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Old Posted Jan 8, 2018, 8:52 PM
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A 4-year mandate would be April 2020 - the fixed date is Nov 2020. Shifting it to April 2021 is the option Election Sask has put forward to avoid a conflict with municipal elections. No one has discussed shifting it backwards (that I know of). Can't shift it backwards too far - there should be a federal election in October 2019... the provincial legislation allows for provincial elections to be shifted to April if the overlap with a federal election period.

Fixed election dates seem like a good idea on paper. Reality? less ideal.

Of course, there's nothing stopping the prov or feds from dissolving the Leg/House early.
And fixed election laws are just that—laws. They can be overridden by the sitting legislature. They have the same weight or importance as anti-deficit laws: none.
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2018, 9:31 PM
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Lots of activity in the parking area for Dilawri across from the old Sears call center. They are milling the surface of the lot and jack hammering out concrete.

Anyone know of anything? I thought I heard a rumor of a Land Rover and/or Porsche dealer going in there, or are they just resurfacing the lot (boring).
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2018, 12:18 PM
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http://www.620ckrm.com/2018/01/10/sa...rbour-landing/
Saskatchewan unveils latest affordable housing project in Harbour Landing

Regina, SK, Canada / 620 CKRM

David Boles

January 10, 2018 03:43 am

Mayor Michael Fougere was also in attendance. He’s thankful the province is investing in affordable housing for one of Canada’s fastest growing cities.

“This is great news for the city,” he says. “76 units, $19 million investment is really important.”
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2018, 6:56 PM
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Saskatchewan unveils latest affordable housing project in Harbour Landing

Regina, SK, Canada / 620 CKRM

David Boles

January 10, 2018 03:43 am

Mayor Michael Fougere was also in attendance. He’s thankful the province is investing in affordable housing for one of Canada’s fastest growing cities.

“This is great news for the city,” he says. “76 units, $19 million investment is really important.”
At $250,000 / unit, I fail to see how this is affordable. They should be able to bring affordable development to a price that is below market value.
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2018, 8:59 PM
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At $250,000 / unit, I fail to see how this is affordable. They should be able to bring affordable development to a price that is below market value.
This is the cost not the price. They are rented at below market rents.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2018, 2:48 PM
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I see they are tearing down three houses at 600 Victoria Avenue. I saw on facebook it is planned to be a medical clinic.

Does anyone know what it is planned to look like? I did a quick search of the Regina Planning Commission minutes from last year but couldn't find it mentioned anywhere. Maybe it doesn't need to go to the commission because they were already zoned appropriately?
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskat...wood-1.4490873

I know there were plans for a West Harbour Landing, but I thought that was decades away. I wonder how the RM having their head office there could affect this.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2018, 3:23 PM
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I know there were plans for a West Harbour Landing, but I thought that was decades away. I wonder how the RM having their head office there could affect this.
Hmm.

I wonder, is the city planning to keep the at-grade intersection there? I drive to Moose Jaw regularly, and there are Harbour Landing residents making a left-turn across the #1 all the time, heading toward the city. It's going to become a very dangerous intersection if it's not blocked off. On the other hand, if Harbour Landing West is ever built, then those residents will need a quicker way to get into the city than driving down Gordon Rd for 20 minutes.

It's not nearly as bad as west Dewdney, though. I can't imagine living all the way on the west side of the city and having to drive 50km/h for what feels like 20 minutes just to get to Lewvan Dr. There is really no fast East-West corridor in the city, despite there being a few fast North-South ones.
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Had the province finalized the south bypass route when this came up in 2013? I doubt an interchange is still on the table for that location.
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Had the province finalized the south bypass route when this came up in 2013? I doubt an interchange is still on the table for that location.
I definitely agree that an interchange wouldn't be great here (too close to lewvan), but it's also not going to be safe to keep it as an at-grade crossing, especially as Harbour Landing fills in and the city expands.
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I know there were plans for a West Harbour Landing, but I thought that was decades away. I wonder how the RM having their head office there could affect this.
What relevance does the RM office's location have on this?
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2018, 12:03 AM
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West Harbour Landing is at least 10 years away. Closer to 15
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What relevance does the RM office's location have on this?
Cost of land?
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The report said the owner of the land is Dream Management Corporation. Dream wants those parcels brought into city jurisdiction because the lands form natural extensions of both the existing Harbour Landing community and the future West Harbour Landing neighbourhood.

To make up for what would be a loss of tax revenue, the RM is requesting an amount equal to 15 times the foregone revenue the lands would have generated. The city estimates a one-time payment to the RM in this regard of $1,450.
http://www.cjme.com/2018/01/17/regin...nd-from-rm-of-
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Another story I read said this would lead to up to 100 new jobs. This sounds like great news for the Regina area!
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2018, 2:38 AM
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http://www.620ckrm.com/2018/01/18/156273/
Premier Wall welcomes go-ahead for Keystone XL Pipeline

Regina, SK, Canada / 620 CKRM

Jim Smalley

January 18, 2018 11:48 am

The Premier says the project will create 22 hundred jobs in Saskatchewan and Alberta, provide 1.3 million dollars in property tax, and nearly all the Canadian portion will be made with steel from the Regina Evraz plant.
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2018, 12:07 AM
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New REAL CEO ready to turn Regina into an entertainment hub

Regina, SK, Canada / 620 CKRM
David Boles
January 19, 2018 03:52 pm
There’s a new man in charge.

Tim Reid has been hired as the President and CEO of the Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL),

http://www.620ckrm.com/2018/01/19/156487/

Reid, the former President & CEO of Northlands in Edmonton, says one of the first things to do on his agenda is unlocking Regina’s potential as booming and economic and entertainment hub.
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Great, looking forward to hearing the plan.
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