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The Gargoyle: Tax breaks for those serving abroad ... and some culture notes

Want a $13,000 tax break? Attracted by a job involving travel and teamwork?

Soldiers headed to Latvia and other lower-risk missions will soon get the same tax break as those deployed to higher-risk missions, the federal Liberals have announced. 1,050 more words


Inside the Classroom: Students learn in alive and ancient language at Bishop Filevich Ukrainian Bilingual School

Ukrainian culture and heritage play an important role in Saskatchewan’s past, present and future.

Saskatoon’s Bishop Filevich Ukrainian Bilingual School, which allows students to learn in Ukrainian during parts of their school day, plays an important role in helping Ukrainian culture thrive. 81 more words

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Seniors learn the language of ping pong

About a dozen seniors hit the outdoor ping pong table at Kiwanis Park Sunday to play table tennis and learn about language and getting around in Windsor. 116 more words

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St. Mary's is a gathering place for Saskatoon's Spanish community

St. Mary’s Catholic Parish is the second oldest Roman Catholic parish in Saskatoon. It was established in 1919 and was originally named ‘Our Lady of Victory’ to celebrate the end of the First World War. 753 more words



NOTE: This is a slightly revised version of an entry from my old blog from April 29th 2016.In celebration of Walpurgis Night 184 more words
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New twists on an old language: Efforts flourish to keep Cree alive

Mahti nehiyawetan — let’s speak Cree.

Cree speakers believe the key to preserving the language is just that simple.

Neal McLeod, author of 100 Days of Cree, says the language is at a pivotal point in history — it can either fade into obscurity like many other First Nations languages or see a resurgence. 1,851 more words

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You say potato, and I say peruna.

So I tried boiling the potatoes until soft and then dunking them in a bowl of ice water for ten seconds and then peeling off the skins. 358 more words

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