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New food guide goes nuts for veggies
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New food guide goes nuts for veggies

School bulletin boards and doctors offices used to be painted in the Canada Food Guide’s colours of the rainbow. Eating healthy meant getting daily servings from each of the four food groups. A toddler running around the house needed four daily servings of fruits and vegetables, three of grain products, two of milk and alternatives...

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Homeschooling

Homeschooled students tend to do better than their public school counterparts when it comes to standardized test taking. According to one study published in the Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science compared with public school children, homeschooled children tended to be ahead, with a half-grade advantage in math, and are almost 2-grade levels higher when it...

Decolonizing through skateboards: One Regina man’s idea is expanding across borders
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Decolonizing through skateboards: One Regina man’s idea is expanding across borders

A Regina artist and student is using skateboard design to spark conversations about Canada’s dark past. Michael Langan started the Regina-based company Colonialism Skateboards in 2015. It was a way to educate people on Canada’s history with Indigenous peoples, including residential schools and people needing passes to leave reserves, in hopes to educate about decolonization....

‘Knox Talks’ brings climate change and Indigenous rights among church pews
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‘Knox Talks’ brings climate change and Indigenous rights among church pews

The evening opened with Minister Cameron Fraser introducing the audience with a recognition of the territory where Knox Metropolitan United Church is situated. “In terms of Treaty 4 Territory, particularly in the United Church of Canada we recognize that we have not had a history of walking well upon these lands and with the people,”...

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Tomorrow is never promised

‘‘No Tomorrow’’ is the title of the school tour that MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is taking across Saskatchewan. And the title could ring true for anyone of the hundreds of students at Thom Collegiate on Mar. 25 if they choose to get behind the wheel while impaired. ‘‘No Tomorrow’’ also happens to be the...

Little Village in the Queen City
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Little Village in the Queen City

Within a bustling café, young families have brunch while elderly friends mingle at a side table. This may not be the usual scene one thinks of when it comes to a care home, but Harbour Landing Village in Regina aims to do things differently by creating a sense of community through integrated living. “I always...

“Fake News” flaking out in Saskatchewan
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“Fake News” flaking out in Saskatchewan

The term “fake news,” popularized by current U.S. president Donald Trump, gets thrown around a lot. But what is it? And perhaps more importantly, how can it be avoided? “So there’s a kind of reasonable consensus among people who do psychological research on the topic,” said Gordon Pennycook, an assistant professor in behavioral science at...

“They can’t speak so I will be their voice”
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“They can’t speak so I will be their voice”

Children dressed in black, wearing masks and holding “TRUTH” signs were part of a street art demonstration showing graphic videos of alleged farm animal exploitation, to try and convince some interested pedestrians to become vegans. The group “Anonymous for the Voiceless” put on the street art demonstration called Cube of Truth. They are not affiliated...