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Dry Feb highlights link between drinking, cancer
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Dry Feb highlights link between drinking, cancer

Danielle Mytopher started participating in the Dry Feb campaign hoping to raise $500 for the Canadian Cancer Society. Just under a week into the month of February, Mytopher had already raised more than $800. “I think within the first 24 hours I had surpassed that goal,” Mytopher said. “So now I’m just kind of excited.”...

New COVID-19 measures for Moose Jaw facilities
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New COVID-19 measures for Moose Jaw facilities

The Moose Jaw Public Library is still offering readers safe access to their favourite books. “We have a limited browsing area, so the full library isn’t open,” said librarian Gwen Fisher. “We are doing curbside pickup for folks who don’t want to physically enter the library.” The library has offered this mode of pickup since...

Here’s how women can participate in Movember
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Here’s how women can participate in Movember

Ashley Ruecker is unable to grow a moustache, but that hasn’t stopped her from participating in Movember. “I started over eight years ago at my first salon,” said Ruecker, a hairstylist at Salon Haze in Regina. “I had a client that was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He just kind of reached out to me while...

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Voting through the eyes of young first-time voters

Turning 18 can be an exciting time in a young person’s life as it means being able to vote in elections. Several young first-time provincial election voters have similar reasons as to why they are voting. “I’m voting because, not only is it our right, it’s a privilege,” said Jessica McDonald, who voted for the...

Live concerts in the era of COVID-19
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Live concerts in the era of COVID-19

The Twilite Drive-In Theatre in Wolseley has just finished a series of four live-streamed concerts — including country stars Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton and Kane Brown, and heavy metal band Metallica — which provided entertainment to people and helped provide a distraction from the trials of the COVID-19 pandemic. The drive-in was approached in mid-May...