City of Regina
For the first time ever, the city of Regina is drawing up a long-term cultural plan.
The plan is being developed with $150 thousand from the city and Sask Culture. Once completed, it will establish a strategy for cultural development and generate related policies.
Jeff Erbach is the coordinator of cultural development for the city of Regina. He says the cultural plan will work in conjunction with other established policy initiatives like the official community plan, the comprehensive housing strategy, and the transportation master plan.
With fields across the city still buried in snow, the weather is causing a delay of season for spring youth sports leagues in Regina.
Several youth soccer leagues were scheduled to start outdoor games and practices in the first week of May, only a week from now.
“Now we are crossing our fingers for the 13th,” explained Kailah Sebastian with the Regina East Zone Youth Soccer Association.
A man charged with attempted murder after a fight in east Regina has plead guilty to a lesser offense.
On Monday, 20 year old Levi Cody Blind plead guilty to one count of aggravated assault.
The fight happened back in September 2012 on Greer Court in Regina. Blind's 19 year old opponent was sent to hospital with serious injuries. Blind was 19 when he was charged.
He will be up for sentencing in June.
The JUNOs are just getting underway in Regina.
The awards ceremony planning has been underway for years and the televised portion hit airwaves at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening.
Host Michael Bublé first hit the stage on Saturday to prepare for the major ceremony.
Artists from across Canada are recognized with the music awards.
It's possible to be star struck in Regina, even if you're a JUNO-nominated musician.
Vancouver-based rapper SonReal felt just that this week.
"It's cool to see all these new and classic artists playing and just seeing them walking around. It's crazy."
He was even bested by an artist he admires - Classified - on Saturday evening.
The spring melt hasn't hit in full force just yet but there has been some brief flooding across roads in certain places around Saskatchewan.
A few regions in the south central area of the province have already seen water flowing over roads including Highway 18 near McCord, Highway 363 and along Highway 16 by North Battleford. In most cases the water receded within a day.
In a weekly flooding update on Wednesday, Patrick Boyle with the Water Security Agency said that's really all they are seeing in terms of spring runoff so far.
Dozens of city crews worked to place sand barriers along 17th Avenue on Tuesday.
Higher-than-normal expected runoff has raised higher-than-normal flooding concerns along the Wascana creek in that area. The barriers run from Pasqua Street all the way to Elphinstone Street.
"We're thinking of bringing our canoe in from the cabin... just in case we want to make it home" jokes one man who lives on the lowest part of 17th Avenue.
Many residents nearby remember the flood prevention efforts of 2011. For some, the sand barriers are an annual sight.
After the events in Boston, the Queen City Marathon (QCM) organizers aren't taking anything for granted.
While the odds of something similar happening in Regina, or other smaller races across North America are quite small, organizers of the annual marathon in Regina say they will be going over their plans with police.
"Work with their partners, and think about what they can reasonably do to minimize the risk," explained Doug Russell with the Queen City Marathon.
Another sign of spring - construction is starting again on Pasqua Street.
Starting Monday, City of Regina crews are going to resume work on the water main construction project near the Rochdale intersection.
Drivers in north Regina can prepare for delays as traffic will still be running both ways, but the lanes will be restricted.
Edited by CJME's Adriana Christianson