Blood Testing for Lead in Saskatchewan

Today we are taking the opportunity to answer questions about how blood testing is conducted in Saskatchewan for elevated levels of lead. With repeated exposure to ammunition and gunfire, target shooters and hunters might accumulate this toxic metal in their bloodstreams (especially if they fire indoors in a poorly-ventilated area). Lead poisoning has a devastating list of effects listed on Wikipedia: "Exposure to lead can occur by contaminated air, [...]

🌻Statement on Russian Invasion of Ukraine🌻

Sunflowers - a newly defiant Ukrainian invasion resistance symbol - seen at a pro-Ukraine demonstration in Toronto on Feb 27, 2022. [Chris Helgren, Reuters] The photos and videos accompanying live reports coming out of Ukraine continue to be heartbreaking. Many Saskatchewan people claim Ukrainian heritage, including RGSL staff and a great deal of our students. Canada already has the world's largest diaspora of Ukrainians, and they tend to [...]

River Heights Mall: Classroom Changing Location

RGSL is changing addresses for our private classroom in Regina. As of January 4, 2021, our Canada Post postal address will be re-assigned. This will make the classroom easier to find. River Heights Mall staff sent us a communication on the changeup: "...[Staff] have been working with the City of Regina to secure an address for the lower level of the Shopping Centre that will no longer [...]

Students Get Individual Tables; Courses Resume

You are not alone. COVID's made 2020 rough. It has been most of this calendar year since we've last seen you, but that wait is finally coming to an end! Today, the CFO gave us their blessing to begin teaching again, so long as RGSL instructors maintain strict COVID-19 controls. Having been shut down since March, RGSL has a significant number of students backlogged so we're planning [...]

PM Trudeau Proposes Gun Ban & Buyback, Stronger Storage Rules: Election 2019

Justin Trudeau this morning proposed a buyback program, prohibitions of existing guns, and new powers for provinces and territories to allow for municipalities to ban handguns. Trudeau also discussed enhanced storage requirements for handguns. Gun control advocates such as the Coalition for Gun Control have argued that Trudeau "lacks courage". Meanwhile, the pre-eminent pro-gun group Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights has organized members and upped member counts and calls-to-action. [...]