Hands-on history wins praise for Saskatoon teacher

Elizabeth Phipps, an elementary school teacher in Saskatoon, is learning how much people appreciate her hands-on approach to teaching Canadian history. Phipps is set to receive a Governor General’s Award for the innovative history lessons she imparts to a mix of students in grades two and three at Fairhaven Elementary. “I like her teaching because she teaches us nice stuff

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Advocate for asbestos registry dies of lung cancer

Howard Willems, seen in a CBC News program from February 2012, inspected buildings where he encountered asbestos fibres. (CBC) Howard Willems, the Saskatoon man who advocated for broader knowledge about the dangers of asbestos in buildings, has died of cancer at age 59. Willems had a form of cancer linked to asbestos called mesothelioma, which he believed he contracted while

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Slippery highways around province, heavy snow on way

Some heavy snowfalls are expected across southern Saskatchewan Thursday and Friday. That follows a morning of slippery highways around the province. The Highways Department was not recommending travel on a number of them. According to the Highway Hotline, ice, snow and slippery conditions were widespread. With falling, drifting and swirling snow, there was reduced visibility on many routes. Among the

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Roughriders have eyes on a different prize

Weston Dressler may have been eliminated from the running for a CFL player award, but the Saskatchewan Roughriders slotback was hardly disappointed Wednesday. “I’m not too worried about it …,” said Dressler, who was Saskatchewan’s nominee for the award as the league’s most outstanding player. “Those awards are nice and everything, but they’re just awards.” None of the Roughriders’ nominees

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New ways for seniors to keep fit

Specialized fitness programs are being developed for seniors with particular medical issues or limited mobility, in an effort to promote healthy lifestyles. The group Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism found that many older people are keen to participate in exercise regimes, but were concerned about their limitations. The group is working on specialized routines that work around any issues. “It’s often difficult

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