In a prairie dog blog post 15 months ago, I opinioned that nobody has mentioned why a 35,000-seat football stadium in Regina will cost nearly $300 million while a 33,000-seat football stadium in Winnipeg had cost about $200 million to build.

Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz has come up with the information that I requested, and, in truth, it appears as though that the saga of the University of Manitoba Institute For Mosquito-Breeding Studies is a case of haste makes waste.

And the president of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers is trying to make sure that reporters and the public don’t learn of the full extent of the damage, even though the public, through their tax dollars, are the ones who are paying for the stadium, and for the damage from the flood waters. We’re just supposed to take his word for it that the stadium is in fine shape. Because football.