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‘ASL is a true language’; local deaf advocate calls for changes to Bill C-81
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‘ASL is a true language’; local deaf advocate calls for changes to Bill C-81

Canada’s first accessibility bill is missing a key aspect, say disability advocates, by not including American Sign Language (ASL) as an official Canadian language. Deaf persons locally and nationally are calling for the official recognition of ASL and Quebec’s Langue des signes québécoise, the two main sign languages in Canada. They are urging the federal...

Former roughrider opens up about mental health
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Former roughrider opens up about mental health

It was not until recently that Xavier Fulton, who used to play offensive line for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, has been open about his struggles with anxiety and depression. “I’m 6’5” I’m just over 300 pounds I can bench press the world but I have anxiety and depression,” said Xavier  “That’s not something I am strong...

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The Bumpy Road To Profit

For two decades, Siman Auto Sales has been a fixture in the Regina business community. Started in 1999 by Dwight Siman and his wife Lana the second-hand car dealership started with a mobile phone and $1,000, and is now one of Regina’s most established businesses. But the road to success would be a bumpy one....

Regina becoming more ‘clothes’ minded as fashion entrepreneurship grows
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Regina becoming more ‘clothes’ minded as fashion entrepreneurship grows

Alicia Morrow’s table is covered with papers; everything from bills, ideas, notes and the next scholarship application. A side table has a number of sweaters, t-shirts and hats all laid out and ready to be picked up. Her self-designed street-wear clothing brand The Comeback Society officially launched near the end of 2018.

Saskatchewan encyclopedia online through Archer Library
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Saskatchewan encyclopedia online through Archer Library

By Heather O’Watch Access to the Saskatchewan Encyclopedia has been made easier. The 1,072 page book that holds Saskatchewan’s first century is now available online through the University of Regina’s Archer Library just in time for Archives Week which runs from February 3 to 9. The archives and special collections unit’s archivist, Mark Vajcner explained...

Local class teaches Regina residents the importance of self-defense
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Local class teaches Regina residents the importance of self-defense

Regina residents are becoming more prepared to defend themselves against potential attacks with the help of police offer and Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS) SPEAR coach Tanner Maurice. Maurice claims that being able to defend oneself is the single most important skill a person can have. “In that moment, when you need those skills, nothing else...

11-year-old’s dream of playing sledge hockey brought to Melville, Sask.
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11-year-old’s dream of playing sledge hockey brought to Melville, Sask.

A new sledge hockey team in Melville, Saskatchewan was inspired by one young girl’s love of the sport. Ayva Delainey has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. Her mom Tracy Delainey wanted to bring the sport to their home community. Now children with disabilities and without are playing together. The new team is called the...