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Regina United Way’s Tampon Tuesday a success
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Regina United Way’s Tampon Tuesday a success

Period poverty in Regina is an issue for menstruators, where period products aren’t free. This comes in direct comparison to Edmonton, who announced in April 2021 that they would be providing free products in public restrooms. But there’s still change happening in Regina. In March, United Way Regina ran an event known as “Tampon Tuesday,”...

Family Literacy Hub opens in Regina
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Family Literacy Hub opens in Regina

When Chelsea Benaschak started working as a reading volunteer with United Way Regina, she was floored to find that some of the kids didn’t have a single book. “United Way makes each kid a package with a bunch of activities, there’s modeling clay, but then they each get their own Dr. Seuss Book,” Benaschak said....

Free period products being dispensed on university campus
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Free period products being dispensed on university campus

The University of Regina club Champions of Change has put up 12 free menstrual product dispensers across the campus to combat “period poverty” during the fall semester. “It’s this nice period dispenser that’s actually in the washroom,” said Raiha Shareef, president of Champions of Change. “[It’s] such a big deal because that’s something that you...

Suicide issues in Indigenous communities pushed aside after Sask Party majority win
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Suicide issues in Indigenous communities pushed aside after Sask Party majority win

A month ago, Tristen Durocher’s 44-day fast ended with the hope that it would spark change in the heart of Saskatchewan. Now the Sask Party, who voted against suicide prevention legislation and prompted Durocher to start Walking With Our Angels, won a majority in Monday night’s provincial election. Many Indigenous people are discouraged. “The Sask...

Everyday Kitchen gives back to the community despite global pandemic
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Everyday Kitchen gives back to the community despite global pandemic

Many people know Everyday Kitchen for its sourdough doughnuts, but for Lulu’s Lodge, the coffee bar is known for its charity work. Everyday Kitchen, located south of Value Village on Hamilton Street, started supporting local charities in March after seeing the fear and uncertainty COVID-19 caused in the community. Its latest partner was Lulu’s Lodge,...