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Craven Country Jamboree running smoothly so far

The convoys of trailers and trucks have already started setting up at the Craven Country Jamboree, and festival organizers say they're ready.

Kim Blevins, director of marketing and communications, admits that the site just outside the village of Craven did get quite a bit of rain, like everywhere else in Southeast Saskatchewan, but it's not a big problem.
 

Campers warned to stay out of the river at Craven this year

It may be tempting under the hot sun but campers at Craven Country Jamboree are being advised not to swim in the Qu'Appelle River.
 
"Just think about it before you go diving into the (river) because you just don't know what's in there," said Director of Marketing Kim Blevins.

Because of the flooding, over the past two weeks the City of Regina has released partially-treated and some untreated wastewater into Wascana Creek.

Saskatoon event focuses on vintage filmmaking

Shoot a silent film with a vintage camera--in one, unedited take--and watch it for the first time along with the audience.

Those directions were given to 23 Saskatchewan filmmakers who took part in Saskatoon's second annual One Take Super 8 film festival.

The sound of Super 8 film threading through a projector will fill the Roxy Theatre Tuesday night. Each film is about three minutes long, or exactly the length of one roll of Super 8 film, and shot without any editing or post-production work.

More funding to revitalize historic Sask. streets

A pilot project to revitalize historic downtown areas and main streets in Saskatchewan has been deemed successful and will continue.

The Main Street Saskatchewan program provides training, advice and funding to communities which then use those services to create a more vibrant, economic hub in their downtowns.

Craven gates open to some disappointed campers

Some are going there to party, some are going to meet up with old friends, but thousands will all be together as the gates open at the Craven Country Jamboree.

Gloria Fandrick was near the front of the line when the gates opened on Tuesday morning. In fact, she's been there for over a week.
 
“(I'm looking forward to) everything, especially meeting friends out here that we’ve met for so many years,” she said. “It’s just so much fun to visit with them again because you only see them once a year so it’s nice.”
 

Moose Jaw festival features Spielberg flicks

Some of Steven Spielberg's most well-known and beloved films are hitting the big screen in Moose Jaw this week.

The Mae Wilson Theatre decided to pay tribute to the famous director by holding 'The Steven Spielberg Festival.' Starting Tuesday night, a Spielberg flick will hit the screen at 8 p.m.

The festival features:

Set up starts on dry grounds at Craven Country Jamboree

It's about to become the third largest town in Saskatchewan. Anywhere from 25,000 to 28,000 people are expected to flock to the Qu'Appelle Valley for Craven Country Jamboree.

The gates open 9 a.m. Tuesday when lineups are expected to form, full of campers ready to stake out their spot for the weekend.

Graphic designer breathes new life into Sask. ghost towns

There are more than 100 ghost towns in Saskatchewan. Buildings and streets still stand in some places, while piles of debris are all that's left of others.

However, one graphic designer is using his skills to give them new life.

"You go through all these little towns and they're there. There's not much of them, sometimes it's just rocks on the side of the road, other times there's still a small community there and I thought these places kind of deserve some attention," Nigel Hood said.

Saskatoon Valkyries win another WWCFL championship

It’s a four-peat for the Saskatoon Valkyries.

They easily got by the Lethbridge Steel 53-0 in Saturday’s Western Women’s Canadian Football League championship.

The Valkyries have won every championship since the league started up in 2011.

Live@Lunch takes the stage on Broadway

Local musicians will take centre stage on Broadway Avenue this summer with the return of Live@Lunch.

The free performances, which run most Saturdays in July and August, take place at the Little Stone Stage between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and include some of the bridge city's best up and coming artists.

"The idea is to bring the new and upcoming artists and give them a chance to spread their wings," Broadway Business Improvement District market assistant, Caila Ellerman said, adding that there's genres for every music lover.
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