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Actor Harrison Ford injured in California plane crash

Harrison Ford's representative says he's "banged up" but expected to make a full recovery after crash landing a vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course.

Ford's publicist Ina Treciokas says the actor was flying a vintage Second World War plane that had engine trouble on takeoff. She says Ford had no choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely.

The statement says Ford is in the hospital receiving care, and his injuries are not life threatening.

Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra announces new music director

Juno-nominated conductor Eric Paetkau will be the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s (SSO) next music director.

The SSO announced last August that Maestro Victor Sawa would become the first conductor of emeritus of the orchestra at the end of the 2014-15 season. Sawa was with SSO for five seasons. He will also leave as music director of Regina’s Symphony Orchestra in 2016 after 20 years at the helm.

A committee began its search for a new music director in Saskatoon and landed on Paetkau, whose new position was announced Wednesday evening at the Persephone Theatre.

Shania Twain announces Saskatoon concert

Canadian Country music star Shania Twain is going back on tour and it includes a stop in Saskatoon this spring.

Twain announced Wednesday morning dates for her North American Rock This Country tour which includes 13 dates in nine Canadian citie.

The tour kicks off June 5 in Seattle. She will play back-to-back shows in both Vancouver and Edmonton before hitting the stage at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon on June 14.

She will also play in Winnipeg, London, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

Tickets go on sale March 13 at 10 a.m.

Madonna to make 4 Canadian stops on North American tour

Madonna is making four stops in Canada on her North American Rebel Heart tour.

The pop icon announced she would be coming to Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver this fall as part of her 35-city tour.

Tickets for the tour go on sale March 9, the same day Madonna’s Rebel Heart album is released.

Victor Sawa conducts final season with Regina Symphony Orchestra

The Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is losing its charismatic conductor. 
After 20 years at the helm, Victor Sawa will be retiring after the 2015-2016 season.
Principal Bassist Steve McLellan says Sawa left his mark on the orchestra.
"We've had some tough times, mostly prior to Victor. When Victor came here it was a breath of fresh air and a light bulb went on."

CraveTV available to Access Communications subscribers

Bell subscribers aren't the only ones able to get access to CraveTV now that Access Communications has struck a deal with the video-streaming service as well.
The Netflix-like service provider will be available to Access customers, along with others like CTV Go, A&E Go, and Stingray Music. The cable provider said others that will be coming soon include TSN Go, History Go, Treehouse, and Hollywood Suite Go.

Leonard Nimoy aka Spock dead at 83

Star Trek fans at Comic Readers in downtown Regina were shocked to hear of the passing of Leonard Nimoy, who played the character Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek series.

 Nimoy's wife confirmed his death to the New York Times following his hospitalization for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He died at home at the age of 83.

PHOTOS: Saskatoon goalie mask painter part of select group

In the basement of Trevor Lees's house in Saskatoon, a paint-splattered table takes up most of the tiny workshop. On it sits a partially-finished goalie mask with a Star Wars stormtrooper on the side.

"I've painted anywhere from minor hockey to rec hockey to the SJHL. This year I had my first WHL mask for the Swift Current Broncos and I just finished my mask for the U of S Huskies," Lees said.

PHOTOS: Oscar speeches hit on equality, prevention

There were a number of Oscar winners who used their acceptance speeches to share a cause important to them in an effort to bring attention to it.

Here are some of those causes. Check out the full list of Oscar winners.


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