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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....

White City parents raise over $5,000 for daughter with rare diagnosis
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White City parents raise over $5,000 for daughter with rare diagnosis

They say a parent’s love knows no bounds. White City mother Amanda Marcotte, along with her husband Andrew Muir raised $5,000 in two days through a Facebook fundraiser, after their seven year old daughter Evie was recently diagnosed with Rett’s syndrome. “Normally girls with Rett syndrome you’ll know fairly early on that there’s an issue,”...

Turning the page in North Central
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Turning the page in North Central

After three decades of storytelling and serving the community, a local paper is preparing to shift its format from print to online. Jan Morier, editor of Community Connection, has already been offering an online version. “The word ‘lifeline’ comes to mind for getting our local news to our local people,” Morier said.

Counterfeiters caught and charged
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Counterfeiters caught and charged

Sounds to me like the counterfeit blues have got you by the throat.” The written lyrics of Corb Lund’s 2005 recording speak to recent criminal developments after two people were charged with counterfeit fraud at a local Regina business. The incident occurred in the 4500 block of Gordon Road in the Grasslands shopping complex, located...

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,...

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Buddhist Kathina ceremony celebrated in Regina

Sitting on meditation pillows in front of saffron-robed monks, with gifts at their feet and prayer flags adorning the walls, devotees filled the North East Community Centre in Regina on Sunday to commemorate Kathina, a traditional Buddhist robe offering ceremony. For the second year in a row, the Dhammanjali Meditation Centre in Regina celebrated Kathina,...

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Transit a Struggle for Regina’s Disabled Community

Taking the Regina transit system may not seem like a big deal for most, but for disabled people using the paratransit system can be a challenge. Bryan Smith, a recent University of Regina history graduate who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, started using the system nine years ago and has noticed one pressing...

Recent crime worries Hillsdale residents
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Recent crime worries Hillsdale residents

Police were called to the 1600 block of low-traffic Cowan Crescent last week in south Regina for an attempted robbery with a gun, an incident that scared the neighbourhood. “I feel unsafe, I’m terrified,” said Richie, a Cowan Crescent resident, who declined to provide her last name. “Whoever did it they should also be thinking...

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Economics students focusing on financial literacy

Even though University of Regina student Taya Triffo is majoring in philosophy, politics and economics, most of her financial literacy comes from her mother. “As I moved out on my own I was forced to dive into the real world and learn those things on my own,” said Triffo. Triffo is participating in a new...

Coffee with cops
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Coffee with cops

Building relationships, one cup at a time. That’s what Regina Police Service (RPS) has been doing in its latest installment of the community outreach program “Coffee With A Cop,” with residents from inside and outside the city. Since August 2017 the program has been meeting with community members every three months; its origin stems from...