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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...

Lumsden grateful for support despite Hockeyville loss
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Lumsden grateful for support despite Hockeyville loss

Lumsden’s run for Kraft Hockeyville didn’t end on a winning note, but the outpouring of support from Saskatchewan and all around the world made the organizer of the campaign, Jamie Lees, proud nonetheless.   “I can’t even explain the feeling of the support that poured in and just to unite a province in the year of a...

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...

Playgrounds full as schools go remote
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Playgrounds full as schools go remote

Even with the threat of a new, more contagious COVID-19 variant the playgrounds in Regina’s public parks that were cordoned off for most of last year are now fully accessible to the public. And full.  Chris Mlazgar, a Regina resident who works from home, was attending Candy Cane Park on Wascana drive with his family...

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....

U of S professor predicts Saskatoon will follow Regina’s lead in rising variant cases
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U of S professor predicts Saskatoon will follow Regina’s lead in rising variant cases

A University of Saskatchewan professor released a video yesterday that predicts Saskatoon will likely see a rise in COVID-19 variants, similar to Regina’s skyrocketing numbers. Kyle Anderson is a professor and the undergrad chair of biochemistry, microbiology, immunology for the College of Medicine in Saskatoon. “My focus has always been on knowledge and how to...

Regina peace activist given Lifetime Achievement Award
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Regina peace activist given Lifetime Achievement Award

Ed Lehman began protesting for peace during the Vietnam War — and he never stopped. Now, after over 50 years of activism, the Regina resident is being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Saskatchewan Council For International Cooperation (SCIC).    Lehman is the editor for the Saskatchewan Peace News, is the head of...