To impress the federal Tourism Minister, Tourism Regina changed their name in homage to a parody video of the city. Several other people were not impressed very much, and the campaign has since been scaled back to appear less misogynistic.
I’m pleased to see that the people who are skeptical of EVs in Saskatchewan are getting harder to find in CBC’s comments, and their concerns are quickly explained away by others who know that EVs do really well for lots of people on the prairies. It took until 2018, but a Regina dealership finally started advertising a PHEV on the radio here.
It’s a real pleasure to drive a LEAF in the Winter in Regina, with its B-mode regenerative braking, and heated steering wheel and heated seats (in the back for the kids too). If SaskPower got with the times and started offering Supercharging and Level 3 chargers in our province, we’d quickly improve our air quality to have healthier children.
” Bina C Edwards:
ok I’m confused at where the savings is, because $200 a month is quite a bit … is that in cost of the car? They are cheaper to buy then a reg car? Can’t be gas because we don’t even live in the city and drive daily to a job and we DONT use that much in a month for gas. Maybe the plates are cheaper? Still not sure what the $200 is and I re-read it twice..going back to re-read but hope someone points out what I’m obviously not getting
Response removed by CBC:
@Bina C Edwards Probably you’ll want to talk in person at an EV event where people can explain the details, but I’ll try to help:
My Leaf used was $15500, and a 2014. That’s obviously cheaper than most new cars, and more than some used ones.
The President of the Can ***[Ass]’ of Petrol’ Producers canceled the cheaper license plates for EVs while he was the Minister of SGI.
Some people use $400/month in gas, and if they had an EV they’d pay about $80 more in power and nothing in gas. They’d also pay for no oil changes or repairs to fuel burning and cooling/exhaust systems on their vehicle.
Here’s the last bit of raw video (I think) from last weekend’s Just Transition summit in Regina, SK. Activists and scientists gathered to share and learn about ways of fairly transitioning our province away from fossil fuels that are causing inter-generational harm.
About 40 people showed up to Vic’s Tavern on Tuesday to talk about cryptocurrencies. Among the hot topics:
“Is Bitcoin a bubble?”, and “What is Ethereum?”.
In my table before the group discussion, everyone said Bitcoin was a bubble, but with a big caveat, that it will burst into other newer cryptocurrencies, not mostly back into dollars. In the larger group, few were willing to say it was a bubble. I, and Mike S. were asked to speak for the group to the media that showed up with questions about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. One person, I think it was Kai, or was it Mike (safe bet, there were no fewer than 3 at my table), explained that there were many bubbles in cryptocurrencies, all percolating and popping frequently, faster than most notice.
I felt a little like a celebrity in the room, as several people recognized me from my Bitcoin Symposiums I helped put together 3 years ago when similar crowds came out for an evening of education and visiting.