Bikelash Described in Saskatoon

This is an outstanding letter and I hope if you care about urban design, or about your car, that you’ll read it through and consider it.

And here’s another thought about design of cities:

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Killer Premier Avoids Jail

Saskatchewan: where if you’re a white 3rd generation immigrant/settler, you get a ticket for killing someone with careless driving, but if you’re a first generation, brown immigrant, you’ll get 8 years in jail for killing people through the same crime.

This is called “white privilege”.

Additionally, after killing someone, when you’re white, you’re eligible to be elected by your political party to the highest political office in the province.
The sentence today for a careless driver who was not drunk, seems a bit harsh in comparison to our killer Premier.

Should people go to jail for killing someone (while driving)? Absolutely, even if it’s only for a week.

Now for controversial claims:
If the Humboldt Broncos who died had been on bicycles, the driver of the semi probably would have got a 2 year jail sentence.

If the hockey players had been school children on their way back from a field trip, the driver would have got a 6 year sentence.

Composting Isn’t Hard

Composting is easy. You put food outside, cover it a little bit, and let it rot. Most people can rot food without trying at all, except they use their refrigerator’s veggie crisper bin to do it. Don’t you think it’s easier to rot food outside, at least it is in Regina in the Spring, Summer, and Fall?

Why does the City of Regina make it so hard to rot your food outside then?

First Nations University Urban Reserve

(Red Dog) atim kâ-mihkosit Urban Reserve is now here. It’s been 2 decades in the making, and the paperwork was signed this week at the First Nations University of Canada, at a ceremony.

I hope that the housing will be open to University of Regina, and SaskPolyTech students as well. Currently there are student residence spaces available on campus, although they cost a fair bit more than they did when I lived at the University of Regina 2 decades ago. Luther College Residence is already the closest UofR building to FNUniv.

“(It’s) the only time this has ever happened in … Canada, where an urban reserve specifically for the advancement of education has been created,” said FNUniv president Mark Dockstator. “What that means concretely for the university is we will now have the opportunity to start developing this land and achieving that original vision.”

The university’s founders dreamed of building onto the university with things like student residences, daycares and other support facilities, said Dockstator.

CBC’s coverage in the past of urban reserves has been problematic. Why did they present this as the closing thought of their article 4 years ago on the topic?

“The city says there have been no serious problems with any of the urban reserves.”

No kidding. What about opportunities, or improvements in community satisfaction and harmony (reconciliation)?

Brent at Brandt Tears CNIB Down Without Permit

One of the people responsible for saddling Regina with the huge StadiumII debt is criticizing another person responsible for the huge debt, except for this botched demolition.