Regina woman says her family would consider converting to Catholicism if funding ruling stands

Sarah Honeysett says she is considering a religious conversion after a decision from a judge earlier this week, who said the Saskatchewan government can no longer fund non-Catholic students who attend Catholic schools in Saskatchewan. “If it comes down to the fact that the ruling stands, we will be looking at our options to convert to Catholicism,” Honeysett said, noting her family

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Apple features Saskatoon’s Noodlecake as 1 of ‘Canada’s best game makers’

Noodlecake’s Ryan Holowaty says the best thing about being a featured developer in an Apple celebration of Canadian video game makers is that it helps put Saskatoon on the map in the gaming world.  “Games are being made here in Saskatoon and people don’t necessarily realize that,” said Holowaty, the vice-president of marketing and business development for Noodlecake Studios. University of

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Feds announce $2M in funding to Sask. Polytechnic, Indigenous trades school

The federal government is giving the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies $1.7 million for upgrades at its Saskatoon campus. The money was announced at the school Friday afternoon by federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, who is the MP for Regina-Wascana. It’s meant to help bring the school’s ventilation system up to current standards and replace the institute’s weather barrier sealant. “This

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Catholic school funding decision could extend beyond Sask.: professor

The decision of a Sask. judge which states the province must stop funding non-Catholic students who attend Catholic schools could extend to Alberta and potentially Ontario, says one professor. Kent Donlevy specializes in constitutional, human rights and education law at the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education. He is also a former principal and teacher who worked for several years in

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Ugandan students bring dance and music to Ontario to raise money for their school

Suubi is the Luganda word for ‘hope’ – and meeting the young performers of the Suubi Fusion Troupe, it’s a word that’s quite apropos. They’re bright, ambitious, determined, and armed with solid educations and a world of experience (literally) in the performing arts. For most Ugandans, a secondary education can hardly be expected, while the opportunity to travel abroad, and

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Avatar 2 is now scheduled for 2020, with third film coming out one year later

NEW YORK — James Cameron has set the release dates for the next four “Avatar� sequels, with the first coming in 2020. The movie’s Facebook page Saturday posted a photo of Cameron and his massive film crew, who have been working on all four films simultaneously. The post said “Avatar 2� will hit theatres Dec. 18, 2020, and “Avatar 3�

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March for Science draws 200 in Saskatoon

About 200 people rallied in Saskatoon’s Victoria Park Saturday to take part in a local offshoot of the worldwide March for Science movement. The event was meant to call attention to the importance of scientific information in political decision-making, and was born out of a reddit conversation following the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. Canadian cities prepare to march for

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Dog parks shouldn’t be your pooch’s 1st social experience, says behaviourist

Dog behaviourist Barbara Lloyd says the dog park is not a place to take your canine companion for its first taste of social interaction.  “The dog park is not a place for socialization,” Lloyd said.  Instead, she said dogs should socialize when they’re still puppies and recommends putting your pup through training, which allows a dog to become more familiar with

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