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Chronic wasting disease posing potential threat to humans

It’s commonly referred to as the ‘zombie deer disease.’ Chronic wasting disease (CWD), which is always fatal in cervids like deer, moose, elk and caribou, is increasing in Saskatchewan—and research is warning about its potential threat to humans who consume infected meat. The contagious disease is similar to mad cow, scrapie in sheep and Creutzfeldt-Jakob...

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Red Tape Delays Church Upgrade

A Regina evangelical church had its plans to move to a new location to accommodate it’s growing congregation confounded by city red tape. Regina Victory Church (RVC) purchased the Regina Austrian Canadian Edelweiss Club building last summer, but worshipers have still not moved in. Purchased for nearly $880,000, the church has spent eight months persuading...

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...

‘ASL is a true language’; local deaf advocate calls for changes to Bill C-81
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‘ASL is a true language’; local deaf advocate calls for changes to Bill C-81

Canada’s first accessibility bill is missing a key aspect, say disability advocates, by not including American Sign Language (ASL) as an official Canadian language. Deaf persons locally and nationally are calling for the official recognition of ASL and Quebec’s Langue des signes québécoise, the two main sign languages in Canada. They are urging the federal...

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The Bumpy Road To Profit

For two decades, Siman Auto Sales has been a fixture in the Regina business community. Started in 1999 by Dwight Siman and his wife Lana the second-hand car dealership started with a mobile phone and $1,000, and is now one of Regina’s most established businesses. But the road to success would be a bumpy one....

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Regina catering company prepares more than just food

A new non-profit catering business in Regina is doing more than just preparing finger sandwiches and vegetable platters for business meetings. It is also preparing people with cognitive disabilities to join the workforce. In 2015, Gwen Herman and Emily Tarr started Munch Catering with a goal of hiring and providing food services training to people...

Pampering pooches: Regina doggy daycare a “one-stop shop”
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Pampering pooches: Regina doggy daycare a “one-stop shop”

Tamara Dickin had never taken Bella, a year-and-a-half old, to daycare, until the spring of 2018. Both Dickin and Bella fell in love with the home-away-from-home environment. Now, she takes her shepherd-cross to daycare a few times a week. Fella & Fetch in Regina is one of many dog-oriented businesses in the country, from dog-walking,...

Selling ice cream in the snow
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Selling ice cream in the snow

With temperatures dropping below – 40 C in Regina, it is unusual to see people lined up outside, let alone for ice cream. But for Daniela Mintenko, the owner of Dandy’s Artisan Ice Cream, the crowds are a welcome sight. “When people are out the door waiting for ice cream and it’s like minus 40....