You probably have some questions about us. Here are the basics:
Prairie Dog is Regina’s alternative newsweekly (although we publish every two weeks) . It’s available city-wide, every second Thursday. It’s also free. Prairie Dog is printed on newsprint at a handy 11″ by 13″ size, and is usually two or three dozen pages. Yes, people still like things printed on newsprint—our readers know we’re a balanced part of a complete media diet.
At Prairie Dog, we cover news with special focus on city politics, urban development, the environment and science, as well as select major issues of the day. Prairie Dog runs articles by great opinion columnists including Gwynne Dyer and David Suzuki. We also have a lot of arts and entertainment stuff, with strong visual arts and film coverage. Plus we’ve got Regina’s best events calendar, which lists live music, movies, galleries and all kinds of other goings-on—making Prairie Dog essential for people who are active in this city.
Our Best of Regina and Best of Food issues (published fall and spring, respectively) are reader favourites and always spark a lot of excitement. We also publish the official program guides for Regina’s two biggest festivals: the Cathedral Village Arts Festival in May and the Regina Folk Festival in August.
Prairie Dog was launched Feb. 2, 1993 and turned 25 in 2018! You can read about our anniversary here.
Finally, Prairie Dog is published by Hullabaloo Publishing Workers Co-operative Ltd., an independent, locally owned worker co-operative that also publishes Planet S in Saskatoon. Our editorial content is independent — we write what we like and our readers like it that way. We survive through a mix of paid advertising (which you can learn more about here) and reader support (details here).