Qu’Appelle Valley

Buffy Sainte-Marie retires from live performances, cites health concerns

Aug 4, 2023 | 8:40am

Buffy Sainte-Marie has announced that she’s retiring from live performances.  The Cree artist and activist has roots in the Qu’Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan and was adopted by an American family from Massachusetts. A statement announcing her decision cited factors including travel-induced health concerns and performance-inhibiting physical challenges. “I have made the difficult decision to pull out of […]

Blue-green algae bloom in Qu’Appelle Valley becoming more and more prevalent

May 31, 2021 | 6:18am

A University of Regina biologist says toxic blue-green algae blooms in the Qu’Appelle Valley lakes are showing up earlier and are lasting longer. Peter Leavitt, a Canada research chair at the U of R, says these lakes are getting much greener than they used to. “There’s a general effect of season, as you go from […]