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05/17/17

New plaque at Nicholas Flood Davin gravesite to tell ‘full truth’ of role in residential schools

Indigenous activist Cindy Blackstock describes the Davin Report as the “first domino falling.” Written by Nicholas Flood Davin, for whom a Regina school is named, it recommended the implementation of residential schools in Canada. Until now, there has been no… +Read More
05/17/17

Student-led Green Ribbon walk promotes mental health awareness

The overcast day didn’t put a damper on the spirit of Jonas Samson Junior High’s Green Ribbon Walk. The event, run by the Stop the Stigma group at the school, helped raised funds and awareness for mental health. Over 50… +Read More
05/04/17

Sask has highest proportion of youth in Canada: StatsCan

According to Statistics Canada data released Wednesday, Saskatchewan has the highest proportion of young people among the provinces at 19.6 per cent. The national average is 16.6 per cent. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public… +Read More
05/03/17

Saskatchewan will use the Charter to keep non-Catholic students in Catholic schools despite court ruling

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is invoking the notwithstanding clause for the first time in order to block a judge’s decision to ban funding for non-Catholic students in Catholic schools. By doing so, Wall’s government will basically be overriding the court’s… +Read More
04/28/17

Trudeau retraces his father’s footsteps in visit to Miller High School in Regina

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is no stranger to the classroom, and before entering politics, he was a teacher. On Thursday, Trudeau stopped at Miller Comprehensive High School, and walked the same halls as his father, Pierre Trudeau, did 45 years… +Read More
04/20/17

Sask. mental health funding a start but more support needed, say social worker and chief

The federal government has committed more than a million dollars to bolstering mental health support in Saskatchewan’s north. Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott was in La Ronge, Sask., on Wednesday to announce $1.2 million in funding to develop new mental wellness teams who will work… +Read More
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