Dr. Bhargava Dr. Bhargava Answers Your Questions About Regina

Some people call Regina “the city that rhymes with fun”. We’ve never understood that slogan — “Regina” and “fun” don’t rhyme at all. Still, it sounds nice and it is true we want our Grey Cup visitors to have a great time here so I asked upstanding citizen and much-loved gynecologist Rashmi Bhargava to answer common questions people have about Regina. /Carle Steel

Is Regina normal?

It depends on how you look at it, but yes — Regina seems normal from what I can tell. Cities come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

Regina seems very dry. Is this something I should worry about?

Regina has a semi-arid climate, so it’s important for people to stay well lubricated, especially in the winter. Lubrication also keeps the skin from peeling and keeps wrinkles away.

Regina seems to have a lot of sprawl and a lot of empty lots downtown. Is there anything that can be done about this?

It’s nothing to be embarrassed about — all cities eventually deal with sprawl. Good public policy can keep it to a minimum. Downtown should be busy, but not too busy, if you know what I mean.

As Regina gets older, are there things it should take special care of?

It’s important that the downtown and inner city remains active and well maintained. Like anything, if you don’t use it you lose it.

How should Grey Cup visitors treat Regina while they’re here?

With great respect and tender loving care.

Do you think Regina’s pretty? 

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. All cities are beautiful in their unique way.

There’s a saying: “Regina is the city that rhymes with fun” but “Regina and “fun” don’t rhyme. Do you know any words that do rhyme with “Regina”?

That’s a tough one. How about “angina”?