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Author recounts kidnapping in her book at Word on the Street festival

Literature has taken to the streets in Saskatoon.

The fourth annual Word on the Street Festival will take over the streets around City Hall on Sunday, showcasing the city and the country's top literary talent.

Canadian author Amanda Lindhout will be there to speak about her best-selling book "A house in the sky: A memoir".

"The last year of my life has been a whirlwind. The book came out in hard cover a year ago and it has been on the best sellers list ever since," Lindhout said on John Gormley Live.

Police make multiple visits to Saskatoon hip-hop concert

Bear mace and flying fists brought Saskatoon police to 2nd Avenue outside the O'Brian's Events Centre on two separate occasions Friday night.

This was during a performance from American hip-hop artist Tech N9ne.

At 11:30 p.m., police say a man walked up to a group of people standing outside the building and let loose with bear mace.

Several people were treated on scene by MD Ambulance. Police are still looking for the suspect, who ran from the scene.

Comic convention confronts harassment

Organizers of Saskatoon’s latest comic convention are going the extra mile to put the ‘Con’ in consent.

As comic book fans gear up for this weekend’s debut of the Saskatoon Comic and Entertainment Expo (SCEE), organizers want everyone to feel safe, even when in costume.

Comic conventions everywhere are no stranger to complaints of verbal and physical harassment. Female and male fans alike have complained about cat calling, unsolicited photographs, groping, assault and rape.

Photos: Park(ing) Day in Saskatoon

This weekens Saskatoon is joining cities around the world for Park(ing) Day.

The event has its roots in San Fransisco, where a group of artists turned a metered-parking spot into a mini park for a day back in 2005.

REDress project brings attention to missing, murdered aboriginal women

A Winnipeg artist using the power of the dress to educate and bring awareness to the plight of missing and murdered aboriginal women has brought her message to Saskatoon.

Jamie Black's REDress Project has 130 red dresses hanging from trees and in hallways at the University of Saskatchewan.

The public art display is meant to draw attention to the more than 1,200 Canadian aboriginal women who have gone missing or been murdered in the past 30 years.
 

Remai Modern Art Gallery adds another 23 Picasso works

In 2012, a collection of 406 linocuts by famed Spanish artist Pablo Picasso were donated to the Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan.

The collection, thought to the largest of its kind in the world, was assembled by Eston, Saskatchewan-born art collector Frederick Mulder. On Wednesday, Mulder helped announce his donation of another 23 ceramic works to the gallery's already impressive collection of Picasso artwork.

Regina Pats update logo

The Regina Pats logo is getting a slight update as the team kicks off its 2014/2015 season.

On Wednesday morning, the club unveiled its new face with a slight change to the letters in the word "Pats." The new logo will now begin showing up on promotional items, advertising and signage.

“With all of the energy and investment being poured into the Pats brand, it was clear our identity deserved a minor re-work to improve its impact, design quality and legibility across a broad range of applications,” says Regina Pats President Todd Lumbard in a news release.

New iPhones available for SaskTel customers Friday

SaskTel customers will be able to get their hands on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus starting Friday.

Sasktel announced their retail stores and selected authorized dealers will be available on September 19.

The two new apple models feature 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays and a thin design.

The 16 GB iPhone 6 will be available starting at $264.99 with the 16 GB iPhone 6 Plus starting at $374.99. Both prices require a two-year contract.

The show will go on for Rob Ford musical

As the curtains close on Rob Ford's mayoral campaign, those of the musical about the Toronto mayor are still set to open this week.

Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of a Ford Nation will take to the stage as planned on Thursday Sept. 18 at Toronto's Factory theatre.

This is despite Ford dropping out of the mayoralty race to focus on his health.

Ford remains in hospital awaiting biopsy results on what doctors think is an abdominal tumour.

GALLERY: Radius Glee Club Last Saskatchewan Pirate video shoot

With eye patches, parrots, peg-legs and plunder the Radius Glee Club took to Saskatoon's mighty shores aboard the Prairie Lily to film their latest music video; the Last Saskatchewan Pirate.

The film will be released mid October.

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