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Value Village sees increase in donations amid COVID-19
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Value Village sees increase in donations amid COVID-19

 Businesses across Saskatchewan have been affected by COVID-19 and Value Village is no different.  The thrift store has seen a decline in in-person shopping however they haven’t suffered a decline in donations according to manager Dawn Timm.       The volume of donations they’ve received is “actually higher,” said Timm, because “our non-profit partners are...

Pats support T’s for Toys charity
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Pats support T’s for Toys charity

The WHL has replaced its annual teddy bear toss games with “T’s for Toys,” a fundraiser where all 22 teams sell limited edition T-shirts that are emblazoned with their mascots. Saskatchewan clubs have chosen a wide array of organizations to fundraise for, with the Moose Jaw Warriors choosing the Salvation Army, the Saskatoon Blades selecting...

Local bar hits the right notes with Caribbean Menu
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Local bar hits the right notes with Caribbean Menu

Since 2017 Cloud 9 Live is a place where local and touring musicians can perform. COVID-19 has brought many changes to the live music bar. “COVID has just been an ‘it is what it is’ kind of thing for us,” said Cassie Zorn, manager and Bartender at Cloud 9 Live. “We can’t have touring bands...

Here’s how women can participate in Movember
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Here’s how women can participate in Movember

Ashley Ruecker is unable to grow a moustache, but that hasn’t stopped her from participating in Movember. “I started over eight years ago at my first salon,” said Ruecker, a hairstylist at Salon Haze in Regina. “I had a client that was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He just kind of reached out to me while...

Spike in cross-country ski sales as Canadians move outdoors
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Spike in cross-country ski sales as Canadians move outdoors

Canadians are heading outdoors to exercise as their gyms and fitness studios close across the country, resulting in a spike in cross-country ski sales. The demand has left local ski shops scrambling to restock supplies. “The phone rings about 15 times a day for cross-country equipment,” said Jodi Mcavoy, manager of The Skier’s Sportshop in...

Saskatchewan Health Authority leadership is lacking when it comes to the opioid crisis
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Saskatchewan Health Authority leadership is lacking when it comes to the opioid crisis

Jason Mercredi, who oversees Saskatchewan’s only safe consumption site, is disappointed in the province’s response to the unprecedented number of opioid related deaths in Saskatchewan. “I think it is pretty clear that this is not just a health care issue anymore,” said Mercredi, the Executive Director of Prairie Harm Reduction (PHR) in Saskatoon. “When you...