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New food guide goes nuts for veggies
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New food guide goes nuts for veggies

School bulletin boards and doctors offices used to be painted in the Canada Food Guide’s colours of the rainbow. Eating healthy meant getting daily servings from each of the four food groups. A toddler running around the house needed four daily servings of fruits and vegetables, three of grain products, two of milk and alternatives...

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....

Women’s Day brings varying viewpoints
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Women’s Day brings varying viewpoints

The importance of continuing National Women’s Day, a tradition with international roots dating back to 1909, has drawn varying viewpoints. Kristina McInnis, an entrepreneur based in Portland, Ore., said it is important simply because she believes in equality. “For whatever reason (when) anyone says the word ‘feminist’ people think of burning bras and hating men,”...

‘ASL is a true language’; local deaf advocate calls for changes to Bill C-81
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‘ASL is a true language’; local deaf advocate calls for changes to Bill C-81

Canada’s first accessibility bill is missing a key aspect, say disability advocates, by not including American Sign Language (ASL) as an official Canadian language. Deaf persons locally and nationally are calling for the official recognition of ASL and Quebec’s Langue des signes québécoise, the two main sign languages in Canada. They are urging the federal...

Former roughrider opens up about mental health
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Former roughrider opens up about mental health

It was not until recently that Xavier Fulton, who used to play offensive line for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, has been open about his struggles with anxiety and depression. “I’m 6’5” I’m just over 300 pounds I can bench press the world but I have anxiety and depression,” said Xavier  “That’s not something I am strong...

Project Heart honours residential school children
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Project Heart honours residential school children

What started out with a small class project turned into a national award-winning program about the legacy of residential schools. Founder of Project of Heart, Sylvia Smith, started the program 13 years ago with her high school class when one student expressed an interest in learning more about what happened at the schools, “I started...

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Deadly disease, costly cure

If it wasn’t for the wheelchair, you wouldn’t know the blonde-haired woman with the big smile is facing life or death. Twenty-three year-old Shailynn Taylor from Moose Jaw has Type II Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) which, in its severest form, kills most before their second birthdays. One in every 6,000 Canadians are diagnosed with the...

Bernier challenges conservatism
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Bernier challenges conservatism

Maxime Bernier, the leader of the new People’s Party of Canada, is trying to rally conservatives unimpressed with the Conservative Party of Canada. “The most important difference between the Conservatives and us is the fact that the Conservatives are tendering to identity politics.” Bernier said in an interview. Jim Farney, University of Regina Politics and...

Trudeau Town Hall brings people of all opinions
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Trudeau Town Hall brings people of all opinions

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced questions about everything from pipelines, Indigenous rights, construction workers in rural areas, international student tuition rates, persons with disabilities, to the carbon tax at the town hall held at the University of Regina on January 20, 2019. A diverse crowd attended, including yellow vest protestors and Indigenous rights protestors. The...