‘Don’t be too proud to look for help’: Sask. farmers under stress over possibility of losing crops

As extreme weather conditions in parts of Saskatchewan cause problems for farmers, they’re being encouraged to seek help for mental health issues. Parts of southern Saskatchewan are experiencing the driest July on record, whereas places in central and northern Saskatchewan are getting drenched. Many crops are either withering or drowning.  Regina and Swift Current could see their driest July on record Sask. farmers say drought conditions worst in

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First Nations must break reliance on fossil fuel cash, chief tells AFN delegates

First Nations must break their reliance on oil and gas revenues and resist all tar sand-related development, a chief told Assembly of First Nations delegates Thursday. “We have other economic, political options. We just have to start banding together,” Serge Otis Simon, grand chief of the Kanasetake Mohawk Council, told the 1,300 delegates gathered for the AFN assembly in Regina. Simon said

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Canadian Tire apologizes after Indigenous customer thrown out of Regina store

An Indigenous man is speaking out after he was accused of theft and thrown out of a Canadian Tire store in Regina where he was trying to buy a chainsaw.  Kamao Cappo, who was involved in the altercation, posted a couple of videos online showing the incident, which occurred Wednesday. Canadian Tire has since apologized.​ Cappo, who is of First Nations heritage, said he

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Canadian Tire apologizes after Regina staffer allegedly physically confronts customer

A Regina man is speaking out after an incident at a Canadian Tire store in Regina turned physical.  Kamao Cappo, who was involved in the altercation, posted a couple of videos online showing the incident, which occurred Wednesday. Canadian Tire has since apologized. The video showed a situation between Cappo and a worker at the store, located in the city’s east end.

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Kaitlyn Bristowe joins RAW Beauty movement

It’s no secret most people put their best face forward for social media. From snapshots of luxurious beach vacations, to perfectly lit selfies, the general perspective shared on the various streams is perfection. And, sometimes, it can be a tad difficult to stomach.  Erin Treloar, the CEO and founder of Raw Beauty Talks, hopes to start a conversation around the

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MMIWG inquiry now reviewing conduct of police officers

Police conduct will now be reviewed as part of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. After the inquiry was pressured by families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls to look at police actions in such cases, a news release Thursday said staff have assembled a forensic team that is currently reviewing police files. “The national inquiry

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Report on coerced sterilizations of Indigenous women spurs apology, but path forward unclear

The Saskatoon Health Region apologized Thursday for the past coercion of Indigenous women to undergo surgical sterilization, but the health authority’s plans to prevent similar mistreatment of patients remains unclear. An independent report paints an anecdotal but grim picture of the mistreatment of Indigenous patients by doctors, nurses and social workers in the city, where women felt pressured and harassed to sign consent forms while

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‘No woman should be treated the way you were’: Apology for Indigenous women pressured into sterilizations

Indigenous women in Saskatoon who were coerced into surgical sterilization after giving birth often experienced racism and degradation during their hospital visits and have mistrusted the medical system ever since, according to a new report released today by the Saskatoon Health Region. The report was prepared by two independent doctors in the wake of revelations by several Indigenous women who say

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