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Athletic scholarships and recruitment take a heavy hit due to COVID-19

While the typical university student is coping with the loss of a graduation ceremony and cancelled social clubs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes are facing the challenge of losing scholarships and recruitment opportunities. Canadian athletes are attempting to tackle the cancelled season, which has limited many sports teams to practices only. Athletes unable to...

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Saskatchewan farmers a big factor in low unemployment rate

Farmers are receiving a handful of praise as Statistics Canada revealed the province has the second lowest unemployment rate. Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison says the 6.9 percent unemployment rate is largely due to the focus on growing exports such as farming, food products, and forestry. Josef Buttigieg owner of Fenek Farms in...

Spike in cross-country ski sales as Canadians move outdoors
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Spike in cross-country ski sales as Canadians move outdoors

Canadians are heading outdoors to exercise as their gyms and fitness studios close across the country, resulting in a spike in cross-country ski sales. The demand has left local ski shops scrambling to restock supplies. “The phone rings about 15 times a day for cross-country equipment,” said Jodi Mcavoy, manager of The Skier’s Sportshop in...

Keeping seniors safe during Saskatchewan’s election
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Keeping seniors safe during Saskatchewan’s election

The onset of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has fostered new concerns among residents in assisted living facilities and care homes — how to safely vote. Senior residents who overcame months of isolation and limited outside contact have, as high-risk voters, also had to deal with restrictions on assistance and understanding new voting...

Alberta firefighter speaks on the importance of brotherhood and mental health awareness
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Alberta firefighter speaks on the importance of brotherhood and mental health awareness

Sean Godfrey leaned comfortably against a fire truck and recalled the competitiveness, high stakes of getting the job, and tough emergency calls. The 25-year-old firefighter discussed the importance of relying on the crew and how the stigma of seeking mental help is changing.  Godfrey began his firefighting career eight years ago knowing very well the...