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STRETCH OUT YOUR SUMMER Canadian Factory Direct Sunrooms Makes the Most of the Saskatchewan Sun As we say goodbye to another Saskatchewan summer, what if you could make the season last a little longer? Look no further than Canadian Factory Direct Sunrooms to spread some summer vibes well into fall. The company, based in Prince Albert, is Western Canada’s largest sunroom manufacturer selling direct to consumers. With over 30 years in the business, Factory Direct designs and manufactures beautiful, quality sunrooms and solariums that are built to last. “We use the heaviest aluminum framing in the market, and our patented roof is built to last,” says Bruce Morley, owner at Canadian Factory Direct Sunrooms. “Plus, we deliver right to your door and install it too.”

See Factory Direct sunrooms in-person at the showroom at Fries Tallman Lumber in Regina.

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With a Factory Direct sunroom, you can make summer last longer and bring spring in sooner. Plus, your sunroom will become the most popular room in your home. “You won’t believe how quickly your new sunroom will become the place you spend most of your time in,” says Bruce. “Everyone loves to be in a sunroom.” Factory Direct offers three and four-season sunrooms with the strongest framing and highest R-value roof and glass. That means you’ll stay cool in the summer and toasty warm in the winter. Factory Direct also uses glass instead of plastic for their sunroom windows. You’ll soak up hours and hours of gorgeous Saskatchewan sunshine without lines, dust or dirt blocking your view. There are plenty of sunroom choices for your home and budget. You can choose a three-season sunroom, or Canada’s only true four-season sunroom. Factory Direct can build a four-season sunroom that can handle whatever a Canadian winter throws at it. “With our quality triple-glazed, low-e glazed PVC windows—they have the heaviest frame on the market—you can bring the outdoors in all year long,” says Bruce. Plus, Factory Direct also builds beautiful screen rooms, patio covers and gazebos to beautify any outdoor space. Factory Direct sunrooms are found in showrooms across the prairies with qualified local installers, and all are made in the company’s Prince Albert manufacturing facility with just under 30,000 square feet. “Our directto-consumer model also means you save money with our sunrooms,” says Bruce. “You’re not paying for salespeople or dealers. We have removed the middleman to make sure you get a great price and outstanding customer service before and after the sale.” With a 25-year warranty, there is no better time than now to consider a Factory Direct Sunroom. The company hasn’t raised prices over the last year, but costs are skyrocketing. “Book now for our best price for spring install,” says Bruce. “By the time we design, prepare your deck and get all your permits, we’ll manufacture in the winter for your spring install,” says Bruce. “Many people who wait for spring to book don’t see their new sunroom installed until June or even July of the following year and the price will be more.” See their showroom at Fries Tallman Lumber or visit their location at 17 17th Street West in Prince Albert. Learn more online at, call 306.900.4978 to talk to an expert, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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WINTER IS HERE and the YOU CAN FEEL the holidays first hintsare of around fall in the the corner…where did the air. go? Summer is coming year

to aend close once again. The of 2020 is coming It was hot and hazy and I think I can speak for most us when but weofstill hadI say fun. “good.” However, the year We enjoyed certain that was taught usa how sense oflocal normal for important business, local and the the people first time in local over economy is. Main Street is a year some where wewith find our family, cautious optimism. friends, neighbours, and colleagues delivering us I hope your summer the goods and services we was a good one. need in our lives. Those businesses make our city a As we say goodbye great place to live. This holiday season, spend your money to another Saskatchewan summer, we’re now where it matters most and support the people that call Regina home. heading into another wonderful season—fall.

Enjoysmell this snowy candy cane in with this are The of harvest is season in the and air,settle the gardens issue to see what is new and interesting in the Queen City. bursting with delicious things to eat (and store Learn how you can shop local for Christmas gifts, try out before the or first hits) and football Riders!) a new recipe two,frost and see what 2021 holds for (go home There’s plenty inside to read—enjoy! isrenovations. underway. From all of us at Fresh, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a

Inside our Fall 2021 issue, you’re going to find prosperous New Year. everything you need to know for the pumpkin Yours, spice season. Read about how to get your home ready before the dreaded ‘s’ word arrives, check out some wonderful recipes for tummywarming soup, and figure out what to put in your P.S. You can also follow us onfor the freshmagazineyqr anklebiter’s lunchbox return to school. There are fashion trends to review and home décor ideas to freshen up your space for fall.


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ince 2007, Renewed Kitchens & Countertops has been transforming the city’s kitchens, saving homeowners time and money while creating gorgeous spaces you’ll want to spend time in. Instead of gutting a kitchen and starting from scratch, Renewed Kitchens uses the existing cabinetry to remake the look and feel. “We recreate your space without the commitment of a complete renovation,” says owner Dwayne Hipkiss. “It can be as simple as removing the existing doors and drawer fronts and replacing them. Then, we reskin the cabinetry and add new countertops and you’re at home in a brand-new kitchen.” It truly is a no hassle renovation, and it can happen in in just three to five days while saving you up to 40 per cent compared to a new kitchen.

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However, what if you need to resize or rework the space? That is no problem at all. The Renewed Kitchens team can add new cabinets to match and make spaces for new appliances. “Fridges are getting bigger these days and we can easily adjust cabinet bottoms to make space,” says Hipkiss. “We can also add on, too. For example, we can build a china cabinet to match.” As for styles, Renewed Kitchens has over 40 colours to choose from that transform the look and functionality of a kitchen while providing modern features such as soft close hinges and European-style hidden hinges. Plus, the company now offers a new line of exclusive Smart Matte technology colours. “Smart Matte is the next generation of cabinetry where fashion, functionality and technology come together to make our lives easier,” says Hipkiss. “The seamless construction and a super soft touch matte finish that give a comfortable and contemporary look with builtin tech features.” Smart Mattes are both antifingerprint and repairable to micro scratches and scuffs. Plus, they are easy to clean with just soap and water—perfect for busy homes with kids and pets.

Best of all, you can trust the experts at Renewed Kitchens. Their team of professional carpenters and cabinetmakers have more than 90 years of combined experience. “We are the only local company that specializes exclusively in the restyling and refacing process,” says Hipkiss. “Instead of trying to do many things, we do one thing really well.” The Renewed Kitchens team will work with you to understand your style, needs and budget. Their experience and knowledge will help you make the best choices for your space, and ensure you’re getting the best value for your dollar. Finally, the company does just one project at a time, making sure you get their full attention. To learn more, visit or call 306.584.3340 to book your free consultation and estimate.

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Fall 2021 brings another season of great looks Fall fashion is just so cozy. It’s the time we get to break out the comfortable sweaters, fantastic boots, classic coats and beautiful dresses. People might say it’s basic, but we don’t care. Here’s 10 looks you’ll love this fall.

Over-the-knee boots, especially in black suede. They’ll look great both day and night.

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Riding Boots. Channel your inner aristocrat and add a pair of riding boots to your collection. Pair it with a chunky knit sweater and a big bag for extra fall coziness. Lug sole booties. The 90s are back in a big way with chunky soles and colourful laces. Classic Short UGGs. Love them or hate them, there’s a reason UGG boots are still around— comfort, comfort, comfort. Slouch boots. Capturing the feel of the slouch look of the 1980s, these boots are bringing the comfort of slouch into With signs of spring all around us, spirits are soaring and we this decade. are getting ready for a new season with all the changes we Sweater vests aren’t just hope come withfor it. grandpa anymore. Grab these cozy knits in neutrals and bright colours to stay warm on Each change of season brings new skincare concerns and crisp fall days. we have some tips to help you have your best skin. Denim returns. Who knew the Canadian tuxedo would First,again? let’s think about howand ourshirts skin are sometimes become cool Denim jackets poppingfeels at the end in ofthat a glorious Saskatchewan summer. We had a fading up, especially ‘worn jean’ hue. tan that would leave our faces rough, dry, yet strangely oily Pink is the new black. Add pops of pinkhyperpigmentation. this fall, in dresses, Urgh. with some new little friends… sweaters and jackets. If this sounds familiar, no worries. We can help you avoid BY MICHELLE DAVIS these pitfalls with a few simple suggestions.

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“SCHOOLED”AS ASAA “SCHOOLED” FUNERALDIRECTOR DIRECTOR FUNERAL While many are thinking about “going back While many are thinking about “going to school”, our newest staff member at back to school”, our newest staff member at Jones-Parkview Funeral Services, Chrystine Jones-Parkview Funeral Services, Chrystine Dacey, is celebrating the completion of Dacey, is celebrating the completion of her course, having received her Funeral her course, having received her Funeral Director Certification from Saskatchewan Director Certification from Saskatchewan Polytechnic. I sat down with Chrystine to Polytechnic. I sat down with Chrystine to chat about the journey it has been for her. chat about the journey it has been for her. Chrystine, WHY did you choose to enter the Funeral Services Chrystine, WHY did you choose to enter the Funeral Services Profession? Profession? “I chose the funeral service profession as I felt it was my calling “I chose the funeral service profession as I felt it was my calling to help families who are dealing with grief while navigating the to help families who are dealing with grief while navigating the process of planning a funeral service. I want to ensure that the process of planning a funeral service. I want to ensure that the decedent is handled with dignity and respect and assist families decedent is handled with dignity and respect and assist families on celebrating the person’s life and legacy.” on celebrating the person’s life and legacy.” What topics did you study to attain your certification? What topics did you study to attain your certification? “Through my certification, I studied topics such as anatomy, “Through my certification, I studied topics such as anatomy, grief support and Saskatchewan bylaws, acts and regulations.” grief support and Saskatchewan bylaws, acts and regulations.” What has been the most unexpected aspect in your training and What has been the most unexpected aspect in your training and internship so far? internship so far? “The most unexpected aspect in my training is how appreciative “The most unexpected aspect in my training is how appreciative the families are for my support and assistance during their the families are for my support and assistance during their grieving process.” grieving process.” You are in the midst of your 13-month internship now, what is You are in the midst of your 13-month internship now, what is your hope as you do your internship? your hope as you do your internship? “My hope while completing my internship, is to learn from other “My hope while completing my internship, is to learn from other Funeral Directors and the industry on how I can improve upon Funeral Directors and the industry on how I can improve upon myself. My goal is to assist the families and decedents with the myself. My goal is to assist the families and decedents with the compassion they need and deserve during a difficult time.” compassion they need and deserve during a difficult time.” What has been the most impactful lesson thus far? What has been the most impactful lesson thus far? “The most impactful lesson I have learnt thus far, is how I play an “The most impactful lesson I have learnt thus far, is how I play an important role in someone’s grieving process. Conversing with a important role in someone’s grieving process. Conversing with a family and learning about their loved one’s life and how they have family and learning about their loved one’s life and how they have influenced their family and community is rewarding. I want to give influenced their family and community is rewarding. I want to give the families the utmost respect and compassion as I know what it the families the utmost respect and compassion as I know what it is like to lose a loved one. I am honoured to have left a mark in the is like to lose a loved one. I am honoured to have left a mark in the family’s life, by assisting them during their hardship.” family’s life, by assisting them during their hardship.” Is there anything else you would like to share? Is there anything else you would like to share? “I would like to say a special thank you to the families for “I would like to say a special thank you to the families for allowing me the opportunity and honour to be a part of their allowing me the opportunity and honour to be a part of their grieving process. It has been their kindness and compassion, grieving process. It has been their kindness and compassion, that has built my confidence as a funeral director intern. I would that has built my confidence as a funeral director intern. I would also like to thank Jones-Parkview Funeral Services for allowing also like to thank Jones-Parkview Funeral Services for allowing me the opportunity to complete my practicum and internship as me the opportunity to complete my practicum and internship as a Funeral Director. I cannot wait to see what the funeral service a Funeral Director. I cannot wait to see what the funeral service profession has in store for me.” profession has in store for me.” Submitted on behalf of the Jones-Parkview Team Submitted on behalf of the Jones-Parkview Team

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Get knitted. The chunkier and cozier the better, fall is the time to wrap up in cozy warmth. Turtlenecks, pullovers, cable knits and cardigans are the epitome of fall fashion. The fringe element. The fringe look of days past is back, this time on t-shirts, jackets, skirts, and sweaters. Your cat will love it.

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As we ease our way into the new normal, mani-pedis are back. Our hands and feet are begging for love after months and months of neglect. Ready to treat yourself? Here’s just some on-trend ideas to make those appendages appealing once again.

Glitterati. Not even nail needs to be understated. Gold glitter is a wild way to make your hands and feet look stunning. Combined with nudes and metallics, glitter is the perfect to add some glamour to your life. Who Needs Just One Colour? Make a bold statement with a different colour on every nail. Keep your colour choices in the same colour family or pick one hue and go from light to dark for an ombre effect. Express Yourself Calligraphy is another way to make a big statement on your hands and feet. Send a message in nail art!

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Graphic Art Simple shapes and lines can add flair without overwhelming a look. Pick bright colours and clean lines to make your nails pop. DIY It Press-on nails are stepping up their game with fun embellishments in kits you can do yourself. Some nail artists are even offering custom nail kits for clients to handle at home. Go Retro Head back in time with colour combinations from days and decades past. Rust and gold, beige and teal, and bright orange look great on hands and feet. Tone it Down For something a little less out there, muted undertones make their own statement. Sage, peach, sand, grey and soft yellow are gorgeous choices for a classic look.

Denim Looks Chambray blue is a gorgeous, serene choice for fall that moves from day to night. Hot Chocolate Deep, rich browns are perfect for fall, complementing cozy knits, chic boots and that everpresent pumpkin spice latte. Jewel tones Teal never really goes out of style, especially royal teal. Tone down the bright teals of spring and summer into a gorgeous jewel toned teal for a stylish, cool look.

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Hearing Tests •• Speech sounds wavesand to the inner ear. seem muffled to you. • Hearing aid trial and fitting •••You’re having trouble The normal human ear Hearing aid repairs hearing high pitched sounds. can cleaning distinguish between and • You can’t follow conversations 400,000 different sounds. • Ear cleaning noisy environments. Cristina in Carteri, owner, Optimal Hearing Custom ear molds Deterioration of hearing is •••You can’t hear speech easily on the phone. • Batteries usually a gradual process andask it can happen so •• You people to speak Payment plan ood communication is vital Regina’s Optimal Hearing can also more or clearly. slowslowly that the individual to our everyday lives. We help you regain good communication • You ask people to repeat may not be aware of it. have to communicate with back into your life. Carteri is a what they said. our family, friends, colleagues and licensed Hearing Aid Practitioner • You’re turning up the TV or neighbours, and good hearing isaids, it’s important with years ofto experience When you’re in need of hearing ensure helping you’re “It is a pleasure to receive radio louder thanDebbie’s before.warm integral to communication. When people improve their hearing and welcome, and Cristina is so pleasant and helpful. getting you theexperience advice and care you need to adjust easily. Look no further hearing loss, it affects • Your loved ones are noticing their lives. Her first piece of advice It’s great to attend their office and be your ability to communicate with that they have to speak helped by is to have aMall. hearing test, fifteen whether than Optimal Hearing located at the Southland With such lovely people.” - Myrnathemselves Lapchuck the ones you care about. However, louder or repeat you think you have hearing loss or years’ experience astoastay hearing aid practitioner, owner Cristina Carteri it doesn’t have that way. when they talk with you. not. “It’s important to set a baseline

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What our clients are saying

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24 hours. “Sudden changes in your hearing can indicate health concerns. Don’t wait to have it “Optimal Hearing consistently goes above and checked out,” advises Carteri.

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Summer Skincare Advice hen you envision your best Saskatchewan summer, what do you think about? Our hot, windy days spent by the pool or beach? Maybe long walks or outdoor sports? Now envision your skin. What doessummer skin mean to you? Is your skin glowing, fresh, smooth, and perfectly hydrated? The truth for the majority of us is that our skin can end up sun or wind burned, dehydrated, showing signs of premature aging, and developing problems occurring from increased sweat production.

Here are some tips to have the summer skin you deserve: • Protect your pretty skin with mineral sun protection, if you are outside, or even if you might be, between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm. This is essential. • Exfoliate your skin with a gentle chemical exfoliator such as glycolic acid or retinol. I like to alternate these days with a day of gentle physical exfoliant such as a mild scrub. • Try to keep your skin cool, this helps with inflammation which can lead to breakdown and breakouts or premature signs of aging.

• Try a sunless summer glow, there are so many amazing self tanners available and the formulations are really incredible and deliver a gorgeous, fake summer tan. • Switch up your moisturizer for something lighter if you will be outdoors and perspiring a lot. Often your sun protection can be enough for the day, especially if you are prone to breakouts or congested skin. • Avoid the peak hours of the sun's damaging rays; this is generally from 10 am to 2 pm. • This is a great time of year to incorporate Vitamin C into your routine, it helps to keep your skin bright. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect skin cells from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure. Be sure to use this ingredient at night as light causes it to be less effective. Keep your skin hydrated from the inside out, and make sure you are drinking enough water.

been exposed to much lately. If you've ever burned them, you know this is something you want to avoid at all costs. • Wear protective clothing, like a fabulous hat when you can to offer more protection. • Meet with your skincare provider for a treatment at least once during the summer. They will be able to offer you a plan for your specific skin type. And don’t forget, be sure to schedule your September facial as your follow up. We hope that this is your summer to kick back and enjoy your time outdoors more than ever before and that your glow would make J. Lo envious. Ultimately, prevention is better than trying to undo summer damage and summer skin that is irresistibly glowing starts in the fall and winter and your esthetician is your skin's best friend.

• Keep your shades handy to protect your delicate eye area not only from damage, but also from squinting that can cause those dreaded crowsfeet. • Pack a cooling face or body mist in your bag to help you keep cool and hydrated. • Protect your lips with sun protection also, especially since they haven't

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Autumn Sangria

Sangria isn’t just for summer! 750 ml bottle red wine 3 tbsp sugar 1 oz orange juice 1 cinnamon stick 2 whole cloves 1 star anise 1 oz Grand Marnier 1 grapefruit, sliced 1 orange, sliced 1 apple, sliced 1 cup grapefruit sparkling water 1 cup fresh cranberries (optional) 1 cup pomegranate seeds (optional) Blend together all ingredients into a large pitcher, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Refrigerate for at least two hours. Serve over ice.

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Long Lake Iced Tea

For those still-warm autumn days on the deck. 1 oz Triple Sec 1 oz spiced rum 1 oz. gin 1 oz. apple vodka 4 oz. cranberry juice 2 oz. lemon lime soda Mint for garnish Pour Triple sec, rum, gin, vodka, and cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker or jar with lid. Shake well to combine. Pour into two glasses or copper mugs with ice. Add lemon lime soda and stir.

Grown-Up Hot Chocolate

For those cool fall nights by the fireplace, binge-watching your favourite show. 2 cups homogenized milk ½ cup Kahlua 2 tbsp powdered sugar 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped Whipped cream Chocolate curls or cocoa Combine milk, Kahlua, and sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a light simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat when bubbles form around the edge. Melt chocolate in microwave on 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, just until melted. Whisk melted chocolate into milk mixture. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and chocolate curls/ dust of cocoa.

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Warm Delights for Fall and Winter Roasted Tomato Soup 4 lb ripened tomatoes, quartered 1 head garlic, cloves separated ¼ c. plus 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp coarse black pepper 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 1 tsp dried basil ½ tsp dried oregano 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 4 c. vegetable broth 1 tbsp. fresh thyme ¼ cup heavy cream ¼ cup fresh basil, plus more for garnish Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread tomatoes on sheet. Sprinkle garlic cloves throughout the tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for one hour or until the tomatoes are very soft. When tomatoes are halfway done, place a large pot on medium heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add onions and sauté until soft, stirring occasionally, for approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Add dried basil and oregano and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar and cook mixture until the vinegar stops bubbling and reduces by half. Add broth and fresh thyme to the pot, increasing heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer 10 to 15 minutes and turn off the burner. Add roasted tomatoes, garlic, cream and fresh basil to the pot. Blend the soup until smooth with an immersion blender. Serve with fresh basil garnish.

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Grandma’s Potato Soup 4 medium red potatoes, cubed 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped ½ medium yellow onion, chopped ½ tsp. salt Dash pepper 1 clove garlic, minced 1 bay leaf ¼ c. butter 4 tbsp. flour 1 c. sour cream 1 tsp. dried dill weed 1 tbsp. white vinegar

In a large pot, cover chopped vegetables with water; add salt, garlic and bay leaf. Simmer on low heat until vegetables are tender. In a small saucepan, make a roux by melting butter and adding flour one tablespoon at a time, stirring constantly until light brown. Add one cup of vegetable broth from the large pot into roux, stirring constantly. Stir roux/broth mixture into the soup. Bring to a boil while stirring and remove from heat. Add sour cream, dill and vinegar. Remove bay leaf and serve.

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Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Soup ¼ c. butter 1 c. yellow onion, finely chopped 1 large clove garlic, finely minced ¼ c. + 3 tbsp all-purpose flour 3¼ c. milk 1 can (284 ml) chicken broth ½ c. heavy cream 3 c. (packed) finely chopped fresh broccoli florets 2½ c. old cheddar cheese 1/3 c. finely shredded Parmesan cheese Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

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Melt butter in large pot over medium-high heat. Add in onions and cook, stirring frequently until nearly soft, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add in garlic and flour, and cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly. While whisking, slowly pour in milk then chicken broth. Stir in broccoli. Cook stirring constantly until mixture begins to thicken. Then reduce heat to low and allow to cook, stirring very frequently, until broccoli is tender, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cream, then add grated cheeses, mixing until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm with more cheddar if desired.

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LUNCH Back to School Meal Ideas BY FRESH YQR STAFF

As school starts again, it’s another year of packing lunches for the shorties. Here are some ideas to try with the ankle-biters in your life.

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Sammies school-style Shake it up with a bento lunch, picking items from each category. Have fun with dips and dressings to jazz it up. Vegetables: Bell pepper, broccoli, cucumber, celery, cauliflower, edamame, snap peas, carrot, cherry tomato Fruits: Apple, strawberry, cherry, peach, mango, kiwi, grape, orange, dragonfruit, melon, cantaloupe, pineapple, dates, plum, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry Grains: Crackers, buns, muffins, granola, chips, bagels, popcorn, pita, rice cakes Proteins: Deli meat, sliced chicken, tuna, pepperoni sticks, jerky, hard boiled egg, hummus Dairy: Yogurt, cheese cubes, cottage cheese, string cheese

Bread: • Multigrain • Sourdough • Tortilla wrap • Ciabatta • Sub Filling: • Bacon, lettuce, tomato • Ham, lettuce and cheddar cheese • Chicken, tuna or egg salad • Ham, cucumber and avocado • Cream cheese, cucumber, tomato and pepper • Turkey, lettuce and swiss cheese • Salami, mozzarella and spinach • Pastrami, gouda and tomato

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More than Sandwiches Here’s some more ideas on how to keep your kids interested in eating lunch. A thermos will keep these ideas hot or cold – just make sure things are bite-sized so it’s easy to eat. • • • • • • • • • •

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Regina Transition House is a Place of Hope FOR 45 YEARS, Regina Transition House has been

helping women and children leave domestic violence and build new lives that are safe, hopeful, and connected to the community. “Our shelter is here to help women and their families leave terrible situations,” says Suzanne Hehn, acting executive director. “We provide a safe place to escape violence, and to begin the process of healing through support that understands what they have been through.” At any one time, the shelter has room for eight adult women and their children to find refuge, and the organization can also offer shelter off-site for two more women and their families as needed.

Facing the Problem

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“Saskatchewan has the second-highest rate of domestic violence in Canada,” says Hehn. “Violence affects all walks of life. Domestic violence can affect everyone no matter who they are, where they live, what they do for a living or how much money they have.” There are people struggling in our province that need help and it’s not a small population either. Currently, there are 20 women on a waiting list needing help.

Waiting for Help

COVID-19 has made the work of Regina Transition House even more difficult, as it reduced the capacity of the shelter to 80 per cent. “The pandemic has certainly increased the need for our services,” says Hehn. The isolation created by the need to stay home has given way to more incidents of violence in domestic situations and Regina Transition is doing what they can to help.

If you or someone you know is in need, Regina Transition House offers: 24-hr Crisis Line 306.569.2292 24-hr Text 306.535.3068 Email Private Message Regina Transition House on Facebook

for many leaving domestic violence, and this is one way we can help ensure people are getting the food and help they need,” says Hehn. There is also 24-hour counselling available, and Regina Transition House works with the women to connect them to the community services they need to begin rebuilding their lives.

Lending a Hand

Helping Regina Transition House is easy. Monetary donations are always gratefully accepted, and easy to do—you can donate online at or via Canada Helps. You can also donate items to the shelter including personal care products, school supplies, household cleaning products, bedding, small household items and gift cards—there’s a wish list online. “We can also arrange furniture donations too, for women leaving the shelter into new homes,” says Hehn.

Vision for Everyone

“Our end goal is to ensure everyone that reaches out is free from abuse and violence in a supportive, safe environment,” says Hehn. “Everyone deserves to be safe.” Learn more about Regina Transition House at

Beyond Shelter

Regina Transition House does more than shelter women fleeing violence. It also conducts outreach programming and support to those in need. Every Thursday the organization hosts a women’s support group, providing women and children with supper and a place to get assistance and encouragement. “Food security is an issue

Regina Transition House Office: 306.757.2096 24-Hour Crisis Line 306.569.2292

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Don’t forget about heating maintenance

Have a professional check your heating system and ensure it’s in good working order before you turn it on. Don’t forget to replace the batteries on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Pad your pipes

A small frozen pipe can cause big household damage if it bursts, so pad your pipes to prevent floods. Grab some tubular pipe insulation sleeves from your local hardware store and set to task covering exposed pipes in areas, such as a basement, attic or a crawl space. Finally, seal the seams with duct tape. With that simple task, you’re not only preventing considerable water damage and cost, but also conserving energy.

Clean out your garage

Move what you won’t be needing, lawn-mower, hedge trimmer, rakes and summer toys to the back and bring any winter necessities shovels, snow blowers, skis and sleds to the front. Set out salt and gravel containers, and you’ll thank yourself the first time the ice hits.

PREP YOUR HOME NOW FOR THE SEASON AHEAD hate to say it…but winter’s coming! As the coldness looms and you prepare to crank the heat, it’s important to protect your home from potential damage and expensive claims and repairs. These simple tasks will help you stay warm, safe and energy-conscious this winter.

the cracks. Caulking is inexpensive and easy to apply. Second, cover your windows in a thin plastic film (available at any hardware store) and tape it down with waterproof double-sided tape, heat the edges with a hair dryer and press the protective layer into place.

Grab a flashlight and look inside for build-up, bird nests or obvious cracks. From the outside, check for broken bricks and crumbling mortar. Ensure that your damper opens, closes and seals tightly. Remember, you should have your chimney professionally cleaned at least every other year. Stock up on wood and kindling, and you’re ready for a comfy, cozy season by the fire.

Clogged gutters block the drainage of rain and melting snow, resulting in household leaks and damage to roof, landscape and foundation. Grab a ladder, a garbage bag, some rubber gloves and dig in. Check that the downpipes are clear of obstruction and direct water away from the house.

Prepare your fireplace

Seal the windows

Seal drafty windows to keep heat in and energy bills low. First, caulk

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Prepare for winter storms

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&FUZZY Fall Décor Ideas for Home and Hearth BY FRESH YQR STAFF

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Fall. The season of crisp mornings, cool nights, crunchy leaves and pumpkin spice. We’re starting to think about slow cookers and soups, binge watching what we’ve been saving all summer, and tucking in under blankets with a good book. It’s also the time to put away the light and bright summer décor and prepare for the coming cool (and cold) weather and shorter days.

Cozy please. A blanket ladder, basket or box can add charm and warmth to your space. Blankets can be simple neutrals and textures, or something fun like Grandma’s afghan or quilted handiwork for a pop of colour. Earth tones. Tan, taupe, warm brown, burgundy and lush greens are this year’s fall palette. Rough and ready. Textures add depth to décor. The easiest way to add texture is with throw pillows and throws. Mix smooth with bumpy or rough and keep the colour palette simple. Rattan returns. The rattan we saw in the 1980s is back and cooler than ever, and caning is too. Check VarageSale and Facebook Marketplace for vintage pieces or check your favourite home décor store for the 2020s version of the classic look.

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Big knits. Grandma was onto something with her knitting needles. Embrace cozy knits in poufs, throws and pillows. Get geometric. Lines, shapes and forms are found in art and in furniture. Tables aren’t just squares and rectangles anymore.

Viva velvet. Like rattan, velvet is here again. The fabric is perfect for accent chairs, throw pillows and ottomans. Mother nature. Fall décor always includes natural elements and this season is no exception. Think about dried leaves or branches in vases, natural wreathes, stone elements and driftwood for décor pieces that pop.

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Go golden. Warm up your décor with brass and gold this fall. Instead of shiny brass, look for matte gold tones in picture frames, knobs, and hardware. Light it up. Lamps, lanterns and wall sconces add warmth and coziness in the fall. Turn off the overhead lights and add light with lamps and warm bulbs. Candles also always add warmth to any space—perfect for tables, mantels and shelves.

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HUNKER Down Winterize Your Home and Vehicle BY FRESH YQR STAFF

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As fall arrives and winter peeks around the corner, now is the time to get your home and vehicle ready for another Saskatchewan snow season. It’s way easier to get it done before the snow flies. Here’s a checklist to get you prepared. Check your roof and shingles. Make sure your shingles are doing their job and that none are missing or loose. Clean your eavestroughs and downspouts. As winter arrives, our weather will play the “freeze and thaw” game a few times before the frost sticks around. Make sure water can move away from your home. Turn off the taps and put away the hoses. Turn off your outdoor faucets from inside your home to prevent pipe bursts. Drain and put away your garden hoses. If you have inground sprinklers, have them blown out by a professional.

Check for window and door drafts and seal them up. No one wants to see a snow drift inside a doorway or waste heat energy due to cold getting inside. Check your windows and doors and apply weatherstripping and sealant where it’s needed. Get an expert to check your furnace. On the first cold day of winter, you want to make sure the heat comes on. Have your furnace inspected to make sure it’s in good working order. While you’re at it, change that furnace filter. Give your house a hug. How is your insulation? Insulation helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Make sure you have enough.

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Clean your ducts. Dryer lint buildup reduces your machine’s efficiency and can start a fire. Get a professional in to clean it, and your furnace ducts too. Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. As we move indoors with the cold weather, ensure your detectors are working properly and are in the best places in your home. Replace the batteries and make sure they work. Program that thermostat. Make sure you reduce the temperature when you’re not home or asleep. You can reduce your energy use and save money by decreasing the temperature when you don’t need the heat. Properly store your outdoor furniture and décor. Caring for and storing your patio furniture, firepits and other décor will make it last longer and look better. Prune trees and shrubs and divide your perennials to prepare for next spring. Trading perennials with other gardeners is also a great way to get new plants. Aerate and fertilize your lawn with a fall fertilizer. Place compost on your garden one last time and clean and store your garden tools. Your raked leaves can move into your flower beds and beneath trees for mulch and as a winter home for those ever-important pollinators. Get out the shovels, sand and salt. Don’t get caught with snow on the sidewalk and a shovel buried in the back of the shed or garage. Find the tools you need and put them where they’re easy to access. Or arrange now for a snow-shovelling service so you can get some extra sleep instead of moving snow on a cold morning. Make sure your vehicles are winter ready. Get a deep clean to remove the summer dirt and grime inside and out. Make an appointment for the tire changeover and get a tune-up and oil change. Pop the winter emergency kit into the car, and winter-ready windshield washer fluid under the hood.

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product samples and professionally measure all your windows for that perfect fit! PROFESSIONAL WINDOW STYLIST Our stylists have been working in the home décor industry for many years and have extensive blind and window covering product knowledge. Let us bring this knowledge to you and help you select the perfect style for your windows! HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEMS Our window stylists can be there from start to finish during your new build or renovation. If you are looking to automate your new window coverings with your home automation system, we will be happy to assist your contractor or electrician to design a wiring plan that suits your needs. PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE Earning your business is of utmost importance to our Shademaker family! We will match any competitors pricing on exact product and installation options. Purchase your blind and window

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Green Smart Windows and Doors Celebrates 10 Years he arrival of fall (before our inevitable winter) is the perfect time to assess your windows and doors before the snow flies and the cold sets in. No one wants to sit near a drafty window or find a mini snowdrift next to the doorway. It’s never been a better moment to see what Regina’s Green Smart Windows and Doors can offer to improve your home’s energy efficiency, lower your utility bills, and enhance your home’s look and curb appeal. Proudly locally owned and operated for the last ten years, Green Smart Windows and Doors is home to Canadiandesigned and assembled products that can stand up to our climate. Plus, they’re budget-friendly and environmentally

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friendly—it’s everything you could ask for in a window and door company. “Our quality, energy-efficient low-E triple pane windows are designed and assembled right here in Canada— meaning you’re getting a window that can handle our cold winters and hot summers,” says owner Darren Kuntz. Plus, every durable VinylBilt window comes with Simply Clean Glass, and are available in 13 standard colours and even colour match to ensure you’re getting the best look for your home. “Our low-E glass provides the clearest, highest performance glass on the market,” says Darren. The company also offers durable steel and fibreglass doors that stand up to our weather. “Whatever your needs are—from one window or door to the whole house—we can help,” says Darren.

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A WARM HUG FOR YOUR HOME Keep the Heat in and Winter out with Saskatchewan Professional Foam


s the summer ends and we turn our attention to fall and then the inevitable winter, making sure our homes are ready for the cold is important. Staying warm and cozy is possible with good insulation to protect you from the elements. Quality insulation where your home needs it will make your space more comfortable for years to come. Locally owned and operated, Saskatchewan Professional Foam is a father and son company proud to serve Regina and area. While they are a new spray foam insulation company in the province, owners Derrick and Taylor Labossiere bring many years of insulation experience to the table.

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“We’re both very experienced spray Foam insulators,” says Derrick. “I have over 15 years’ experience working with some of the top competitors in Regina and my son Taylor has worked with me for over nine years.” The company offers a complete line of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) that provides superior thermal energy efficiency as well as advanced air and sound control. The SPF insulation completely covers gaps and voids, works in hard-to-insulate areas and exceeds the performance of traditional fiberglass insulation. Saskatchewan Professional Foam installs spray foam insulation in both new and existing homes. “We have a owners Derrick and Taylor Labossiere



Do you find your house frequently feels overly chilly, or are you always playing with the thermostat to be able to get a more comfortable temperature? If you replied yes to this question your house might be badly or poorly insulated. Appropriate insulation is the secret to making your home as energy efficient as possible and it: • • • • • • •

Stops air and moisture infiltration Saves on energy costs Adds strength to the building structure It is permanent and will not sag Keeps dust and pollen out Eliminates ice damming Improves air quality

thorough knowledge of residential construction and will make sure to choose the best type of installation for you and your family,” says Taylor. Applying spray polyurethane foam (SPF) properly requires both specialized skills and equipment. This is where Saskatchewan Professional Foam shines, as both Derrick and Taylor are skilled, certified insulation installers that pay high attention to detail. “Access to our own top-of-the-line spray foam truck ensures consistent quality in each of our projects we undertake. In most circumstances we can knock out a spray foam insulation install in just one to three days,” says Derrick. Spray foam is also environmentally friendly and fills all cracks and holes completely. It creates an airtight seal and barrier from the elements year-round, handling our extreme cold and heat with ease. In addition to providing excellent insulation, at two inches thick, spray foam insulation is a vapor barrier and can keep water and moisture completely out of your home which helps stop ice damming from occurring. Learn more about what Derrick, Taylor and Saskatchewan Professional Foam can do for your home at saskprofoam. com. Call 306.949.0466 or 306.535.9888 for a consultation and estimate today.

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by b o H a From to a


Turning Fun into a Business Hobbies are a fun way to relax and recharge, channel creativity, or pass the time evenings and weekends. Whether you’re doing your thing on the couch, in the kitchen or out in the garage, hobbies can be more than just a way to enjoy your free time. They can turn into something that can pay, and if you’re lucky, become a full-time job. Imagine that—doing what you love to do and get paid too. It’s a dream come true! Now, before you start your venture, there are a few things to consider when moving a hobby to a hustle.

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1. Figure out what you want. Is your hobby something you want to do all day, every day? Or is it something you’ll do on the side? Some people use money made to buy more equipment and supplies for their hobby, and that’s it—which is a good goal. Others may want to take their hobby to the next level. Whatever you want to do, define it. 2.

Do your homework. Is there a market for what you do that is big enough to sustain your plan? Ask questions and analyze your competition.


Plan your model. Once you know what you want to do, make sure it pays. You must define your business model and how it will make money. And—make sure it makes enough money. Some hustles don’t pay enough once you account for your time to make your project or do your service, the supplies you need, and the time you’ll spend on paperwork and looking for customers. Don’t sink money into something that doesn’t pay enough for your effort.


Test it out. Before you take the plunge, test your idea to see what the market thinks. It can be as simple as booking a table at your local craft fair, advertising on social media, or piloting your idea with your friends, family, and colleagues.


If your test goes well, head into formal business planning if your hobby shows the potential to become a side or fulltime venture. There are many great sources for business plan templates online. Square One Saskatchewan or the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) for great business plan examples.


Talk money. Get your business finances in order, with a separate bank account. At a minimum, you will need a business license, and to register your name. Also, check into whether you must collect GST and PST.


Get your name out there. Marketing is a vital part of business success. Learn where your customers are and how to reach them.

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Connect with your customers. Customers are the key to sales. Find them, cultivate them, and keep them coming back for more.


Set goals. Once you are up and running, think about the future. Will you add more products or services? Will you grow into new markets? Make plans for where you want to go next.

10. Network, network, network. Meeting mentors and entrepreneurs will help you grow and learn from others. Networking can lead you to new customers, good advice and much more.

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Transverto Technologies Inc. has Big Plans for Your Scraps id you know that organic materials, such as food waste, plant matter and grass clippings make up 30 to 40 percent of the waste generated in cities and municipalities? Plus, the breakdown of these materials in a traditional landfill contributes to greenhouse gases (methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide) emissions, which are environmental pollutants? What if there was a way to eliminate this issue right at the curb and turn the organic waste into a value-added product? Enter Saskatchewan’s Transverto Technologies. Their innovative organic waste processing technology converts organic waste for reuse in various industries, including organic and conventional agriculture. 52 |



“The pressure is mounting for organic waste to not end up at landfills. As a leader in waste management and agricultural technologies, we decided to step in with a sustainable solution,” says Bernice Richard, Chief Operations Officer at Transverto. “ With our technology, it can be removed from the waste stream, recycled and reused in agricultural soil regenerative activities. It’s not only great for the environment but also provides major cost savings to municipalities, city waste management services and agricultural crop growers.” Currently, Transverto works with business clients that produce a large volume of organic waste (such as restaurants) and takes it all away to their Saskatchewan-based processing facility. Only plastic and metal contaminants are not acceptable at this

“We see ourselves as a part of the farm-to-table movement but we’re in reverse. We’re ‘Table-to-Farm.’”

for sustainable environmental practice. We see ourselves as a part of the farm-to-table movement, but we’re in reverse. We’re ‘Table-to-Farm.’” The Transverto process is excellent for the environment; it’s also great for the bottom line. Sectors with a significant amount of organic waste, such as restaurants and grocery stores, can save up to 15 percent on waste management costs while fulfilling their environmental responsibility plan. Households could see their waste cost considerably reduced. “Locally, we could prevent approximately 47,000 tonnes of waste from ending up in the landfill annually,” says Bernice. “With us, instead of taking up space and being a pollutant to the environment, waste can become something valuable and good for the earth.





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time. Anything that can be served and consumed on a kitchen table can be processed. Transverto’s composting process can also accept wood chips, grass clippings and even paper. Once the waste arrives, it is sorted to remove any contaminants and non-organic materials that might have slipped in using our state-of-the-art sorting process. The waste undergoes further decontamination, tested for its water, oxygen saturation, C:N ratio, nutrient density, and CO2 evolution. Transverto uses a unique process of aerobic composting, which occurs in-vessel, transforming the waste into a mature compost. This mature compost can be converted into a prill (pellets) and used in gardening and agriculture for soil rejuvenation as an entry back into the earth. “We wanted to stay away from open system compost processing (wind roll composting) and the issues associated with them,” says Bernice. “We are proud to be a 100% Canadian and a local Saskatchewan company pioneering the first-of-its kind process of removing organics from the waste stream to become usable in farming. We want to be a part of the solution

Transverto will assess your current waste disposal methods and provide an appropriately sized bin for your organic waste in partnership with local waste collectors. “You can reach out to us online or by calling +1 (855) 480-5720,” says Bernice. “We can help you get started – it’s easy. And it’s a way to be part of the solution to make the world a better place for our children and future generations to come.

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The Whole NINE YARDS WEED PRO TAKES CARE OF YOU ALL YEAR LONG ard work. While some of us love to putter outside and keep our yards spic and span, others would rather leave the work to the experts. Enter Weed Pro Regina. Whether you want the occasional lawn check-up or a full yard maintenance service, they can do it all—and they do it well. Owner Marc Russell has been in the yard care business since 2004, and his locally owned and operated business keeps the city’s lawns looking great. “We love what we do, and it shows with the service we provide,” says Marc. “We’ve created a committed team that enjoy the work, the customers and working with each other.”

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Weed Pro offers a full suite of lawn and yard care services including weed control, fertilizing, aeration, mowing, over seeding, mosquito control, insect control and more. Busy homeowners or those that need extra help can get lawn maintenance all season long. Customers can choose the level of service they need, from a single service to regular maintenance. “Our programs are customized to what you need,” says Marc. With fall around the corner, now is the time to squeeze in a lawn aeration before it’s too late and get your underground sprinklers blown out. “Lawns can benefit from an aeration in late summer or early fall,” says Marc. “Plus, we offer sprinkler blowout services to get your underground system ready for winter.”

Put that shovel down.

Weed Pro offers snow removal services, getting the white stuff out of your way fast. Whether you need it all season long or by the month, learn more at or call 306.591.5921 for a free quote.

Weed Pro can also take care of your yard in the winter with their snow removal services. The company has been removing snow for 17 years and they are ready to take on your yard. “Why shovel when you can leave it to the experts?” says Marc. Whatever your yard requires, you can count on the Weed Pro team. Their commitment to quality service is second-to-none, and it shows from the time they answer the phone to the job getting done. “Sometimes people are surprised when they call us and get a real, live person on the other end,” laughs Marc. “Communication with our customers is important to us, and it starts right from the first time they call us. Our office staff are experienced, knowledgeable and friendly. They’re ready to help you out.” Let Weed Pro’s expert team take care of your yard. Learn more at or call 306.591.5921 for a free quote.

Weed Pro Regina 306 14th Avenue East Regina 306.591.5921

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Art Gallery of Regina – located in the Neil Balkwill Centre in Cathedral Village, this public art gallery is free to visit. The gallery supports both artists and audiences to connect the community to art. Offering exhibitions, workshops and talks, learn more at artgalleryofregina. ca for details on current events. Dunlop Art Gallery – located at Regina Public Library’s Central and Sherwood Village branches, this gallery showcases diverse artworks, often with a focus on contemporary culture. Offering exhibitions, workshops, art rental and more, see what’s currently on at Government House – this National Historic Site and Provincial Heritage Property is fun for the whole family. Step back in time and see how Saskatchewan once was. With guided tours, exhibits and galleries, you’ll get lost in the history. Learn more at Mackenzie Art Gallery – With eight galleries, and nearly 5,000 works of art in the permanent collection, this gallery is to be savoured. Located in Wascana Park, prepare to spend some time here. Learn more at for hours and current programming.

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Looking for something to do this fall? How about trip through time or into the world of an artist? Regina and area have a multitude of museums worth exploring.


left Remai Modern Photo credit: Nic Lehoux

RCMP Heritage Centre – opened in 2007, this centre tells the story of the RCMP from its formation in 1873 to today. With a theatre, gift shop and event space, you’ll find both traditional museum exhibits, live events and even virtual reality. Learn more at Royal Saskatchewan Museum – home to the world’s largest T.Rex (yes, we’re talking about Scotty), head here to explore our province’s unique natural history. Did you know that research also takes place here? Museum scientists are studying Saskatchewan’s rare and endangered species and more. Find out more at Saskatchewan Military Museum – this museum is only open twice a week, but it holds a major collection of our province’s military history. Located at the Regina Armouries on Elphinstone Street, explore Saskatchewan’s military history and contributions to Canada’s military efforts. Details at Saskatchewan Science Centre – tucked away in Wascana Park, this is a place you can be a kid again. With hands-on exhibits spread over two floors and an IMAX theatre, you can have fun and learn at the same time. Learn more at Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame – this gem is in the heart of downtown on Victoria Avenue. Explore more than 100 years of Saskatchewan sports history and athleticism including Saskatchewan’s presence at the Olympics and our great love of football. Find out more at

Diefenbaker Canada Centre, Saskatoon – this is the only Prime Ministerial Museum in Western Canada. Located on the University of Saskatchewan Campus, it features artifacts from Prime Minister John Diefenbaker as well as exhibits about Canada, citizenship and our country’s role in the world. Nutrien Wonderhub, Saskatoon – this new centre is Saskatchewan’s children’s museum. Like the Science Centre, this is a place to play, explore and have fun while learning. Remai Modern, Saskatoon – this jewel in Saskatoon features modern and contemporary art in a stunning riverside gallery. St. Victor Petroglyphs, St. Victor – pack a picnic and see old (very old) art outdoors. With more than 300 rock carvings, it’s our very own unsolved mystery. No one knows who carved them or why but this art dates to sometime between 500 and 1700 A.D. Sukanen Ship Village & Museum, Moose Jaw – just south of Moose Jaw you’ll find this village and museum dedicated to the preservation of Saskatchewan’s history. Join the oldfashioned threshing bee on September 11 and 12 and see farming done the old-school way. Western Development Museum – with locations in Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, North Battleford and Yorkton, the WDM is a network of museums that showcase the history of our province in an immersive, interactive environment. There’s a different experience at each location, so visit them all. FA L L 2021

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here is nothing like sliding into a freshly made bed with soft, smooth sheets and cozy bedding—it’s close to heaven on earth. Regina’s R+B Linen is taking your bed to the next level with their line of flax linens that will make your bed a place you may never leave. “Our 100 per cent flax linen is so comfortable to sleep in that you’ll wonder how you went so long without it,” says manager Brenda Evans, at R+B Linen. “Flax linen will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It’s also perfect for people who suffer from night sweats or hot flashes, keeping you cool when you need it.” With R+B Linen, you won’t have to switch between summer and winter bedding, and you won’t need heavy pajamas anymore. Offered in six gorgeous colours that look great with any décor, R+B Linen offers a full suite of bedding including beautiful, quilted linen blankets, sheet sets, and duvet covers. Whatever you choose, you’re going to love it and what it 58 |



does for the quality of your sleep. Designed to last and ultrasoft, linen bedding is an investment in your health. “Our selection of linens will stand up to time, providing you with years of good sleep,” says Brenda. You can also add linen around your home with one of R+B Linen’s gorgeous throws, and even the little ones can enjoy the luxury of flax linen in a cozy baby blanket. “Our fashion colours look great in any room,” says Brenda. “It’s the ultimate treat for you and the ones you love.” R+B Linen offers in-person shopping at their location at their showroom just west of Regina, and you can also order online. “Everyone is welcome to visit our showroom to see our beautiful linens in person,” says Brenda. Offering worldwide shipping with no minimum order, you can also send the gift of good sleep to friends and family. Open 9 am to 4 pm weekdays and always open online, R+B Linen offers a life-changing linen experience you’ll love. Learn more at to add flax linen to your life.

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