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Canadian-led NATO mission in Latvia meant to deter, support. Take a look beyond the barbed wire
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Canadian-led NATO mission in Latvia meant to deter, support. Take a look beyond the barbed wire

The forests in Latvia are dense with thick undergrowth and trees reaching high into the sky. The tree trunks are tinted orange and darken as they grow taller. Latvians park along the roads and begin to walk throughout the area as they search for wild mushrooms. The scenery looks like a moment caught in time...

In Photos: Military Journalism Course shows lack of trust, path forward for new reporters
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In Photos: Military Journalism Course shows lack of trust, path forward for new reporters

In rural Alberta, the scene is set. Shipping containers are set up as mock buildings as people hired as paid actors are pretending to be civilians, leaders, police, and more.  During one of the training battles of Exercise Maple Resolve 19, the Spring air is chilly and rain starts to sprinkle down. The battle starts...

Decolonizing through skateboards: One Regina man’s idea is expanding across borders
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Decolonizing through skateboards: One Regina man’s idea is expanding across borders

A Regina artist and student is using skateboard design to spark conversations about Canada’s dark past. Michael Langan started the Regina-based company Colonialism Skateboards in 2015. It was a way to educate people on Canada’s history with Indigenous peoples, including residential schools and people needing passes to leave reserves, in hopes to educate about decolonization....

‘ASL is a true language’; local deaf advocate calls for changes to Bill C-81
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‘ASL is a true language’; local deaf advocate calls for changes to Bill C-81

Canada’s first accessibility bill is missing a key aspect, say disability advocates, by not including American Sign Language (ASL) as an official Canadian language. Deaf persons locally and nationally are calling for the official recognition of ASL and Quebec’s Langue des signes québécoise, the two main sign languages in Canada. They are urging the federal...

Regina becoming more ‘clothes’ minded as fashion entrepreneurship grows
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Regina becoming more ‘clothes’ minded as fashion entrepreneurship grows

Alicia Morrow’s table is covered with papers; everything from bills, ideas, notes and the next scholarship application. A side table has a number of sweaters, t-shirts and hats all laid out and ready to be picked up. Her self-designed street-wear clothing brand The Comeback Society officially launched near the end of 2018.

11-year-old’s dream of playing sledge hockey brought to Melville, Sask.
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11-year-old’s dream of playing sledge hockey brought to Melville, Sask.

A new sledge hockey team in Melville, Saskatchewan was inspired by one young girl’s love of the sport. Ayva Delainey has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. Her mom Tracy Delainey wanted to bring the sport to their home community. Now children with disabilities and without are playing together. The new team is called the...

‘Deaf People’s Rights’; Silent community at Trudeau Town Hall raises issues with C-81
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‘Deaf People’s Rights’; Silent community at Trudeau Town Hall raises issues with C-81

From left: Allard Thomas, Mustafa Alabssi, Karen Nurkowski. Allard Thomas asked the Prime Minister about Bill C-81 at the University of Regina Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Town Hall on January 10, 2019. (Photo credit to Heidi Atter) At the University of Regina Town Hall with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau many people had questions revolving around...