Need to Know: Sasktel disruption, Field-House opening, & Connor Bedard


SaskTel is experiencing a telephone service disruption. If unable to reach 911 to access EMS for a medical emergency, residents should go to their nearest emergency department.  Another option may be to physically contact the closest ambulance service.

SaskTel has indicated that there are outages affecting the following communities:

Abernethy, Balcarres, Bladworth, Cupar, Dysart, Earl Grey, Fort Qu'Appelle, Lanigan, Lemberg, Lipton, Lumsden, Nokomis, Punnichy, Raymore, Regina Beach, Sask Beach, Semans, Southey, Strasbourg, and Viscount.


Regina’s Fieldhouse to Open Next Week

The City of Regina will re-open the Fieldhouse to residents on Monday, September 21.

 The Fieldhouse close in late March due to Covid and to allow for improvements to the facility. Residents will notice new LED lighting, new curtains that divide the program areas and an upgraded sound system. In addition, the walking and running track has been restored and lines have been repainted.

All activities will require registration to ensure access to the maximum number of residents, manage capacity, minimize lineups outside of the facility and allow for enhanced cleaning. Residents can register starting on Friday, September 18 online or by calling the PlayLine at 306-777-PLAY (7529). Please note that court rentals are limited to one hour per day per client.

 To align with Provincial Health Order requirements, staff and residents are asked to follow the COVID-19 related procedures to accommodate a safe environment that can be enjoyed by all.  When you arrive at the Fieldhouse; please:

 Answer the health-related questions posted on the door

  • Sanitize your hands
  • Come dressed and ready to go five minutes before start time
  • Do not linger unnecessarily after your activity
  • Pay cashless if possible
  • Maintain physical distancing of two metres inside of the facility

Please note that there will be limited access to some activities.


One of the most promising off-season additions to the Regina Pats is heading to Sweden.

Connor Bedard, the first player in WHL history to be granted exceptional player status and compete at 15 years-old, will be joining the HV-71 junior team in Jönköping, in southern Sweden. Bedard won’t be competing with HV-71, just training.

Bedard says his first priority is to play in the WHL, but put himself in the best positions to improve in the meantime.

The WHL is still hoping for a December 4th start.