Leak of the week

Photo - Taylor MacPherson

Photo – Taylor MacPherson

It’s like a moldy game of snakes and ladders. Photo - Taylor MacPherson

It’s like a moldy game of snakes and ladders. Photo – Taylor MacPherson

… because shame leads to change.

As part of our ongoing efforts to highlight the crumbling infrastructure at the University of Regina, the Carillon proudly presents the eighth part in our “Leak of the Week” feature, bringing you the vital stats on the different failing roofs around campus (before the cold weather freezes this feature solid).

Location: This motley collection of leaks can be found in the second floor student “lounge” at La Cité, where students are supposed to be able to relax. Instead, the constant dripping has driven several students insane.

You reported on this one before, asshole: The leak has tripled in size since then, and half the ceiling has been removed. We feel that’s worth noting.

Leaking: Like a sieve.

Nickname(s): “La Fuite Éternelle”

Apparatus: This leak features what amounts to a Rube Goldberg machine for diverting filthy water into garbage pails. No effort whatsoever has been made to hide the nasty-ass mold coating the pipes and ceiling tiles.

Number of people working on it: As of this writing, the U of R has graciously sponsored a token attempt to patch the roof above La Fuite Éternelle. A Carillon reporter inspected the site and found a large, fenced-off area with a portable toilet outside the building being attended by a half dozen bored-looking workmen. So they’re doing something out there. Our guess is waiting for the leak to freeze.

Age: We couldn’t find anyone who remembers life before it.

Has it been fixed yet: No.

Current status: Shameful.

Impact on students: While not directly preventing students from using the lounge, the growing collection of leaks make it an entirely unappealing place to study, eat, or stay for any period of time.

Student comment(s): “I came here to study, but I lost my place because of the dripping.”

“I came here to eat lunch, but I lost my appetite because of the mold.”

“I came to U of R to get an education, but I lost my patience because of the leaks.”


If you know of any leaks on campus, or other examples of failing infrastructure that the University should be ashamed of, please contact news@carillonregina.com.


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