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Regina’s citizens less satisfied with life than Saskatoon’s

REGINA A big, busy city doesn’t necessarily equate to happy citizens, according to Statistics Canada data measuring life satisfaction across the country.

Mayor Michael Fougere believes Regina is balancing the needs and wants of its people while striving for continued growth.

The new "How’s life in the
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Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton made up three of the bottom four while Saguenay, Trois Rivieres and St. John’s led all Canadian cities.

"I just take this, not with a grain of salt, but pretty close to it," Fougere said, adding that his personal happiness regarding living in Regina is directly tied to its
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Regardless of the survey being based entirely on subjective responses from citizens, Fougere said he still wants to see that number rise. He said Regina is a much faster paced and faster growing city than ever before, but has maintained quality of life issues that sets the city apart from other parts of the country.

"As a government, you hope that you’re adding to prepare for growth," Fougere said. "It’s all about people and how they feel. That’s the most important measurement."

Saskatoon, with an average
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Fougere said he doesn’t compare Regina to Saskatoon or any other city and that collective performance, as a province and as a country, is more important than individual performance.

Saskatoon Mayor Don
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"I just want to talk about Saskatoon," Atchison said, though he speculated that being higher north on a map may have corresponded with being higher in the rankings.

He believes Saskatoon is on a positive path but needs to continue to attract more businesses
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"It’s really important that people think that things are going along quite well in Saskatoon, that they’re enjoying their own personal lives," Atchison said, pointing to the river and the city’s trails as positive contributions.

Paul Sinkewicz, director of communications at the Saskatoon YMCA, has lived in both cities and sees them as similar, but pointed out some small differences that edged in the northern city’s favour. He echoed Atchison’s sentiment that the city’s
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"Our downtown is a little more vibrant. We’ve got a lot going on all the time," Sinkewicz said. "That sort of contributes to their sense of community."

While Saskatoon topped Regina, southern Saskatchewan has the advantage regarding life satisfaction over northern communities.

In Stats Canada’s measurement of economic regions, Swift Current Moose Jaw led the province, followed by Regina Moose Mountain, Yorkton Melville, Saskatoon Biggar and Prince Albert northern.Articles Connexes:

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