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Regina parents raise over $5,000 for Rett Syndrome
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Regina parents raise over $5,000 for Rett Syndrome

They say a parent’s love knows no bounds. Regina mother Amanda Marcotte, along with her husband Andrew Muir raised $5,000 in two days through a Facebook fundraiser, after their seven year old daughter Evie was recently diagnosed with Rett’s syndrome. “Normally girls with Rett syndrome you’ll know fairly early on that there’s an issue,” said...

Turning the page in North Central
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Turning the page in North Central

After three decades of storytelling and serving the community, a local paper is preparing to shift its format from print to online. Jan Morier, editor of Community Connection, has already been offering an online version. “The word ‘lifeline’ comes to mind for getting our local news to our local people,” Morier said.

Counterfeiters caught and charged
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Counterfeiters caught and charged

Sounds to me like the counterfeit blues have got you by the throat.” The written lyrics of Corb Lund’s 2005 recording speak to recent criminal developments after two people were charged with counterfeit fraud at a local Regina business. The incident occurred in the 4500 block of Gordon Road in the Grasslands shopping complex, located...

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Buddhist Kathina ceremony celebrated in Regina

Sitting on meditation pillows in front of saffron-robed monks, with gifts at their feet and prayer flags adorning the walls, devotees filled the North East Community Centre in Regina on Sunday to commemorate Kathina, a traditional Buddhist robe offering ceremony. For the second year in a row, the Dhammanjali Meditation Centre in Regina celebrated Kathina,...

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Transit a Struggle for Regina’s Disabled Community

Taking the Regina transit system may not seem like a big deal for most, but for disabled people using the paratransit system can be a challenge. Bryan Smith, a recent University of Regina history graduate who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, started using the system nine years ago and has noticed one pressing...

Recent crime worries Hillsdale residents
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Recent crime worries Hillsdale residents

Police were called to the 1600 block of low-traffic Cowan Crescent last week in south Regina for an attempted robbery with a gun, an incident that scared the neighbourhood. “I feel unsafe, I’m terrified,” said Richie, a Cowan Crescent resident, who declined to provide her last name. “Whoever did it they should also be thinking...

Coffee with cops
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Coffee with cops

Building relationships, one cup at a time. That’s what Regina Police Service (RPS) has been doing in its latest installment of the community outreach program “Coffee With A Cop,” with residents from inside and outside the city. Since August 2017 the program has been meeting with community members every three months; its origin stems from...

Researcher guides patients to their trauma to treat it
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Researcher guides patients to their trauma to treat it

Jane Simington says her own experience with trauma led her to help others with the same issue. Visiting the University of Regina to work with her research team, Simington discusses the reasons behind her work: “After my son was killed I went back to school to look at healing”, said Simington. “I had studied grief,...

Regina gamers win big in London
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Regina gamers win big in London

Regina’s Mathew Fiorante and his older brother, Chris Fiorante, have bigger bank accounts after winning a video game tournament in London. Their team, TOX Gaming, won $60,000 USD. “Like all my other winnings, just straight to the bank,” said Mat, when asked what he would do with the money. “That’s pretty much what I do,...

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Regina public library hosts TEDx event

Kellie Garrett is one of the five speakers who will be sharing their talks at Regina Public Library’s TEDx event on Thursday, March 22. The talks will be directed to an audience of over 100 people, who will be attending the event, followed by the speaker videos being shared on the official TED library and...