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Government commits to creating new addiction treatment beds in 2019-2020 budget
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Government commits to creating new addiction treatment beds in 2019-2020 budget

The Saskatchewan government has committed to creating 72 new addiction treatment beds across the province as part of its increased addiction funding in this year’s budget. In the 2019-2020 budget released on Wednesday, the province outlined its plan to invest more than $52 million in combatting addictions. “We have heard a lot through the last...

Not just white women: Advocates calling for a wider definition of feminism
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Not just white women: Advocates calling for a wider definition of feminism

Prominent Regina feminists want the definition of feminism to be expanded to include human rights issues for all ethnicities. Alejandra Cabrera, founder of Regina’s Feminist Killjoy Club, and Brittany Muir, a feminist advocate, believe failing to include groups such as the LGBTQ+ and Indigenous people is hindering the purpose of feminism. Although feminism might have...

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Local leaders calling for a provincial carbon price plan

Local business leaders and experts are calling for a provincial plan after Saskatchewan’s decision to refuse to sign the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Each province and territory was given the opportunity to develop their own carbon pricing strategy and sign the Pan-Canadian Framework or face a federally imposed carbon tax in...

Saskatchewan pulse farmers looking for more than money
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Saskatchewan pulse farmers looking for more than money

Saskatchewan farmers say the Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food will need to do more than just invest cash to help local pulse crop growers struggling with tariffs recently imposed by India. Lawrence MacAulay announced an investment of over $575,000 to help pulse growers do research and reach new markets. “Growing new markets for pulses...

Ogema Library: Past the paperback
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Ogema Library: Past the paperback

Donna Hartley, quick with a smile and a friendly hello, started out with a love of books. This landed her a job at the Ogema School library for 29 years. It was there that her love of books turned into a love for libraries. She began to volunteer at the Ogema Public Library, and eventually joined...