Sellers, at Carmichael Outreach.

Regina’s cold weather strategy works to keep people off the streets during extreme weather.

 

With homelessness increasing at a faster pace than the government can assess, shelters and social service institutions have decided to step in and help. In Regina, these institutions have prepared a cold weather strategy to provide people on the streets with accommodation for nights where the temperature could represent a threat to their lives.

 

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Stats Canada survey says Regina's GDP is the highest in the country.

Regina is the richest city in Canada, according to a new Stats Canada study. The Metropolitan Gross Domestic Product: Experimental Estimates, 2001 to 2009, cites Regina’s GDP as $65,404 per capita, higher than any other city in Canada. Since 2001, the Queen City’s Gross Domestic Product has jumped from sixth overall to first.

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It’s a second chance, rehabilitation and often the last stop before jail. And on Nov. 12, with $200,000 from the provincial government, Kate’s Place will remain open.

The rehabilitation centre for women was started in 2012 by the Salvation Army as a two-year pilot program. The initial two-year budget was $500,000. With help from the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation and start up grants, Kate’s Place opened its 5th Avenue location.

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One shoebox is all you need to make a difference this Christmas.

For 21 years, almost 10 million children living in desperate situations around the world have received boxes from Operation Christmas Child (OCC). Typically, boxes contain school supplies, hygiene products and small toys.

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If you are visiting the Canadian Western Agribition, expect to see an equine sport slightly different from the traditional rodeo events. Shane Adams and the Knights of Valour jousting troupe will be joining this year’s event line-up. Featuring jousters from across Canada and the United States, the troupe has prepared a full contact joust with knights competing for the prize of Agribition champion.

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The University of Regina is hosting the Man Up Against Violence campaign from Oct. 27 to 31. The student-led initiative is organizing a series of speakers and on-campus to raise awareness around domestic abuse and promote healthy masculinity.

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