Bovine tuberculosis researchers hope breakthrough will lead to better test

Researchers say they are developing a test for bovine tuberculosis they hope could someday spare ranchers and governments from costly quarantines and mass slaughters of cattle. Scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico say they have made a breakthrough that could lead to a quick blood test for the infectious disease. 10,000 cattle ordered destroyed as agency

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Baby animals: unless there’s danger, don’t touch, says wildlife organization

While newborn animals may seem abandoned and defenceless, that may not be the case.  Salthaven West, a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation centre based in Regina, tweeted out a message on Friday which said you can look — but don’t touch.  If the animal isn’t visibly injured or incapacitated, just leave it alone, the organization urges. “We always tell people that, when

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‘No one responds to our screams’: refugee at Syrian peace rally in Regina

Three groups in Regina held a rally by the Peace Fountain outside city hall Saturday and called for peace in war-torn Syria. Making Peace Vigil, PeaceQuest Regina and the Regina Peace Council also called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to distance Canada from what they termed “U.S. war-making policies” — referring to the recent missile strike on a Syrian base sanctioned by

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#NoTouchy photo project shares stories of sexual assault

It’s a difficult thing to talk about, so models in Saskatoon have posed for pictures to help raise awareness about sexual assault. “Not only is it showcasing survivors, but showcasing people who flourished afterwards,” Kealy Cheyenne Heeg, an ambassador with Infinity Models Saskatoon, said of the project. The photo series came about as Heeg began doing public speaking engagements, addressing

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Sask. government agreed to transfer 300 acres of GTH land to CP for no cost

A confidential document obtained by CBC’s iTeam says the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways agreed to provide Canadian Pacific Railway 300 acres of serviced land at the Global Transportation Hub at no cost. The government has steadfastly refused to release this December 2009 contract, despite a recommendation from the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner to do so and despite ongoing pressure in the legislature from the

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