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I Love Regina Run makes return in May
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I Love Regina Run makes return in May

After a cancellation in 2020,  The I Love Regina Run is back. The event is being hosted by the not-for-profit organization RunRegina in partnership with the City of Regina and the Mayor’s Office. The run is meant to encourage people to get active while also celebrating the city of Regina and its vibrant running community. ...

Regina peace activist given Lifetime Achievement Award
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Regina peace activist given Lifetime Achievement Award

Ed Lehman began protesting for peace during the Vietnam War — and he never stopped. Now, after over 50 years of activism, the Regina resident is being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Saskatchewan Council For International Cooperation (SCIC).    Lehman is the editor for the Saskatchewan Peace News, is the head of...

2021 Budget proposes increased funding for police
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2021 Budget proposes increased funding for police

  On March 5th, the City of Regina unveiled its proposed budget for 2021.    The budget proposes a 2.34 per cent rate tax increase on Regina residents. The increase will go towards funding Mosaic Stadium (0.45 per cent), the Recreational Infrastructure Program (0.5 per cent) and the Regina Police Service (1.39 per cent). Those...

COVID Alert app less popular than hoped
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COVID Alert app less popular than hoped

By Daniel Reech The COVID Alert app hasn’t caught on in Saskatchewan. According to an article by CBC, only 197 people logged their positive diagnoses into the app between its launch on Sept. 18, 2020, up until Nov. 19, 2020. A period in which there were over 2000 active cases in the province. For app...

Saskatchewan Health Authority receives $100 million as part of  $7.5 billion capital plan.
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Saskatchewan Health Authority receives $100 million as part of $7.5 billion capital plan.

By Daniel Reech        The Government of Saskatchewan is investing $100 Million in the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) for health renewal projects across the province. Over 1,000 projects have been identified for completion at SHA facilities.         Mental Health and Addictions, Seniors and Rural and Remote Health Minister Everett Hindley...

Value Village sees increase in donations amid COVID-19
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Value Village sees increase in donations amid COVID-19

 Businesses across Saskatchewan have been affected by COVID-19 and Value Village is no different.  The thrift store has seen a decline in in-person shopping however they haven’t suffered a decline in donations according to manager Dawn Timm.       The volume of donations they’ve received is “actually higher,” said Timm, because “our non-profit partners are...

Pregnant NDP Candidate Young challenged incumbent in close race
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Pregnant NDP Candidate Young challenged incumbent in close race

Regina University candidate Aleana Young of the NDP looked to upset Sask Party incumbent Tina Beaudry-Mellor in a rematch of their 2016 Saskatchewan election showdown.  Four hours after the polls closed Monday, Beaudry-Mellor held a narrow lead in the vote counts, but a winner had not been declared.  Update: On Thursday October 29, Beaudry-Mellor  conceded...

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A mixed success: The COVID Alert app

The COVID Alert app was launched in Saskatchewan on Sept. 18 and has since provided a large sense of relief to some people in Regina and Saskatoon.    The app notifies its users when they are in proximity to one another via Bluetooth technology. It also allows users who test positively to anonymously disclose their...