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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,...

COVID Alert app less popular than hoped
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COVID Alert app less popular than hoped

By Daniel Reech The COVID Alert app hasn’t caught on in Saskatchewan. According to an article by CBC, only 197 people logged their positive diagnoses into the app between its launch on Sept. 18, 2020, up until Nov. 19, 2020. A period in which there were over 2000 active cases in the province. For app...

Fall/Winter issue of Degrees hot off the press
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Fall/Winter issue of Degrees hot off the press

By: Kayla Guerrette Greg Campbell has been the editor of Degrees magazine since 2003 and, with the Fall/Winter issue available now online, feels fortunate to have been able to share the stories of people like Max Schmeiser.  This issue is filled with engaging stories of interesting alumni and people associated with the University of Regina,...

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A mixed success: The COVID Alert app

The COVID Alert app was launched in Saskatchewan on Sept. 18 and has since provided a large sense of relief to some people in Regina and Saskatoon.    The app notifies its users when they are in proximity to one another via Bluetooth technology. It also allows users who test positively to anonymously disclose their...

A global experience in a small Saskatchewan city
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A global experience in a small Saskatchewan city

Heather Cline enjoyed TED Talks long before she was asked to give one. The local artist felt “excited” and “privileged” to share a topic she’s passionate about with an audience of over 100 people March 21 at TEDxRPLCentralLibrary. TED Talks are short public talks given around the world on specific topics within a given theme. “I was...

North Central welcomes Hacker Dojo to network the neighbourhood
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North Central welcomes Hacker Dojo to network the neighbourhood

Starting this spring, North Central is set to welcome the Hacker Dojo to teach sophisticated computer programming, free of cost, to help network a community. Aaron Hampton, executive director of the new non-profit business, has a rich background in technology and has many goals to update an older neighbourhood with internet and computer resource access....

Professional Sports Comes to Virtual Reality
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Professional Sports Comes to Virtual Reality

Imagine you’re flying through space. Your robotic opponents in hot pursuit, desperately attempting to steal the disk from your hand as you careen towards their goal, en route to a substantial cash prize. Now imagine all of this taking place in a three metre by three metre space. Welcome to the world of virtual reality...