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Friends, musicians remember Derek Bachman

Aaron Adair remembers the last time he hung out with Derek Bachman.

The pair went to watch the Ultimate Power Duo's album release on Broadway Avenue on Nov. 7. They chatted as they always had about the music industry and their families. Then they arrived at the venue.
 
"Such a perfect Derek moment. When you were with Derek, you never paid cover," Adair said with a light laugh, remembering the man he'd known since high school.
 

Blades look to the future with blockbuster trade

The Saskatoon Blades have traded assistant captain Nelson Nogier to the Red Deer Rebels, along with winger Austin Adamson.

In return, the Blades pick up 17 year old winger Mason McCarty, a second round draft pick in 2015, and a first round pick in 2016.

"This got thrown on our desk [Saturday] afternoon at 3:00, and it was just one of those things you couldn't pass up. It was a good deal," Blades head coach and general manager Bob Woods said Sunday.

Final Rez Christmas play captures holiday spirit

The laughter will be roaring out of Studio 914 during the final run of the Rez Christmas series by the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company (SNTC).

The final installment called Nicimos revisits the kookums, the Golden Girls of the reservation, as they prepare one final Christmas dinner for their family and friends.

Geminid meteor shower to light up Sask. sky

If you look up at the sky this weekend, you might see a free light show.

The annual Geminid meteor shower is set to hit on Saturday night, and onlookers should be treated to an amazing spectacle.

“We should see a fantastic meteor shower that will produce about 120 meteors per hour,” said Gary Boyle, known as the ‘Backyard Astronomer’ and also a teacher of astronomy at Algonquin College in Ottawa.

VIDEO: Cirque du Soleil dazzles in Regina

Dralion has roared its way into the Queen City.
 
Some of the best performers in the world are at the Brandt Centre for the Cirque du Soleil show that runs Wednesday to Sunday. It fuses the Cirque du Soleil style with Chinese acrobatic arts and features trampoline acts, juggling, hoop diving, and other aerial maneuvers.
 
Hiroi Takuma performs on the trampoline and has never had a "normal" job. In fact, this is her first job and she said she doesn't know how to compare with most people.
 

Corner Gas: The Movie returning to theatres

Apparently there is more going on than they thought; the theatrical release for Corner Gas: The Movie has been extended into this weekend.
 
The original release was just going to run from Dec. 3 to 7, but "due to popular demand" the movie has been put back into theatres this weekend for Dec.12, 13, and 14.
 
More than 60,000 people saw the movie in its first run, according to a news release from the movie's publicity firm. The movie brought in some of the biggest box-office numbers for a Canadian film this year.
 

Regina tobogganing hill empty as temps warm up

There aren't many frozen fingers and toes this week as the kids play outside.

It's a big change from the frigid end of November as temperatures are expected to rise to a few degrees above zero through Saturday.

"We decided to come and get the sledding in now while there's still snow on the ground and it's not -30," said Steven Nichols.

However, his son Evan was the only one on the hill at Mount Pleasant Sport Park Tuesday afternoon.  His other son, Keanu, took a break after a big wipeout on his GT snow racer.

U of S Cheer Team wins national championship

After months of training, there weren't many dry eyes on the University of Saskatchewan Cheer Team when they won nationals over the weekend.

"Most of the team was crying with joy. I was crying with joy. It didn't feel real," one of the team's coaches, Shanda Leftley, said.

This is the first time in history the U of S Cheer Team has taken home a national title in the 30 years that PCA University Open National Cheerleading Championships has taken place.

Saskatoon's Festival of Trees sees record year

After a week of rocking around the Christmas trees, the Saskatoon Festival of Trees wrapped up a record breaking year for attendance.

Over 25,000 people took part in the event at the Western Development Museum which included decorated trees and displays, entertainment, a photo booth with characters from the hit movie Frozen, decorated gingerbread houses and recyclable holiday displays.

VIDEO: Agribition goes out with a bang

A new event at the Canadian Western Agribtion drew a large crowd Saturday afternoon but instead of watching cowboys, it was knights riding horses.
 
Shane Adams and his Knights of Valour held a full-contact jousting tournament, which is considered to be the most dangerous sport in history.
 
The knights rode 2,000 pound horses while wearing 14 gauge stainless steel armor that can weigh close to 90 pounds.
 
"The breast plate themselves will stop a 9 millimetre round from a hand gun," said Adams. 
 

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