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Syrian refugees Jehad Aasar and Najwa Assar in their home with sponsor Christine McDougall on Sept. 23, 2016. The couple has now lived in Canada for nine months and has fallen in love with Saskatoon.

Syrian family has fallen in love with Saskatoon

By JT Marshall September 24, 2016 - 12:07pm Updated: September 24, 2016 - 12:15pm

Jehad and Najwa Aasar have been in Canada for nine months now and are loving it.   "I love the people of Saskatoon," Jehad said. "Everyone has been so welcoming."


Cris Bailey executive director of Regina Work Preparation Centre.

Regina work preparation centre changing with the times and workforce

By Michael Joel-Hansen June 24, 2016 - 5:05pm Updated: June 27, 2016 - 9:30am

The Regina Work Preparation Centre marked the opening of its improved office Friday. 

Located at at 2020 Halifax St., the not-for-profit organization helps people who...

British citizens vote in favour of leaving European Union.

British expats in Saskatchewan reflect on 'Brexit' vote

By Sarah Mills June 24, 2016 - 4:49pm Updated: June 27, 2016 - 9:40am

British expats in Saskatchewan have been watching the "Brexit" vote closely.

Simon Reynolds who lives and works in Saskatoon doesn't think the concept of the E.U. worked...

A round dance took place to welcome Syrian refugees in Prince Albert.

Warm welcome for Syrian refugees by P.A. indigenous groups

By Spencer Sterritt February 23, 2016 - 7:47am Updated: February 23, 2016 - 7:47am

Syrian refugees who recently arrived in Prince Albert received a warm welcome to their new home on Monday.

St. Albans Cathedral Hall was packed with refugees and...

2 charged with immigration fraud in Regina

By 980 CJME February 2, 2016 - 6:51am Updated: February 2, 2016 - 6:51am

Two people in Regina have been charged with immigration fraud.   Qi Wang, 41, and Yujuan Cui, 40 are charged on seven counts each. They're accused of acting as immigration...

Main branch of the Regina Public Library.

Regina Public Library looking for more English tutors

By Sarah Mills January 5, 2016 - 6:22am Updated: January 5, 2016 - 7:44am

It is just a few hours a week but it means a person newly immigrated to Regina feels integrated to their new home.

The Regina Public Library (RPL) has long offered adult...

Volunteers in Regina sorting donations for Syrian refugees, Dec 12 2015

Donations being readied for refugees coming to Regina

By Lisa Schick December 12, 2015 - 3:08pm Updated: December 14, 2015 - 7:04am

Clothes into one box, shoes into another, and toys into yet another - that's just a bit of the sorting that was done in Regina on Saturday with the thousands of donations given...

Refugee camp

Attitudes towards Syrian refugees misinformed, Saskatoon refugee sponsor says

By François Biber December 8, 2015 - 2:27pm Updated: December 9, 2015 - 12:09pm

Following November’s terrorist attack in Paris, a Saskatoon man says the public’s view on Syrian refugees is misinformed.

Carlo Arslanian welcomed his cousin, her...

Syrian refugees Sept. 2015.

Regina Open Door Society ready to welcome influx of Syrian refugees

By Adriana Christianson November 12, 2015 - 3:33pm Updated: November 13, 2015 - 6:47am

A flood of Syrian refugees could be coming to Saskatchewan before the end of the year, but is the province prepared to handle it?

Darcy Dietrich is the executive...

Syrian refugee camp Sept. 2015.

Refugee settlement agencies, province, setting up to receive more Syrians

By François Biber November 12, 2015 - 2:51pm Updated: November 12, 2015 - 2:51pm

If Prime Minister Justin Trudeau succeeds in bringing 25,000 government-sponsored Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of the year, Saskatchewan could see around 2,000 of them...

A screen shot from the new City of Regina videos promoting fire safety.

Videos aim to educate Regina's newest residents about fire safety

By Adriana Christianson October 7, 2015 - 2:01pm Updated: October 7, 2015 - 2:01pm

Newcomers to Canada are learning about fire safety through special videos produced in Regina.   The videos highlight simple tips like making a fire escape plan and warnings...

Regina City Hall in April 2015.

New report shows Regina's 'vital signs' still need improvement

By Lisa Schick October 6, 2015 - 11:34am Updated: October 6, 2015 - 11:34am

How is Regina doing on things like the economy, the gap between the rich and poor, and belonging? A new report out on Regina hopes to answer those questions and start a...