City of Regina

Grey Cup 101: RCMP officers on quest to carry Grey Cup

Football players have been battling it out for the top honours in the CFL for weeks but there has been more than one contest going on for the Grey Cup.

RCMP officers have quietly been on their own quest for the cup.

“Everybody wants to carry the cup,” said Sgt. Cathy Ford. “We even got emails from B.C. and Alberta, saying they’d like to be part of it too - Saskatchewan boys.”
Ford was on a committee that decided which two officers will present the Grey Cup to the winning team after Sunday’s game.

Grey Cup 101: Former Rider champions offer advice to team

They may not be playing with the team anymore, but there are a lot of former Saskatchewan Roughrider greats who are getting fired up for Grey Cup.

"This is something that people are going to be remembering for the rest of their lives, something that they're going to talk about for years to come," Don Narcisse said.

Grey Cup 101: Regina shows the spirit of volunteers

Saskatchewan is known for having an incredible history of volunteerism. It’s part of the reason why the 1995 and 2003 Grey Cups went off so well. Volunteers are often described as the lifeblood of a major event but there is a striking difference between this Grey Cup and those previous events.

The Grey Cup committee did not reach the goal of having 3,500 volunteers sign up. In fact, about 1,100 fewer than hoped put their names down to lend a hand but there is a reason for that.

Regina city council breaks pension bylaw, refuses to increase plan contribution rates

Regina's City Council believes the state of the Civic Employees Pension Plan is so dire it's willing to break the law to try to fix it.

The plan is facing a mammoth $238 million dollar deficit, a state the pension board insists is approaching a crisis. City Council could have voted Tuesday night to increase the amount employers and the enrolled employees contribute each pay cheque. But Council chose not to do that.

Mosquito numbers should start to show downward trend

Yes there are still armies of mosquitoes outside, but according to the City of Regina we're starting to win the battle against them.

Ray Morgan is the Manager of Pest Control for the city. He says the numbers are still much higher than the 10 year average. Last week they counted about 110 mosquitoes per trap per day around the city. Outside the city limits there was one trap that caught 8,200 mosquitoes. He says there is good news on the horizon.

“The mosquito habitat sites are starting to dry up rapidly,” he said. “We’re not seeing much larvae out there.”

R.M. of Sherwood review will not be made public

The investigation into the RM of Sherwood and its massive Wascana Village proposal is being expanded, and a closer look will be taken into the conduct of the municipality.

Drivers frustrated with construction in downtown Regina

It almost seems that having to endure road construction while driving should be included along with death and taxes as the only certainties of life.

Drivers in Regina are no stranger to the frustration of summer construction season, especially in the downtown. It’s a headache we aren’t used to yet, and perhaps will never be.

This year is no exception. Smith Street and 11th Avenue is just one of several locations around the Queen City where construction crews are busily upgrading infrastructure.

Regina negotiating solutions to pension woes

When it comes to the City of Regina's pension woes, the mayor's response is, they're working on it.
Mayor Michael Fougere said they've been asked to have a decision by the end of the year.
"I think that that will focus the energy of all parties to come to a conclusion to keep the pension moving forward."
On Friday the province told the city that unless it fixed the contribution problems and resulting $290 million deficit, then it would cancel the city's pension plan.

PHOTOS: North American Indigenous Games begin in Regina

Sunday afternoon marked the official start of the North American Indigenous Games as 3,600 athletes from across the continent marched into Mosaic Stadium with broad smiles, proudly waving flags and cheering for their teammates.

The road to Regina was long for many, coming from as far away as Florida, Wisconsin and New York.

"(It was) 22 hours of driving," said Mitchell Cornelius, who is from Wisconson.

Hundreds of people celebrate "I Love Regina Day" in Victoria Park

Victoria Park in downtown Regina was full of love on Saturday.
It was "I love Regina Day" and the city celebrated with a a free barbecue, games for kids, and face painting.
We asked people who were out enjoying the day, why do you love Regina?
"It's probably one of the most friendliest cities I find in doesn't matter who you are, what you do, what you look like people are willing to help out," said Andi.