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Old Posted Aug 8, 2014, 7:13 AM
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There already is overcrowding. When I went to Leboldus in the 80's, we had just over 600 students and portables in the back. Now, there are around 900 students, and the school hasn't grown since the 80's. Most kids in the east end do not want to go to Miller or Balfour. They want to go to Campbell or Leboldus. Both of my kids go/went to Leboldus.
Robag, what year did you graduate? I finished in '85. At that time, there were approximately 500 students.
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2014, 2:17 PM
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I thought I had it right...

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No worries though, we all knew what you meant. I don't know the pacific reason it's written that way.
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2014, 3:45 PM
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The solution is to enforce the catchment boundaries for all schools, so that both overcrowding and under-utilization are limited as much as possible. Parents in the southeast need to be sending their kids to F.W. Johnson (public) or Miller (separate) if those schools have the extra capacity to spare.
It would be nice, but they won't enforce catchment city-wide because they are too afraid of losing kids in the north central schools. If some kids are forced to go to the local school, they'll be in gangs or drop out. They bypass the closest school to avoid that.

My kids SE school is the biggest elementary in the city and has a ton of kids who should be going to school in Prairie Valley (Pilot Butte, White City, Vibank, Richardson, etc). Mostly it's parents who work in the city who want their kids in city schools. Then there are kids who are driven every morning bc they live in the NW and Normanview areas.

Demographics can't be predicted for school planning when you have that stuff going on.
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2014, 3:50 PM
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My kids SE school is the biggest elementary in the city and has a ton of kids who should be going to school in Prairie Valley (Pilot Butte, White City, Vibank, Richardson, etc). Mostly it's parents who work in the city who want their kids in city schools.
So do you know how that works with regards to education taxes? How do people who don't live within the city limits attend city schools? I assume the parents make a yearly payment to the Public school board to allow enrollment.
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2014, 6:03 PM
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http://javapost.ca/news/hot-time-sum...city-of-regina
Some great pictures of the city

Hot Time, Summer in the City (of Regina).
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Summer in Wascana Park...hang in there, it's coming!

Some more amazing shots
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2014, 6:19 PM
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Is someone able to post these pictures I do not have a flickr account , thank you
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2014, 6:22 PM
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So do you know how that works with regards to education taxes? How do people who don't live within the city limits attend city schools? I assume the parents make a yearly payment to the Public school board to allow enrollment.
Looks like they pay tuition, but I haven't been able to find any hard numbers.

http://www.rbe.sk.ca/sites/default/f...res/ap_315.pdf

The city removed a tree this week that had Dutch Elm. Question: do they plant elms anymore or are all trees planted now other varieties?
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2014, 6:56 PM
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Question: do they plant elms anymore or are all trees planted now other varieties?
AFAIK the City has switched to planting green ash. The elms are too high maintenance and disease prone so they're never planted anymore.
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AFAIK the City has switched to planting green ash. The elms are too high maintenance and disease prone so they're never planted anymore.
City still plants elms, and local Landscape Architects still spec them. They have to be transported from disease free areas, so there is special paperwork, but they are still our fastest growing, best formed large tree, and with only two dutch elm cases this year so far, the risk of them dying before shorter lived ashes, maples, and poplars is low. The new street trees downtown on Albert between Vic and 13th are elms, Vic ave between Angus and Albert are too (not the crab apples in the median) and the trees on the 1800 block of Lorne are too. Half the trees on the plaza are elms. I believe that many of the street trees in The Creeks are also elms. Nurseries all over are working on cultivars that are dutch elm disease resistant.
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Anyone know of any construction sites damaged by the storm last night?
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Anyone know of any construction sites damaged by the storm last night?
FCC II had 6' of water.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2014, 4:17 AM
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Does anyone know what happened to the fountain that was in that was in the lake in front of the Leg? I sure miss it!
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2014, 4:23 AM
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Does anyone know what happened to the fountain that was in that was in the lake in front of the Leg? I sure miss it!
I think I've seen it on this year too, but maybe they turn it off/move it when there are competitions on the lake?
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2014, 5:10 AM
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Does anyone know what happened to the fountain that was in that was in the lake in front of the Leg? I sure miss it!
It's still there (and operating, as it was today - Sunday).
It is closer to the north side shore than it is to the Legislative Building.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2014, 2:09 PM
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City still plants elms, and local Landscape Architects still spec them. They have to be transported from disease free areas, so there is special paperwork, but they are still our fastest growing, best formed large tree, and with only two dutch elm cases this year so far, the risk of them dying before shorter lived ashes, maples, and poplars is low. The new street trees downtown on Albert between Vic and 13th are elms, Vic ave between Angus and Albert are too (not the crab apples in the median) and the trees on the 1800 block of Lorne are too. Half the trees on the plaza are elms. I believe that many of the street trees in The Creeks are also elms. Nurseries all over are working on cultivars that are dutch elm disease resistant.
Interesting! Good to know. A friend of mine said he had a couple of elms die in front of his place (Regina Ave) and the city came by and planted green ashes in their place. He heard second hand that they were doing this all over the city to reduce the spread of dutch elm.
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I believe the City is planting virtually no elms. There may be some test plantings for resistant strains.

One good news story is that we should be largely immune from the ash borer that is devastating cities in Ontario an Quebec. Apparently is starts to winter kill at temperatures below -30C. At least 30% of our trees are ash.

http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/emerald-...ario-1.1918100

Don't forget we have a thread for this:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=211881
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So far, I have heard of one business going into the old Canadian Tire on South Albert. Fionn MacCools will open sometime next year. It's an Irish pub chain from Atlantic Canada.
Fionn MacCools is one of Prime Pub's brands - they operate in Alberta & Ontario (primarily under the Fionn banner (21 locations), Ottawa has 4 locations under the D'Arcy McGee's banner; and there are 2 other locations under other names).

As far as chain pubs go, D'Arcy's feel more "authentic" than most faux Irish pubs.
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There already is overcrowding. When I went to Leboldus in the 80's, we had just over 600 students and portables in the back. Now, there are around 900 students, and the school hasn't grown since the 80's. Most kids in the east end do not want to go to Miller or Balfour. They want to go to Campbell or Leboldus. Both of my kids go/went to Leboldus.
I grew up in University Park. My grade 8 tour of Balfour actually convinced me not to go there. It was showing its wear, and seemed to have outdated/broken equipment. I toured Campbell -- seemed in better repair, had quite a bit of "modern" technology, etc... plus, all of my Univ Park friends were going to Campbell

For those students with a driver's licence, Campbell is actually quicker: high speed (Ring Road) with 1 traffic light (versus Arcola/College Ave & at least 5 traffic lights to Balfour).
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The restaurant scene continues to expand downtown...

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