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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
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
Saskatchewan emergency shelters feeling the cold crunchSaskatchewan emergency shelters feeling the cold crunch Sarah Taguiam (Metro News) - December 9, 2013   More emergency shelter beds have opened across Saskatchewan as the province settles into a deep freeze, though some officials say there might be a need for even more to help the homeless weather the biting cold.   Some homeless have
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,
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,
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
Regina tenants ordered out of apartments to make way for renovationsRegina tenants ordered out of apartments to make way for renovations Marco Vigliotti (Metro News) - December 8, 2013   Residents of a Cathedral-area apartment complex will spend the holiday season hunting for new lodgings after being served with eviction notices last week.   Nighthawk Properties has ordered all the tenants of the approximately
Shelter residents appreciate some normalcy in their livesShelter residents appreciate some normalcy in their lives Irene Seiberling (Leader Post) - December 6, 2013   REGINA — At Regina’s domestic abuse shelters, residents long for what staff refer to as “the everyday effect.”   It’s the little things most of us take for grant that are often the most treasured and
Prairie heart Carol Todoruk (Leader Post) - December 5, 2013   They may not always be obvious - the hundreds of Saskatchewan people who labour behind the scenes to organize and stage events like the Grey Cup or music festivals. They are often unseen and unheralded at boardroom tables and behind soup
Building permits leap to $104MBuilding permits leap to $104M Bruce Johnstone (Leader Post) - December 4, 2013   Construction activity took a huge jump in November, with $103.8 million in building permits issued, a 60 per cent increase from $64.9 million in November 2012, according to the City of Regina monthly building permit report.  
Mother and son thankful for safety, support at SOFIA HouseMother and son thankful for safety, support at SOFIA House Irene Seiberling (Leader Post) - December 2, 2013   REGINA — It’s been years since she and her autistic son lived at SOFIA House.   At the time, she feared no one would want them.   But much to her relief, they were welcomed at the second-stage Regina shelter, where
Mom called shelter 'home' when baby bornMom called shelter 'home' when baby born Irene Seiberling (Leader Post) - November 30, 2013   Go home? Where's home? For Candace and her three children, it was. temporarily. Regina Transition House.   They were fleeing an abusive relationship. And Candace was expecting her fourth child within weeks.   She couldn't
Regina Food Bank launches virtual market to help families during holidaysRegina Food Bank launches virtual market to help families during holidays Sarah Taguiam (Metro News) - November 29, 2013   Regina Food Bank is starting its annual holiday fundraiser for the needy but this year, with the help of a new virtual food market.   The “12 Days of Christmas” campaign provides food for more than 1,800 Regina families ever
CMHC Releases Third Quarter Results OTTAWA, November 29, 2013 — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released today its results for the third quarter of 2013. At the end of the third quarter, CMHC’s total insurance in force was $560 billion; $6 billion lower than the insurance in force

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