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‘Short sighted’ provincial budget taxes electric vehicles
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‘Short sighted’ provincial budget taxes electric vehicles

Saskatchewan’s electric vehicle owners were surprised and disappointed on budget day when the government announced a new annual $150 tax on electric vehicles. “If I could sum it up in one word, it would be ‘short-sighted,” said Saskatoon resident Dalibor Slavik, one of the 403 electric vehicle owners in Saskatchewan. “In terms of being short-sighted,...

Urban farms: turning grass into vegetables
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Urban farms: turning grass into vegetables

City Street Farms is digging their horticulture hands into reminding Regina about the relationship between community, food and land. Co-owned and operated by Miranda Holt and Candace Benson, City Street Farms is a new urban farm initiative in Regina. Holt and Benson hold permaculture design certificates and want to “Farm Your Yard” with radishes, cabbages,...

Prairie Harm Reduction denied provincial funding, turns to fundraising again
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Prairie Harm Reduction denied provincial funding, turns to fundraising again

After a sustained advocacy campaign, Saskatoon’s safe consumption site has been denied funding for the second year in a row. The provincial budget announced last week included $458 million allocated for mental health and addictions services. $2.6 million of that money will go towards addictions and harm reduction efforts; this included none for Prairie Harm...

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...

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...