Regina’s Recovery Hitting its Stride

With the emergence of the Delta variant as the dominant strain, it’s clear we’re not out of the woods with the pandemic. Government and health officials continue to encourage citizens to be vaccinated and to take whatever measures are necessary to remain safe. All that said, it’s also clear that Regina has experienced strong recovery in recent months, and that’s a definite… Read More

The Slow Climb Continues

Anyone who has enjoyed an afternoon of tobogganing knows it takes a lot more time and effort to get back up the hill that it does to get down. With the onset of COVID-19, we saw a deep and sudden drop in almost every sector of our economy. Our September Economic Report Card numbers are showing us that we’re now in the long, slow walk back up the hill. We have a long way to go, but the good… Read More

Cautious Optimism as Regina Re-opens

By Shaadie Musleh As many businesses in Saskatchewan begin to reopen their doors, it’s important to remember that we’re not out of the weeds just yet. Regina’s June economic report card* reflects the significant impact of COVID-19 on the regional economy, especially in terms of employment. From January to May, Regina lost a staggering 10,020 jobs compared to the same period last… Read More

Regina’s May Economic Report Card: A path to recovery in tough time

By Shaadie Musleh Regina’s economic report card for April is out, and considering the circumstances, there aren’t a lot of surprises. Given the timing of the measures put in place to combat COVID-19, we expected the economic impact to become more apparent in April – and it has. According to the Conference Board of Canada, Regina’s economy contracted by 4.6% from April of… Read More

Three things to remember about Regina’s March Economic Numbers

By SHAADIE MUSLEH The world has changed in the blink of an eye. COVID-19 has brought about a new normal where everyone knows the term “social distancing,” where toilet paper is a hot commodity, and where Netflix is worth more than ExxonMobil. This week, EDR released its Economic Report Card for April. Glancing over the numbers. Three things have become clear, and I’d like to… Read More