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Campus group wants to put roots down on your rooftop

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With the help of a U of S campus group, Saskatoon's apartment dwellers may soon get more than a good view from their rooftops. The group, called Rooted, was created to promote food security and community building efforts in Saskatoon. One goal of Rooted is to find city space not currently being used and turn it into productive land.

Creating pedestrian-friendly spaces

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Jan Gehl is a world-renowned architect involved in projects on every continent except Antarctica. Now he's hoping to leave his mark in Saskatoon. On Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, Gehl is getting involved with Saskatoon residents, giving two lectures, meeting with city officials and sitting down with students. Gehl's work focuses on making urban life “lively, healthy, diverse, sustainable and safe.” ...

Community garden losing land

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One of the joys of summertime is the abundance of fresh garden vegetables. Thanks to the many community gardens throughout the city, those without yard space are still able to grow their own. But the future looks uncertain for the Nutana Community Garden. Their lease on the current location behind the Broadway Roastery is up this year, and the land has been slated for condo development...

Save the environment while saving money

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TANNARA YELLAND Associate News Editor Today’s economic standstill has one important potential advantage: cutting costs often benefits the environment. In times of financial trouble, people often cut down on any expenditures they can. This can mean anything from fewer toys for the kids to moving Grandma to a cheaper home. Often one of the things…

USSU executive speaks up for human rights

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The Islamic Republic of Iran has been in turmoil since the June 12 presidential elections. Two hours after the polls closed, authorities announced Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won the presidency with 60 per cent of the votes. The announcement prompted protests from supporters of main opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi. All three of the opposition candidates have suggested the election was rigged, and more recently, former presidents Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami also noted their dissatisfaction with the results. Countries around the world, including Canada, also doubt the validity of the election results.

Students left behind

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Despite recent economic growth in the province, many of Saskatchewan's students are struggling to find employment. Saskatchewan is enjoying an economic boom that appears even more dramatic in light of the bleak situation in neighbouring provinces and countries. Between June 2008 and June 2009, 14,500 new jobs were created in Saskatchewan. This is by far the largest number of new jobs from that time period of any province or territory ”” New Brunswick was the only other province to create any jobs and it saw an increase of only 3,000. But while the record-breaking growth looks good on paper, it does not seem to benefit students in the market for summer jobs.

The darker side of Canadian history

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Yves Engler has laid out a difficult task for himself. Although most Canadians believe Canada's foreign policy is built on peacekeeping and resolving conflicts, Engler is out to disprove such notions.

In Brief: June 25, 2009

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FNU takes over CBC | U of S studies childhood obesity | U of S earns its place in history | Improving patient drug adherence

Saskatchewan: A traveller’s paradise

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With summer here, everyone wants to have some fun, and summer fun means road trips. But with many students saving up for university over the summer, there is rarely money left over for travelling. Thankfully, Saskatchewan has many great things to see ”” even on a budget ”” so start exploring today.

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