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Some Sask. residents resisting vaccines
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Some Sask. residents resisting vaccines

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues across the province, Kipling residents John and Jeannette Gall said they will not be getting the vaccine. “I eat healthy, I take my vitamins, I exercise and I work, why do I need a vaccine?” said John Gall. Gall is a farmer from southeast Saskatchewan who avoids medications whenever...

Wheat Queens and Prairie Things: supporting locals
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Wheat Queens and Prairie Things: supporting locals

Amanda Bruce and her three business partners are promoting local entrepreneurs and businesses through their gift-giving business Wheat Queens and Prairie Things. “I realized the importance of supporting local after taking a university class about globalization, it really opened my eyes,” said owner/operator Amanda Bruce. “We used to trade local goods that we made with...

Sask. community helps young man fight kidney failure
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Sask. community helps young man fight kidney failure

Wyatt Hall, an 18-year-old from Kennedy, had no previous medical history before the night his kidneys failed. “When he got home from work, he wasn’t acting like himself,” said Christy Hall, Wyatt Hall’s mother, recalling the night of Dec. 19, which not only changed the state of her son’s health, but placed significant financial stress...

Hill team brings home laurels from business competition
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Hill team brings home laurels from business competition

Robyn Ham spent a recent weekend cheering on her sister Jana Ham and 55 other Hill JDC West business students from the University of Regina as they competed online in the Jeux du Commerce West annual invitational business competition. “It was the best virtual event I have seen yet,” said Robyn Ham, who was only...

New Year’s celebrations with the Lieutenant Governor postponed
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New Year’s celebrations with the Lieutenant Governor postponed

Lt.-Gov. Russ Mirasty has postponed his annual New Year’s celebration at Government House to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, a change that affects the schedule of regular attendees. “The News Year’s levée is a fun way for the public to meet the Queen’s Representative on New Years Day and start the New Year off...

University of Regina business students impacting the community
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University of Regina business students impacting the community

Hill JDC West at the University of Regina continues to do great work despite COVID-19. Hill JDC is a team of 56 selected business students and alumni at the University of Regina who compete at a university business competition every year called Jeux du Commerce West (JDC). “Hill JDC and the competition improves communication abilities,...

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A political promise to small businesses

By Olivia Lawrence For small business owner Brian Rutten, a proposed tax rate reduction has potential benefits for his 20-year-old neighbourhood restaurant and bar in Carlyle. “Right now we are able to pay our staff and cover monthly expenses,” said Rutten, co-owner of The Office Grill & Bar. “Business owners are always the last to...

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Local church surviving off pies

A women’s church committee called “Raise The Rafters” (RTR) out of small-town Wawota is getting creative with a safe COVID-19 fundraising idea for the community’s united church. The group pre-sold almost 200 homemade pies that were made fresh for the scheduled pick-up event held on Saturday Sept. 26. Each pie was sold for $10 so...