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Carousel added to the mix for the new Kinsmen Park

A Saskatoon original will be the shining light at the new Kinsmen Park.

On Tuesday the planning and operations committee approved a contract for the refurbishment of the 1960s carousel much to the delight of city councillor Pat Lorje.

“I love carousels and this is just a really great addition to the city to have the carousel,” Lorje said.

Pending city council’s approval on May 20, the contract is going to Sharon Deason Objects Conservator for a total of $105,420.

Backstreet Boys concert in Moose Jaw tonight

The song goes “as long as you love me” and apparently, for fans of the Backstreet Boys, that love is still going strong 18 years after their first album.

Doug Campbell is the director of business development at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, where the Backstreet Boys are playing a concert Tuesday night. He says bringing the Backstreet Boys to Saskatchewan just made good business sense.

Backstreet Boys inspire Saskatoon woman with brain injury

Beth Hankey, 27, has spent the last nine years living with a brain injury after a serious crash. But the Saskatoon woman has made remarkable recovery – thanks in part to a popular boy band.

It started first with squealing, which turned into words and singing over time.

"When Mary, who works with her, would put on Backstreet Boys, she got all excited and would sing along and talk," said her mom, Shirley Hankey.

Corner Gas: The Movie?

Fresh rumours are swirling about a possible Corner Gas movie that might start filming soon.

Few details are known and no solid plans have been confirmed. The idea still has to get funding, among other things, before the green light is given.

Virginia Thompson is the executive producer of Corner Gas and has been quoted saying she has been working on a possible movie with the creator Brent Butt for quite some time.

As people in Regina wait for further news, many fans say they're excited at the thought of the Dog River gang in a film.

Tibetan scholar bringing sand painting to Saskatoon

With the light sound of metal rubbing together, Losang Samten intricately placed small pieces of sand onto a table at the Saskatoon Farmers' Market.

The Tibetan scholar and former Buddhist monk will be in the city for the month to create the Mandala of Compassion.

"It's amazing, everyday here at the Farmers' Market ... this is such a wonderful place," Samten said during a quick break.

Doobie Brothers to play Moose Jaw's Mosaic Place

Saskatchewan fans of the Doobie Brothers will get a chance to see the Grammy-award winning band this fall.

Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw announced Monday morning that the Doobies will be playing the venue on October 19, 2014. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, May 9 at 10 a.m on Mosaic Place's website. Prices have yet to be announced.
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'Hercules' to 'The Walking Dead': celebrity guests at Fan Expo

The inaugural Regina Fan Expo was not only a comic lover's paradise, it was a super-hero-lover's dream come true.

People dressed as Star Wars characters, elves, superheroes, manga characters and video game characters packed into Canada Centre at Evraz Place to celebrate the worlds, and other worlds, they love.

James Armstrong is one of the organizers and he described the first convention in the Queen City as a huge success.

“Wonderful surprises all around; we had massive fan response. It was busy. People participated in everything we had to offer,” he said.

PHOTOS: Celebrating 'geek culture' at Regina Fan Expo

Stepping through the doors of the Regina Fan Expo this weekend was more like going through a portal into a parallel universe.

Photos: Capitol theatre sign gets second chance at new music venue

Saskatoon’s well-known Capitol Theatre sign sits propped atop a bar as a crew busily puts last-minute touches on the city’s newest music joint.

While the Capitol Music Club might be the most recent music venue to open its doors in Saskatoon, it has a lot of old city charm.

Team behind WolfCop movie excited for Regina Fan Expo

Regina's first ever Fan Expo is being invaded by a werewolf.

"Half cop, half wolf, all Wolfcop," is the tag line for WolfCop, a feature film that was written, produced and filmed in Regina. Writer/director Lowell Dean, along with a group, entered the Cinecoup competition last year to fund the project and won with their WolfCop concept.

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