Facebook Is The Worst Thing To Happen To The City Of Regina

As a provincial capital tucked far away from other major metropolitan centres, I always had a feeling that the movers and shakers of Regina had little idea how to run a business or a bureaucracy, and relied both on their authority and the supposition that people in Regina didn’t know any better to not make the extra effort to, you know, do things right.

Like the City of Regina,. for example. Despite the administration’s desire to deal with people as ‘taxpayers’ (implying that the more taxes you pay, the better treatment you’ll get from City Hall) or ‘consumers’ (implying that the only choice you have is to pay for fees or not to — which isn’t the way a democracy runs), the city’s satisfaction level with the services the provide is about as high as you would get from, say, Wal-Mart.

Your latest example? What happens when the city doesn’t upgrade its servers and then opens on-line registration for its leisure centres’ activities. If people feel City Hall won’t listen to their complaints, there’s always Facebook, in this day and age.

Author: Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers's Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.

8 thoughts on “Facebook Is The Worst Thing To Happen To The City Of Regina”

  1. I would’ve thought the Regina cyclone from 1912 was the worst thing to happen to Regina. Or Safeway in the cathedral being renovated. its a close call.

  2. Maybe the CoR should have “satellite” reg sites at the community centres in E1’s hood.Ya know the sites where some the activities might actually happen.
    Deippe Place school ,is not yet totally defunct.. The CoR now owes me $125,000 in consultation fees. This just makes sense because, a lot of people don’t OWN A FUCKING COMPUTER…

  3. In other news, Wascana Pool will remain open until the end of September, due to the Lawson’s closure. That will be an interesting experiment.

    And as we speak, a robocall from Michael Fougere is playing live on my answering machine urging me to #voteno in the referendum.

  4. Speaking of using ethics as a diaper wipe, Michael Fougere just phone to spread one-sided misinformation about the waste water plant.

    Whatever ventriloquist controls his voice is also now trying to call it as “SEWAGE” plant.

    He also threatened a $200+ tax hike if we don’t vote how he says.

  5. #! I’m speaking of the City of Regina as a political and bureaucratic entity, not as a community.

  6. dear dog,

    please get a photographer out to the corner of 4th and albert st. to get a stunning shot of our city’s billboard urging us citizens to “vote no to losing $58.5 million dollars in federal funding for our water treatment plant” with that swooshy regina infinite horizons logo proudly displayed. i’m sure it will make a perfect visual for the upcoming article on how city council subverts democracy. yeah, i trust them to count this vote the way i trusted them to count that petition. clearly council is a fan of bolivia in the 80s. is fougere even our real mayor?

    thank you for your time/space.

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