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Raymore Pioneer Museum brings community together
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Raymore Pioneer Museum brings community together

One of the most popular community attractions in Raymore is the Pioneer Museum, where patrons can don a buffalo coat and riffle through books about the town’s agricultural history. Boasting a few thousand donated artifacts the museum is an impressive site to see in a town with a population of around 650. “The first steps...

Fundraiser puts small town Saskatchewan on the map
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Fundraiser puts small town Saskatchewan on the map

  A small farm town is making a name for itself with the Raymore Summer Slam, a fundraiser that brought relief to tornado devastated families and donated to the town swimming pool. Raymore is like many farming communities. Looking down Main Street you see the old grain elevator. It’s walking distance from the town hall,...

From Raymore to the NHL
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From Raymore to the NHL

Like some other Prairie towns, Raymore has no sign honouring a local athlete on its outskirts. Which is odd, considering Daniel Focht, first ever draft pick of the Phoenix Coyotes was born and raised there. While Focht is recognized in the local rink, as the 11th overall pick in the 1996 NHL draft. his mother...

Second-hand store owner giving community new life
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Second-hand store owner giving community new life

In a small town like Raymore, buying second-hand is more than just a trend – it’s a community institution. That’s why entrepreneur Elden Conley started the Second Glance Thrift Store, though the quaint shop might not be the best representation of a business. “It’s all about helping people,” said Conley. “The thrift store doesn’t make...

Raymore mayor the jack of all trades
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Raymore mayor the jack of all trades

  On the corner of Highway 6 and 15 sits the small Saskatchewan town of Raymore. Like many small towns around the country, Raymore is identified by its senior hockey team and numerous family-run businesses. Most find work hard enough dealing with one restaurant or service, but one local man sees diversity as the key...

In Photos: Military Journalism Course shows lack of trust, path forward for new reporters
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In Photos: Military Journalism Course shows lack of trust, path forward for new reporters

In rural Alberta, the scene is set. Shipping containers are set up as mock buildings as people hired as paid actors are pretending to be civilians, leaders, police, and more.  During one of the training battles of Exercise Maple Resolve 19, the Spring air is chilly and rain starts to sprinkle down. The battle starts...

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Homeschooling

Homeschooled students tend to do better than their public school counterparts when it comes to standardized test taking. According to one study published in the Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science compared with public school children, homeschooled children tended to be ahead, with a half-grade advantage in math, and are almost 2-grade levels higher when it...