Will she stick to her promise to initiate an operations review with a target of 15 per cent in savings? The most interesting election I covered, no question, was 2012, the year Fougere was first elected mayor. He adds he happy to finally see it come into effect. “Things are going very well in the province right now. For more information about CBC's Opinion section, please see the FAQ. REGINA -- The city council will be hearing from Shawn Faye and the Regina Hotel Association about short-term rentals at the meeting as well.

"Once you factor in the six stores and multiple deliveries per day, that becomes a significant impact.". Regina City Council covered long-term sustainability planning and short-term rentals in its marathon eight-hour final meeting before the Nov. 9 municipal election. We accept pitches for opinion and point-of-view pieces from Saskatchewan residents who want to share their thoughts on the news of the day, issues affecting their community or who have a compelling personal story to share. The new licensing requirements and fees will come into effect at the beginning of May 2021. Both are speaking to the need for regulation of homestays or Airbnbs.

Among the decisions at the marathon Wednesday session was approval of a motion to remove the trucking transportation route on Ninth Avenue N., between Pinkie Road and Pasqua Street. Recriminations. Four of the incoming councillors received the endorsement of the Regina and District Labour Council: Stadnichuk, LeBlanc, Zachidniak and Mohl. Near weekly claims of electoral monkeyshines between various third- and fourth-tier candidates. Six debates. 1:43 Regina council to address addictions crisis with talks of city-wide harm reduction strategy It’s a record-year for overdoses in Regina, and it’s prompting city council to make a change. Regina city council met Tuesday afternoon to discuss items left over from last week’s regular meeting, including an update on the Residential Road Renewal Program (RRRP). Read more about what we're looking for here, then email sask-opinion-grp@cbc.ca with your idea.

The rule change will come into effect before the end of the year. But Fougere was first elected to council in 1997 and has been involved in every council decision since then. According to city documents, 75.3 per cent of Regina’s residential road network is in fair or better condition, and 24.7 per cent is in poor condition. doctors call for action as COVID-19 numbers surge, Yorkton Remembrance Day ceremony goes ahead with 30 attendees, Map shows Regina schools with current COVID-19 cases, Multiple staff members at Indian Head care home self-isolating after outbreak: Sask. The council that has just been elected is arguably the most progressive in recent memory. Read more opinion and point of view pieces from CBC Saskatchewan. Or both. Acrimony. Tuesday’s meeting marked just over one month since city council last discussed a potential mandatory mask bylaw. Long before the polls opened, I suspected Regina would see a dramatic shift on council and Nov. 9 did not disappoint. Tracy Fahlman, president and CEO of the Regina Hotel Association, said regulating short-term accommodations will help the hotel industry recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Regina city council covered long-term sustainability planning and short-term rentals in an eight-hour final meeting before the Nov. 9 municipal election. These fees — paid to the city by developers working in new areas — are used to fund services such as wider roads or improved sewage treatment.

The 2020 election was important because it will determine how council approaches our recovery from a global pandemic, but 2012 was bonkers. Or will she lean into her promises to implement a poverty-reduction strategy and build a new aquatic facility? While hotels welcome competition, it must be on a level playing field.". Coun.

He gave us Mosaic Stadium and the downtown plaza, after all. This is an opinion piece by Paul Dechene, who live tweets nearly every Regina council meeting as @PDCityHall and is a co-host of the Queen City Improvement Bureau on 91.3FM CJTR. However, neighbours said they had safety concerns about truck traffic on the road. Regina City Council covered long-term sustainability planning and short-term rentals in its marathon eight-hour final meeting before the Nov. 9 municipal election. "As this stretch of road is narrow, with no shoulder, it is obviously unsafe [for trucks], especially when combined with regular traffic, and thus is a recipe for disaster," said Julie Derby, who lives near Ninth Avenue on Thurston Crescent.

It's going to be a tight, difficult year. Monday's municipal election will go down in my diary as the second most interesting I've ever covered. Fortunately, the last council shifted $7.1 million from capital projects to cover this kind of operating shortfall. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). This column is part of CBC's Opinion section. Nurses Union, Regina Votes: Results for the 2020 municipal election, These Regina incumbent candidates won't be returning to city council, Closing arguments begin in second-degree murder trial of Regina boy, Morgan Campbell named new Co-Anchor of CTV Regina News at Six, Trump emerges after election, attends Veterans Day event, Caught on cam: Strong winds from Eta slams boat into bridge, Honouring the First Nation veterans who served Canada, New closures will be 'fatal' for thousands of small businesses, advocate warns, Extra income support for hard-hit workers may not stick around post-pandemic, PM says, Pfizer CEO sold US$5.6M in stock the day he announced promising vaccine news, Ontario breaks another COVID-19 record with more than 1,400 new cases, Manitoba has deadliest day of COVID-19 pandemic with nine deaths, Veterans benefit backlog will be 'under control' but likely not eradicated by 2022: minister, CTV Regina: Sask. When proposals involving housing, poverty mitigation, daycares or the environment were brought before council, he responded with an excess of caution, arguing the city didn't have the resources to take on those issues. With the fee reduction, the city is planning to run a deficit in its servicing agreement fund by 2022, and expects the fund to return to a zero balance by the end of its current 21-year term, assuming the city continues to grow. No need to be a professional writer! Derby said neighbours were also concerned about the truck traffic decreasing their property values. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. Barbara Young put forward a motion, suggesting administration reconsider how RRRP money is divided among poor, fair and excellent roads, when a new RRRP model is drawn up next year. "We have abundant renewable resources at our disposal, plus the ability to store this energy on a grid-scale basis.". All short-term rental properties will be required to undergo a fire safety inspection. The Regina Home Builders' Association said this change, which will come into effect in January, will reduce costs for home buyers during "the largest slowdown in the new home market since the mid '90s.". “We’re comfortable with following the lead of the chief medical health officer,” said Regina Mayor Michael Fougere. The 2020 municipal election left Regina city council with an even split of five returning councillors and five new ones. While all but one member of Regina’s last council ran for re-election, six of the 11 seats at the table will be filled with new faces.

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