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WolfCop howls in success at the box office

It's hard to compare it to movies running across the country but Saskatchewan-made WolfCop had a successful opening weekend in theatres.

WolfCop opened on Friday in six western Canada theatres including Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

"We're really, really happy," said CineCoup CEO J Joly. WolfCop was made after the film won financing through the CineCoup Film Accelerator. CineCoup also distributed the film.

Corner Gas: The Movie holds casting call in Regina

The filmmakers of Corner Gas: The Movie are looking for over 300 hundred extras to appear in the upcoming film and spent time doing so in Regina on Saturday.

A casting call was held at the Regina Lawn Bowling Club to see who could be the next residents of Dog River

Christopher Edwards has never acted before but thought it would be fun to take part in the Saskatchewan production.

"It'll be long hours but it's an experience. You know something that you may look back on with fondness saying you can point yourself out in really cool show."

WolfCop premieres in Regina to a sold out crowd

He's a cop who just so happens to also be a wolf.

The Saskatchewan-made film WolfCop debuted in six cities across western Canada Friday night. At the Regina premiere moviegoers like George were happy to see a local flick on the big screen.
 
"We loved everything that happened because it was mostly shot in Moose Jaw."

And the bloody fun even won over some new fans like Jegdev. 

"I personally don't watch a lot of horror but it's easier when it's kinda  had that silly and fun fresh take on it."
 

Saskatoon Soaps mark 30-year anniversary

The Saskatoon Soaps will celebrate 30 years of live comedy at the Broadway Theatre tonight.
 
"There's not many improv companies across Canada or North America that I know of that have been around as long as us," cast member Ryan Josephson said.
 
The format of the show has evolved over the years -- it used to be a running soap opera with the same characters and a continuing story line each week.
 

VIDEO: Justin Trudeau at Regina's Mosaic Festival

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is in Regina and spent time Thursday night taking in one of the city's biggest festivals.

Trudeau was spotted visiting several pavilions at the Mosaic A Festival of Cultures including the Chinese pavilion, the Caribbean and Punjab.

Trudeau will continue his time in the Queen City Friday taking part in D-day commemorations and speaking to the Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon.

WolfCop premieres in Regina Friday night

After much anticipation, WolfCop will be howling into theatres across Canada Friday.

The film's director and creator Lowell Dean will be at the Regina's Cineplex premiere, sitting with the cast and crew of the made-in-Saskatchewan film surrounded by its fans.

"I haven't had time to really grasp (that it's here) yet," Dean said the day before the theatre premiere. "I think it'll hit me when, 'oh wait, I'm watching it now.' It'll be fun."

Jazz festival gets break with policing costs

Police presence at the Saskatoon Jazz Festival won’t be as heavy as first expected, according to festival chair Bob Eaton.

“The Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) has reduced the number of hours they feel they need to be on site so they will be on site from 8 to 11 p.m.,” Eaton said, adding that this saves the festival about $3,000.

Ride your bike to work, stop in for free breakfast

If you plan on riding your bike to work Wednesday morning, keep your eye peeled for pink bicycles.

“They're bikes that we spray-painted and have the sign so people can see where commuter stations are this year,” said Bridge City Bike Co-op vice-president Megan Marcoux. “(There) people can expect a grab-and-go breakfast, the chance to connect with other commuters and a bit of fun on their way to work.”

June 4 is Ride Your Bike to Work Day in Saskatoon and in the group’s second year hosting; Marcoux said they’ve set up 10 commuter stations, up from three last year.

Regina's Best Buddies Blues Band gets to go on trip after all

It didn't take long for one Regina band to collect thousands of dollars in donations to go on a big trip

The Best Buddies Blues Band is made up of high school students, some who have special needs. They were set to perform at a blues festival in Chicago but Amtrak cancelled their train tickets last minute due to track repairs.

Mosaic Place bringing big acts to Moose Jaw

From classic rock groups like the Doobie Brothers to country superstars like Brad Paisley, Moose Jaw's Mosaic Place has been offering up a wide variety of acts that are bringing the new venue big attendance numbers.

"The game plan here over the first three to four years is just to showcase the building the best way we can," said Scott Clark, executive director of Mosaic Place, "that means putting as diverse a menu of entertainment as we can into the building."

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