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‘Short sighted’ provincial budget taxes electric vehicles
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‘Short sighted’ provincial budget taxes electric vehicles

Saskatchewan’s electric vehicle owners were surprised and disappointed on budget day when the government announced a new annual $150 tax on electric vehicles. “If I could sum it up in one word, it would be ‘short-sighted,” said Saskatoon resident Dalibor Slavik, one of the 403 electric vehicle owners in Saskatchewan. “In terms of being short-sighted,...

Wolseley’s drive-in back in business
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Wolseley’s drive-in back in business

The Twilite Drive-In in Wolseley is back for its 67th season. The theatre is scheduled to open April 22 with a free show of Sonic the Hedgehog. Following the free show, from April 23-25 the theatre is scheduled to show Godzilla vs. Kong. “The lineup looks pretty good, we got King Kong for the first...

I Love Regina Run makes return in May
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I Love Regina Run makes return in May

After a cancellation in 2020,  The I Love Regina Run is back. The event is being hosted by the not-for-profit organization RunRegina in partnership with the City of Regina and the Mayor’s Office. The run is meant to encourage people to get active while also celebrating the city of Regina and its vibrant running community. ...

Regina pothole filling slowed by COVID
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Regina pothole filling slowed by COVID

  People who fill Regina’s potholes, like so many workers, have had to comply with COVID health orders that slowed down their jobs. “The reduction in tonnage is due to the six-week delay to the start of the season and a delay in the start of our contracted support due to COVID,” said Evan Guenther, ...

Urban farms: turning grass into vegetables
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Urban farms: turning grass into vegetables

City Street Farms is digging their horticulture hands into reminding Regina about the relationship between community, food and land. Co-owned and operated by Miranda Holt and Candace Benson, City Street Farms is a new urban farm initiative in Regina. Holt and Benson hold permaculture design certificates and want to “Farm Your Yard” with radishes, cabbages,...

Regina United Way’s Tampon Tuesday a success
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Regina United Way’s Tampon Tuesday a success

Period poverty in Regina is an issue for menstruators, where period products aren’t free. This comes in direct comparison to Edmonton, who announced in April 2021 that they would be providing free products in public restrooms. But there’s still change happening in Regina. In March, United Way Regina ran an event known as “Tampon Tuesday,”...

Prairie Harm Reduction denied provincial funding, turns to fundraising again
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Prairie Harm Reduction denied provincial funding, turns to fundraising again

After a sustained advocacy campaign, Saskatoon’s safe consumption site has been denied funding for the second year in a row. The provincial budget announced last week included $458 million allocated for mental health and addictions services. $2.6 million of that money will go towards addictions and harm reduction efforts; this included none for Prairie Harm...

Deep U of R revenue losses softened by WHL
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Deep U of R revenue losses softened by WHL

The University of Regina has suffered through significant financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic — as much as $6 million — but is now getting a revenue boost by hosting seven WHL teams in the campus bubble. The university’s 2021-22 Operations Forecast shows the school took a significant hit with the loss of ancillary...