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Old Posted Aug 23, 2019, 2:56 PM
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...new part of Ag Place parkade has 4 chargers... don't think they get much/any use.
It is a bit of window dressing. Theyy have to put them in to get their LEED certification. The Doubletree parkade also has them.
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I take Lewvan Drive to work each day. I think they've been making pretty good progress. Cutting out the old concrete is time-consuming. Installing the molds for the new concrete is time-consuming. Pouring new concrete is fairly fast but then it has to be allowed to cure at least a certain amount. Then soil needs to be backfilled, landscaping corrected, and of course, all the debris from the construction needs to be cleaned up during this time, too. Then the asphalt has to be repaired along the curb, unless the roadway is being repaved immediately. (For efficiency purposes, it looks like they're getting all the curb work done first, then repaving permanently.)

Every day I can see visible progress, so I think they've done a good job. This stuff takes time.

Much of the eastbound side of Lewvan Drive is now repaved. Once that's done, I suspect they'll switch to repaving the westbound side in one fell swoop and the project will be done.

Traffic's been flowing decently well through there (I commute with the dual-lane direction, thankfully)... certainly much better than my other commuting alternative, Ring Road, which was okay in the morning southbound when they were doing the southeast bridge but is always bad northbound during the day and is terrible southbound with the northwestern bridge under construction now. The only time I'll drive through there is after my evening university class is done. I avoid it at all other times. But it, too, will be done before long.
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2019, 4:36 PM
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Amazing!!!!

Regina's Globe Theatre secures $26M for renovations

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saska...ding-1.5257511
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2019, 4:43 PM
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Amazing!!!!

Regina's Globe Theatre secures $26M for renovations

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saska...ding-1.5257511
Wow, that is a lot of dough for one entity. For that level of taxpayer subsidy, they better make it a great draw/amenity for downtown.
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2019, 5:50 PM
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Wow, that is a lot of dough for one entity. For that level of taxpayer subsidy, they better make it a great draw/amenity for downtown.
Having performed last year at the Globe, the building alone needs the work done. So happy about this.
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2019, 4:18 AM
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Wow, that is a lot of dough for one entity. For that level of taxpayer subsidy, they better make it a great draw/amenity for downtown.
Not sure why you are highlighting the tax payer subsidy, but here are the preliminary renders and the LP article from a while ago:











https://leaderpost.com/news/local-ne...-globe-theatre
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Not sure why you are highlighting the tax payer subsidy
Because it's a massive amount of money going towards an already privilege group.
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2019, 6:17 AM
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Because it's a massive amount of money going towards an already privilege group.
Privilege group?
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2019, 2:23 PM
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Hey lady! This reno cost $26 million. Get your damn foot off the wall!!

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Old Posted Aug 24, 2019, 2:34 PM
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Hey lady! This reno cost $26 million. Get your damn foot off the wall!!

Haha! I was going to say, the shoes better be clean!
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Privilege group?
Privileged group.
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Privileged group.
I meant for you to please explain your comment lol
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I meant for you to please explain your comment lol
The performers and patrons of the Globe and well-off white people.

$26 million is an offensively large number to cater to that privileged demographic when we could be spending the money on pools, safe-injection sites, first nations culture, mental health or any other worthy thing.

I am fine with funding the arts, but it should be with much smaller one-time grants of something like $1M.

The Globe could build themselves a purpose-built theatre downtown for like a third of that price. It's offensive.
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I don't mind the subsidy.... It's an old heritage building. Better to actually pay for and put in the work to preserve it than to not do anything. I don't go to the Globe often, but it would be a shame not to have something like it in a city Regina's size.
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I don't mind the subsidy.... It's an old heritage building. Better to actually pay for and put in the work to preserve it than to not do anything. I don't go to the Globe often, but it would be a shame not to have something like it in a city Regina's size.
Yeah, so we can sell it to a private company who can take a standard heritage subsidy, not $26M.
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2019, 11:39 PM
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Yeah, so we can sell it to a private company who can take a standard heritage subsidy, not $26M.
And what company was willing to buy that building and keep it as a theatre? Actually I guess maybe the list of companies that were jumping to purchase the travelers building or the SGI building. Lol

Glad you aren’t in charge of funding large scale projects, BrutallyDishonest2.
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And what company was willing to buy that building and keep it as a theatre?
None. I said it would be preferable for the Globe to leave the building rather than spend $26M on it.
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Actually I guess maybe the list of companies that were jumping to purchase the travelers building or the SGI building. Lol

Glad you aren’t in charge of funding large scale projects, BrutallyDishonest2.
True, because then I wouldn't fund your two pet projects the Riders and the Globe.

Instead I'd fund healthcare and social services, two crazy ideas.
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Old Posted Aug 25, 2019, 1:22 AM
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True, because then I wouldn't fund your two pet projects the Riders and the Globe.

Instead I'd fund healthcare and social services, two crazy ideas.
Health care and social services have billions in funding. $26 million would do very little on top of all the other money.

Also, the globe is a not for profit and does quite a bit of cultural/arts programming (which does good for society in terms of youth involvement/activities).

We probably shouldn't have built the centre of the arts either.

We'd be a much better city if there was nothing to do or events to attend.
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Old Posted Aug 25, 2019, 1:37 AM
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Health care and social services have billions in funding. $26 million would do very little on top of all the other money.

Also, the globe is a not for profit and does quite a bit of cultural/arts programming (which does good for society in terms of youth involvement/activities).

We probably shouldn't have built the centre of the arts either.

We'd be a much better city if there was nothing to do or events to attend.
Strawman.

The Centre of the Arts has multiple uses. The Globe does not.
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