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The Right to Vote
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The Right to Vote

When Dylan Earis went to the poll station in Regina for the 2015 federal election, all he wanted to do was cast his vote, a right he shares with other Canadian citizens. Exercising it at the last federal election turned out to become a challenge for the 26-year-old university student. Earis has cerebral palsy which...

The next generation: Learning the importance of voting
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The next generation: Learning the importance of voting

The Civix program provides schools with an opportunity to simulate a federal election for students. This program, Student Votes 2019, gives them an opportunity to learn first-hand about Canadian politics. The Prairie Sky School took part in the mock election for the first time on Oct. 17; 30 students in grades 4-8 learned what it...

Regina voters disappointed by absence of stickers
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Regina voters disappointed by absence of stickers

A number of voters in Regina were disappointed to not receive an “I Voted” sticker after casting their ballot in Monday’s federal election. Kennedy Buchanan says she became excited about receiving a sticker after watching an episode of This Is Us on television where “I Voted” stickers were prominently featured. “I think it kind of...

Honesty is the best policy
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Honesty is the best policy

On a chilly October day in Saskatchewan, voters made their way to polling stations for the federal election. After a nasty campaign where leaders have been arguing and outright lying, many voters in Saskatchewan are looking for one thing – honesty. At Dr. A. E.  Perry Elementary School polling station in Regina, a steady stream...

Poll workers: Essential to election day
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Poll workers: Essential to election day

Ali Shahidi and Christopher Dornstauder are two of the hundreds of workers helping Regina residents vote during today’s federal election.  “I find that it’s beneficial that I get to help Canadians of all walks of life vote, whether it be for their very first election or their fifteenth,” said Dornstauder.  The two young men are...

The hazy future of cannabis
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The hazy future of cannabis

Graham Rothwell, a dispensary budtender in Regina, didn’t believe that Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer would roll back on his latest comments about maintaining marijuana legalization, saying it wouldn’t be in the party’s best interest. “I do not believe that the Conservative party, who are running on fiscal responsibility and giving back to Canadians, would want...

The actual thriving metropolis of Raymore
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The actual thriving metropolis of Raymore

Coming into the town of Raymore, located an hour north of Regina along Highway 6, there is an air of unassuming that shrouds the town. The dirt road, small housing and Esso gas station gives off the impression that this town is like any other town one would find in Saskatchewan. Digging below the surface...

Second-hand store owner giving community new life
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Second-hand store owner giving community new life

In a small town like Raymore, buying second-hand is more than just a trend – it’s a community institution. That’s why entrepreneur Elden Conley started the Second Glance Thrift Store, though the quaint shop might not be the best representation of a business. “It’s all about helping people,” said Conley. “The thrift store doesn’t make...