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Saskatchewan para-athlete keeping eyes on Tokyo 2021 despite postponed Games
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Saskatchewan para-athlete keeping eyes on Tokyo 2021 despite postponed Games

Team Canada para-swimmer Shelby Newkirk’s road to Tokyo just got longer – by a year. As COVID-19 continues to spread, public health concerns worldwide have escalated as medical officials attempt to slow the virus, prompting the unprecedented decision to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympics until 2021. The Canadian Olympic Committee announced March 22 it would...

Social media causing stress for Regina police officers
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Social media causing stress for Regina police officers

Threats and negative messaging on social media are all part of a day’s work for police, but out-of-context posts drawing public criticism are taking a toll on Regina officers. Sgt. Casey Ward of the Regina Police Service’s (RPS) Community Engagement Unit and president of the Regina Police Association (RPA) and the Saskatchewan Federation of Police...

For the love of kendama: local starts ken club to share hobby
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For the love of kendama: local starts ken club to share hobby

A new game may be starting to spread throughout Saskatchewan if Adam McNeil has anything to say about it. The Japanese interpretation of the ball-in-a-cup toy is something McNeil, 23, has been practising for almost four years. Kendama, which is believed to have originated in 16th century France, is a toy consisting of a wooden...

Regina voters disappointed by absence of stickers
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Regina voters disappointed by absence of stickers

A number of voters in Regina were disappointed to not receive an “I Voted” sticker after casting their ballots in Monday’s federal election. Kennedy Buchanan said she became excited about receiving a sticker after watching an episode of This Is Us on television where “I Voted” stickers were prominently featured. “I think it kind of...

Second-hand store owner giving community new life
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Second-hand store owner giving community new life

In a small town like Raymore, buying second-hand is more than just a trend – it’s a community institution. That’s why entrepreneur Elden Conley started the Second Glance Thrift Store, though the quaint shop might not be the best representation of a business. “It’s all about helping people,” said Conley. “The thrift store doesn’t make...

Sask local to compete in international hobby tournament
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Sask local to compete in international hobby tournament

Adam McNeil was once asked to join a travelling circus. The request is one of the many reactions the 23-year-old has had regarding his somewhat unusual pastime – kendama, the Japanese take on ball-in-a-cup. A friend introduced McNeil to the hobby three years ago while working together at a summer camp north of Regina.