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Access Communications, SaskTel explain impact of CRTC decision

TV-watchers will have more choice on what to see, but it could take a while to happen.
 
On Thursday, the CRTC revealed new regulations which will have cable companies providing a "skinny" basic cable package for $25 by the end of March 2016, and provide either individual channels or small theme packages by the end of 2016.
 

Sinead O'Connor headlines 2015 Regina Folk Festival

Sinead O'Connor will be centre stage in the Queen City this summer as one of the main acts for the 2015 Regina Folk Festival.

The festival announced its lineup Thursday morning that includes the Irish singer along with Vance Joy, Blue Rodeo and the Sheepdogs.



The Folk Fest will return to Victoria Park August 7 to 9. More information can be found on the Regina Folk Festival website.

Saskatoon Irish dancers have busy St. Patrick's Day

It's a blur of fast-moving feet as dancers at the River City School of Irish Dance get ready for a day and night full of performances.

St. Patrick's Day is a busy one for them and dancer Samantha Fairweather has been looking forward to it for a long time.

"I've been counting down for at least 200 days. It's my favourite holiday of the year. I had a countdown on my phone that went off at midnight and I could not be more excited," she said.

Fairweather has been dancing for about 15 years - ever since she saw Riverdance as a toddler.

Regina theatre company presents new 'Peter Pan'

Neverland may be a world where time stands still, but when it comes to what some might consider to be racist stereotypes of First Nations people, one Regina director felt it was time for Peter Pan to change with the times.

When Do It With Class artistic director Rob Ursan started looking at scripts for Peter Pan, he realized he had a big problem with racist stereotypes of indigenous people.

VIDEO: Alberta group wants Kevin Bacon as part of protest

Kevin Bacon to the rescue.

At least that's the hope of a group of concerned Albertans who want the star of the 1984 Hollywood dance classic "Footloose," to attend a planned dance party after the town council in Taber passed a bylaw that seriously prohibits fun.

A group of people in Edmonton have posted a video on Youtube asking Kickstarter to help raise $100,000 to pay for the actor's appearance.

Regina artist says writing original songs becoming more difficult

When writing a song, there can be a fine line between an original and a copy of another one.

This week, a jury ordered Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay $7.3M after ruling their single "Blurred Lines" was just too much like Marvin Gaye's 1977 tune "Got To Give It Up."

Regina musician Alex Runions agrees those two songs do sound very much the same, but he's not sure where the line should be drawn for one song to be called a copy of the next. He said when people listen to his music, they might hear those who inspire him, like Keith Urban or Vince Gill.

VIDEO: WestJet flight attendant shows her 'Uptown Funk' moves

The song "Uptown Funk" is everywhere and now, so is WestJet flight attendant Caralee Savage with her moves ahead of a flight.

The Calgary woman was introduced by her captain before breaking out in dance.

Her video, which she posted to YouTube on Monday, has been viewed more than 1.5 million times since then.

Regina's Globe Theatre announces 50th anniversary season

As Regina's Globe Theatre gets closer to its 50th anniversary, the theatre has announced what plays will be on its stage during it.

The 2015-16 main stage season was announced Wednesday morning.

LISTEN: Cases where artists have copied other artists

A jury has decided that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye's music to create their hit song "Blurred Lines."

The eight-person jury decided on Tuesday that Williams and Thicke copied elements of Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up" and ordered the pair to pay nearly $7.4 million to the late singer's three children.

Tragically Hip add Saskatoon to tour

The Tragically Hip is coming to Saskatoon in September.

The Canadian band announced additional date for their The Fully and Completely Tour which includes a stop at SaskTel Centre on Sept. 23.

The North American tour is celebrating The Tragically Hip’s 1992 album in its entirety.

The Hip has received 14 Juno Awards and were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2005.

Tickets go on sale March 13 at 10 a.m.

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