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Homeschooling

Homeschooled students tend to do better than their public school counterparts when it comes to standardized test taking. According to one study published in the Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science compared with public school children, homeschooled children tended to be ahead, with a half-grade advantage in math, and are almost 2-grade levels higher when it...

Libraries escape cuts in budget
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Libraries escape cuts in budget

The Saskatchewan government announced at this year’s provincial budget there will be an increase in funding for libraries by one per cent, from $11.1 million to $11.2 million, an increase of $128,000 overall. Funds for the library system will see most of the distribution going towards resource sharing grants for the seven regional library systems,...

Red Tape Delays Church Upgrade
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Red Tape Delays Church Upgrade

A Regina evangelical church had its plans to move to a new location to accommodate it’s growing congregation confounded by city red tape. Regina Victory Church (RVC) purchased the Regina Austrian Canadian Edelweiss Club building last summer, but worshipers have still not moved in. Purchased for nearly $880,000, the church has spent eight months persuading...

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The Bumpy Road To Profit

For two decades, Siman Auto Sales has been a fixture in the Regina business community. Started in 1999 by Dwight Siman and his wife Lana the second-hand car dealership started with a mobile phone and $1,000, and is now one of Regina’s most established businesses. But the road to success would be a bumpy one....

Holy rider
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Holy rider

Pastor Terry Murphy is known for more than just his charismatic preaching. He has a passion for motor bikes and goes on long road trips in his leather jacket, vest, and gloves whenever he gets the chance. His hobby has allowed him to share his faith, but has almost put him in dangerous situations, one...

Pats Vs. Broncos: Dawn of Rivalry
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Pats Vs. Broncos: Dawn of Rivalry

The Regina Pats are heading into playoffs looking for a win against the Swift Current Broncos, their newest rivals this season. This came right after the Pats beat the Broncos in a 3-2 game in overtime the day before, on Friday, March 16. The game was the seventh straight win of the season for the...

How To Survive Reading Week
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How To Survive Reading Week

A Regina professor and counsellor is giving out some good advice on how students can avoid stress when heading into the reading week. The purpose of reading week (spring break) was to allow students to have some time off partway through the spring semester as well as to catch up on their coursework. In some parts...

The last train to Ogema
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The last train to Ogema

In 1998, the town of Ogema decided to preserve the rail line that ran through the town, and started a 14-year journey, which began with a creative idea and ended with a new industry for a town struggling to stay afloat.