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10/24/14

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
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10/17/14

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
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
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
09/17/14

Grand Opening of Regina’s Seven Stones Community School Celebrated

Released on September 16, 2014. Today Education Minister Don Morgan joined students, teachers, members of the community and representatives from Regina Public Schools to officially commemorate the opening of the new $21.2 million Seven Stones Community School. The Government of Saskatchewan has committed more than $13 million toward this facility.“Investing in Seven Stones Community School is all about putting the student first and building a brighter future for these youth and the neighbourhood,” Morgan said.  “Many people deserve credit for... +Read More
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