City of Regina
The search for new, innovative ways to keep our cities intact continues in Regina.
The second National Infrastructure Summit is underway. The first one attempted to focus on predictable infrastructure funding from the federal and provincial governments Organizer and city councillor Mike O'Donnell says now that they're working on that, this summit is focusing on the nuts and bolts of how cities are put together.
“We seem to be working towards some kind of funding or shared funding formula but work still needs to be done on what role innovation can play,” said O’Donnell.
Traffic will be detoured on Regina's Albert Street starting Sunday. CN Rail is repairing its rail and patching the asphalt.
The detour will be around the section between 1st Avenue and 1st Avenue North. Weather permitting, CN Rail said the work will only last two days.
The City of Regina reminds drivers to slow down in construction zones, and consider taking an alternate route to avoid construction. Speeding fines in construction zones start at $70.
The first man to cross the finish line of the 2012 Queen City Marathon was the same man as last year. Brendan Lunty from Camrose, Alberta crossed this year with a gun time of two hours, 38 minutes and 39 seconds.
The marathon had the highest number of registrants ever this year, at 4,700.
Runners came to Regina from ten provinces, 11 U-S states, and from as far away as England to take part.
Chad Novak has announced he will once again run for mayor of Regina.
He stepped out of the race earlier this summer, but after dealing with some personal issues, he feels there is no one he would want to vote for in the current crop of candidates.
Novak says his issues are accountability and transparency, housing, supporting other council candidates and building a motorsport facility.
Regina citizens now have an idea of what they'll likely have to pay for the upcoming curbside recycling program.
Michael Fougere says he isn't relying on his past history as a city councillor in Regina to win the upcoming mayoral race for him.
The five-term city councilor revealed the first planks in his election platform Thursday morning, three days after nominations for the Oct. 24 election opened.
The City of Regina could begin the process of looking for a company to build a brand new 33,000 seat, $250 million stadium within a week.
The City's Executive Committee, made up of all 10 city councillors and the mayor, voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to recommend council spend up to $2.5 million to start the procurement process for the new stadium. That is the first phase of the Regina Revitalization Initiative, an inner-city revitalization project pegged at $1 billion or more over its life-span.
There are more ominous signs for investors of the Capital Pointe condo and hotel development in Regina.
The $70 million high-rise project at the site of the old Plains Hotel at Victoria Avenue and Albert Street no longer has a development permit because the last one expired in June. According to City rules, a development permit is good for two years and within that time a building permit must be issued.
In this case the building permit has not been issued, so the landowner must reapply for development and start the process again in order to go ahead.
The race is officially on in Regina, as Tuesday marked the first day candidates could submit their nomination forms to the City to run for mayor, council, or school board trustee.
Hopeful candidates have until 4 p.m. on Sept. 19 to get their paperwork into the Elections Regina office, located in the Victoria Square Mall.
Although it's too early to say how many candidates the 2012 election will see, election co-ordinator Shelly Powell said there has been increased interest in these elections already.