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About Regina

Regina is the capital of Saskatchewan, Canada.
The city is a cultural and commercial metropole for both southern Saskatchewan and adjacent areas in the neighbouring American states of North Dakota and Montana.
It attracts numerous visitors for the vitality of its commerce, theatre, concerts and restaurants and to its summer agricultural exhibition (since the mid-1960s styled "Buffalo Days").
The population within Regina, Saskatchewan's metropolitan area was 194,971 as of 2006 Canada Census with an annual growth rate of 0.4%.
It is governed by Regina City Council.
Citizens of Regina are referred to as Reginans.


The city is situated on a broad, flat and originally treeless, though fertile plain.
There is an abundance of parks and greenspaces: all of its trees, shrubs and other plants were hand-planted and Regina's considerable beauty is entirely man-made.


Regina has a semi-arid continental climate with warm, somewhat moist summers and cold, dry winters.
Annual precipitation is 390 mm (17 inches), and is heaviest from June through August with June being the wettest month at 75 millimetres.
The average daily temperature for the year is 2.8°C (37°F). The lowest temperature ever recorded was -50.0 °C (-58 °F) on January 1, 1885 while the highest recorded temperature was 43.3 °C (109.9 °F) on July 5, 1937.
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Regina attained national prominence in 1885 during the North-West Rebellion when troops were mostly able to be transported from eastern Canada as far as Qu'Appelle on the CPR, which was substantially completed to that point before marching to the battlefield in the further Northwest.
Subsequently, the rebellion's leader, Louis Riel, was tried and hanged in Regina — giving the infant community increased and, at the time, not unwelcome national attention in connection with a figure of significance in Canadian history.
Regina was incorporated as a city on June 19, 1903 and was proclaimed the capital of the province of Saskatchewan on May 23, 1906 by the first provincial government, led by Premier Walter Scott.
On June 30 1912, a tornado known as the Regina Cyclone hit the community, levelling much of the young city's business district, killing 28 people and injuring hundreds, making it Canada's deadliest tornado.
Regina's early history is remembered for its rapid growth which continued until the Great Depression began in 1929, at which point Saskatchewan had been the third province of Canada in both population and economic indicators.
Thereafter, Saskatchewan never recovered its early promise and Regina's growth slowed and at times reversed.
From the 1930s onward, Regina became a centre of considerable political activism and experiment as its people sought to adjust to new, reduced economic realities.
Regina was a great contributor to the Canadian war effort in both world wars. During the Second World War, young men from Regina volunteered for service, finding their way into all branches of the Canadian armed services.
Hundreds of Regina men flew for the Royal Canadian Air Force during the war.
During the war, Regina was the home of three air force training facilities: No. 2 Initial Training School (which selected personnel for aircraft training; it was located in the province's Normal School or teachers college), plus No. 3 Air Observer School and No. 15 Elementary Flying Training School, the latter two at the Regina airport.
The General Motors assembly plant (east on Dewdney Avenue), which had ceased operations as the Depression gripped the prairies, was requisitioned for armaments manufacture before returning to idleness at war's end.
At the conclusion of the war Regina's population was about 65,000.
Events of national importance which occurred in Regina include the trial of Louis Riel (followed by Riel's execution) in July 1885; the Regina Manifesto, 1933; the Regina Riot, 1 July 1935 and the Saskatchewan Doctors' Strike in 1961 when medical doctors withheld their services in response to the introduction of Medicare.

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After the war, Regina grew as a regional distribution centre for farming and rural activity.
Not until the 1970s did the economy begin to shift from agri-base to industrial-based activity, although agriculture continues to dominate the economy of the city and province.
Oil and natural gas, potash, kaolin, sodium sulphite and bentonite contribute a great part of Regina and area's economy.
The farm and agricultural component is still a significant part of the economy — the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, "the world's largest grain-handling co-operative" has its headquarters in Regina — but it is no longer the major driver of the economy; provincially it has slipped to eighth overall, well behind the natural resources sectors.
The provincial government continues to be a major driver in the civic economy though its relative importance is declining.
The Regina Research Park immediately adjacent to the University campus hosts several science and technology companies which conduct research activities in conjunction with University departments.
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Real Estate


CREA - Canadian Real Estate Association
MLS - Multiple Listing Service
ARR - Association of Regina Realtors
ASR - Association of Saskatchewan Realtors
CMHC - Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation
CAHPI - Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors
ICX - Canada's Commercial Listing
Property Assessment
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The two main school divisions encompassing the city are the Regina Board of Education (also known as the Regina public school board; the largest school division in the province) and Regina Catholic Schools, the Roman Catholic/separate school board.
The public system has approximately 21,000 students enrolled across the city; the Catholic board has an enrolment number of approximately 10,000 students.
There are also a number of independent schools located in Regina, including Luther College High School, Regina Christian School, and Western Christian College High School.
Post Secondary
The University of Regina is a degree-granting institution located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
The Wascana campus of this province-wide technical institute is adjacent to the University of Regina.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy, "Depot" Division, is on the western perimeter of the city.  The "Depot" Division chapel (the oldest building still standing in the city) is a major visitor attraction in Regina. The first phase of a RCMP Heritage Centre opened in May 2007.
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Regina is a travel destination for residents of southeastern Saskatchewan and the immediately adjacent regions of the neighbouring US States of North Dakota and Montana, and an intermediate stopping point for travellers on the Trans-Canada Highway.
Attractions for visitors in Regina include the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (a museum of natural history); the Saskatchewan Science Centre; the Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery and numerous smaller galleries and museums.
The Saskatchewan Legislative Building; Holy Rosary Cathedral; the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) national training centre and the museum; Government House; Casino Regina, the Globe Theatre; events held at Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field; Ipsco Place (formerly Regina Exhibition Park), the venue for the annual Buffalo Days Exhibition every August; and the Connexus Arts Centre (see the City of Regina website above).
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Sports Teams


Sports teams in Regina include...
the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League,
the Regina Thunder of the Canadian Junior Football League,
the Prairie Fire of the Rugby Canada Super League,
the Regina Red Sox of the Western Major Baseball League,
the Regina Rams of the CIS and
the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL.
North-east of the city lies Kings Park Speedway, a ⅓ mile paved oval used for stock car racing since the late 1960's.
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Regina has a substantial proportion of its overall area dedicated as parks and greenspaces, with biking paths and other recreational facilities throughout the city.
The City operates five municipal golf courses, including two in King's Park northeast of the city.
Kings Park Recreation facility is also home to ball diamonds, picnic grounds, and stock car racing.
Within half an hour drive is the summer cottage and camping country in the Qu'Appelle Valley with Last Mountain and Buffalo Pound Lakes and the four Fishing Lakes of Pasqua, Echo, Mission and Katepwa; slightly farther east are Round and Crooked Lakes.
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    * Cornwall Centre
    * Normanview Crossing Mall
    * Sherwood Village Mall
    * Northgate Mall
    * Southland Mall
    * Victoria Square Mall
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The CPR no longer operates regular passenger services, though in the past railway passenger trains constituted the principal mode of inter-urban transit between Western Canadian cities. Its former station in downtown Regina — once the urban hub — has become a casino. 
Nowadays Regina can be reached by several highways including the Trans-Canada Highway from the west and east sides and four provincial highways from other directions.
Public Transportation
The city's public transit agency, Regina Transit, operates a fleet of 110 buses, on 16 routes, 7 days a week with access to the city centre from most areas of the city.
Air Transportation
Regina International Airport situated on the west side of the city and is the oldest established commercial airport in Canada. It has recently undergone a major upgrade and expansion to allow it to handle the projected increase in traffic for the next several years.
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Utilities & Services


Home Service Providers

  • SaskPower: (306)566-2200 (24 hours)
  •        REGINA
           2025 Victoria Avenue
           S4P 0S1
           Fax: 306-566-3306
           Phone: 1-888-757-6937
  • SaskEnergy: (306)777-9222 (24 hours)
  •        REGINA
           1601 WINNIPEG STREET
           S4P 4E7
           FAX: (306) 777-9223

    Local Media


    The Leader-Post is the main paper in Regina.
    Prairie Dog is a free newspaper produced by a Saskatchewan worker co-operative.
        * Channel 2: CKCK, CTV
        * Channel 9: CBKT, CBC
        * Channel 11: CFRE, Global
        * Channel 13: CBKFT, SRC
        * Saskatchewan Communications Network
        * Access Communications Cable 7
        * 540 AM – CBK, CBC Radio One
        * 620 AM – CKRM, country music
        * 980 AM – CJME, news/talk
        * 88.9 FM – CKSB-1, Espace musique
        * 91.3 FM – CJTR, community radio
        * 92.1 FM – CHMX, adult contemporary (Lite 92 FM)
        * 94.5 FM – CKCK, Jack FM
        * 96.9 FM – CBK-FM, CBC Radio Two
        * 97.7 FM – CBKF, La Première Chaîne
        * 98.9 FM – CIZL, Hot AC (Z99)
        * 102.5 FM – CBKR, CBC Radio One
        * 104.9 FM – CFWF, active rock (104.9 The Wolf)




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