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Carla Beck: “Most people are wired towards kindness toward doing the right thing”

By Yeganeh Zargar From election and Covid-19 pandemic to why she got into politics and her neighbourhood’s community garden, I discussed everything with Regina Lakeview’s member of the Legislative Assembly, MLA, Carla Beck.   The re-elected politician is both excited and anxious to be back at her office at the Regina legislature building. After winning with...

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Viviana Ruiz: Big plans for La Ronge

By Evelyn Ross Viviana Ruiz, a Chilean-Canadian woman who is running for town council, has big plans to help the Town of La Ronge and the tri-communities move forward and flourish economically.  Ruiz hopes to bring more tourism to La Ronge, with community events and programming, and wants to work on a plan to reduce...

New Saskatchewan Chief Judge brings a wealth of experience to the bench
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New Saskatchewan Chief Judge brings a wealth of experience to the bench

Shannon Metivier will begin a seven-year term when she replaces James Plemel as Chief Judge for the Saskatchewan Provincial Courts on March 1. Metivier’s career started in 1992 when she graduated from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan and passed the bar. Before being a judge, she was a lawyer for McKercher...

Saskatchewan Health Authority receives $100 million as part of  $7.5 billion capital plan.
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Saskatchewan Health Authority receives $100 million as part of $7.5 billion capital plan.

By Daniel Reech        The Government of Saskatchewan is investing $100 Million in the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) for health renewal projects across the province. Over 1,000 projects have been identified for completion at SHA facilities.         Mental Health and Addictions, Seniors and Rural and Remote Health Minister Everett Hindley...

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Saskatchewan farmers a big factor in low unemployment rate

Farmers are receiving a handful of praise as Statistics Canada revealed the province has the second lowest unemployment rate. Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison says the 6.9 percent unemployment rate is largely due to the focus on growing exports such as farming, food products, and forestry. Josef Buttigieg owner of Fenek Farms in...

Saskatchewan housing market home to great sales despite Covid-19 challenges
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Saskatchewan housing market home to great sales despite Covid-19 challenges

While early predictions for Saskatchewan saw a weak 2020 housing market, Saskatchewan’s housing sales continue to defy expectations. The province’s real estate market has outperformed last year, having sales go up 54 per cent from last November. Increased Covid-19 restrictions have not kept people from buying and selling real estate. Sales in Regina were up...

Family Literacy Hub opens in Regina
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Family Literacy Hub opens in Regina

When Chelsea Benaschak started working as a reading volunteer with United Way Regina, she was floored to find that some of the kids didn’t have a single book. “United Way makes each kid a package with a bunch of activities, there’s modeling clay, but then they each get their own Dr. Seuss Book,” Benaschak said....