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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.

Saskatoon food truck festival celebrates a burgeoning community


When Scout Tex Hall owner Sierra McCann opened her Tex Mex food truck in Saskatoon last spring, she worried about tough competition and aggressive vendors.

"When I started that was my big concern; that we would be competing against one another, and Saskatoon is so small we can't hide in Stonebridge and at the University, we have to work together," McCann said.

Sask.'s Jess Moskaluke named Female Artist of the Year

Langenburg-native Jess Moskaluke was named the Female Artist of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Edmonton Sunday night.

“I’m still just so in shock in the most real way. I got up there and I was pretty calm for some weird reason and then I got off stage and I just started vibrating and shaking and crying and it was very strange,” said the 24-year-old singer Monday morning. Her single Cheap Wine and Cigarettes also went gold last week.

Saskatoon organizer remembers Joan Rivers

An organizer of Saskatoon's annual Silver Spoon Dinner says Joan Rivers was one of the event's most memorable celebrity speakers.

The comedian died Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by family and close friends, according to her daughter.

Rivers was the guest speaker in 1992 when the fundraiser, organized by Saskatoon CHW and Congregation Agudas Israel was only in its second year.

Rock camp for girls more than music

Saskatoon hosted its first ever Girls Rock Camp this week.
 
The 25 girls, aged 7-12, may spent five days rocking out on drums, guitar, and bass but they learned about more than just the instruments.
 
"They've sort of associated music, talent and fame with beauty and skinny and rich and all these bizarre things that may not be attainable to people," organizer Alison Whelan said.
 

Classic cars, music to takeover Saskatoon

From humble beginnings to the largest outdoor car show in Western Canada, the 32nd Rock 102 Show and Shine is taking over Saskatoon.

“It started off on 8th Street at the A&W where a bunch of guys who were gear heads and had their cars all fixed up, they just wanted to show them off and cruise up and down 8th Street,” Mark “Shack” Loshack, co-host of Rawlco Radio’s Rock 102 morning show, said.

Sask. comedian stars in upcoming futuristic film

Prince Albert comedian Kelly Taylor has been busy this summer.

For starters, he did a three-day stint at the renowned Just For Laughs festival in Montreal in July. He’s also been filming a new movie alongside Michael Madsen, of Kill Bill and Reservoir Dogs fame, and Academy-Award nominee Eric Roberts, on location in New York.

Taylor is currently taking a break from the set of independent science fiction film Q4: Dream Corporation, where he’s playing the lead character.

Saskatchewan celebrated in P.E.I.

Some of the prairie's top talent is headed out east to show what Saskatchewan has to offer. Prince Edward Island is celebrating Saskatchewan Week with a showcase of Saskatchewan talent.

"Well, 2014 in P.E.I. marks the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference. For you history buffs you know how important that event was in Canadian history," P.E.I. 2014 executive director Penny Walsh-McGuire said on the Brent Loucks Show.

"Really it marked the first meeting that lead to the creation of our country and agreeing to Canada as a country in principle."

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