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Commentary: University slow to provide flexible grading options to students
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Commentary: University slow to provide flexible grading options to students

A student-led petition generated 4,500 on-line signatures — roughly one-quarter of the University of Regina’s enrolment — and helped convince the school to implement pass/fail grades for the current, virus-interrupted semester. In the petition she posted March 24 on www.change.org, U of R student Sara Birrell cited the disruption caused by the COVID-19 virus as...

Chartwells says no to customers using reusable cups at campus store fronts due to COVID-19
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Chartwells says no to customers using reusable cups at campus store fronts due to COVID-19

By temporarily not allowing customers to use reusable cups at on-campus coffee shops, the University of Regina is trying to prevent a possible future outbreak of the new coronavirus. The new coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has prompted multiple coffee shop franchises around Canada – including Starbucks and Tim Hortons – to take this action as...

New contraband search a safer experience for staff, inmates
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New contraband search a safer experience for staff, inmates

After a few months to reflect on the use of an x-ray machine and search program for inmates at the Regina Provincial Correctional Centre, the John Howard Society believes this new method may be best for inmates. “To the extent that it replaces more humiliating strip searches or cavity searches, it may represent a better...

The Regina Correctional Centre adds body scanner to security system to limit contraband in facility.
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The Regina Correctional Centre adds body scanner to security system to limit contraband in facility.

REGINA – Smuggling drugs will be a difficult process for inmates as a new body scanning security system, the Soter RS, has been introduced at the Regina Correctional Centre. “We’ve already been successful in reducing contraband,” said Julien Hulet, director of the Regina Correctional Centre. “We began using the body scanner on October 9, 2019...

Canadian Inmates hit the Polls on Oct. 9.
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Canadian Inmates hit the Polls on Oct. 9.

When Canadian voters enter their poll station they sit down, open their ballot, look at the options available, and mark a big X beside the candidate they want. This is not the same process for those in correctional facilities. The Regina Provincial Correctional Centre houses about 650 inmates, this year 360 showed up to the...

Raymore Pioneer Museum brings community together
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Raymore Pioneer Museum brings community together

One of the most popular community attractions in Raymore is the Pioneer Museum, where patrons can don a buffalo coat and riffle through books about the town’s agricultural history. Boasting a few thousand donated artifacts the museum is an impressive site to see in a town with a population of around 650. “The first steps...

Community concerned over vehicle break-ins
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Community concerned over vehicle break-ins

Thieves hit the streets of Regina in numbers over the weekend. “Between September 20-23 we had 14 thefts of auto and 43 thefts from auto,” said Elizabeth Popowich, a Regina Police Spokesperson. “Those numbers reflect a busy weekend, but are not surprising as we have seen theft rising over the years.” Trevor LaFramboise, a third-year...