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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...

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...

Good deed for a team of HEROS
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Good deed for a team of HEROS

What started as an act of kindness has turned into an opportunity to win the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup. An annual, national event to showcase the best acts of kindness from youth hockey teams now has a representative from Regina. The peewee B Regina Rebels girls’ hockey team recently raised over $5,000 to purchase an...

New elite hockey team hires first head coach
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New elite hockey team hires first head coach

Jeff Smith is anxious about his first head coaching job after being hired by the Estevan U18 AAA Bears for its inaugural season. “[I was] shocked,” said Smith. “I threw my hat in to get the experience of the process. The three other coaching jobs I’ve had kind of fell onto my lap whereas this...

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Positivity dominates Riders closing press conference

By: Adam Bent REGINA – It was locker-room clean-out day for the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Monday. Less than 24 hours after seeing his team’s season come to an end, Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Craig Dickenson is already looking forward to next season.  “I told the team to be grateful and thankful for the year we...

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Beardy’s Blackhawks lose their Midget AA and AAA hockey team

There is disappointment following the decision to move the Midget AA and AAA Blackhawks hockey teams away from Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation after this season. It is reportedly the only First Nations team in Canada located and operated by a reserve.   The Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA) made the announcement last Tuesday.   Andy...

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SHA grants U18 team to Estevan

The Saskatchewan Hockey Association announced on Nov. 12 the new alignment for the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League after it told teams back in May that minor hockey associations would have to rebid for franchises in the elite-level league. Key movements in the league were the moves of the Norte Dame Argos to Estevan and...

Regina Yankees fan performs on Blue Jays turf
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Regina Yankees fan performs on Blue Jays turf

A dream came true for Regina’s 17-year-old Thomas Ireland when he participated at the Blue Jays Baseball Academy Tournament 12 under the watchful eyes of Hall-of-Famer Roberto Alomar. Ireland and four other young players from Saskatchewan were among the best 140 Canadian amateur baseball players chosen to perform at Rogers Centre in front of pro...

Decolonizing through skateboards: One Regina man’s idea is expanding across borders
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Decolonizing through skateboards: One Regina man’s idea is expanding across borders

A Regina artist and student is using skateboard design to spark conversations about Canada’s dark past. Michael Langan started the Regina-based company Colonialism Skateboards in 2015. It was a way to educate people on Canada’s history with Indigenous peoples, including residential schools and people needing passes to leave reserves, in hopes to educate about decolonization....