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Fleetwood Mac returning to Saskatoon

Fleetwood Mac is coming back to Saskatoon, this time with Christine McVie.

McVie is rejoining Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks after a 16-year absence from the band.

The On With The Show tour will stop at Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon on Nov. 12. Tickets go on sale April 7.

Other Canadian stops include Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

Former Sask. man to compete on Chopped Canada

Former Prince Albert resident James Hannah is hoping not to get chopped when he appears on the Food Network's show Chopped Canada this Thursday.

Hannah grew up in Prince Albert and moved to British Columbia at the age of 18 in 2008. When he moved to B.C., he took a job cooking in a kitchen.

“A bunch of people left and I ended up running the kitchen there and I went to school at VIU (Vancouver Island University) in Nanaimo,” Hannah explained.

When he got the job in the kitchen, he found he had a passion for cooking.

Moose Jaw Backstreet Boys concert sells out in under a minute

Some childhood dreams were crushed Friday, as tickets to the Backstreet Boys concert in Moose Jaw May 13 are now sold out.

They went on sale Friday morning but some 4,000 tickets sold out in less than a minute.

Doug Campbell with Mosaic Place says they knew the demand would be huge.

"Everything went into transition within the first 30 seconds," explained Mosaic Place's Doug Campbell, who said on-line bookings and phone sales quickly ate up all the tickets that were available. Fans were also lined up outside the box office at 7 a.m.

Serena Ryder to return to Regina Folk Festival as headliner

Serena Ryder is playing Regina so much these days she might want to consider buying property.

The popular rock singer leads the group of headliners for the 45th Regina Folk Festival (RFF), announced Thursday morning. The annual festival will take place in Victoria Park in the heart of downtown on Aug. 8, 9, and 10.

First Nations people want more penalties for U of R cheer team

First Nations people across Saskatchewan are not happy with the University of Regina cheer team.

They say the team made fun of their culture by wearing offensive costumes in a cowboy and Indian-themed event. Pictures from the occasion were posted online, but were later removed after receiving a huge backlash on Instagram and Twitter.

Chasity Delorme is a student at the First Nations University. She said the costumes aren't accurate.

Irish pub owner talks St. Patrick's Day roots

Saskatchewan will get a bit more green Monday as people celebrate St. Patrick's Day with four-leaf clovers and green beer.

"I've never seen green beer in Dublin," Seaneen Sullivan said with a laugh on the Brent Loucks Show.

Sullivan is one of the owners of L. Mulligan Grocer, a pub in Dublin, Ireland. She said that's not the only thing different if you celebrate the holiday in the home country.

Irish dancers put jig in St. Patrick's Day celebration

A bit of Irish spirit danced its way into Saskatoon as members of the Brady Academy of Irish Dance brought some emerald cheer to the city’s seniors.

In brightly coloured costumes and curling bobs, the girls’ step shoes crashed against the floor while the merry beats of Celtic music played in the background.

With up to three performances in a single day, St. Patrick’s Day, and the weekend before, is the busiest time of the year according to instructor Julie Sapsford.

Regina man could win a chance to be his own boss

A man from Regina got the chance to become his own business owner in a reality TV show called Be The Boss Canada.

Fred Lingelbach is the manager at the Clancy's Meat store in Harbour Landing and has worked there since it opened in January 2012. His episode will air Thursday at 9 p.m. on W Network (see trailer at bottom of page). The show features two employees from the company competing in a series of challenges, but they aren't told why.

Aboriginal Arts Festival to showcase talent at the U of S

Music and art showcasing aboriginal talent will take over Louis' at the University of Saskatchewan Wednesday night.

"We wanted to create a more inclusive event for Aboriginal students at the U of S that really showcases the artistry that we have at the Aboriginal Student's Centre and to just give students a chance to get on stage and get in front of an audience. It's a really exciting opportunity," said U of S Aboriginal student ambassador Alexandra Thomson.

Ukrainians in SK mark 200th birthday of poet Taras Shevchenko

The legacy of a Ukrainian poet lives on as a crisis unfolds on his 200th birthday.

Ukrainian-Canadians gathered at the Regina Public Library Film Theatre Monday night to celebrate and learn more about the life of Taras Shevchenko.

He was born a peasant in 1814 in a part of the Russian Empire which is now Ukraine. He spent most of his life as a servant studying art and in 1845 he was exiled for his beliefs of liberating Ukraine. He was imprisoned in St. Petersburg where he wrote some of his greatest poems before he died in 1861 at the age of 47.

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