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School strike leader casts ballot for climate
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School strike leader casts ballot for climate

The first federal ballot North Hunter ever cast was for Regina-Wascana Green Party candidate Tamela Friesen. Hunter, a 21-year-old Regina climate strike organizer, was less than a month shy of being able to vote in the 2015 election. “It was really exciting,” she said as she left her polling station Monday morning. “Hopefully, being a...

Canadian Inmates hit the Polls on Oct. 9.
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Canadian Inmates hit the Polls on Oct. 9.

When Canadian voters enter their poll station they sit down, open their ballot, look at the options available, and mark a big X beside the candidate they want. This is not the same process for those in correctional facilities. The Regina Provincial Correctional Centre houses about 650 inmates, this year 360 showed up to the...

Future majority speaks today
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Future majority speaks today

With Canadians headed to the polls Monday, young adults around the University of Regina were eager to voice their opinions. For students around the University, a range of issues were brought up during interviews at an on-campus polling station. “For me, climate change, high tuition and the challenge of finding a job out of university...

The actual thriving metropolis of Raymore
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The actual thriving metropolis of Raymore

Coming into the town of Raymore, located an hour north of Regina along Highway 6, there is an air of unassuming that shrouds the town. The dirt road, small housing and Esso gas station gives off the impression that this town is like any other town one would find in Saskatchewan. Digging below the surface...

Raymore mayor the jack of all trades
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Raymore mayor the jack of all trades

  On the corner of Highway 6 and 15 sits the small Saskatchewan town of Raymore. Like many small towns around the country, Raymore is identified by its senior hockey team and numerous family-run businesses. Most find work hard enough dealing with one restaurant or service, but one local man sees diversity as the key...

In Photos: Military Journalism Course shows lack of trust, path forward for new reporters
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In Photos: Military Journalism Course shows lack of trust, path forward for new reporters

In rural Alberta, the scene is set. Shipping containers are set up as mock buildings as people hired as paid actors are pretending to be civilians, leaders, police, and more.  During one of the training battles of Exercise Maple Resolve 19, the Spring air is chilly and rain starts to sprinkle down. The battle starts...

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....

Libraries escape cuts in budget
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Libraries escape cuts in budget

The Saskatchewan government announced at this year’s provincial budget there will be an increase in funding for libraries by one per cent, from $11.1 million to $11.2 million, an increase of $128,000 overall. Funds for the library system will see most of the distribution going towards resource sharing grants for the seven regional library systems,...

‘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...