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Vote for photo for UN University Fact Sheet

I have created an image gallery (see left bar of page) with 5 photos that were generously sent to me by Paul Stinson and Jason Burns to potentially be used as an image for the RCE Saskatchewan factsheet being developed by the UN University. Please look at these and then vote as to which you see is your favourite in the "polls" section (again in the left column). The photo should try to show something distinctive about our region. As I need to submit this relatively soon to the UNU, I have left the poll open for only a 2 day period. I apologize to the RCE Facilitation Group who will have received a number of e-mails inadvertantly as I was posting the photos.

Opportunity: Photo Request for RCE Saskatchewan Factsheet

Dear RCE Saskatchewan Members:

Each RCE that has been recognized by the United Nations University has a fact sheet prepared for it by the UNU. I have been requested by the UNU to provide it with a photo that represents a special feature of our region to be used on the RCE Saskatchewan factsheet. If you have a photo from our region that you would like to be considered for the site, please e-mail it to me (roger.petry@uregina.ca). Also consider, if you would like, posting it on our RCE Saskatchewan web site. Please e-mail me any photos you might like considered by Wednesday, March 21st. Thank you, in advance, for your anticipated response.

Craik and Saskatoon RCE Celebration - March 1 and 2

Craik and Saskatoon RCE Celebration - March 1 and 2

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 dena.mcmartin@uregina.ca).

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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