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Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation Executive Director Gwen Dueck with Vice-President Randy Cline.

Dueck reflects on trying year

Without prompting, almost as if reading the interviewer’s mind, Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Executive Director Gwen Dueck borrowed a page from Queen Elizabeth’s 1992 year-end message when she referred to the previous 12 months as an Annus horribilis (Latin for horrible… +Read More

How playing an instrument benefits your brain

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go… +Read More
photo of school gym, students, band, and politicians.

Swift Current joint-use facility has official opening

SWIFT CURRENT – It wasn’t just outside that the unseasonably warm autumn sunshine was showcasing the brand new $51 million joint-use school in its best light. There was no shortage of folks basking in the moment inside the auditorium either.… +Read More

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

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

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
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