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Deep U of R revenue losses softened by WHL
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Deep U of R revenue losses softened by WHL

The University of Regina has suffered through significant financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic — as much as $6 million — but is now getting a revenue boost by hosting seven WHL teams in the campus bubble. The university’s 2021-22 Operations Forecast shows the school took a significant hit with the loss of ancillary...

How to spend a purrfect day
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How to spend a purrfect day

If you like cuddling with a furry companion while enjoying a cup of coffee, the Excalipurr Cat Cafe will be hosting its first bake sale alongside A+ Animal Rescue — in hopes of raising funds to spay and neuter as many cats as possible this spring. The cafe is located in downtown Regina. Guests can...

University of Regina bubble a big win for WHL teams
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University of Regina bubble a big win for WHL teams

The Regina Pats endured 366 days of the “craziest offseason,” including a move to on-campus living, before returning to the ice for a meaningful hockey game. 🏒 The boys are headed to the bus. Next stop, the centre of #HubCity – the @BrandtCentre! pic.twitter.com/6MepBwcoHN — Regina Pats (@WHLPats) March 5, 2021 “It is extremely exciting,...

Programs and peers help firefighters cope
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Programs and peers help firefighters cope

Firefighters across Canada turn to brothers and sisters within the fire station for peer support after tough emergency calls and high stakes. “The stigma has changed greatly. Peer to peer in the fire service is very big – it is the brotherhood sisterhood that is huge in the fire department,” said Captain Trevor Roberts in...

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Athletic scholarships and recruitment take a heavy hit due to COVID-19

While the typical university student is coping with the loss of a graduation ceremony and cancelled social clubs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes are facing the challenge of losing scholarships and recruitment opportunities. Canadian athletes are attempting to tackle the cancelled season, which has limited many sports teams to practices only. Athletes unable to...

Saskatchewan farmers a big factor in low unemployment rate
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Saskatchewan farmers a big factor in low unemployment rate

Farmers are receiving a handful of praise as Statistics Canada revealed the province has the second lowest unemployment rate. Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison says the 6.9 percent unemployment rate is largely due to the focus on growing exports such as farming, food products, and forestry. Josef Buttigieg owner of Fenek Farms in...

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...

Keeping seniors safe during Saskatchewan’s election
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Keeping seniors safe during Saskatchewan’s election

The onset of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has fostered new concerns among residents in assisted living facilities and care homes — how to safely vote. Senior residents who overcame months of isolation and limited outside contact have, as high-risk voters, also had to deal with restrictions on assistance and understanding new voting...

Alberta firefighter speaks on the importance of brotherhood and mental health awareness
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Alberta firefighter speaks on the importance of brotherhood and mental health awareness

Sean Godfrey leaned comfortably against a fire truck and recalled the competitiveness, high stakes of getting the job, and tough emergency calls. The 25-year-old firefighter discussed the importance of relying on the crew and how the stigma of seeking mental help is changing.  Godfrey began his firefighting career eight years ago knowing very well the...