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Utility Athletics' CEO, co-founder and president, Max Ritz

Like many life-changing creations, Utility Athletics was born after a breakup.

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Twenty four year old Demi Benjoe is excited to open a food truck business that offers healthy and affordable food. She is looking forward to taking her food truck to Indigenous events, offering a nutritious alternative for her community. Photo by Madina Azizi.

As a 14-year-old, Demi Benjoe lacked self-confidence and undervalued herself. “I was ashamed of myself,” said Benjoe.

“I always wanted not to be seen, you know, always behind the scenes. I really didn’t think I was important.”

But things started to transform for Benjoe when her cousin invited her to take part in the first Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Camp in 2009.

Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Camp is an annual camp for Indigenous youth of Canada in grades ten to twelve. It takes place at the First Nations University of Canada every August.

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Parking tickets will not be enforced until 6:00 a.m. on March 7.

 Saskatchewan has experienced record-setting snowfall over the last couple days, and as of 10:30 a.m. on March 6, 2018, Regina has seen roughly 35 cm blanket the city.

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Residents in Saskatchewan will be legally able to grow up to four cannabis plants in their own home once legalized later this year. Whole Leaf Healing Tree assists in the installation, maintenance, and processing of your plants. Photo by Kyle Griffin.


            People grow all sorts of things in their homes; plants, orchids, herbs, vegetables. With the upcoming legalization of marijuana in Saskatchewan, cannabis is quickly making its way up the list. While people have been growing illegally for decades, Saskatchewan residents will soon be able to legally grow up to four plants (at a certain height) for personal consumption in the comforts of their own home. But installing, maintaining and processing hydroponic equipment and your own bud can be daunting, costly, and time-consuming without the proper know-how and experience.

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Hannah MacMurchy plays Sleeping Beauty for Storybook Princess Parties. Earlier this year the company sold tickets to ‘Sleeping Beauty’s Slumber Party’, which MacMurchy described as successful. Photo by Michaela Solomon.

Darcie Davis had just given birth to her third son in 2016, when she was asked to take over the company she worked for. She had packed away her princess costumes and prepared for a maternity leave free of costuming and wigs, and that's when the phone rang.

“I just absolutely love what I do so much,” Davis said. “It was the best decision, and I feel like it kind of fell into my lap,”

At the time, Davis played the Little Mermaid and other classic fairy-tale-favourites for Regina’s Storybook Princess Parties, and the owner was looking to sell.

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