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Green Roof Workshop

GREEN ROOF WORKSHOP (open to everyone; free event)

WHEN: June 22 from 9am to 2pm
WHERE: Education Building, Room 191 (University of Regina campus)

For more information or to register prior to June 18, please contact Dena McMartin at 585-4703 or

09:00 Introduction to Green Roof Concepts and Challenges in Saskatchewan: Goya Ngan, Landscape Architect
09:25 Highlights from "/Green Roofs for Healthy Cities/" Minneapolis, May 2007: Bev Robertson, Strathdee Condo Corp.
09:50 Industry Benefits and Growth Needs for Green Roofing in Saskatchewan: Jim Ireland, Erin Consulting
10:15 Refreshment Break
10:45 Small Group Discussions
11:45 Reports to Assembly by Group Representative
12:15 Lunch
1:30 Wrap Up Discussion and Next Steps: Dena McMartin, Engineering, University of Regina

Recent Infrastructure Announcements

Improvements to highways, water and wastewater treatment plants in Regina and Moose Jaw, Regina Transit upgrades and a new Regina landfill have all been announced in the past month or so. If you have information about these items, please forward them to anyone on the Sustainable Infrastructure Theme Area Working Group (or just send them to me at

To put together educational items on upgrades and alternatives in design of infrastructure, we need your input.

Railway between Saskatoon and Regina to be partially ripped out

George Wooldridge emailed the following information to Roger Petry that might be of interest to our TAWG:

There is significant concern re: the potential impending abandonment of CN's Craik Subdivision railway line that connects Regina and Saskatoon via Davidson, Craik, and Lumsden. In concert with Transport 2000, with the help of Jonathan Bodvarson who is Transport 2000 Prairie Region's V.P. for Saskatchewan, and myself George Wooldridge, a group "The Louis Riel Trail Railway Group" has been formed to bring the communities along the line together to rescue the line and operate it as a community owned railway. Such railways exist in Europe, the United States and on Vancouver Island providing locally used, locally focused freight and passenger railway operations.

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