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Faith and social distancing: how religious communities adapt in a pandemic
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Faith and social distancing: how religious communities adapt in a pandemic

While some might find it tough to find their sense of community during a government-mandated lockdown, people of faith are finding ways to innovate and stay connected. Strasbourg Alliance Church is one such community. Located in Strasbourg, a town 90 kilometres northwest of Regina with a population of 750, they started hosting drive-in services on...

URSU petitions to leave national body
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URSU petitions to leave national body

As the first step toward leaving its national body, the University of Regina Students Union is withholding up to $157,000 it collected from student fees this year. “We’ve been collecting fees for [the Canadian Federation of Students], but we’ve been withholding sending it to them,” said Arts Director Alfred Adenuga. “Just because we don’t, we...

Increasing student loans seen as a necessary evil
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Increasing student loans seen as a necessary evil

Student borrowing is on the rise in Saskatchewan. Student loans given out by the provincial government surpassed $67.4 million in 2018-19, up from $61.9 million the year before. For the 2019-20 school year, it earmarked even more – $82 million, according to an announcement from Advanced Education Minister Tina Beaudry-Mellor last year. Jason Childs, Associate...

Tagging for tots: Laser Quest kicks off toy drive
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Tagging for tots: Laser Quest kicks off toy drive

REGINA – Regina’s only laser tag business is aiming to spread holiday cheer to less fortunate families. The Laser Quest Toy Drive was scheduled to begin Nov. 18, as Laser Quest is teaming up with Salvation Army to bring gifts to kids for Christmastime. Starting at 5 p.m. on Nov. 18, Laser Quest offered free...

U of R executive salaries increase as tuition rises
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U of R executive salaries increase as tuition rises

Tuition keeps rising at the University of Regina – but so do the University Executive Team’s salaries. Over the past two years, tuition has risen by 2.8 per cent each year, programs such as the wrestling teams and the men’s volleyball team have been cut, and the University’s Faculty Association nearly went on strike in...