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09/29/14

Students get close look at firefighting

28 high-school students from 11 different schools in the Regina area traded in the textbooks for firefighter bunker gear on Friday. The teenagers learned about what services the fire department offer and how to prepare and train for a career in firefighting. Brian Shankowsky with the Regina District Industry Education Council says the kids are getting an intimate look at what it is to be a firefighter. Shankowsky says this is just one of many career spotlights the organization organizes.... +Read More
Invermay School Playground Committee
09/26/14

Invermay school playground – dream becomes a reality

After one year of vigorous events and activities, a new playground structure was formally unveiled at Invermay School on September 5. A playground project committee was formed in June 2013 with the goal of completing the project in a one… +Read More
09/25/14

Sask. woman shows it’s never too late to learn

Lucinda Nielsen is showing the province that it is never too late to learn. The 79-year-old recently picked up her Grade 12 diploma and even a few awards. Nielsen’s story and achievements were front and centre Wednesday afternoon at St. Paul’s Hospital where it was announced that 13 organizations across Saskatchewan would receive $814,231 to support adult literacy programs and services. “It’s the best decision I have ever made. I went for nine and a half years and I’d do... +Read More
09/24/14

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Officially Launched

The SIAST brand is a thing of the past.  Saskatchewan Polytechnic is the new name for the four post-secondary schools in the province who used to fly under the SIAST banner. Legislation was introduced last November to allow the new Polytechnic designation, which is more than just a cosmetic change. Speaking in Regina as part of the launch at Wascana campus, SIAST President Dr. Larry Rosia said one of the goals is to give students an opportunity to take their... +Read More
09/24/14

Saskatoon transit lockout affects high school attendance

The Saskatoon transit lockout is ongoing and it’s affecting the attendance of some high school students. Cheyenne Marasky is a Grade 12 student at Oskayak High School in Saskatoon. She mostly depends on the bus to get to school and home. “It’s really hard, and sometimes I can’t get to school in the mornings,” she said. “I really want to get to school on time.” She’s not the only one. Of the more than 300 people that are registered students at Oskayak... +Read More
09/22/14

Pleasant Hill School 100th Anniversary

Pleasant Hill School is celebrating 100 years and while the school and city have changed dramatically, the spirit remains as strong as ever. +Read More
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