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A mixed success: The COVID Alert app

The COVID Alert app was launched in Saskatchewan on Sept. 18 and has since provided a large sense of relief to some people in Regina and Saskatoon.    The app notifies its users when they are in proximity to one another via Bluetooth technology. It also allows users who test positively to anonymously disclose their...

Everyday Kitchen gives back to the community despite global pandemic
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Everyday Kitchen gives back to the community despite global pandemic

Many people know Everyday Kitchen for its sourdough doughnuts, but for Lulu’s Lodge, the coffee bar is known for its charity work. Everyday Kitchen, located south of Value Village on Hamilton Street, started supporting local charities in March after seeing the fear and uncertainty COVID-19 caused in the community. Its latest partner was Lulu’s Lodge,...

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...