TOPIC: YOUR TURN SASKATCHEWAN

First Person

I thought I understood what happens to your body in frigid water. Then I fell in

A splash, a flash of panic and a thump in my chest like a freight train: that's what Jason Ulrich felt when he fell into the frigid water of Saskatchewan’s Buffalo Pound Lake.
First Person

Unearthed tapes allowed me to explore my grandmother's upbringing on a Saskatchewan homestead

Emma Kramer-Rodger was able to reconnect with her late grandmother's stories and learn more about her upbringing in the homesteading community of Ravenscrag, Sask., thanks to some audio tapes unearthed during the pandemic, and historic photographs.
First Person

Leaving my abusive partner was hell but I overcame the system and found freedom

Gale Bryce knew her partner was eventually going to kill her. But when she decided to leave, she found the system is stacked against victims trying to leave abusive partners.
Opinion

Indigenous Peoples must establish our own legal system in Canada

Like many law students, I began this journey believing I could make a difference by advocating for those still waiting to be heard. Nevertheless, even before law school, it was made clear to me that Canadian law is concrete and will likely never change.
Opinion

Canada's response to crisis in Ukraine shows gap in our approach to humanitarianism

Immigration in Canada has mainly focused on our own changing economic and population needs. But immigration should also be about the changing needs of the rest of the world.
Opinion

Civility in the age of rage: why we need to work together and calm down

Is it just me, or do we all seem to be a lot angrier these days?
First Person

Seeing Ukrainians' experience of war brings back my own memories of fleeing Syria

Ali Kharsa says seeing the war in Ukraine has brought his memories of fleeing Syria back to the forefront.
First Person

Losing my sister to opioids made me connect with HBO's Euphoria on a profound, personal level

You must see the main character for who she is: a struggling, teenage addict, desperate to find a substance to make her internal pain go away after the death of her father. I understand this on a profound, personal level.
Opinion

This International Women's Day I want more equality, not coupons and girly gifs

It's that time of year again. International Women’s Day. Suddenly as women we feel special. 
First Person

I can't work as a nurse in a province led by a government that is anti-science

As society embraces the lack of any government restrictions, Melissa Fuller writes she is left feeling unvalued as a registered nurse, a mother to a child too young to be vaccinated, and a cancer survivor.
Opinion

Digital solutions during the pandemic put disabled people on more equal ground. Don't forget us once it's over

Many of us don’t want to close Zoom and go back to your version of “normal.” Our existence wasn’t valued there. It often wasn’t even acknowledged, writes John Loeppky.
Opinion

I fled my country to find freedom in Canada. Let's not lose sight of what freedom really means

Today, protesters are occupying our nation’s capital and blocking border crossings. They’re demanding freedom, but I can’t see what freedom they've lost.
First Person

How I befriended the 'unfriend' button and focused on the connections that mattered

We all have that friend whose posts make us shudder or keep scrolling. The pandemic has made it clear that's no longer an option for me, writes Tenille Lafontaine.
Opinion

We must demand a safe work environment for members of the news media

On social media, reporters are regularly the target of messages filled with racial slurs, misogyny, homophobia and other forms of hatred, write Sean Tucker and Heather Persson.
Parenting

Help, my kid wants a mullet: Mom's post sets off debate on return of retro haircut

Chantel La Haye faced a hairy parenting quandry when her 10-year-old son asked for a mullet hair cut, so she turned to her social media network for advice.
First Person

Carving out a Black community in the 'Texas of Canada'

It’s a common refrain that there are no Black people out here. But to be Black on the Prairies is to be both the secret and the secret-keeper, writes Gloria Alamrew.
First Person

How I unlearned my anti-vaxx upbringing and started to trust the experts

I know what it's like to grow up in a home opposed to vaccinations, writes Kelsey MacDonald. Luckily for me, a patient health-care worker made the difference.
First Person

The Prairies got something to say: how my hometown inspired my rap career

I wanted to inspire young artists on the Prairies to tell their own stories and develop their unique sound, writes Canadian rapper Rollie Pemberton a.k.a Cadence Weapon.
First Person

The Prairies are rich with the collective memories of the Black people who came before us

Their care for community can be traced through the earth of their garden, to their hands, to their table, to us, writes Cheryl Foggo.
Opinion

We may be dealing with COVID fatigue, but history shows us there's a way through: author Gail Bowen

Our golden years may not be golden any more, due to this pandemic, but there's a way to get through COVID fatigue. It's by pushing back.
Opinion

Let's not play Russian roulette with Omicron and embrace it as inevitable

Billed as a less severe form of COVID-19, people may have resigned themselves to getting Omicron, writes Dr. Cory Neudorf, who warns against a lax attitude to exposing one's self to sickness.
Opinion

A resolution for Sask. in 2022: Make the online space a safe one for women

Parenting books don’t tell us how to react when men fantasize publicly about killing you.
Opinion

Omicron is here. The most crucial action we can take to prepare is to get our booster vaccine

Booster vaccines are especially important for people who were vaccinated in the first half of 2021, those who are immunocompromised, in long-term care homes, or over 60 years of age.
First Person

Christmas is a painful reminder of the family I left behind when I immigrated to Canada

Like many other people who live far away from their childhood homes, the holidays multiply my feelings of homesickness. 
Opinion

Saskatchewan's decade-old promise on 90-day surgery times has failed and will fail again

The only things certain in life are death, taxes and Saskatchewan not achieving a 90-day maximum surgical wait time by the target date of 2030. 

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