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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...

Future majority speaks today
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Future majority speaks today

With Canadians headed to the polls Monday, young adults around the University of Regina were eager to voice their opinions. For students around the University, a range of issues were brought up during interviews at an on-campus polling station. “For me, climate change, high tuition and the challenge of finding a job out of university...

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...