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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...

Programs and peers help firefighters cope
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Programs and peers help firefighters cope

Firefighters across Canada turn to brothers and sisters within the fire station for peer support after tough emergency calls and high stakes. “The stigma has changed greatly. Peer to peer in the fire service is very big – it is the brotherhood sisterhood that is huge in the fire department,” said Captain Trevor Roberts in...

Canadian Blood Services staves off blood shortage with nationwide appeal to donors
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Canadian Blood Services staves off blood shortage with nationwide appeal to donors

With regularly-scheduled blood drives at schools, shopping malls and corporate offices being cancelled in the interest of social distancing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, medical professionals are worried about the possibility of a nationwide blood shortage. Danna Henderson, a licensed practical nurse at All Nations Healing Hospital in Fort Qu’Appelle, said she and her colleagues...

Queer Canadian students, campus organizers meet in Regina
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Queer Canadian students, campus organizers meet in Regina

Megan Kaiswatum, a student at First Nations University of Canada, wants the diversity of queer experiences to become more visible in Regina. “It’s important for queer visibility to be available on campus because Saskatchewan is a pretty conservative, right-wing province,” she said. “A lot of the issues stem around white people and their concerns, and...

Canadian-led NATO mission in Latvia meant to deter, support. Take a look beyond the barbed wire
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Canadian-led NATO mission in Latvia meant to deter, support. Take a look beyond the barbed wire

The forests in Latvia are dense with thick undergrowth and trees reaching high into the sky. The tree trunks are tinted orange and darken as they grow taller. Latvians park along the roads and begin to walk throughout the area as they search for wild mushrooms. The scenery looks like a moment caught in time...

The next generation: learning the importance of voting
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The next generation: learning the importance of voting

The Civix program provides schools with an opportunity to simulate a federal election for students. This program, Student Votes 2019, gives them an opportunity to learn first-hand about Canadian politics. The Prairie Sky School took part in the mock election for the first time on Oct. 17; 30 students in grades 4-8 learned what it...