees had to guide the busy traffic to get in and out.
Employee Susan Luhning explains her reasoning for why the garden centre was so busy.
"This weekend is Mother's Day, so they want to come in and plant something for mom."
Organizers managed to bounce back after Evraz Place labour disputes put the First Nations University's annual powwow in jeopardy, but they still expect the postponed event to draw fewer visitors than usual.
First it was the geese but now kids are flocking to Wascana Marsh, an urban wetland in Regina that is just east of the city's lake.
The Wings Over Wascana nature festival brought out families for a day of exploration on Saturday.
Young Mackenzie Hrynowesky was one of dozens of children taking part in a geocache treasure hunt.
"We have to follow the compass and we're looking for a hidden container," she explained while holding her mother's hand.
The mayor's long-promised housing summit doesn't start until Monday but Michael Fougere is already defending its agenda.
The two-day event was a campaign promise made by Fougere when he ran for mayor last fall. He acknowledges the city is in a housing crisis but he's adamant it won't be solved by having the same conversations over and over.
A meeting about one obscure city bylaw sparked a wide-ranging discussion on the shortcomings of Regina's housing market.
The Whitmore Park Community Association held a meeting Thursday evening to allow residents to question city officials about Regina's policy on "rooming houses."
The little-known bylaw came to light this week when a handful of Reginans were sent letters informing them that they were violating a section of the city's zoning bylaws that restrict people living in the home they own from having paying tenants.
The Canadian prairies aren’t usually considered to be a hotbed of fashion, but the industry is growing and you can see the proof on the runway at Saskatchewan Fashion Week in Regina.
Rhea Harbus started Amaranth Designs 13 years ago, but since that time she has seen the local industry take off.
“Even a few years ago there was only a couple of us that were doing design in Regina and now that has exploded, there’s so many more of us,” she commented.
Harbus will be showcasing her new fall and winter line for custom women’s fashions this year.
Regina's mayor is doing an about-face on rooming houses after a Regina man found out his roommates were illegal.
On Tuesday when the story of the so-called "illegal roommates" popped up, Michael Fougere said the City has no choice but to enforce bylaw complaints.
Now, as a guest of John Gormley Live, he backed off that statement.
“There will be no enforcement of that bylaw until at least after the review in July and maybe even after that. We don’t know that yet,” said Fougere.
SaskPower is reporting that a big outage affecting almost a quarter of Regina is over.
Power has been restored in neighbourhoods east of Albert Street and south of Victoria Avenue. That includes Broder's Annex, Arnheim, Glencairn, and Hillsdale neigbourhoods along with traffic lights on Victoria Avenue.
As of 9 a.m.
power was coming back on for some areas. SaskPower is still working to figure out a cause for the outage.