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Mourning in times of COVID-19
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Mourning in times of COVID-19

“It’s time to come home.” I waited for those words from my sister for days. Actually, for years, since the doctors first diagnosed my father with dementia in 2015. When my sister called me from Germany on March 20, I was in the middle of my first University of Regina online class. The U of...

Saskatchewan ready to shine at the Juno Awards
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Saskatchewan ready to shine at the Juno Awards

While the who’s who of Canada’s music scene will gather in Saskatoon for the 49th Juno Awards, Saskatchewan is hoping to surprise the nation with good music and good beer. Saskatoon first hosted the Juno Awards in 2007, and according to Sarah Berger, director of media for Tourism Saskatoon, a lot has changed in the...

Successful start to Sobeys’ plastic bag ban
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Successful start to Sobeys’ plastic bag ban

With Canadians using up to 15 billion plastic bags each year, Sobeys plans to remove 225 million – enough to wrap around the world twice. Since Jan 31, customers at the chain’s 255 grocery stores can no longer get a plastic bag at check stands to pack their food. “The response to our removing single-use...

Elections working to improve accessibility
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Elections working to improve accessibility

Dylan Earis is a University of Regina student with cerebral palsy who has trouble marking “X” on an election ballot. During the 2019 federal election he spoke about disappointing experiences in previous provincial and federal elections, where his mother was not allowed to help him cast his vote. In 2019, however, everything went by the...

Religious literacy expert, Muslim comedian speak at Muslim-Christian Dialogue
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Religious literacy expert, Muslim comedian speak at Muslim-Christian Dialogue

REGINA — St. Anne’s Catholic Church will open its doors for people to talk about religion in a different way. Instead of the usual prayers and service, the Archdiocese of Regina together with the Islamic Association of Saskatchewan (Regina), the Regina Multifaith Forum, Luther College and Campion College are holding the third part of their...

The Right to Vote
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The Right to Vote

When Dylan Earis went to the polling station in Regina for the 2015 federal election, all he wanted to do was vote, a right he shares with other Canadian citizens. Exercising it at the last federal election turned out to become a challenge for the 26-year-old university student. Earis has cerebral palsy which affects his...

Regina Yankees fan performs on Blue Jays turf
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Regina Yankees fan performs on Blue Jays turf

A dream came true for Regina’s 17-year-old Thomas Ireland when he participated at the Blue Jays Baseball Academy Tournament 12 under the watchful eyes of Hall-of-Famer Roberto Alomar. Ireland and four other young players from Saskatchewan were among the best 140 Canadian amateur baseball players chosen to perform at Rogers Centre in front of pro...