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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...

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...