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"WolfCop" movie gets Film Employment Tax Credit break

A Saskatchewan movie pitch that won a national contest for funding may also be the last in the province's history to benefit from the Film Employment Tax Credit (FETC).

WolfCop is a movie that was pitched by Regina film maker Lowell Dean and his friends for a CineCoup contest, netting them $1 million in financing. This week the WolfCop crew announced that the project will also qualify for the beleaguered tax credit as well.

Regina band Rah Rah set off on international tour

They're not strangers to touring, but Regina band Rah Rah will be seeing new sights and reaching new audiences as they embark on an international tour this fall.

"(Touring) is difficult to do - emotionally and mentally," said Marshall Burns, one of the group's founding members.

The band members leave Regina Thursday to tour through parts of Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

Burns and band mate Erin Passmore started Rah Rah when they were in high school.

Sheepdogs defend image on T-shirt some consider offensive

At least one member of Saskatoon band, The Sheepdogs, is standing by a T-shirt that is generating some controversy online.

It's a picture of an aboriginal man wearing a headdress with the words "five easy pieces".

Regina-based indie rockers play benefit for Indian Head Theatre

A few local indie rockers are helping the town of Indian Head keep their historic theatre.

Regina-based artists Library Voices, Rah Rah, Indigo Joseph, and Andy Shauf played a packed house at the Raise the Dead in Indian Head Benefit concert over the weekend.

"We had great local support... but especially a lot of people coming in from the city to experience our great 'old lady'" says organizer Bruce Neill .

Shoe repair 30 years later at the Broadway Street Fair

In nearly three decades, Jeff Wickstrom says he's watched Broadway Avenue grow from a stagnant area to a vibrant, forward-moving community.

The 28-year-old's father bought the Broadway Shoe Repair shop in 1983 and, just like the annual Broadway street fair, they're celebrating their 30th anniversary.

Hedley to perform at halftime during 101st Grey Cup

As the Riders march towards a Grey Cup appearence at home, the rest of the party is coming together.

During the Labour Day Classic game on Sunday, Canadian pop quartet Hedley was announced as the half-time performers for the 101st Grey Cup in Regina.

"Huge honour man. A very respectable honour too," says front man Jacob Hoggard, who was in Regina for the announcement.

"I'm already planning my wardrobe malfunctions. And I can guarantee you that you'll see a lot of hamstring," Hoggard adds.

Rain won't stop Fireworks Festival

A little rain won't stop the Potash Fireworks Festival.

Event organizer Shad Ali said that while some of the Rotary Park activities will have to seek shelter, the wet weather won't impact Saturday's fireworks show.

“With rain we can actually still fire, snow we can still fire, sleet we can still fire. So all predictions are that we’ll still be going ahead with the show tonight,” Ali said.

He said Friday afternoon’s wind posed more of a threat than the rain.

ProFx takes over the fireworks show tonight and Ali says it's sure to be a blast.

Regina venues upset, confused about tariff on foreign musicians

Several groups in Regina are concerned with new federal rules that will see the cost skyrocket when it comes to bringing in musical entertainment from outside the country to some bars and restaurants.

The rules came in to effect on July 31, with non-traditional music playing venues to pay $425 per band and crew member, which includes a combination of an application fee and a work permit. Prior to the changes it cost $150 per member, but there was a cap of $450. Recognized concert venues are exempt from these fees.

Formal wine gala planned for Regina in October

Dust of your black tie or fancy dress, because there is no jeans allowed.

The first ever Regina Wine and Spirits Gala has been announced for October 17 and 18 at Regina's Conexus Arts Centre.

The event is billed as Saskatchewan's only true wine tasting event; promising some of the finest wine, spirits, and cuisine Saskatchewan has to offer.

The Co-operators is putting up $20,000 for the event, with proceeds going towards Breast Cancer Action Saskatchewan (BCAS).

Lady Antebellum returning to Saskatoon

Lady Antebellum is coming back to Saskatoon.

The Take Me Downtown Tour will stop at Credit Union Centre Mar. 6, 2014.

The American country band was at Credit Union Centre last year with Darius Rucker and Thompson Square. This time around, the band will be playing with Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves.

The trio was scheduled to headline at Craven this summer but had to cancel due to singer Hillary Scott’s pregnancy.

The band has won seven Grammys, including best country album in 2012.

Tickets go on sale Nov. 22.

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