Bunking down in a homeless shelter, couch surfing or sharing a three bedroom house with 10 people those are the options for people left without affordable housing in Regina.
While politicians meet with developers at the Regina Mayor's Housing Summit, a group of protesters spent Monday afternoon marching from Scott Collegiate to city hall to tell their stories.
Darren Maxie has spent four years without a place to call his own.
Nothing turned up for search and rescue crews as they combed over an area in Regina’s northeast over the weekend.
Searchers were looking for clues to missing 27-year-old Kimberly Cruickshank’s whereabouts.
“They didn’t find anything in relation to Kim’s case. No evidence or anything like that,” said her sister Kristen.
“It’s good in some senses but then we’re still left wondering.”
A new youth-centric housing project is breaking ground in the Heritage area of Regina.
The Ranch Ehrlo Society held a ceremony on Montreal Street just off 11th Avenue on Monday morning to celebrate the start of construction of "Chaz Court." The site will eventually house a two-storey, eight-unit apartment building. It will offer affordable bachelor suite-style units to young people who are exiting provincial care.
In addition to offering a place for young people to live, the construction is also helping give them another leg up.
A 17-year-old is facing aggravated assault charges after a fight at a home in Regina this weekend.
Officers were called to a house on Saturday evening where they found a 36-year-old man who was seriously hurt.
He was taken to hospital, and the 17 year old man who was at the house was arrested.
Police are referring to the incident as a domestic related assault.
Edited by Adriana Christianson
Regina's mayor is hoping Monday will mark the beginning of the end of the city's housing crisis.
A two-day "housing summit" aims to bring together governments, home builders, and developers to find a solution to the city's abysmal rental housing vacancy rate which remains at just one per cent. Several other issues related to housing have been in the spotlight over the past week.
"The Amazing Race Canada" teams are in Regina Monday.
Fans of the show have been tracking the Canadian version of the popular reality TV series as competitors travel across the country. Several touched down at the Regina International Airport shortly after 8 a.m. Monday. They were seen racing to parked SUVs followed by camera crews.
Naturally the big pit stop for the show contestants was Mosaic Stadium, complete with fans in full Roughrider gear. They were being used as extras as crews were shooting scenes with the show’s host Jon Montgomery.
The first ever beard and mustache battle at Regina's Pile O' Bones tattoo convention was a major draw for men looking to take home the prestige of first place.
They brought along wax, combs, and even lawn gnomes as props.
As a judge for categories like full beard groomed, full beard natural, mustache, freestyle and partial beard, Ben Lester got to decide what the contestants had to offer.
This included creativity, length, fullness, volume and how long the beard took to grow.
Meredith Schmidt was all smiles as she christened the new home of Last Mountain Distillery in Lumsden by smashing a 750 millimetre vodka bottle on a wooden barrel just outside the doors to the new building.
It's a new beginning for the province's first micro-distillery. Schmidt and her husband Colin started the company in 2010, working from their garage to produce their own brand of vodka and whiskey. After outgrowing the space they struck a deal with a local investor to open the new 5,000 building which officially opens to the public on Saturday.
Tossing out a plastic wrapper or an empty coffee cup might not seem like a big deal when you hit the highway, but it adds up.
Starting Sunday, the City of Regina is sending out crews to deal with the mess left behind after a winter of littering.
"Throw it in the back of your seat, not out of your window, please!" parks department supervisor Richard Chapman pleaded with drivers.
Each year he assembles crews to go along the highway for a major spring spruce-up.
At least one Regina garden centre is feeling the rush of spring gardeners ready to plant as sunny skies and Mother's Day hit.
At Dutch Growers on Saturday, extra staff were enlisted to help the increase in customers and employees had to guide the busy traffic to get in and out.
Employee Susan Luhning explains her reasoning for why the garden centre was so busy.
"This weekend is Mother's Day, so they want to come in and plant something for mom."