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Regina mayor announces formal plan for inner city revitalization project

Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco is revealing a solid plan to try and move forward with a massive inner city revitalization project.

At a meeting on Monday, city council will vote on a three-phase plan that could see work begin on a new stadium as early as next spring.

Half a million dollars would be set aside to fund the first portion of the project. The city will begin formal negotiations with CP Rail to buy the container yards north of downtown right away.

FSIN Chief Guy Lonechild upset over name change

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) Chief Guy Lonechild is upset after Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the federal department that deals with Canada's indigenous people is changing its name from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada to Aboriginal Affairs.

Prime Minister Harper made the decision during Wednesday's cabinet shuffle.

Regina Hip and Knee Treatment Centre redesigned for patients

The Hip and Knee Treatment and Research Centre in Regina has been redesigned with patients in mind.
 
After being referred by a doctor, patients can access a team of orthopedic surgeons and physical and occupational therapists at the new clinic.
 
Allen Duchscher had surgery on both of his knees, one before and one after the redesign. He says the second time around his progress has been 10 times better.
 
The first time Duchscher had to wait over a year for his first knee replacement.
 

Sask. sergeant-at-arms calls for more security

New security measures are coming to the Saskatchewan legislature in the wake of the attack on Parliament Hill.

“You can’t prevent someone from trying. You can only hope to prevent them from being successful,” said Saskatchewan’s Sergeant-at-Arms Patrick Shaw.

UPDATE: Sask. MPs: the day after the Ottawa Shooting

The morning after shots rang out in the halls of the Parliament building, MPs returned to the House of Commons and back to work.

However, the events of Wednesday morning remained in the forefront; MPs stood and applauded Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, the man who is credited with taking out the suspect in the shooting.

Some of Saskatchewan's representatives shared their thoughts following the session.

Lynne Yelich, MP for Blackstrap issued this statement from Wednesday's shooting. 

Throne speech looks to keep Sask. strong

The fall session of the Saskatchewan Legislature kicked off Wednesday, despite the attack on Parliament Hill.

Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Schofield stood in the assembly to deliver the speech, but only after she offered her condolences to the slain officer's family. The assembly observed a moment of silence before the speech commenced.

Sask. legislature tightens security after Ottawa shootings

The Saskatchewan Legislature tightened up security after multiple shootings at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday.
 
Despite the unfolding events, the fall sitting will still begin with the speech from the throne from Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Schofield at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
 

Throne speech kicks off fall sitting of Sask. legislature

The fall sitting of the Saskatchewan legislature kicks off Wednesday when Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Schofield delivers the speech from the throne.

“(It’s) always an interesting time in Saskatchewan politics and this one will be no exception,” said Premier Brad Wall speaking to reporters Tuesday.

The speech outlines the provincial government’s agenda for the sitting.

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