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Local class teaches Regina residents the importance of self-defense
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Local class teaches Regina residents the importance of self-defense

Regina residents are becoming more prepared to defend themselves against potential attacks with the help of police offer and Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS) SPEAR coach Tanner Maurice. Maurice claims that being able to defend oneself is the single most important skill a person can have. “In that moment, when you need those skills, nothing else...

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Vision board workshops helping keep anxieties low

A lesser-known strategy for lowering anxiety is being hailed for helping people live a healthier life. Vision board workshops, a type of artistic envisioning of personal desires, are providing a chance to physically see one’s goals by gluing inspiring photographs to a canvas. Kayla Huszar is a therapist whose time is split between her private...

First female chief forged a path for women in Cowessess
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First female chief forged a path for women in Cowessess

Almost two decades after Cowessess elected its first female chief, young women in the community say Pat Sparvier is the ultimate role model for women in the community who want to be in positions of power. Sparvier held the position of chief for two terms from 2001-2006, but says getting to the position was not...

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Safer inhalation equipment to be added to harm reduction sites in Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Health Authority has an upgrade planned for its harm reduction program, which is intended to prevent addicts who inhale drugs from contracting dangerous diseases. Officials with the health region said they are working to provide safer inhalation supplies through community-based organizations and Saskatchewan’s harm reduction sites according to a press release issued last Thursday....

UR Respect aiming to improve harassment education
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UR Respect aiming to improve harassment education

The University of Regina unveiled a newly updated program Monday which has one simple goal: to make good people even better. The conference was held in the Research and Innovation Centre and invited the academic community to join in celebrating the advancement. UR Respect aims to certify staff and students in recognizing and preventing bullying,...