Closed Regina Businesses

It’s normal for there to be changes in businesses. 2020 has been particularly rough, with the inability to safely work indoors among other people who may be sick with the plague.

If you’ve confirmed that a Regina business has ceased operations either temporarily, or permanently, please add their name to the comments. Maybe share a story about how you enjoyed them when they were open.

Today it’s been reported that LaserQuest in Regina has closed.

If we get a long list, I’ll make some effort to alphabetize it.

Avid Tweeter On A Bike

 

Reporter: How do you want to be identified in the article?

“I’d prefer “person on a bike”. I’ve heard that it’s more appropriate than cyclist, ’cause some people get a funny notion about when they hear “cyclist” as opposed to a person that’s using a bike. It’s more important that I’m a person, than I’m a cyclist anyway.”

Have you ever heard of someone being referred to as an “avid driver” in the newspaper? No? Because if it’s so unusual to do something avidly, it’s an outlier activity, not mainstream. Biking around is mainstream, like driving around.

 

ADDED: Park St. a few blocks north of Victoria Ave., has nowhere to lock a bike, except on the boulevard. That’s right, a solitary sign in the middle of the 6 lane street is where I saw someone locking their bike up, so they could dart across 2 lanes of traffic to the sidewalk of the business they were going to.

Saskatoon Ahead of Regina on Electric Transit

Years ago a BYD electric bus from China toured western Canada. St. Albert bought some on the spot. Regina Transit said they wouldn’t pursue zero emission transit until their new bus barn is constructed.
The federal government provided money to build that facility, but a location wasn’t sited, and nothing has been started even years later.
As a result, Regina Transit isn’t well positioned to support the 100% renewable city motion of 2 years ago, to have emissions cut to net-zero by 2050.
Last year I was told by a City Hall admin that Transit was investigating natural gas vehicles. That’s disturbing. It was literally the 1990s that the City of Regina had natural fossil gas vehicles in their truck fleet, and obviously they weren’t continued. There’s no excuse to look into that technology at this point with battery costs falling to record lows.

Earlier this year.

It’s All Under Control

Good to know that there’s nothing more important for Council to consider right now than forcing residents to pull or poison weeds, and to name Pat’s Patio as Pat’s Plaza.

I guess everyone has forgotten about the pandemic, and the rising number of infections on the prairies. It’s only a month until the Provincial Gov’t is forcing schools to re-open so they can put kids on the front-lines with teachers and school support staff. Yet the Mayor is bearish on masks. The irony of telling people to err on the side of caution, while not requiring they do so by putting on a damn mask. Here’s a hint, when Scott Moe is more forward thinking than you, worry:

The Mayor ReTweeted this though a month ago today: