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Tofurkey popularity growing in Regina

Thanksgiving is the perfect excuse for many of us to gorge on turkey but not everyone enjoys the delicious bird.

Some can’t eat turkey because of allergies, or they choose not to in search of something healthier or because they’re vegetarian. That’s where the Tofurky comes in - a turkey made of tofu. It looks like a giant, overstuffed sausage and it’s a trend that’s growing in the Queen City.

“It is getting more and more popular. There is an avid following,” revealed Nick Gottinger, Assistant Manager of Dad’s Organic Market in Regina.

The Who makes stop in Saskatoon next year

Rock fans with this legendary band on their bucket list will be happy to hear they are coming to Saskatoon.

The Who Hits 50 tour, which includes original band members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, is coming to SaskTel Centre Oct. 6, 2015.

The Who Hits 50 collection will be released Oct. 27. It includes their greatest hits from their first recordings to their present day new track of Be Lucky.

The band has sold over 100 million records since they formed in 1964.

Saskatoon man hits lottery jackpot

A heavy equipment operator from Saskatoon was announced as a winner of the Sept. 17 Lotto 649 draw.

Michel Fournier split the jackpot with another winner from Edmonton, netting himself $2.5 million dollars.

At a press conference to announce the win, he said the reality was just starting to sink in.

"The lady at the gas station when I cashed the cheque, she was more excited than me. She was kind of freaking out," he said.

Michel described telling his wife Bernadette  of the win.

Hospitals of Regina fall home lottery tickets sold out

All the tickets for the Hospitals of Regina home lottery are sold out.

The 43,000 tickets sold earlier than usual.
The 1,800 prize draws, including for the show and cottage grand prizes, will happen Oct. 30.
All the money raised from the lottery is going to the purchase of state of the art fluorscopy medical imaging equipment.
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What's your secret Thanksgiving turkey recipe?

Home cooks will be slaving away over the stove making Thanksgiving dinners this long weekend.
Cooking turkey can be more complicated than just putting it in the oven.
"I left all the innards in the bag and cooked it that way... the bag was a little cooked too," said Shauna about her first time cooking a turkey. 

How to make a gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free Thanksgiving

What goes in to preparing a gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, organic Thanksgiving dinner?  It seems like every extended family or group of friends has at least one food allergy or special diet to deal with, but the Butler family in Regina has a whole list of them.

Kendra Butler has four kids under the age of 10 who have medically diagnosed food allergies. She and one of her sons have celiac disease which means they get very sick if they eat gluten.

Updated: U of S getting Saskatoon students back on buses

Starting Friday the University of Saskatchewan plans to spend $10,000 per day to provide bus service for its students.

Regina Farmer's Market rents indoor space downtown

The Regina Farmer’s Market will be staying downtown even as the snow falls. 

Indoor markets will now be held at the Shrine Centre on Hamilton Street starting October 18.

Early planning phase for West Harbour Landing in Regina

The growth in southwest Regina doesn’t appear to be slowing down as one neighbourhood nears completion and another draws closer to beginning.

The appropriately-named West Harbour Landing would be developed to the west of the current Harbour Landing, putting it between the airport and the Trans-Canada Highway.

“If you can imagine this is a neighbourhood with an ultimate population of close to 30,000 people. Essentially, that’s a small city,” explained Paul Moroz, general manager of Dream Development.

Evacuation lifted, investigation continues after train derailment

The evacuation order is lifted for people affected by the train derailment west of Wadena.

“The fire is out, all of the derailed cars are clear, the evacuation order for the affected residents has just been lifted and we are in the process of rebuilding the track,” Jim Feeny, public affairs spokesperson for CN Rail, said on John Gormley Live Wednesday. 

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