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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Corner Gas: The Movie premieres in Regina

The crowd was on its feet applauding after Corner Gas: The Movie made its Regina premiere Tuesday night.

The consensus from the audience — which was likely bigger than the entire population of Dog River — was one of enjoyment and approval.

“It was awesome. So funny,” said fan April Lawrence.

“Oh, I loved it. I just really enjoyed it. It was just one laugh after another,” expressed another woman. “I think it did a good job of coming back after a five-year hiatus.”

National TV show puts Prince Albert Raiders’ mascot in spotlight

The controversy stemming from Raiders’ mascot, Boston Raider, has caught the attention of This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

“It was all over the news,”  Abdul Butt, the correspondent for the segment, said. “It was everywhere, everyone was talking about it.”

Butt said the crew discussed the topic during a meeting and thought it was something that stood out.  They decided almost right away it was something worth travelling to Prince Albert to film. 

Saskatoon looking for long-term recreation strategy

Does the City of Saskatoon need another curling rink, hockey arena or baseball diamond?

The city’s manager of community development Lynne Lacroix said there is no easy answer, and that’s why the city is hiring a consultant to develop a parks and recreation Master Plan.

“What are people looking for, what are we missing, where do we need facilities or improved facilities and services -- these are all questions we’re hoping to have answered in the master plan,” Lacroix said.

Sask. films celebrated at Regina screening

The sound stage in Regina was filled with actors and film makers once again Monday night for a celebration of the film industry.

Two Saskatchewan-made films were shown: WolfCop, which premiered in select Canadian theatres in June and has since played in the U.K. and in Germany, and Big Muddy, which was filmed at the Marquis Downs racetrack in Saskatoon and in the badlands around Assiniboia. Big Muddy has since been shown at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Artist symposium rethinks indigenous monuments

A group of artists are rethinking public art and monuments and the effects they have on First Nations people.

The Stronger than Stone symposium brings together indigenous and non-indigenous artists along with members of the public to rethink public art.

The discussion is the 12-year brain child of Jen Budney, who wanted to raise awareness about the significance monuments have on lives such as how they shape the public’s perspective on history.

UPDATE: Corner Gas: The Movie world premiere in Saskatoon

Cameras flashed at a private event in Saskatoon--complete with a red carpet--as actors Brent Butt and Lorne Cardinal took pictures with fans before screening the world premiere of Corner Gas: The Movie with them.

Agribition shines spotlight on livestock

Cattle, sheep and horses will be calling Evraz Place in Regina home for the week, as the Canadian Western Agribition kicks off on Monday. 
 
Cindy Lischka from Estevan is at Agribition to show her boer goats, which are larger goats with horns that are used for their meat. Lischka says raising a goat and a cow are similar in many ways, but goats are more people-friendly.
 
"They would sooner hang out with you than other goats. You find that more with your bottle babies, they get very humanized," said Lischka.

Woman from Sask. creates sports app for kids

A woman from Saskatchewan has created a way for sports and technology to come together for kids.

Janice Taylor is the CEO of Just Be Friends, a social platform that connects families and communities. She has created an app for children ages six to 14, where they can connect with their favorite sports teams while getting involved where they live.

"I've made this youth-engagement app where kids will basically earn badges and points for doing things in real life," said Taylor.

Festival of Trees opens in Saskatoon

Those looking to buy a fully-decorated Christmas tree, might want to schedule a trip to the Festival of Trees in Saskatoon.

Established in 1986, the festival donates its proceeds to the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation, which funds multiple sclerosis research and breath health.

The event at the Western Development Museum includes decorated trees and displays, entertainment, a photo booth with Disney characters from the hit movie Frozen, decorated gingerbread houses, and recyclable holiday displays.

Laying out the straw carpet: Regina gets ready for Agribition

Before the Canadian Western Agribition starts on Monday in Regina, staff and volunteers are quickly setting up for the big event.

There will be 90 events over six days including a rodeo, livestock sales, and even a cow milking demonstration.
 
Agribition CEO Marty Seymour says a lot of farmers, animals, and businesses will be heading to town this weekend. 
 
"We'll have 400 trade show exhibitors, that's combines, tractors, household products. That all gets laid into place on the weekend. Livestock they start arriving Friday and Saturday."

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