Amy Snider doesn't fit the profile of your typical activist. The stepmother to two and mother of one lives in Regina and is an ESL instructor at the local university. Her husband is a professor in English Literature. She grew up in Vancouver, and moved to Regina in the 1990s to go to school. She pursued a Master's degree in English and traveled the world before settling back down in Regina. What brought her back? Love.
The Saskatchewan Party has launched a political advertisement against the new leader of the Saskatchewan NDP and Leader of the Official Opposition, Cam Broten. The advertisement attempts to tether Broten to the previous NDP leader, Dwain Lingenfelter, and to the party's 2011 First Nations resource revenue sharing policy.
In the 24 hours since I touched down in Regina for the Juno awards, I've been overcome by the stark landscape, the kindness of the locals and the strength of the alcohol in my body. I'm hungover. I found myself at the Juno reception which was held at a Mountie training facility. There were Mounties everywhere.