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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...

Faith and social distancing: how religious communities adapt in a pandemic
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Faith and social distancing: how religious communities adapt in a pandemic

While some might find it tough to find their sense of community during a government-mandated lockdown, people of faith are finding ways to innovate and stay connected. Strasbourg Alliance Church is one such community. Located in Strasbourg, a town 90 kilometres northwest of Regina with a population of 750, they started hosting drive-in services on...

Pandemic taking away full experience of pregnancy
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Pandemic taking away full experience of pregnancy

While covid-19 has made its way into Saskatchewan and the world is pausing, unfortunately life itself does not stop. Pregnancies have been affected for women around the world and birth plans have been changed for the safety of women and their newborn babies. Kaylee Delorme is due July 6 but is scheduled to be induced...

Breaking the stigma. Period.
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Breaking the stigma. Period.

The Champions of Change club is looking to make a difference in the lives of women – and everyone who menstruates – at the University of Regina. “I think it’s really important that women feel safe and included,” said the Champions of Change event coordinator, Mira Cappello, 19. “I think more people than we think...

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Sharing stories of life and culture through film

Janine Windolph is an indigenous filmmaker and director from Regina who recently shared a film about her grandmother, her two sons, and a fish. Stories are in Our Bones is a tender and heart-warming film Windolph created to honour Indigenous stories and culture. The camera follows the journey of Windolph and her sons on a...

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...

Extreme cold challenges Dog Rescue
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Extreme cold challenges Dog Rescue

By Julia Peterson It was -50 degrees with wind chill when Jackie King, a constable with the La Loche RCMP, got a call from a concerned citizen about a dog and five puppies left outdoors. “We were able to remove the mom and four of the puppies – I pulled the mom out, and then...

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Bringing new flavour to the Regina food industry

With flavours like apple spice churro, London fog, fuzzy peaches, and caramel macchiato, Hobo Donuts is definitely not your average doughnut shop. “We don’t just sell donuts; we sell an experience,” said Jimmy Schimmel, owner of Hobo Donuts doughnut shop. What really makes this local Regina business unique is that it doesn’t have a storefront...

For the love of kendama: local starts ken club to share hobby
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For the love of kendama: local starts ken club to share hobby

A new game may be starting to spread throughout Saskatchewan if Adam McNeil has anything to say about it. The Japanese interpretation of the ball-in-a-cup toy is something McNeil, 23, has been practising for almost four years. Kendama, which is believed to have originated in 16th century France, is a toy consisting of a wooden...