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Brain Snacks reaching new audiences
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Brain Snacks reaching new audiences

Looking to expand the reach of Brain Snacks Co., a small Regina business, co-owner Ali Nicholls reached out to Liv B, a vegan YouTuber from Halifax. “I used to actually follow Liv B a number of years ago when she first started online,” said Nicholls. “Once I started a business, she seemed like she a...

Low voter turnout in URSU’s General Election this year
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Low voter turnout in URSU’s General Election this year

The University of Regina Student’s Union held its 2021 General Election this past week. Like every other election worldwide, the pandemic has moved the campaign process online. While some people are missing the face-to-face interaction with candidates, others prefer the online strategy. “I liked the online campaigning,” said Destiny Brown, a third-year Secondary Education student....

Cloud 9 bar looking to livestream
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Cloud 9 bar looking to livestream

Cloud 9 Live bar is seeing more changes to its live music venue and restaurant business as COVID-19 restrictions tighten. Going out to live music events are becoming less desirable, so they plan to go virtual. “We’re only open one day a week now, Saturdays from 2-10 p.m.,” said Les Fraser, owner of Cloud 9...

Local bar hits the right notes with Caribbean Menu
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Local bar hits the right notes with Caribbean Menu

Since 2017 Cloud 9 Live is a place where local and touring musicians can perform. COVID-19 has brought many changes to the live music bar. “COVID has just been an ‘it is what it is’ kind of thing for us,” said Cassie Zorn, manager and Bartender at Cloud 9 Live. “We can’t have touring bands...

Some Canadians can’t vote – they’re only permanent residents
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Some Canadians can’t vote – they’re only permanent residents

With provincial and municipal election campaigns underway, Canadians are being encouraged to vote. Anas Saba can’t vote. Saba is a permanent resident of Canada who is currently working as a production planner in Moose Jaw. He was previously a civil engineer in Oman. He and his family moved from Oman in August 2019. “Voting is...