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Pipeline or no, pollution tops out

Article: Dylan Criddle – Contributor It’s been a while since environmental policy has garnered so much attention from popular media. Yet even among he conflict in Syria, the Keystone XL pipeline has our attention. The construction of the pipeline could create thousands of jobs, but could also ensure U.S. and Canadian oil dependency for years to come. The issue has divided many people and conflicting reports on job creation and carbon emissions by the pipeline ...

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Parking Wars!

Article: Raenna Gohm – Contributor Parking has been an ongoing problem at the University of Regina for years. Students, including myself, are often late for classes due to parking problems. Sometimes students have to park nine or more blocks away just to avoid a ticket. Of course, for some students this is the only option once the university sells out of parking passes. Last year’s parking was already tight and limited; this year the parking ...

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Why worry about water if you’re homeless?

Should anything be done to end the shortage? The answer is a resounding yes. If action isn’t taken soon to end the shortage, Regina could develop an ugly reputation as being an extremely unaffordable place to live. In other words, Regina risks losing out on future population growth and potential economic opportunities if a growing number of people are unwilling to move here because they can’t afford the local cost of living.

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This September, vote no to CUPE

Article: Alexandra Mortensen – Contributor On Sept. 25, the City of Regina is holding a referendum on the use of a Public-Private Partnership (P3) model for a much needed sewage treatment plant. The city council voted unanimously in favour of moving forward with a P3; however, a petition requesting a referendum on the question was circulated and accepted. We now face a referendum that will not only cost taxpayers additional money, but will also greatly delay ...

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Mandela: The Hero We Need

In a time when a lot of things seem wrong with the world — Zimmerman vs. Martin, Canadian senator deception, elementary school shootings, conflicts in Syria, another dreadful Blue Jays season (which may not compare but it’s still painful) — it’s challenging to find some optimism. Where does one look to find the silver lining? One place to start is to look at popular figures who exemplify dignity and nobility. And one name comes to ...

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A Message from the Tabloid Aisle

Article – John Loeppky – Contributor There are three types of celebrities: the ones who were famous because of some sort of family relative (didn’t realize you were reading this, Mr. Trump), the ones who are famous for something stupid (cough, cough, Kim Kardashian), and finally, the ones who actually have done something amazing with their lives.             Yet, because society is made up of idiots, we care about them all equally. Not only that, we ...

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