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Canadian Blood Services staves off blood shortage with nationwide appeal to donors
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Canadian Blood Services staves off blood shortage with nationwide appeal to donors

With regularly-scheduled blood drives at schools, shopping malls and corporate offices being cancelled in the interest of social distancing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, medical professionals are worried about the possibility of a nationwide blood shortage. Danna Henderson, a licensed practical nurse at All Nations Healing Hospital in Fort Qu’Appelle, said she and her colleagues...

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Contributions help Regina Food Bank adapt during COVID-19

By Michelle Lerat  More people than ever are utilizing the Regina Food Bank due to the Coronavirus pandemic, changes are being made to ensure safety for employees and clients.   “We’ve still been seeing our usual clients plus some,” said Laura Murray, senior manager of community development at the Regina Food Bank. “We’ve already seen an increase...

Commentary: University slow to provide flexible grading options to students
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Commentary: University slow to provide flexible grading options to students

A student-led petition generated 4,500 on-line signatures — roughly one-quarter of the University of Regina’s enrolment — and helped convince the school to implement pass/fail grades for the current, virus-interrupted semester. In the petition she posted March 24 on www.change.org, U of R student Sara Birrell cited the disruption caused by the COVID-19 virus as...

Saskatchewan para-athlete keeping eyes on Tokyo 2021 despite postponed Games
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Saskatchewan para-athlete keeping eyes on Tokyo 2021 despite postponed Games

Team Canada para-swimmer Shelby Newkirk’s road to Tokyo just got longer – by a year. As COVID-19 continues to spread, public health concerns worldwide have escalated as medical officials attempt to slow the virus, prompting the unprecedented decision to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympics until 2021. The Canadian Olympic Committee announced March 22 it would...

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Unprecedented move by a hockey team in eastern Saskatchewan who forfeits playoff series due to safety

An unprecedented move by a Saskatchewan senior hockey team to forfeit a playoff game due to the safety of their players. The Theodore Buffalos senior hockey team forfeited the fourth and deciding game of their Triangle Hockey League (THL) playoff series against the Ochapowace Thunder. A statement of the forfeiture came in a tweet issued...

Social media causing stress for Regina police officers
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Social media causing stress for Regina police officers

Threats and negative messaging on social media are all part of a day’s work for police, but out-of-context posts drawing public criticism are taking a toll on Regina officers. Sgt. Casey Ward of the Regina Police Service’s (RPS) Community Engagement Unit and president of the Regina Police Association (RPA) and the Saskatchewan Federation of Police...

Saskatchewan ready to shine at the Juno Awards
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Saskatchewan ready to shine at the Juno Awards

While the who’s who of Canada’s music scene will gather in Saskatoon for the 49th Juno Awards, Saskatchewan is hoping to surprise the nation with good music and good beer. Saskatoon first hosted the Juno Awards in 2007, and according to Sarah Berger, director of media for Tourism Saskatoon, a lot has changed in the...