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Fighting for accessible playgrounds

Sarah Turnbull and her daughter Blake, who uses a wheelchair, took but a few seconds to show me the problem with most of Regina’s city-run and school-run playgrounds. “This is a playground you’re probably used to seeing,” said Turnbull as she entered the soft, pebble-covered school playground with her 18-month-old daughter. Turnbull struggled to push … Continue reading Fighting for accessible playgrounds

Dreaming of travel

How much do you miss air travel? We’re now into our first major snowstorm of the season in Saskatchewan. My thoughts turn to warm-weather destinations. It’s pretty well just a dream now. Canada continues to urge Canadians to “avoid non-essential travel outside Canada and avoid all travel on cruise ships outside Canada until further notice.” … Continue reading Dreaming of travel

From rider nation to republican land

Former Saskatchewan Roughrider Matt Dominguez will always bleed Rider green but the talk around him these days is about Republican red and Democrat blue.  The tumultuous US election campaign is about to wind down with the vote on November 3. “Everybody is pretty much entrenched in their sides,” says Dominguez, who moved with his family … Continue reading From rider nation to republican land

Saskatchewan ghost stories  

Watch my interview here with Saskatchewan ghost stories author Jo-Anne Christensen. Some ghosts have a knack for perfect timing. It was a rainy and foggy night back in the early 1920s when the local doctor in Broadview, Saskatchewan was driving to an urgent house call. These were busy times for the doctor as he helplessly … Continue reading Saskatchewan ghost stories  

The last generation of Indian residential school students tell a different story of the residential school experience

Click here for my interview with Kerry Benjoe. Canada’s dark legacy of Indian Residential schools is well documented. But does that tell the whole story? Kerry Benjoe of Regina graduated from the last Indian Residential school in Lebret, Saskatchewan in the early ’90s. Hers is not a story of abuses but of happy memories and … Continue reading The last generation of Indian residential school students tell a different story of the residential school experience

My cousin in Beirut in the aftermath of the devastating explosion

Watch my interview with Tommy Gargatdzidis When I first heard the news of the massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon August 4, my thoughts instantly turned to my cousin Tommy Gargatdzidis, his wife Natasha and their two children. Tommy has lived in Beirut for 16 years and owns a popular restaurant there. I immediately messaged Tommy. … Continue reading My cousin in Beirut in the aftermath of the devastating explosion

Made-In-Sask COVID-19 research advancing in a climate of vaccine skepticism  

Watch the full interview with Dr. Volker Gerdts It is assumed life will get back to ‘normal’ once scientists around the world roll out their approved coronavirus vaccines. Not so fast. Recent polls taken in Canada, the US and elsewhere show there is a sizeable number of anti-vaccine advocates. It’s believed at least 80 percent … Continue reading Made-In-Sask COVID-19 research advancing in a climate of vaccine skepticism  

Show Premiere | 08-20-20

Costa Maragos is back in front of the camera and ready to explore current events affecting Saskatchewan.Our show premiere is one of a kind, with guests who are living in middle of COVID-19 hot spots, a local filmmaker ready to launch her own show…in Regina? And of course, we look at the CFL and what … Continue reading Show Premiere | 08-20-20

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