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Possible CFL/XFL merger sparks mixed reaction in football world
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Possible CFL/XFL merger sparks mixed reaction in football world

    A group of CFL aficionados had different opinions about the recent announcement of the possible merging with the XFL, with some sharply in favour of the idea.  “It’s about time,” said the former radio play-by-play voice of the Saskatchewan Riders, Rod Pedersen, who hosts the Rod Pedersen show that airs on Game+ TV....

New U of R president is “always accessible”
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New U of R president is “always accessible”

New president Dr. Jeff Keshen, installed after an 11-month search by the University of Regina, stresses that he will be accessible to the students. “ I am always accessible,” Keshen said during an interview one day after the university announced his hiring. I really want to participate in some of the events that they put...

Regina’s Indoor Facilities attendance Drop-off
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Regina’s Indoor Facilities attendance Drop-off

  While COVID-19 led to increased tee times at city golf courses during the summer, restrictions, fear and weather are causing decreased numbers in indoor facilities this winter. “People aren’t comfortable coming to public fitness facilities for the fear of becoming infected,” Ted Girgulis, a coordinator for the City of Regina Program of Park and...

New Saskatchewan Chief Judge brings a wealth of experience to the bench
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New Saskatchewan Chief Judge brings a wealth of experience to the bench

Shannon Metivier will begin a seven-year term when she replaces James Plemel as Chief Judge for the Saskatchewan Provincial Courts on March 1. Metivier’s career started in 1992 when she graduated from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan and passed the bar. Before being a judge, she was a lawyer for McKercher...

23 weeks of simulated football
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23 weeks of simulated football

  Without a CFL season, the people at the Rod Pedersen Show created one of their own with a video game. It ended Saturday with the make-believe Ottawa Redblacks needing overtime to defeat the pretend Saskatchewan Roughriders 20-17 in their version of this’s year Grey Cup game. “[Nelson Hackewich] is the real hero of this...

This 2020 election will be different this year
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This 2020 election will be different this year

COVID-19 has made this Saskatchewan election different for its workers. According to Elections Saskatchewan, more people voted by mail with this election than the last one. In the 2016 election, Elections Saskatchewan said less than 5,000 people voted by mail, and this one was over 60,000. This results in fewer people coming to the polls....

Golfers galore at Goulet
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Golfers galore at Goulet

COVID-19 pandemic has wrecked many businesses, but Regina’s golf season hasn’t suffered the same fate.  Numbers from the City of Regina show a noticeable increase in rounds played. While the numbers are up among golfers, their restaurant numbers in the clubhouses are sadly down due to COVID restrictions.  Maureen Mann, business performance consultant for the...