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Canadian Blood Services staves off blood shortage with nationwide appeal to donors
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Canadian Blood Services staves off blood shortage with nationwide appeal to donors

With regularly-scheduled blood drives at schools, shopping malls and corporate offices being cancelled in the interest of social distancing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, medical professionals are worried about the possibility of a nationwide blood shortage. Danna Henderson, a licensed practical nurse at All Nations Healing Hospital in Fort Qu’Appelle, said she and her colleagues...

Regina Public Library branches out with gardening programs
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Regina Public Library branches out with gardening programs

Carrie Smith, a library assistant at the Prince of Wales branch of The Regina Public Library and self-described “community garden cheer captain,” is bringing another season of fresh produce and life lessons to her library’s patrons. To get ready for this summer’s garden, which will occupy a small courtyard behind the library on Edgar and...

Queer Canadian students, campus organizers meet in Regina
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Queer Canadian students, campus organizers meet in Regina

Megan Kaiswatum, a student at First Nations University of Canada, wants the diversity of queer experiences to become more visible in Regina. “It’s important for queer visibility to be available on campus because Saskatchewan is a pretty conservative, right-wing province,” she said. “A lot of the issues stem around white people and their concerns, and...

Extreme cold challenges Dog Rescue
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Extreme cold challenges Dog Rescue

By Julia Peterson It was -50 degrees with wind chill when Jackie King, a constable with the La Loche RCMP, got a call from a concerned citizen about a dog and five puppies left outdoors. “We were able to remove the mom and four of the puppies – I pulled the mom out, and then...

School strike leader casts ballot for climate
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School strike leader casts ballot for climate

The first federal ballot North Hunter ever cast was for Regina-Wascana Green Party candidate Tamela Friesen, said the 21-year-old climate strike organizer upon leaving her polling station Monday morning. Hunter was less than a month shy of being able to vote in the 2015 election. “Hopefully, being a voter will lend a little more voice...