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Doulas help birth mothers with better support and outcomes
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Doulas help birth mothers with better support and outcomes

  Having been part of over 300 births, prenatal teacher and doula Angie Evans is focused on providing support and teachings she wishes she had at her own birth. “The birth mother is our primary focus,” said Evans. “We support partners, too. “A lot of times partners are an afterthought, and we know when we...

Canadian Hemophilia A Patients Hoping for Access to New Therapy Treatment
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Canadian Hemophilia A Patients Hoping for Access to New Therapy Treatment

Provincial health authorities are determining whether to approve funding for a life-changing, state-of-the-art therapy for people with severe hemophilia A. The alternative subcutaneous treatment is called Hemlibra. “Right now, Hemlibra is a better therapy, hands down,” said Wendy Quinn, president of Hemophilia Saskatchewan. “It is a game-changer.

Viral artist Tesher saves his YouTube channel after risk of being terminated
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Viral artist Tesher saves his YouTube channel after risk of being terminated

Canadian-Indian artist Tesher, who has 250,000 subscribers and over 49 million views on his YouTube channel, has successfully stopped the deletion of his account. “Everything happened really fast,” Tesher said Monday, after having his YouTube channel running again. “We were able to figure it out and save the channel which is amazing because this doesn’t...

Bushwakker customers raise a glass to Mead Day
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Bushwakker customers raise a glass to Mead Day

Mead Day looked very different this year as Regina’s Bushwakker Brewpub took its Christmas kickoff tradition curbside. For years, the first Saturday of December marks the day Bushwakker unveils its infamous blackberry mead. Usually, people assembled from all over to line up down the snow-covered blocks of Dewdney Avenue. Arriving early, customers would set up...

Canadian-Indian artist Tesher jumps onto map with new remix
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Canadian-Indian artist Tesher jumps onto map with new remix

From the comfort of his bedroom in downtown Toronto, Tesher created a musical mashup that went viral.  Tesher, also known as Hitesh Sharma, recalled how music regularly played in the his family’s household while growing up in Regina. “My parents wanted to instill the east Indian culture,” said Tesher. “Part of that is being in...

Saskatchewan voters not swayed by candidates past DUI convictions
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Saskatchewan voters not swayed by candidates past DUI convictions

As Lorie Matthewson sipped from her tea, she reminisced on the memory of her daughter Emily. “Emily was quite vivacious and was often doing silly things and making us laugh a lot,” said Matthewson. “She was friendly, easy-going and had a very big heart that could make people feel like they were the only person...

Local dance group pumps good vibes into the heart of YQR community
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Local dance group pumps good vibes into the heart of YQR community

As the sun set, a group of local dancers gathered in front of the Legislative Building to lay out mats, dust off their dancing shoes and press “PLAY” on a Bluetooth speaker. These street sessions are a branch of Vibes YQR and offer an opportunity to freestyle and “vibe,” and give out positive energy. “What...