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  • Parents say government discriminating against special-needs students

    Parents say government discriminating against special-needs students

    Prekindergarten students receive 45 times more funding than their counterparts in Regina Public Schools’ special-needs preschools.
  • SFL rep wants workplace safety to address domestic violence

    SFL rep wants workplace safety to address domestic violence

    Domestic violence isn’t limited to the home. It can follow people to other places — including their jobs.
  • Fitness: A shortcut to injury-free running

    Fitness: A shortcut to injury-free running

    Researchers suggest the key to reducing injuries isn't switching from heel to forefoot strikes, but adopting a shorter stride.
  • 'You don't sleep'; doctor leads effort to help colleagues through tough times

    'You don't sleep'; doctor leads effort to help colleagues through tough times

    It took years for anesthesiologist Dr. Malone Chaya to come to terms with the time he almost killed a patient by accident. Now, he’s spearheading an effort within the Saskatoon Health Region to help other health care providers through mistakes and traumatic experiences. Fifteen years ago, when Chaya was still working in South Africa, he was looking after […]
  • Travel notes: Festival season and exploring Canada's 'golf' coast this summer

    Travel notes: Festival season and exploring Canada's 'golf' coast this summer

    Close-to-home festivals spice up May and June ALBERTA — It’s that time of year when it seems there’s a festival — or 10 — every weekend. Here are two that make cheap and cheerful, spontaneous getaways. Waterton Food Festival — May 26 to June 4: One of the signature events of this festival in one of Alberta’s […]
  • Tides and treasures in Parksville Qualicum Beach

    Tides and treasures in Parksville Qualicum Beach

    The attendant at the visitor centre didn’t mince words. “It’s extremely difficult to find the glass floats and other treasures. Most people go away empty-handed. But good luck! You will need it.” So, with zero confidence and a search area that was kilometres long, we hit the public beach in Parksville and began our quest […]
  • Going for a spring spin around Bike-toria

    Going for a spring spin around Bike-toria

    In a Calgary spring, when lingering patches of gravel still threaten to take you down and the odd snowstorm sucks the joy out of an early-season ride, Victoria B.C. is a mecca for cyclists itching to get back in the saddle. Spring on the southern tip of Vancouver Island is utterly lovely and cycling is […]
  • Bill Brooks: UP Gala sets record

    Bill Brooks: UP Gala sets record

    Let’s be honest. Life is not always a bed of roses. Many of us, at times, turn to professional counselling to help get through difficult periods. What happens though when the counselling isn’t affordable and available as long as one might need? Thank goodness then for the Unlocking Potential Foundation (UP)-the fundraising arm of Catholic […]
  • Town Talk: Combined Face The World Today galas benefit disadvantaged women and children

    Town Talk: Combined Face The World Today galas benefit disadvantaged women and children

    NEW FACES: Primed with bottomless Taittinger champagne, the 300 or so $2,000-a-ticket folk in a tented University District tennis court began their Hawksworth-catered dinner with the Happy Birthday song. CTV News co-anchor Mike Killeen led them through it to acknowledge convener Jacqui Cohen’s day-earlier 64th. Reportedly raising $925,000, the event formally merged the Face The […]
  • Terrace radiologist who made hundreds of mistakes facing two more reviews

    Terrace radiologist who made hundreds of mistakes facing two more reviews

    A Terrace radiologist who made hundreds of errors when reading X-rays, ultrasounds and CT scans over a four-month period is now the subject of two more reviews — one by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. and another delving into all the work he did at a hospital in the Northwest Territories before […]

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