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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...

Trudeau Town Hall brings people of all opinions
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Trudeau Town Hall brings people of all opinions

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced questions about everything from pipelines, Indigenous rights, construction workers in rural areas, international student tuition rates, persons with disabilities, to the carbon tax at the town hall held at the University of Regina on January 20, 2019. A diverse crowd attended, including yellow vest protestors and Indigenous rights protestors. The...