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PHOTOS: Dozens snub rain, compete in Blizzard Triathlon

Freezing rain and warm temperatures couldn't dampen the spirit of winter athletes who came out to compete in the Wintershines Blizzard Triathlon Saturday

More than 100 athletes came out to Clarence Downey Oval to compete in the race that includes eight kilometers of cross-country skiing, a five kilometer run, and either four kilometers of skating or 1.5 kilometers of snowshoeing.

Participants could take part in the competitive or civilian race, and in teams.

PHOTOS: NBC films Super Bowl special on Jon Ryan at Regina high school

There could be a lot of eyes on the City of Regina and its Sheldon-Williams Collegiate on Super Bowl Sunday.
 
A crew was at the west-end high school on Thursday shooting a special feature on Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan that will air on NBC as part of the pre-game show on Feb 1. Ryan went to the school when he was a teenager.
 
“For the entire world to see Jon in action coming from Sheldon-Williams Collegiate, it’s amazing,” said Principal Bill DeRosier.
 
The segment has the potential of reaching hundreds of millions of viewers.

PHOTOS: Sylvester Stallone surprises Regina visitors to Philadelphia

Philadelphia boasts to tourists they should visit their scenes made famous by Sylvester Stallone in Rocky, but it’s a group from Regina that can brag that they met the real deal.

Among the six from FC Regina attending a huge international soccer congress was coordinator Pancho Bravo.
 
He says he was posing for a picture at the famous Rocky statue when he turned his head back to notice someone familiar.

“Ten feet away from me is Stallone!” said Bravo with a laugh.

Sundance Film Festival: 10 films to watch

Utah is going to be crawling with celebrities as the Sundance film festival gets underway Thursday.

Until the end of the month 50,000 people will attend film premieres, music concerts and get to brush elbows with the famous.

Lena Dunham, Kristin Wiig, Robert Redford and George Lucas are among the stars participating in filmmaker panels.

We compiled 10 must see films to watch:

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Saskatoon welcomes Hillary Clinton with standing ovation

A crowd of about two thousand people gave Hillary Clinton a standing ovation as she took the stage at TCU Place Wednesday night.

The presumed 2016 US presidential candidate wrapped up a two-stop Canadian speaking tour labelled "Global Perspectives: A Conversation with Former U-S secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton".

The event was flanked by 65 secret service agents, along with the RCMP's special VIP service.

Linkin Park concert in Saskatoon cancelled

Linkin Park has cancelled their entire The Hunting Party tour because of a leg injury to lead singer Chester Bennington.

In a statement, the band said his injury requires immediate medical attention so he can't perform.

"I'm really disappointed this injury has made it impossible to continue with this tour. The first couple of shows were just magical. We will truly miss not being with our fans for the next few weeks. Hope to see you again soon," Bennington said in a statement .

Petition trying to stop proposed Regina strip club

The voice against a proposed strip club in Regina’s northeast is getting louder.

“It is a negative thing for our city,” insisted Harold Lutzer, who helped organize an online petition with hundreds of names on it and counting.

City council will vote on whether to approve an application for an ‘adult entertainment establishment’ on Monday night for the building at 1047 Park St., which housed the former Whiskey Saloon and JD’s. It’s the first such application under new provincial regulations that allow stripping — but not full nudity — at licensed venues.

Saskatoon woman writing for new NBC show

A woman from Saskatoon has a hand in shaping the new thriller TV series, State of Affairs, as one of the main writers.

Susan Morris is from the Bridge City and now lives in Los Angeles, where she is working on the show following the life of a CIA analyst, played by Katherine Heigl, responsible for briefing the president of the United States on security threats.

Wildlife delights at Prairieland Park

Prairieland Park went wild this weekend as the Wildlife Festival's Wild Americas show brought Saskatoon families up close and personal with birds of prey, reptiles, mammals, invertebrates and amphibians.

The travelling show included species from Argentina to the Canadian arctic, including several Saskatchewan-based animals such as ferrets and snapping turtles.

Audiences gasped and ducked as birds of prey soared over their heads and landed on perches around the arena as part of the Canadian Raptor Conservancy (CRC) show.

Saskatoon ponds now safe to skate on

For those looking to go for a skate this weekend at a nearby outdoor rink, all 10 of the city's ponds are now safe to be on.

Since December, the Saskatoon Fire Department has been testing the ice every week using standard ice augers.

The ice on all the ponds is now more than 16 inches thick, which the city considers safe for walking and skating on.

The ponds that have been tested and are safe are:

Dundonald, RCAF
"Rat Hole"
Lakeview
Stonebridge
Trounce
Briarwood
John Avant
Erindale

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