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Despite delay in crane installation, Capital Pointe still expected in 2018

2 hours 37 min ago

By Britton Gray

While the construction crane was supposed to be up, developers on the Capital Pointe project want people to know construction is continuing.

Last November, developers said people can expect to see the crane in January. As February comes to an end, the crane has yet to be seen.

Project Director Greg Black said it's because the development had to apply for a new permit from the City of Regina because of a small redesign to their underground parking plan.

He said while they... // Read Full Article

Upgrades coming to Brandt Centre for 2018 Memorial Cup

3 hours 34 min ago

By Britton Gray

Regina’s Brandt Centre will see some big changes in time for the 2018 Memorial Cup.

The hockey arena will be getting at least 500 new seats for the tournament, set to take place in the Queen City from May 17-27, 2018.

“It will be a different-looking facility inside, but it's a great thing for the community that these improvements are taking place,” said Anthony Marquart, co-owner of the... // Read Full Article

Regina man accused of indecent acts, posting intimate photos on city signs

4 hours 53 min ago

By 980 CJME

Numerous charges have been laid against a Regina man following a string of disturbing complaints to police.

Gregory Todd Stopanski, 51, is accused of indecent acts including exposing himself and masturbating in front of women who were usually inside parked cars.

The alleged indecent acts occurred between Nov. 30, 2016 and Jan. 15, 2017.

The charges follow a lengthy investigation into complaints in Regina's Heritage and Centre Square neighbourhoods.

During this... // Read Full Article

Riders add receiver Bakari Grant, lineman Zach Minter

6 hours 53 min ago

By 980 CJME

The Saskatchewan Roughriders continue to add players in free agency, inking receiver Bakari Grant and defensive lineman Zach Minter to deals Tuesday morning.

Grant comes to the Riders after spending the last season with the Calgary Stampeders. He played 10 regular season games in Calgary, earning 625 yards and four touchdowns. He also played in the West Final and the Grey Cup.

In his six season career, Grant has 286 receptions for 3,652 yards and 20 touchdowns.

The... // Read Full Article

Regina transit workers show support for Winnipeg driver killed on job

8 hours 23 min ago

By Lauren Golosky

City of Regina buses are showing support for a man killed on the job in Winnipeg earlier this month.

From Saturday to Tuesday, buses sported a black ribbon in honour of 58-year-old Irvine Fraser, a Winnipeg bus driver who was attacked on the University of Manitoba campus.

“In support of that, we have put ribbons on our exterior of our buses on the driver side mirror, just to show support to Winnipeg transit and the fallen operator there,” said Brad Bells, the city's director of... // Read Full Article

Regina police investigate after hit-and-run sends pedestrian to hospital

11 hours 38 min ago

By 980 CJME

A hit-and-run Sunday night in Regina sent one person to hospital.

Police said a truck hit a man as he was crossing Third Avenue near an alley off Albert Street just before 10 p.m.

The truck didn’t stop, but continued onto Albert Street and headed south, according to police.

Police have described the vehicle as a black pick-up truck, possibly a Dodge.

EMS took the pedestrian to hospital. Police said his injuries are not life-threatening.

Anyone with... // Read Full Article

Darrell Davis: Missing Vic

11 hours 42 min ago

By Darrell Davis

As I read my friend's obituary in Saturday's newspaper — after absorbing the gut shot that he had died — I marvelled at everything Vic Dietz had accomplished in the legal profession.

Vic was a good athlete when we met during our high school days. We were good buddies who drifted apart, typically, because of families and careers. Vic certainly made good use of his law degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

When Vic and his partner, Sandy, another friend of mine, moved into... // Read Full Article

Jamie Nye: Cam Wake's success is our success

11 hours 56 min ago

By Jamie Nye

Over the weekend Cameron Wake signed another two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins.

All CFL fans should be smiling that Wake was able to make his way to a prominent NFL career by coming through the Canadian Football League.

He dominated the CFL with 39 sacks in his two seasons with the B.C. Lions. He's now over 80 sacks in his eight year NFL career.

I never get tired of the success stories from our league, who make it south of the border. Warren Moon, Jeff Garcia,... // Read Full Article

Theo Fleury’s 'Playing With Fire' comes to Regina stage

12 hours 23 min ago

By Britton Gray

People in Regina will get a chance to see the amazing story of Theo Fleury's life play out in front of them on Tuesday.

The former NHL hockey player's remarkable story is being brought to life by the Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon. Regina's Globe Theatre is bringing Playing With Fire to Casino Regina from Feb. 21 to March 3.

“I think the first time I saw the play, I was a bit overwhelmed and to see sort of my life being played out on stage like that, it was pretty incredible... // Read Full Article

Regina police riding the bus to target distracted driving

13 hours 41 min ago

By Sarah Mills

Distracted driving will be targeted in a unique way in Regina.

In the hopes of stopping those who use cellphones while driving, Regina Police Service is adopting a new measure.

Next month officers will ride city transit buses to spot those blatantly using handheld devices or concealing that they are.

"Have officers on the buses and then officers out there to do enforcement when we spot someone using their handheld device," Police Chief Evan Bray explained.

 A... // Read Full Article

Thousands attend Waskimo revival in Regina

Mon, 2017-02-20 20:35

By Jessika Guse

The Waskimo festival was brought back for family day after being idle for 14 years.
 
The day was full of activities for anyone to take part in, including an indoor kids carnival, skating on Wascana lake, and ice sailing.
 
New this year was the game of cricket being played on ice.
 
President of the Cavaliers Cricket Club in Regina, Richard Singh, said the game on ice makes for a little more fun.
 
"This is the first time this has ever... // Read Full Article

Pats take down Prince Albert in 3-2 in OT

Mon, 2017-02-20 19:42

By Arielle Zerr

Dawson Leedahl scored twice, including the overtime winner to lead the Pats past Prince Albert 3-2 Monday evening. 

The win comes after a difficult weekend for Regina. The Pats played three games in four days, losing two of them.

The first goal of the game came courtesy of the Raiders' Sean Montgomery, after an Austin Wagner interference penalty 13 minutes into the first period.Prince Albert took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. 

Pedestrian struck by vehicle, Tim Hortons damaged in Moose Jaw

Mon, 2017-02-20 09:55

By 980 CJME

A medical issue caused damage to multiple vehicles along with a Tim Hortons restaurant on Thatcher Drive East in Moose Jaw.

Police said the driver of a pickup truck had some sort of medical incident Sunday afternoon which caused his vehicle to collide with four parked cars. The truck then crashed into the restaurant and struck a pedestrian.

The driver and pedestrian were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The damage is estimated to be around $100,000.

‘Excited and proud’: Current and former Pats ecstatic over Memorial Cup

Sun, 2017-02-19 15:49

By Arielle Zerr

Moments before the announcement was made that Regina would host the 2018 Memorial Cup the players and coaches packed into a board room in the Moose Jaw arena.

It was 70 minutes before game time, but head coach John Paddock wanted to make sure his team got to hear the good news as it was announced live on national television.

The Pats’ bid presentation – made in Toronto three weeks ago – was... // Read Full Article

Hockey fans in Regina celebrate the love of the game

Sat, 2017-02-18 22:05

By Jessika Guse

On Saturday hockey was celebrated across the country as it was the Scotiabank hockey day in Canada.

 

In Regina the Prairie Cup, a midget AA hockey tournament was held at Evraz place. Also a pond hockey game took place near by.

 

Two time Stanley cup champion with the Edmonton Oilers, Marty McSorley was in town to sign autographs and meet with his fans.

 

... // Read Full Article

BREAKING NEWS: Regina Pats named host of the 100th Memorial Cup

Sat, 2017-02-18 17:43

By Jamie Nye

The Regina Pats will host the 100th Memorial Cup.

After a competitive bid process, the Canadian Hockey League announced the news on Saturday night.

The Pats beat out Oshawa and Hamilton after they were named the three finalists. The three teams and cities made their final pitch to the selection committee three weeks ago and the Pats were able to wow the panel.

 

More to come

Police looking for missing 12-year-old girl from Pilot Butte, Sask.

Sat, 2017-02-18 08:49

By 980 CJME

Regina police are looking for a missing 12-year-old girl and asking for the public's help in finding her.

Amy Lafond of Pilot Butte was last seen on the 2900 block of Lakeview Avenue in Regina around 8:20 p.m. on Feb. 17.

Lafond is described as indigenous, approximately five foot one, 110 pounds, thin build, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police would like to ensure Lafond is safe because of her age.

Anyone with information about Lafond is asked to contact Regina... // Read Full Article

Regina Pats fall to Brandon 5-3

Fri, 2017-02-17 22:48

By Arielle Zerr

Two early goals by the Wheat Kings ended up being too much for the Pats to overcome in Brandon Friday night. 

The Pats play three games in four days this weekend and did not get off to the start they hoped for, dropping the contest 5-3. 

Brandon's Baron Thompson scored just one minute and 42 seconds into the first period and was quickly followed up with a goal from Nolan Patrick about two minutes later.  

Regina didn't get on the scoreboard until the second period, but... // Read Full Article

Regina police Taser woman threatening to harm herself

Fri, 2017-02-17 10:23

By 980 CJME

Regina police deployed a Taser on a 34-year-old woman after she threatened to harm herself on Friday morning.

Around 2:30 a.m., police were dispatched to a home on the 7000 block of Dagliesh Drive for a report of a woman causing a disturbance.

Police said officers arrived and found the woman under the backyard deck, refusing to come out. After several minutes of attempted negotiation by the police, the woman reportedly put a bladed weapon to her neck, prompting police to use a... // Read Full Article

H&M confirms upcoming store in Regina’s Cornwall Centre

Fri, 2017-02-17 09:24

By 980 CJME

It might be one of the worst-kept secrets in Regina, but it’s now official: the Cornwall Centre is getting an H&M.

In a news release sent out Friday, the fashion retailer confirmed it’s coming to the Queen City in 2018.

On Thursday, a floor layout depicting H&M in the mall made the rounds online. This followed an announcement earlier this month of a... // Read Full Article

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