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Spike in cross-country ski sales as Canadians move outdoors
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Spike in cross-country ski sales as Canadians move outdoors

Canadians are heading outdoors to exercise as their gyms and fitness studios close across the country, resulting in a spike in cross-country ski sales. The demand has left local ski shops scrambling to restock supplies. “The phone rings about 15 times a day for cross-country equipment,” said Jodi Mcavoy, manager of The Skier’s Sportshop in...

Golfers galore at Goulet
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Golfers galore at Goulet

COVID-19 pandemic has wrecked many businesses, but Regina’s golf season hasn’t suffered the same fate.  Numbers from the City of Regina show a noticeable increase in rounds played. While the numbers are up among golfers, their restaurant numbers in the clubhouses are sadly down due to COVID restrictions.  Maureen Mann, business performance consultant for the...

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Minor hockey begins amid COVID-19 pandemic

Six months since the world was turned upside down from COVID-19, minor hockey is slowly trying to begin again in Regina and southern Saskatchewan. “It was difficult because you haven’t skated in such a long time,” said Brayden Barnett, a player for the under-18 Regina Pat Canadians.  “You just have to get everything back that...

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...