Mixed reviews over proposed fire station in southeast Regina
There were mixed reviews following an information session on Thursday to discuss the potential location of a new fire station in southeast Regina.
Currently, the proposed site for a new fire station is a vacant two-acre lot at the corner of Chuka Boulevard and Primrose Green Drive in southeast Regina, according to a release from the city.
Regina Fire Chief Layne Jackson was on hand to address resident’s concerns and provide information to those wanting to learn more at the come-and-go information night at École St. Elizabeth.
“We really want to be a good neighbour within the community,” Jackson said. “We are opening up and looking for any feedback that the community may have.
Not all residents are happy about the proposed location, as the vacant two-acre lot sits beside two large schools.
Noise and speed are two issues that has residents looking for more information.
Jamie Thomas lives near the proposed site and has concerns because her son is sensitive to noise due to autism.
“I am very concerned about sirens going off because noise is a big concern for him,” Thomas explained.
Thomas also said the information session was a useful tool for her family, addressing these concerns with Regina Fire.
“They are listening to my concerns,” Thomas said. “They actually have a autism program for parents that live close so we are going to have more discussions about it.”
Jackson added that emergency crews are cautious when driving through neighbourhoods.
“Our drivers are trained and professional and they do use discretion when they are operating the fire trucks,” Jackson said.
Other residents are thrilled that a fire station could be coming to the community.
Lorna Knoll, who works in a long term care home in the area, said the fire station is important to them and the residents in the community.
“Just for the simple fact for safety and close proximity as well for our community, which is critical for our residents,” she said.
Knoll added the close proximity is vital in case of emergencies at the home.
“It is important for the residents to feel comfortable that we have people of authority just down the street that are able to look after them in minutes as opposed to longer minutes,” she said.
The current response time for emergency crews to The Greens on Gardiner is between seven and eight minutes, which is beyond the standard.
“We know this area is only growing and developing more and more,” Jackson said. “There is more residential being planned to fill in and around Costco and all the way down Highway #1 so that is why this makes a good location right here.”
Jackson and the rest of Regina Fire are ready to listen to residents and said they feel confident there should not be any issues they can’t resolve.
The City of Regina Fire Master Plan identified the need for Fire Station No. 8 which was recently approved by city council.
The city said the new fire station is required because of the growing population in the southeast part of the city.
Currently, Fire Headquarters is located at 1205 Ross Ave.
According to the City of Regina’s website, the city’s seven fire stations are:
- Fire Station No. 1, located at 2585 13th Ave. (est. 1986)
- Fire Station No. 2, located at 1770 9th Ave. North (est. 2001)
- Fire Station No. 3, located at 2640 31st Ave. (est. 1991)
- Fire Station No. 4, located at 3855 Dewdney Ave. (est. 2010)
- Fire Station No. 5, located at 2700 E Arens Rd. (est. 2001)
- Fire Station No. 6, located at 303 Rink Ave. (est. 1979)
- Fire Station No. 7, located at 132 Victoria Ave. East (est. 1984)
Those who missed the Open House can still provide their input here.
CTVNews.ca Top Stories
A veteran and former Paralympian told a parliamentary committee that a caseworker from the Veterans Affairs Canada offered her medical assistance in dying, a week after the veterans affairs minister confirmed that at least four other veterans were offered the same thing.
As Canada enters the fifth week of the flu epidemic, influenza activity is rising, with mainly young children and older adults facing the brunt of the strain, according to the latest FluWatch report.
'Maybe the bully could do some good': Canadian actor on fundraiser, and sale of 'A Christmas Story' house
Located in Cleveland, Ohio, the house featured in the holiday film 'A Christmas Story' is up for sale. Leg lamp and all.
FBI Director Chris Wray is raising national security concerns about TikTok, warning Friday that control of the popular video sharing app is in the hands of a Chinese government "that doesn't share our values."
A U.S. woman was killed and four other passengers injured when a massive wave struck the Viking Polaris cruise ship while it was sailing toward the port of Ushuaia in southern Argentina on an Antarctic cruise, authorities said.
The Bank of Canada is expected to conclude a historic year marked by high inflation and aggressive monetary policy tightening with one more interest rate hike on Wednesday.
Myanmar's military-installed government has sentenced more critics to death, bringing the total to 139, and is using capital punishment as a tool to crush opposition, the UN high commissioner for human rights said Friday.
Prince William capped a three-day visit to Boston by meeting with President Joe Biden to share his vision for safeguarding the environment before attending a gala event Friday evening where he sounded an optimistic tone about solving the world's environmental problems through "hope, optimism and urgency."
America's newest nuclear stealth bomber made its debut Friday after years of secret development and as part of the Pentagon's answer to rising concerns over a future conflict with China.
A man died Thursday morning in Saskatoon following a shooting, according to police.
The Saskatoon Tribal Council's Fairhaven Wellness Centre opens its doors and is nearly at capacity.
'We're going after the offenders': Sask. to suspend welfare benefits for 'serious' offenders with warrants
The Government of Saskatchewan has introduced legislation to suspend social assistance benefits to prolific violent offenders with active warrants, and to use information from the Ministry of Social Services to find those evading the law.
The lawyer representing a Winnipeg man accused of killing four Indigenous women says his client 'absolutely' maintains his innocence and intends to plead not guilty.
School divisions in and around Winnipeg are dealing with a lack of bus drivers, which is leading to some routes being cancelled.
Dozens of people gathered Friday morning in Steinbach to search for a man missing more than a week.
Respite admissions at Rotary Flames House in Calgary will be paused and staff redeployed to help with the ongoing struggle at Alberta Children's Hospital.
Alberta’s premier is doubling down on claims her sovereignty act will boost the province’s fortunes – and she already knows how she might use the bill.
A Red Deer man has been charged in a deadly head-on crash on Deerfoot Trail on Friday.
The cause of a suspicious death at an Edmonton encampment this week is being withheld for 'investigative reasons,' the city's police service said on Friday.
It was grannies' night behind the Edmonton Oilers bench at Rogers Place last Monday night. A group of friends from Whitecourt, Alta., attended the game against the Florida Panthers in grannies costumes and stayed in character all night.
Ponoka RCMP are searching for two people who witnesses saw flee from a vehicle that hit two people the afternoon of Nov. 30.
Students walked out of a Toronto high school they say has become the site of 'constant chaos' in which students detail deplorable conditions, teachers say it’s violent and parents are demanding action from the school board.
Police in Peel Region have released surveillance video of a suspect who attempted to cover a woman’s head with a bag and violently assaulted her in Brampton on Thursday evening.
Peel police say one construction worker is unaccounted for after an industrial accident in Mississauga on Friday afternoon.
NEW THIS MORNING
NEW THIS MORNING | City of Ottawa should draft 2023 budget with a 2 to 2.5 per cent tax hike, report recommends
Ottawa city council is being asked to direct staff to develop the 2023 city of Ottawa budget with a 2 to 2.5 per cent increase in property taxes next year.
Ottawa police report 'surge' in vehicle thefts from malls, grocery stores and recreation centre parking lots
Ottawa police are urging motorists to be vigilant while parking at shopping malls, grocery stores, and recreation and sporting venues this holiday season, following an increase in daylight vehicle thefts.
At a time when there is a critical shortage of nurses in Ontario, the Arnprior Regional Hospital is taking a different approach to retain their staff.
Bus drivers are speaking out about the terrible road conditions that put them in danger during this week's snowstorm.
The minister responsible for child care in B.C. reaffirmed that the province is looking at ways to increase wages for early childhood educators, as child-care subsidies kick in.
A Chilliwack senior came up with a sweet idea to spread some cheer in her community this Christmas season.
Run, Hide, Fight: Quebec college aims to prepare students for active shooter as police investigate lockdown
Laval police parked a command post outside College Montmorency Friday with hopes to shed light on the shooting that sent four to hospital and pushed the school into lockdown. Meanwhile, Dawson College sent out a memo to students and staff on shooter preparedness, and Quebec's education minister pondered bumping up training in schools.
The fences are up, the flights are booked, and the programs are set –- Montreal will host thousands of people attending and presenting at the upcoming COP15 biodiversity conference at the Palais des Congres. Here’s what you need to know to get around.
A student-led study group was formed to learn Anishinaabe on a weekly basis with hopes that the Indigenous language will appear on the McGill University course catalogue in the near future.
For the second time this week, a threat of a shooting found written in a women's bathroom has forced the evacuation of a Victoria-area school. Saanich and Oak Bay police descended on the University of Victoria campus Friday morning after a message was found written in a women's bathroom in the school's Cornett Building.
BC Ferries says one of its largest vessels stalled midway between Vancouver Island and the B.C. mainland Friday afternoon due to a mechanical issue.
Heavy snowfalls and high winds are once again in the forecast for much of Vancouver Island as Environment Canada issued a new round of weather warnings Friday. The weather office says up to 15 centimetres of wet snow could accumulate on much of the island.
Two people are in custody after a shooting in the Fredericton area left two people injured and prompted police to issue an emergency alert in New Brunswick.
Four organizations representing Greater Moncton’s business community held a press conference Friday calling for urgent action in regards to downtown safety and the homelessness situation.
Nova Scotia’s latest Respiratory Watch data shows that in the last three weeks of November, lab-confirmed cases more than doubled each week.
On Friday afternoon at the Sudbury Courthouse, two men pled guilty in an arson case that killed three people in a townhouse on Bruce Avenue in April 2021.
A Timmins doctor charged with sexual assault in July is facing several more charges after five more people came forward, police said Friday.
The Timmins and District Hospital's assessment clinic has been busy seeing people with respiratory illnesses.
Kitchener firefighters were called to put out flames at a construction trailer early Friday morning, and inside, they found a body.
Woodstock police say new child porn charges have been laid against a former doctor.
Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for much of southwestern Ontario saying strong gusts are expected Saturday morning and continuing into the afternoon.