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Sharing stories of life and culture through film

Janine Windolph is an indigenous filmmaker and director from Regina who recently shared a film about her grandmother, her two sons, and a fish. Stories are in Our Bones is a tender and heart-warming film Windolph created to honour Indigenous stories and culture. The camera follows the journey of Windolph and her sons on a...

Successful start to Sobeys’ plastic bag ban
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Successful start to Sobeys’ plastic bag ban

With Canadians using up to 15 billion plastic bags each year, Sobeys plans to remove 225 million – enough to wrap around the world twice. Since Jan 31, customers at the chain’s 255 grocery stores can no longer get a plastic bag at check stands to pack their food. “The response to our removing single-use...

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U of R Education students react to STF plan for job action

Saskatchewan teachers have voted to move forward with job action if talks are not settled with the provincial government. The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) voted 96 per cent in favour of job sanctions according to their announcement made on Feb. 24. Education students from the University of Regina (U of R) are reacting to the...

University curling clubs heading to national event
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University curling clubs heading to national event

Both University of Regina curling teams – despite not being fully-funded varsity teams, are off to nationals in March after qualifying at the 2020 Canada West Curling championships in Edmonton. “We’re thrilled,” said Tom Hamon, a co-coach who works with both teams. Over the past three years the University’s women’s team made it to nationals...

Elections working to improve accessibility
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Elections working to improve accessibility

Dylan Earis is a University of Regina student with cerebral palsy who has trouble marking “X” on an election ballot. During the 2019 federal election he spoke about disappointing experiences in previous provincial and federal elections, where his mother was not allowed to help him cast his vote. In 2019, however, everything went by the...

Increasing student loans seen as a necessary evil
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Increasing student loans seen as a necessary evil

Student borrowing is on the rise in Saskatchewan. Student loans given out by the provincial government surpassed $67.4 million in 2018-19, up from $61.9 million the year before. For the 2019-20 school year, it earmarked even more – $82 million, according to an announcement from Advanced Education Minister Tina Beaudry-Mellor last year. Jason Childs, Associate...

New contraband search a safer experience for staff, inmates
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New contraband search a safer experience for staff, inmates

After a few months to reflect on the use of an x-ray machine and search program for inmates at the Regina Provincial Correctional Centre, the John Howard Society believes this new method may be best for inmates. “To the extent that it replaces more humiliating strip searches or cavity searches, it may represent a better...

Extreme cold challenges Dog Rescue
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Extreme cold challenges Dog Rescue

By Julia Peterson It was -50 degrees with wind chill when Jackie King, a constable with the La Loche RCMP, got a call from a concerned citizen about a dog and five puppies left outdoors. “We were able to remove the mom and four of the puppies – I pulled the mom out, and then...

Canadian-led NATO mission in Latvia meant to deter, support. Take a look beyond the barbed wire
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Canadian-led NATO mission in Latvia meant to deter, support. Take a look beyond the barbed wire

The forests in Latvia are dense with thick undergrowth and trees reaching high into the sky. The tree trunks are tinted orange and darken as they grow taller. Latvians park along the roads and begin to walk throughout the area as they search for wild mushrooms. The scenery looks like a moment caught in time...