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MacKenzie Art Gallery looking to return statue stolen from India in 1913

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With the help of a curator at the Peabody Essex Museum, Mehra correctly identified the statue in the fall of 2019 as depicting the deity Annapurna.

But the shady history of how MacKenzie came to have the statue started up a conversation, and Mehra asked that the MAG try to return the statue to where it belonged — in India.

“We have started that process,” said Hampton, noting that the task is long and complicated.

“It’s almost its own … adventure in trying to find the original shrine where this was taken from amongst thousands that exist along that stretch of river.”

In the meantime, Mehra created a replacement piece for her exhibition, which drew inspiration from the popular film character Indiana Jones.

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High school sports unlikely to proceed this fall due to COVID-19

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Barring a sudden and unexpected change in circumstances, the Regina High Schools Athletic Association will not hold any inter-school sports this fall.

The decision, made by Regina’s school divisions and announced Thursday, affects athletes and coaches involved in football, soccer, volleyball and cross-country and is due to precautions that are deemed imperative due to COVID-19.

However, all RHSAA schools will have the option to conduct extra-curricular athletics, practices and/or intramural sports, providing that all safety protocol is adhered to and agreement is reached between administration, athletic directors, coaches and student-athletes.

“It is essential to note that, due to the unpredictability of COVID, any of the following directions are subject to change on sh...

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Decision reserved in MMIWG certification hearing

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While the hearing has included uncontested submissions about the increased risk of violence faced by Indigenous women and girls, government co-counsel Christine Ashcroft argued national statistics show police solve rates in homicide cases are actually approximately the same — just below 90 per cent — for Indigenous and non-Indigenous women.

“There is no basis in fact that this vulnerability requires a different type of investigation,” she added.

Ashcroft argued there are a number of reasons the case shouldn’t proceed as a class action, among them the alleged lack of “common issues.”

An example was raised of a plane crash in which one specific event leads to a common issue among victims’ family members...

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More Sask. businesses eligible for COVID cash under tourism support program

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The majority of outfitters rely on spending by Americans traveling north of the border to take in the province’s game-bird- or big game-hunting or angling options, he said.

The border remains closed to non-essential travel.

The provincial money is available under the Tourism Sector Support Program, initially announced in early August. Applicants can choose one of two streams: Accommodations and Major Event Facilities Funding, or Event, Attractions or Tour Sector Business Funding.

The accommodation stream will see a business get at least $10,000 in help, up to a maximum of $50,000...

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Out of the gallery and onto the streets: Moving Pictures brings art to Sask. communities through app

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The posters are located in core parts of Regina such as downtown, on 13th Avenue and in Wascana Park, but also in some places you may not expect, like in the parking lots of big box stores.

“We really want people who might not be seeking them out to just kind of by chance encounter the posters,” said Moore.

The videos that the posters unlock tell Saskatchewan stories. Moore said the aim is to try not to represent just one stereotypical vision of the province, but reflect a variety of personal experiences.

One of the new videos that will be coming out on Sept. 26 for Culture Days is by David Garneau and is called Hoop Dancers...

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Agent says Sweden has a lot to offer Connor Bedard

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“At this stage we’re focused on the practise and training and development side of things,” Landry said. “If it gets to the stage of the season being cancelled or the season being delayed further, we’ll be in communication with the Regina Pats and the Western Hockey League and the Bedard family to make a decision that is best for everyone involved.”

Bedard had been training in Vancouver when a delay to the WHL season prompted Newport to seek other options.

Why Sweden? Because it presents an opportunity for high-level training in a team environment alongside older players, which isn’t readily available at home under current COVID-19 restrictions.

Sweden is also a world leader in developing NHL players.

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Regina schools preparing for higher demand on mental health supports

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Creating opportunities for staff to check in with one another and talk through any anxieties or fears they are experiencing is a key piece of that strategy. Providing similar social connection points for students to talk to staff about any challenges they are facing is also important in quashing feelings of isolation.

“The antidote to anxiety and isolation is the development of social connections,” Enion said.

How those social connections are fostered will have to look different to follow health and safety guidelines, however. Enion said RPS is looking at ways to do this without holding its normal group sessions, whether that be one-on-one mentorship or phone calls.

The Regina Catholic School Division (RCSD) is also preparing to see more staff and students r...

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Dukart retiring after 40 years in the golf industry

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“People at golf clubs don’t like change,’’ he says. “When you impose all of this change on a membership and their guests, you’re opening yourself up for all kinds of things. You’re also trying to do that and to be mindful of the importance of driving the bottom line.”

Dukart knows all about golf in Regina, having grown up in the Queen City while golfing at the Wascana.

After winning the 1974 junior men’s club title and men’s club championships in 1978 and 1980, he played in four mini-tour pro events in Arizona through the financial backing of some Wascana members.

“I didn’t play that poorly, but not good enough to be a tournament player,” he recalls.

Dukart returned to his hometown, landing a job at the Royal Regina Golf Club as an assi...

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Saskatchewan Roughriders reveal 10 negotiation list players

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Quarterbacks Luke Falk (Washington State) and Jack Abraham (Southern Mississippi) are among the 10 players on the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ negotiation list whose names were released by the CFL on Thursday.

Even though the 2020 season has been cancelled, the nine CFL teams are required to reveal the names of 10 players on the negotiation list as part of league policy. Teams can have up to 45 players on their negotiation list, which is constantly in flux.

Falk, 25, was selected in the sixth round (199th overall) of the 2018 NFL draft by the Tennessee Titans.

He dressed for four pre-season games with the Titans before being released after the pre-season. The Miami Dolphins claimed him on waivers before releasing him on May 1, 2019.

The next day, Falk (6-foot-4, 215 pounds...

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Nutrien fined $150K for 2018 workplace injury at Rocanville potash mine

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Nutrien has been fined $150,000 for a workplace incident that left an employee seriously injured at its Rocanville potash mine in 2018.

Nutrien, operating as Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., pleaded guilty in Moosomin Provincial Court on Sept. 17 to contravening Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, according to a news release issued by the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety on Thursday.

Nutrien was fined $107,142.85, plus a surcharge of $42,857.15.

The incident happened on Aug. 2, 2018 when a worker was seriously injured while working on a solid bowl centrifuge, a machine used to separate substances that are mixed together.

Under the clause, Nutrien failed to “comply with the duties of an employer at a place of employment including the provis...

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