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Did You Know...?  Facts About Refugees and Refugee Claimants in Canada

Did You Know...? Facts About Refugees and Refugee Claimants in Canada

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-article from Canadian Council for Refugees     Refugees and others seeking protection pose very little risk to Canada's security       Refugees and others seeking protection in Canada are not threats to security – they are seeking security and protection from threats to their...


Regina Floral Conservatory - A Beautiful Escape!

Regina Floral Conservatory - A Beautiful Escape!

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4 Jan 2016  Leader-Post  Ashley Martin  ARTISTS CREATE BEAUTIFUL ESCAPE: Regina Floral Conservatory driven to bloom by volunteers  There’s a tropical paradise in central Regina that thrives, thanks to 125 volunteers.   Holiday-themed plants and flowers were on full display at a Holiday...


Regina Welcomes its First Syrian Refugee Supported by U of R Program

Regina Welcomes its First Syrian Refugee Supported by U of R Program

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2 Jan 2016 Regina Leader Post/Austin M Davis  Just imagine going to some place that you have no idea what it’s going to be like and what’s waiting for you there      Usama Ahmad arrived at his new home with a big smile. He was even happy about the snow.     Don Healy/Regina...


WARNING!  IMMIGRANTS BEING TARGETED IN PHONE SCAMS!

WARNING! IMMIGRANTS BEING TARGETED IN PHONE SCAMS!

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National Post  Ashley Csanady | January 4, 2016 12:22 PM ET  ‘Your daughter will be kidnapped today’: Phone scam targets new Canadians with threats of deportation.   Phone scammers often pretend to be from the Canadian government to pry cash or personal information from victims.      Just...


Syrians 'welcoming' people: caseworker

Syrians 'welcoming' people: caseworker

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  Regina Leader Post  Dec 22/15  D.C. Fraser Arriving refugees bring many different religions, languages    With many Syrian refugees expected to arrive in Regina over the holiday season, it might be best to brush up on being culturally aware.     Laura Strong, left, a community...


First group of Syrian Refugees Arrive in Regina

First group of Syrian Refugees Arrive in Regina

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CBC News Posted: Dec 21, 2015 (Brian Rodgers/CBC)        Radi Al-Bardan and his family waited years and travelled a great distance to find their new home.   On Monday night, Regina's first group of government-sponsored Syrian refugees landed in the city.   Al-Bardan, his wife Safaa...


First Government Sponsored Syrian Refugees Arrive in Regina!

First Government Sponsored Syrian Refugees Arrive in Regina!

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 Dec. 22/15 Regina Leader Post - Austin M. Davis   Crowd gathers at Regina airport Monday to welcome newcomersThere were no barriers, language or otherwise, between Regina’s first Syrian refugees and a warm welcome. But there were plenty of hugs. Dec. 22/15 Regina Leader Post - Austin...


Goodale confident in refugee screening

Goodale confident in refugee screening

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From: Regina Leader Post  Dec. 17/15   D.C Fraser      Canadians should be confident and proud in the way the country is handling the intake of Syrian refugees, according to Regina-Wascana MP and Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale. On Wednesday, while speaking at his first public event...


Working Against Fear

Working Against Fear

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Regina Leader Post - Dec 12/15      Natascia Lypny    Don Healy  Regina Leader Post Event to spread knowledge about Muslims  When Shazia Rehman moved here from England nine years ago, she was heartened that, as a veil-wearing Muslim woman in a — at the time — less multicultural Regina, she...


Regina businesses need to chip in opportunities for Syrian refugees

Regina businesses need to chip in opportunities for Syrian refugees

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From the Regina Leader Post : Monday, Dec 14, 2015   Article by Ashley Martin Volunteers spent Saturday morning sorting through bags of items donated for Syrian refugees, but amid all the stuff, something essential was missing: jobs. “I think it’s probably the most fundamental thing of all...