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‘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...

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Local leaders calling for a provincial carbon price plan

Local business leaders and experts are calling for a provincial plan after Saskatchewan’s decision to refuse to sign the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Each province and territory was given the opportunity to develop their own carbon pricing strategy and sign the Pan-Canadian Framework or face a federally imposed carbon tax in...

Saskatchewan pulse farmers looking for more than money
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Saskatchewan pulse farmers looking for more than money

Saskatchewan farmers say the Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food will need to do more than just invest cash to help local pulse crop growers struggling with tariffs recently imposed by India. Lawrence MacAulay announced an investment of over $575,000 to help pulse growers do research and reach new markets. “Growing new markets for pulses...

Professor says organic food is “economic discrimination”
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Professor says organic food is “economic discrimination”

Eating organic food is usually a choice, but not for those who can’t afford it. Sylvain Charlebois is a professor in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He says on average, if consumers are buying from grocery stores, organic food costs about 17-20 per cent more than conventional food. Because of the...