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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.

Maternity ward expansion on its way for Children's Hospital

The provincial government confirmed Thursday that the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan will be expanded.

During Question Period on Wednesday, Health Minister Dustin Duncan said he was considering his options. Then on Thursday Duncan revealed there would be an announcement on the hospital next Wednesday to unveil a new design boasting more beds.

“The population growth is accounting for what we think is going to be an increasing demand on the beds—especially the maternity beds. That’s where the new decision comes in,” said Duncan to reporters Thursday.

Government confirms it's redoing Children's Hospital design

It turns out the government’s final approval of the design for the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan wasn’t so final after all.

The province is going back to the drawing board to tweak the design. News that the plans were on hold came out of the legislature Wednesday after the Opposition NDP accused the government of making the Lean-approved future hospital, “too Lean.”

Timing is right for a BHP takeover of PotashCorp: columnist

A changing of the guard at the top of PotashCorp of Saskatchewan could open the window for a BHP Billiton takeover, says Globe and Mail columnist Boyd Irvin.

“If BHP is interested I think they can get something done now, where this wouldn’t be a bad time,” Irvin said on John Gormley Live Wednesday morning.

U.S. anti-gay activist detained overnight for questioning

Two anti-abortion and anti-gay activists have called off a planned visit to the University of Saskatchewan campus after running afoul of police in Regina.

City to review Local Improvement Plan after backlash

After a tidal wave of backlash from many residents on the streets chosen to be overhauled under the Local Improvement Program this year, Regina's City Council is taking the program back to be reviewed.

At the Council meeting Monday night Mayor Michael Fougere addressed the decision, pointing out that Council is doing more for roads.

"We're doing as much as we can. Are we going to catch up? We hope to do that, but certainly there's more work to be done."

VIDEO: Anti-gay, abortion activists arrested at U of R

An American anti-gay activist and a Canadian abortion activist have been arrested at the University of Regina.

Peter LaBarbera, the controversial head of an American lobby group that has been labelled a hate group by the South Poverty Law Center, and Bill Whatcott, an abortion activist who has a history of legal troubles in Saskatchewan, were taken into custody by the Regina Police Service.

Spending, demand, and debt all grow in SaskPower report

High debt, record demand and record investment made for a tight year for SaskPower in 2013.

The Crown power company released its annual report on Monday, looking back at the previous calendar year. It continues to deal with heavy infrastructure demands and the consequences of Saskatchewan's growing population, which contributed to a rate increase request of 5.5 per cent last year.

Personal care home inspection reports now posted online

More information about the status of Saskatchewan's personal care homes is now available at the click of a mouse.

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