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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
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
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
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
A look at Regina's domestic abuse shelters Irene Seiberling (Leader Post) - November 23, 2013   If you're lucky, you'll never have to live in a crisis shelter.   But isn't it good to know that shelters are there if you or someone you care about ever need the safety and support they provide? The Leader-Post Christmas Cheer Fund
Housing-first strategy for homeless extended until 2019Housing-first strategy for homeless extended until 2019 Michael Swan (The Catholic Register) - November 10, 2013   TORONTO - Experts on homelessness are giving the federal government credit for settling on the right approach to helping some of the most vulnerable people in Canada.   Ottawa extended the Homelessness Partnering
‘Violence is gender-neutral’ points out shelter director‘Violence is gender-neutral’ points out shelter director Irene Seiberling (Leader Post) - November 18, 2013   Men are not the enemy!   Let’s be perfectly clear about that.   Yes, there are some bad seeds. But the same is true about women.   Abusers can be male or female.   Men and women can find themselves in an
Housing concerns remain an issue in ReginaHousing concerns remain an issue in Regina Kerry Benjoe (Leader Post) - November 15, 2013   REGINA — Although a number of non-profit organizations were recognized for their work on addressing the housing issue in Regina, many of the recipients are still concerned about the current market as the province continues to grow.
Event helps homeless, underprivileged in Regina Heather Polischuk (Leader Post) - November 12, 2013   It's never been easy to attach numbers to homelessness in Regina since it's not as readily noticeable here.   But those who work with the homeless and underprivileged say Regina's problem is very real - and is showing no signs of
Regina housing starts up 38% in October REGINA — The Regina area saw 376 housing starts in October, up from 273 in October 2012, mainly due to a large increase in multiple-unit construction, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC).   While single family starts were up about 10 per cent to 111 last month,

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