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Regina Public Library branches out with gardening programs
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Regina Public Library branches out with gardening programs

Carrie Smith, a library assistant at the Prince of Wales branch of The Regina Public Library and self-described “community garden cheer captain,” is bringing another season of fresh produce and life lessons to her library’s patrons. To get ready for this summer’s garden, which will occupy a small courtyard behind the library on Edgar and...

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...

Queen City becomes Tree City
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Queen City becomes Tree City

The Queen City has a new label: Tree City of the World. The Mayor’s office released on Tuesday that Regina had become the ninth Canadian city – 59th in the world – to be granted the title. “This designation is the result of generations of care and attention dating back to the founding of Regina,”...

‘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,”...

Chronic wasting disease posing potential threat to humans
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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...