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Housing First policy could help end homelessness in Saskatchewan, says expertHousing First policy could help end homelessness in Saskatchewan, says expert Kerry Benjoe (Leader Post) - January 30, 2014   Saskatchewan has the potential to end homelessness, says one housing expert.   Tim Richter, president and CEO of Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, said Saskatchewan is where Alberta was in 1992. At that time, Alberta had the
Regina builders boast best year since 77Regina builders boast best year since 77 Bruce Johnstone (Leader Post), January 10, 2014   REGINA — Regina home builders built more homes last year than at anytime in the last 35 years, posting 3,122 total housing starts in 2013, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CHMC)   “Since the Regina and Region
Regina house prices decreased in 2013, condos increasedRegina house prices decreased in 2013, condos increased Leader Post - January 10, 2014   REGINA — The average price of detached bungalows and two-storey homes in Regina actually decreased in 2013, while condominium prices increased marginally, according to the Royal LePage house price survey and market forecast released Thursday.  
Highlighting homelessHighlighting homeless Kerry Benjoe (Leader Post) - December 21, 2013   The YWCA helped launched a national campaign in Regina to highlight the plight of homeless women and children.   "You have to address this issue in Canada because it's becoming more and more prevalent and it's increasing," said Deanna
Trying to keep Regina's homeless warmTrying to keep Regina's homeless warm Kerry Benjoe (Leader Post) - December 20, 2013   As the mercury continues to dip below the freezing point, the city hopes it is prepared to keep the homeless warm this winter.   "I toured with the (provincial Social Services) minister, earlier this fall, the different shelters and
SOFIA House reaches out with SHOP programSOFIA House reaches out with SHOP program Irene Seiberling (Leader Post) - December 17, 2013   "It's good to know that no matter what we do or where we go after we leave there, we don't ever have to feel alone or scared because we still have someone that believes in you and helps you when you can't do it by yourself. (It) can
MOSAIC makes $1-million pledge to Habitat for HumanityMOSAIC makes $1-million pledge to Habitat for Humanity Kerry Benjoe (Leader Post) - December 12, 2013   REGINA — The Mosaic Company has a million reasons why it chooses to invest in this province.   On Wednesday, the potash company not only made a $1-million donation to Habitat for Humanity but pledged to help build 63 homes in the
Home sales to increase 2% in 2014 The Leader Post - December 12, 2013   Demand for housing in Regina is likely to remain strong in 2014, while average price continues to appreciate at a modest pace, according to the Re/Max housing market outlook released Wednesday.   "Regina's residential real estate market is
Carmichael Outreach tries to ensure no one's left out in coldCarmichael Outreach tries to ensure no one's left out in cold Barb Pacholik (Leader Post) - December 12, 2013   Despite frigid temperatures dipping into dangerous zones, a few people still ask at Regina's Carmichael Outreach about getting a sleeping bag.   "We try to discourage them from sleeping outside, telling them that we want them back in
Vacancy rates, rents on the rise in Sask.Vacancy rates, rents on the rise in Sask. The Leader Post - December 12, 2013   REGINA — Regina’s vacancy rate has risen to 1.8 per cent in October from 1.0 per cent in October 2012, continuing the trend toward higher vacancy rates first reported this spring, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) said in its rental
Little boy with big plan helps hundredsLittle boy with big plan helps hundreds Barb Pacholik (Leader Post) - December 11, 2013   REGINA — While many children are pondering what their Christmas stockings might bring, a seven-year-old Balgonie area boy ensured hundreds of people in need will have socks on their feet as the bitter cold takes hold.   Eli
Shelter helps woman build confidence, parenting skillsShelter helps woman build confidence, parenting skills Irene Seiberling (Leader Post) - December 10, 2013   REGINA — They’ve pretty much seen and heard it all.   Staff at Regina’s domestic abuse shelters have heard horrific stories of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. They are well aware of the challenges faced by
Multi-unit housing driving construction boomMulti-unit housing driving construction boom Bruce Johnstone (Leader Post) - December 9, 2013   REGINA — Despite last month’s dip in housing starts, Regina is heading for another strong year in residential construction, driven by an “unprecedented’’ boom in multiple-unit housing, according to Canada
Economic gains offset by housing costs Stu Neibergall (Leader Post) - December 9, 2013 I was working out at the gym the other day, when I overheard a discussion regarding housing affordability in Regina. The two who were working out beside me said something I have not heard before in the 20-plus years that I have lived in Regina and,
Shelters provide families a way out of abuse Irene Seiberling (Leader Post) - December 9, 2013   "Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.". Helen Keller Small, individual donations may not be able to bring about great change on their own. But when the donations to the Leader-Post Christmas Cheer Fund are combined,

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