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The City of Regina feels work at Albert Street and Legislative Drive will be complete by June 30, 2017, in time to handle the anticipated crowds for Canada Day festivities in Wascana Park.

City plans to have Albert St work done before Canada Day

By Kevin Martel June 17, 2017 - 11:52am Updated: June 17, 2017 - 12:00pm

Construction continues to slow down traffic on Albert Street, making it a little extra challenging to get into the legislative grounds.

The big question remains: will...

Regina police investigate a crash between a bicycle and vehicle on 7th Avenue near Albert Street on June 15, 2017.

Man fighting for life after bicycle, truck collide

By Kevin Martel June 15, 2017 - 9:19pm Updated: June 15, 2017 - 9:30pm

A 21-year-old man is fighting for his life after a crash between a bicycle and a truck in North Central Thursday afternoon.

Regina police got the call around 4:50 p.m....

Outlook RCMP say a man robbed a financial institution in Central Butte on June 13, 2017.

Credit union in small town Sask. robbed

By Kevin Martel June 14, 2017 - 5:11pm Updated: June 14, 2017 - 5:15pm

It's another case of a small town bank being robbed in Saskatchewan.

This time, it was the Conexus Credit Union in Central Butte, a little over an hour northwest of...

Russell Eirich, the City of Regina's manager of forestry, pest control and horticulture, shows what a typical mosquito trap looks like on June 13, 2017.

Mosquitos that can carry West Nile arrive in Regina

By Kevin Martel June 13, 2017 - 1:07pm Updated: June 13, 2017 - 1:15pm

The type of mosquito that can carry the West Nile Virus has arrived in Regina.

"The Culex tarsalis mosquito that we have right now is just arriving a little bit earlier...

The use of force board presented its yearly report from 2016, which showed a total of 174 incidents, on May 31, 2017.

Report shows force used by Regina police down in 2016

By Kevin Martel June 4, 2017 - 10:13am Updated: June 4, 2017 - 10:15am

Regina police are giving the public a better idea of how often they use their guns, tasers, and other physical contact.

The use of force board released its yearly report...

Hudson Bay's Dennis and Rhonda Clark won $2 million on the May 13, 2017, Western 649 jackpot draw.

Hudson Bay couple wins $2M lotto prize

By Kevin Martel June 2, 2017 - 4:27pm Updated: June 2, 2017 - 4:30pm

He may be a heck of a lot richer, but ironically, one of the things he wants the most is priceless.

Dennis Clark will soon be able to spend more time with his family...

Dozens of people turned up at the Elphinstone Street entrance to Evraz Place on June 1, 2017, before the Pemier's annual fundraising event to protest decisions made in the budget.

Premier interrupted but fundraiser protests relatively tame

By Kevin Martel June 1, 2017 - 11:13pm Updated: June 1, 2017 - 11:15pm

Demonstrations outside the Premier’s annual fundraising dinner in Regina were boisterous but relatively peaceful.

There were concerns protesters could get out of hand,...

980 CJME's Kevin Martel went for a driver's test on May 31, 2017.

Martel on the Move: driver's test reveals bad habits

By Kevin Martel June 1, 2017 - 6:55am Updated: June 1, 2017 - 7:00am

Many drivers will claim they know the rules of the road, but do they?

Some forget, some never truly learn.

Others say they know, but don't practice it out on the...

Elphinstone Street along the new Mosaic Stadium will be closed during the Saskatchewan Roughriders first pre-season game on June 10, 2017.

Have patience for Mosaic Stadium's new traffic plan: police

By Kevin Martel May 31, 2017 - 4:20pm Updated: May 31, 2017 - 4:30pm

Think of it like construction, just without the familiarity.

That's how Regina police describe elements of the new traffic plan around Mosaic Stadium.

During the...

Barley Mill Brew Pub banned smoking from its patio in 2014. All restaurants and bars will be required to do so starting July 15, 2017.

Smoking bylaw to differ for Regina bars, golf courses

By Kevin Martel May 30, 2017 - 5:52pm Updated: May 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

New law on smoking and vaping will put Regina bars and restaurants on an even keel, but not golf courses.

City council approved to change its smoking bylaw at its...

On May 30, 2017, the city's manager of forestry, pest control and horticulture Russell Eirich points out a birch tree that's been partially defoliated by tent caterpillars.

Windy conditions delay caterpillar spraying

By Kevin Martel May 30, 2017 - 12:55pm Updated: May 30, 2017 - 1:00pm

Blustery conditions over the last week have created a few roadblocks for city crews in Regina trying to spray for tent caterpillars and cankerworms.

"We have been wind...

Regina city council voted unanimously to update its smoking bylaw on May 29, 2107.

Regina updates smoking bylaw to include patios, vaping

By Kevin Martel May 30, 2017 - 12:08am Updated: May 30, 2017 - 12:15am

Regina city council has put more spark in its smoking bylaw.

On Monday night, it unanimously voted to approve to update the city's Smoking Bylaw, which means smoking and...