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Larissa Kurz

Larissa Kurz

Larissa Kurz is a journalist currently based in Regina. Born and raised in small-town southern Saskatchewan, she spent her childhood years as an avid book enthusiast and aspiring writer.
She found a passion for journalism during her time at the University of Saskatchewan, before moving on to join the newsroom at Moose Jaw Express and MooseJawToday.com, where she reported on community events, arts and culture and breaking news for print and online.
Larissa has an interest in community-focused stories, crime reporting and highlighting prairie creatives — and, in her spare time, houseplants and mental health advocacy — as well as editing.
Follow her on Twitter at @larissagkurz or reach out with story tips at lkurz@sasktoday.ca

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Recent Work by Larissa

Sask. opposition calling for public inquiry into government’s COVID response

Sask. opposition calling for public inquiry into government’s COVID response

Sask. opposition says the provincial government's conduct during the fourth wave needs investigating.
SHA board declines to share details on recent resignations

SHA board declines to share details on recent resignations

The SHA board said details regarding the two recent departures are "privileged personal matters" that can't be made public.
Sask. confirms first potential cases of Omicron variant in province

Sask. confirms first potential cases of Omicron variant in province

Four cases potentially identified to be the new Omicron strain of COVID-19 have been found in a Sask. household.
Regina lights up downtown with 20th annual lights ceremony at City Hall

Regina lights up downtown with 20th annual lights ceremony at City Hall

City Hall is officially ready for the holidays, with the official lighting ceremony taking place earlier tonight.
Sask. COVID update: Vaccine QR code update now supports federal requirements

Sask. COVID update: Vaccine QR code update now supports federal requirements

An update to the Sask. virtual vaccine app now shows information to meet federal proof of vaccination requirements.
COVID-19 booster vaccine availability expands to ages 50+

COVID-19 booster vaccine availability expands to ages 50+

Residents aged 50 or older who received their last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 5 months ago can now go for a booster shot.
Public health: Expired take-home COVID tests being distributed safe to use

Public health: Expired take-home COVID tests being distributed safe to use

The expiry dates on the tests have been extended by Health Canada, say officials
Sask., Alberta continue efforts to stop mountain beetle spread

Sask., Alberta continue efforts to stop mountain beetle spread

Sask. and Alberta remain committed to stopping the spread of an invasive species of forest beetle.
MacKenzie Art Gallery returns stolen Hindu statue after more than 100 years

MacKenzie Art Gallery returns stolen Hindu statue after more than 100 years

The Regina art gallery is reportedly reviewing multitudes of other pieces donated by its namesake, searching for other potentially stolen items
Regina announces new city-wide winter festival coming in February

Regina announces new city-wide winter festival coming in February

Regina is launching a new winter festival to boost tourism during the chilly month of February