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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...


Winter Has Arrived!  What Should I Wear?

Winter Has Arrived! What Should I Wear?

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It is important to know what to wear in winter to keep children (and adults) warm and safe. The Saskatchewan SWIS (Settlement Workers in Schools) website has information of interest to parents, teachers and students.  There is also some information about winter...


Brrrrrrr.... Canadian Winters a Shock for Newcomers!

Brrrrrrr.... Canadian Winters a Shock for Newcomers!

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Leader Post, 7 Dec 2015.  Story by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press It was a frigid February in 1985 when Getachew Woldeyesus arrived in Saskatchewan as a refugee. The young man from Ethopia stayed inside for two months. “Because you don’t know, is it slippery out there? Are you wearing...