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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.

Saskatoon police to move 24 officers to patrol

Saskatoon’s police service hopes to add 24 patrol officers, drawing from other specialized investigative units.

“So we’ll be pulling from the drug unit, gang unit, out of the schools, you name it. We’re drawing people from everywhere,” Police Chief Clive Weighill said.

Saskatchewan first to raise transgender flag at legislative building

Saskatchewan became the first province to fly a transgender awareness flag at the provincial legislature for Transgender Awareness Week.

Mikayla Shultz is the director of Trans Sask Support Services. She hosted the flag-raising ceremony outside the legislative building on Tuesday. The small crowd included members of the transgender community, along with friends, supporters and politicians.

TIMELINE: RCMP further investigation into Pamela Wallin's expenses

The RCMP have filed more documents in court about travel expenses submitted by Pamela Wallin. These are in addition to those documents filed earlier in March.

The following is a timeline that follows Wallin's time in Senate as questions about expenses were investigated.

More concern from neighbours of Saskatoon's Kilburn Hall

A Saskatoon man who is already concerned with a plan to move young offenders to a facility in Buena Vista says he is even more frustrated with the government.

Randall Wunder-Buhr drove to the legislature Monday to voice his disappointment about a gate being built from Kilburn Hall to the back alley behind his home. His 13-year-old daughter wrote to the government saying if the issue is not resolved, she will no longer feel safe playing in her backyard, going for walks or staying alone and babysitting.

Regina teens react to Saskatchewan's new teen-tan ban

The Saskatchewan Government is moving towards a ban on indoor tanning for anyone under 18.

Health Minister Dustin Duncan announced on Monday that the Saskatchewan government will join other provinces to ban indoor tanning for minors. There will be an exemption for teenagers who provide a note from a doctor prescribing tanning for medical conditions.

EVRAZ making $200M investment into Regina facility

EVRAZ North America will be making its biggest investment yet into its Regina facility.
 
On Tuesday, Premier Brad Wall, Minister of the Economy Bill Boyd, and Regina Mayor Michael Fougere joined EVRAZ and Enbridge representatives to announce a $200-million investment into the facility.

“This investment will secure our position as the highest-quality, lowest-cost integrated producer of large diameter pipe in North America," said Conrad Winkler, EVRAZ North America president and CEO, in a news release.

Veterans’ funding bump ignoring bigger issue, vet says

Veteran’s Affairs Canada has added another one-time benefit for veterans who suffered critical injuries from combat or training overseas or at home.

Sask. to ban teens from tanning beds

Following the lead of every other province in Canada, Saskatchewan's government will develop regulations to ban minors from indoor tanning.
 
On Monday, the province announced regulations against indoor tanning for those under 18 years of age. Those regulations are expected to be finalized by summer 2015.
 
In a news release, Dustin Duncan, minister of health, said the government wants to protect Saskatchewan residents' health.
 

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