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Dream wedding a remedy for Saskatoon couple battling cancer

Saturday was a very special Valentine’s Day for one Saskatoon couple battling cancer after they found out they won the wedding of their dreams.

Cody Smuk and Stephanie Vause were greeted by a throng of friends and family when it was announced they had won the RSVP Event Design Dream Wedding Contest.
When the couple entered the RSVP office, they thought they were only in the top five and were shocked to find out they had won.

Saskatoon's Chinese community celebrates New Years

TCU place is decked out in red and gold as Saskatoon's Chinese community gets ready to ring in the New Year Saturday night.

The Federation of Saskatoon Chinese Canadian Organizations (FSCCO) and the Confucius Institute at the University of Saskatchewan are co-hosting the annual event.

"It's all about family reunion and celebrating the New Year," celebration committee member Yang Chen said, adding New Years is one of the most important celebrations in Chinese culture.

Lots to do and see over Family Day long weekend

There is no shortage of activities and events on this Family Day long weekend in southern Saskatchewan.

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts begins Saturday - appropriately on Valentine's Day - at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw. Saskatchewan will be represented by Stefanie Lawton's rink. See the schedule here.

Frosted Gardens extended for Family Day

The winter wonderland down at the Bessborough Hotel will continue for Family Day with the Frosted Gardens extending their stay.

As of Thursday morning, more than 2,200 people have taken part in the first year of the event which includes ice sculptors, bowling, and getting lost in an ice maze. Thanks to recent snow fall and slightly warmer temperatures, snow fort building has been added to the lineup.

Extra activities are planned for the long-weekend including mascot visits like Mickey and Minnie on Valentines Day and a new hands-on exhibit for the kids.

VIDEO: Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show later this year

Comedy Central says that Jon Stewart will leave The Daily Show as host later this year.

His departure was announced by Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless after Stewart broke the news to the audience at Tuesday's taping in New York.

Stewart took over the show in 1999. He took a several months-long hiatus in 2013 to direct Rosewater, a film about an Iranian-born journalist who was imprisoned for 118 days in Tehran and accused of being a spy.

Ed Sheeran making stops in Regina, Saskatoon

The day after he performed on the Grammy Awards, Ed Sheeran concerts were announced for both Regina and Saskatoon.

The Grammy-nominated artist will be playing a show at the Brandt Centre on June 13 with a show at the SaskTel Centre on June 16.

Sheeran will be playing four other shows while in Canada during June. Tickets for the Saskatchewan shows go on sale through Ticketmaster March 6 with a fan club presale on March 2.

Sask. group encourages different '50 shades' talk

Fans of 50 Shades of Grey will get to see the book come to life on the big screen next week, but not everyone is excited to see it.
The Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS) and shelters across the country are calling for a boycott of the film.
Crystal Giesbrecht with PATHS says 50 Shades of Grey glamorizes an abusive relationship between the characters of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.

Regina high school has been pumping out celebrities for years

For some reason, the majority of the celebrities and professional athletes from Regina all went to the same high school.

Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan, former Roughrider and Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Ben Heenan, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bozak and Canadian rock star Colin James all attended Sheldon-Williams Collegiate.

Could there be something in the water?

"Who knows, we have tonnes of talented people musically and athletically - constantly," said student Sam Houston.

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