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Province warning of algae blooms on Sask. lakes

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Swimming in or drinking this algae-bloom affected water can cause red skin, sore throat, cramps or diarrhea. Caution should also be taken when considering the consumption of fish or shellfish caught in areas of a water body where a bloom exists as toxins from cyanobacteria have been shown to accumulate in the liver of exposed fish. Small amounts have also been shown to accumulate in kidneys, blood, gill, bile, intestines and brain.  It is recommended that people limit their consumption of fish organs, including the skin.  Studies in Alberta indicate toxins from cyanobacteria are unlikely to accumulate in the flesh of fish at levels high enough to be hazardous to humans. Correctly gutted or filleted fish represent minimal to no health hazard to human consumption.

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Marine sea tank sinks with 16 aboard; 1 dead and 8 missing

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By JULIE WATSON

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An amphibious assault vehicle carrying 15 Marines and a Navy sailor sank near a military-owned island off the coast of Southern California, leaving one of the Marines dead and eight missing, authorities said Friday.

They were traveling in the vehicle that resembles a seafaring tank from the shores of San Clemente Island to a Navy ship Thursday evening when they reported the vehicle was taking on water, said Lt. Cameron H. Edinburgh, a Marine Corps spokesman for Camp Pendleton.

Two Marines who were rescued were injured, with one hospitalized in critical condition and the other in stable condition, a Marine Corps statement said.

Military ships, small boats and helicopters on Friday were searching choppy seas for the missing amid moderate to strong winds...

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City briefs: A tale of a building, ballots, and plastic bags

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Elections Regina will review the application and if all criteria are met, a ballot will be sent out with instructions to vote later this fall. If the application does not include proper I.D. requirements, is illegible or does not include sufficient details, applicants may be asked to submit their application in person. Eligible voters may still apply in person at the Election Office.

Applications are accepted until Nov. 9. Mail-in ballots will be sent out mid-late October and must be received at the Election Office by 8 p.m. on Election Day. For more information on the 2020 Municipal/School Board Election, visit Regina.ca/elections or call 306-751-4479.

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A bylaw banning single use plastic bags was passed unanimously at a city council meeting this week, but ...

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Baker flags parties, including one in Chelmsford, as COVID-19 cases rise

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BOSTON –  State officials are closely monitoring a recent uptick in the rate of positive COVID-19 test rates, Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday as he again cautioned against social gatherings where people do not wear masks.

“It’s a slow creep, so what we’re saying is we want the slow creep to stop and start trending back down,” Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders said.

The rate of positive tests had been hovering around 1.7 percent and recently ticked back up to 2 percent.

After saying Thursday that his administration was reviewing the state’s guidance on gathering sizes, Baker on Friday identified several events he said public health officials are investigating as “cluster incidents,” including a “large lifeguard party” in Falmouth, house parties in Chatham and Wr...

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Rent’s due, again: Monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off

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By RUSS BYNUM

Another month passes. The coronavirus pandemic marches on. And Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once again have to worry as their next rent checks come due Aug. 1.

Many left jobless by the crisis are already behind on payments. And the arrival of August brings new anxieties. A supplemental $600 in weekly federal unemployment benefits that helped many pay their bills is set to expire as July ends, with Congress bogged down in disagreement over a new round of aid.

Also set to end, unless lawmakers intervene, is a federal moratorium on evictions that has shielded millions of renters — though some Americans remain protected by similar state and local actions.

The Associated Press reconnected with renters first interviewed ahead of their April payments...

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Fauci optimistic COVID-19 vaccine will be widely available

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By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and MATTHEW PERRONE

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once a coronavirus vaccine is approved as safe and effective, Americans should have widespread access within a reasonable time, Dr. Anthony Fauci assured lawmakers Friday.

Appearing before a House panel investigating the nation’s response to the pandemic, Fauci expressed “cautious” optimism that a vaccine would be available, particularly by next year.

“I believe, ultimately, over a period of time in 2021, that Americans will be able to get it,” Fauci said, referring to the vaccine.

There will be a priority list for who gets early vaccinations. “I don’t think we will have everybody getting it immediately,” Fauci explained.

But “ultimately, within a reasonable time, the plans allow for any American who needs...

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The Dangers of Being an Overachiever All Your Life

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I’m sure that many of you can relate to my experience when I first started university at 18 years old. As children, we were taught to always be overachievers and high performers when it comes to our education. Our parents oftentimes encourage us to build the stepping stones that would lead to us becoming a doctor, engineer or high-level professional when we finally were old enough to start pursuing careers. As a result, many of us, myself included, come to our prestigious and nationally renowned universities with stacked resumes and beefed up college applications full of numerous extracurriculars, extensive volunteering credentials and high academic achievements.

When I first started my freshman year at UCLA, my parents encouraged me to follow the STEM path and become a pharmacist in th...

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Hulkenberg to race at British GP after Perez tests positive

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SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Nico Hulkenberg made an unexpected return to Formula One on Friday, stepping in at Racing Point after Sergio Perez tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the British Grand Prix on Sunday.

The 32-year-old Hulkenberg lost his seat at Renault for this season so was available when Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer made the call.

Just in time.

“One, we had to find him, and then we had to get him to England, then we needed a super licence and then we needed a negative virus test,” Szafnauer said. “So a lot of things had to happen and it came together with about 15 minutes to go.”

The German was immediately back in action for the first time since November, finishing ninth in first practice on Friday at Silverstone, where no fans are attendin...

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Undergraduate Research 101

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Thinking that research is just for graduate students? Think again. Undergraduate research programs serve a vital role at virtually every university across the nation. These departments exist to get undergraduates involved in high-level university research. You may feel overwhelmed when trying to figure out how to get involved with your campus’ research program.

Fear not —  read on for College Magazine’s ultimate guide to all things undergraduate research. 

The hardest part: What do YOU find interest in?

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Most undergraduate research programs exist to help students find what passions they have and how to turn it into something tangible. This requires a lot of internalized thinking and decision making from you...

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Queen City Patrol working to make Regina’s streets safer

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Will and LeCaine previously volunteered with White Pony Lodge, an organization that provides needle pickup and does community patrols in North Central. On the morning of Nov. 26, 2019, during one of their sleepless nights, LeCaine and Will headed out to do needle pickup. They ended up finding 348 needles.

It was a “wow” moment for them both. Realizing there was likely a need for the service throughout Regina, the pair decided to start Queen City Patrol.

“We came up with that name because we want to be able to cover the whole city, not just North Central, not just downtown and that kind of thing,” said Will.

The group was recently certified by the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) to provide Narcan training and distribute Narcan kits, which are used to ...

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