March 2023

Dear Ward 1 Resident,

Welcome to my first electronic newsletter!  


Since I was elected in November 2020, I have sent out two printed newsletters to all residents in Ward 1 to keep you informed about my work on City Council. Only a few hundred residents have signed up for the e-newsletter but it will be available online to view at: 


I hope that you and your family had a chance to participate in the many activities of our Frost Festival in early February. Over 88,000 Reginians took part in winter fun activities at the Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) grounds, downtown, at Wascana Park, and in the Warehouse district. The Globe and Mail named our festival one of the top 10 winter festivals in Canada! 


Spring is on its way, and I hope that everyone is looking forward to the longer and warmer days ahead. Along with Spring comes our construction season and there may be street or sewer renewal coming to your street. Watch for a link to Ward 1 construction projects on my Council site. 


Please follow me on Facebook for more current updates.  


Cheryl Stadnichuk

Ward 1 Councillor

2023 Budget

Late last year, City Council approved the 2023 Budget with a 3.67% mill rate increase. For the average home valued at $315,000, this means an increase of $6.85 per month ($82.20 annually) in 2023. 

The approved mill rate is 1% lower than what was proposed. To achieve this, Council directed administration to increase efficiencies and reduce internal City expenditures by $2.9 million. Savings were found in budgets for travel, training, consulting, and by reviewing vacant positions, without negatively impacting service delivery. 

The 2023 Budget also includes new strategic investments that will make Regina a more vibrant community, improve safety and well-being for residents, and drive economic prosperity and environmental sustainability. About $9 million in operating and $75 million in key capital investments are invested over the next two years to support these priorities. 

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Utility Rate Increases

Utility rates ensure Regina residents enjoy safe and reliable water, wastewater and drainage services.  


Council approved a 4.5% increase for 2023 which is a $7.32 increase per month for an average household.  


This increase will go toward the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Renewal project to allow new technology to be implemented and increase the plant’s treatment capacity. It will also go toward an affordability program to make water utility payments more affordable for qualifying low-income residents (see below article for details). 


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Council Approved Low-Income Rebate Programs Now Available

The City now offers three new programs to support low-income households with a senior or a low-income person living with a disability: 

  • The Low-Income Municipal Property Tax Deferral Program allows eligible households to defer a portion of their municipal property taxes. Participants are permitted to defer $600, $1,200 or the incremental increase in municipal taxes from the prior year. 


  • The High Efficiency Water Retrofit Program provides eligible households with support to obtain water efficiency audits and installation of items such as a high-efficiency toilet, showerheads, and faucets to reduce water usage. 


  • The WaterUtility Rebate Program allows eligible households to receive a rebate on their monthly utility bill. The rebate is about $20 per month. Households with a very low income may be eligible to receive an enhanced rebate of about $40 per month. 


These programs are designed to help these residents stay in their homes longer and make utility payments more affordable. 


Go to for information on criteria needed to be part of these programs

Wascana Centre Master Plan under Review – have your say!   

Wascana Park is the gem in the heart of our city/credit Ron Garnett 

The Provincial Capital Commission is presently conducting a review of the Wascana Centre Master Plan and is asking for public feedback. This is the 11th public review of the Master Plan and several ways of engaging the public are underway.  

Wascana Park is the gem in the heart of our city. Councillor Bob Hawkins is the City of Regina’s representative on the board and I am the alternate. We are excited by this important public review of Wascana Centre.  

Get more information on the public consultation process and timeline

Served pancakes with Regina Protective and Fire Services at mâmawêyatitân centre

At Government House with representatives of Rideau Hall Foundation and Dr. Jacqueline Ottmann, pres of FNUC

Unveiling a plaque commemorating the On to Ottawa Trek at Viterra International Trade Centre

Speaking at Big Brothers & Big Sisters' Big Breakfast Show 

With the great George Reed when Regina hosted 2022 Grey Cup

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