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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....

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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...

“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...

Family fights to stay in Canada: ‘We’re not bad people’
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Family fights to stay in Canada: ‘We’re not bad people’

Christina Schiller is concerned her family could be torn apart. Schiller and her daughters, 19-year-old Kiara and eight-year-old Mia, moved from Hungary to Regina in 2011, when Christina married a Regina man she met online. But the relationship ended when he became abusive. With no money to return to Hungary, the family was forced to...

The Willow on Wascana is no more – Welcome Willow Bar
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The Willow on Wascana is no more – Welcome Willow Bar

Straight across the lake from Willow restaurant, stands a distinct willow tree. Amanda Carter, one of the owners of the Willow, describes the willow tree across the lake. “It really stands out in the fall it’s a different colour, in the summer it’s a different colour and its got space around it stands out.” Fourteen years ago,...

White Pony cleanup discovers hundreds of used needles
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White Pony cleanup discovers hundreds of used needles

After spending a day picking up discarded needles with her friends, Patty Will never expected to find another dangerous stash just outside her backyard. “The stuff I found myself in my neighbourhood last weekend and then this weekend, last night, was not under the snow, it was just dumped,” said Will, one of several active...

A global experience in a small Saskatchewan city
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A global experience in a small Saskatchewan city

Heather Cline enjoyed TED Talks long before she was asked to give one. The local artist felt “excited” and “privileged” to share a topic she’s passionate about with an audience of over 100 people March 21 at TEDxRPLCentralLibrary. TED Talks are short public talks given around the world on specific topics within a given theme. “I was...