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Regina 'Game of Thrones' fans prepare feasts for new season

The snow may be gone, but "winter is coming" for fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones as season five of the show premieres on Sunday.

For fans in Regina, the wait for the new episodes seemed to "last for a generation".

With a husband who paints dragons and collects swords, Ada Bennet decided they had to watch Game of Thrones.

"He watched the first episode then he was right into it," she said. "We finished the whole (first) season in two nights."

PHOTOS: Brushstrokes bring life to soldiers' stories in Regina exhibit

Brushstrokes created the smiles, oil paints put the shine in their eyes, and a project to remember the Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan put them on the walls at Government House through the Project Heroes exhibit in Regina.
 
Judy Budd's son grins out from his portrait on the wall. He was killed in Afghanistan in 2006. At the unveiling of the exhibit on Thursday, Budd took a long pause before explaining what seeing her son's portrait for the first time in Saskatoon had meant to her.
 

Craven Country Jamboree announces B stage artists

With only 92 days until the 2015 Craven Country Jamboree kicks off, festival organizers are announcing some of the other acts festival goers will enjoy during the weekend.

On Wednesday, the Craven Country Jamboree announced that Kal Hourd, Alex Runions, Brody Seibert and Samara Yung will all be featured on the beer-gardens stage throughout the weekend.

Sask. Fashion Week to use variety of model sizes

A new study out of Brock University in Ontario has found size six models do a better job marketing products to consumers than a size zero. The research suggests women want to see models who look like them and retailers should switch out the super-skinny models for a different image that attracts more consumers. The results also found women with low self-esteem were more likely to be attracted to brands with models above a size zero.

Saskatoon music icon David Kaplan dies

Saskatoon music icon David Kaplan has died at the age of 91.

Born in Chicago, Kaplan became a professor of music at the University of Saskatchewan in 1960. He taught theory, music education and world music for over 40 years. That year he created a music education program in the college of education.

He later created the department of music. He became the head of the department and held the position for nearly 20 years.

Kaplan created the University of Saskatchewan concert band. He conducted the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra for 10 years.

Gamblers bet royal baby is girl named Alice

The Duchess of Cambridge is now officially on maternity leave.

Kate Middleton has a late April due date, and British gamblers are betting that she's carrying a little sister for Prince George.

Eighty-two per cent of people putting down money on the Ladbrooke's online site think William and Kate will have a baby girl and the odds favour that she will be named Alice. Elizabeth is the second favourite.

The same odds are reflected on William Hill's online site.

Trailer Park Boys fear changes to film tax credit

When Saskatchewan cut its refundable film tax credit in 2012, many in the province's film industry sounded the alarm. Now, upon word that Nova Scotia is considering changes to its film tax credit, the Trailer Park Boys are doing the same thing.

Tattoo film festival premiers at Saskatoon Roxy Theatre

The world's first tattoo movie festival will blend ink, film, culture and heart at the Roxy Theatre this weekend.

Tattoo Arts Film Festival organizer Mark Allard brought the assorted films and documentaries together for the one-of-a-kind show. He said over the past few years, there's been an explosion of tattoo themed films.

"It's something that there's this niche that's now become available, so that's kind of the inspiration largely behind (the festival)," he said.

Ringo Starr cancels Regina show

Those hoping to see a Beatle in concert in Regina are out of luck as Ringo Starr has cancelled his tour date in the Queen City.

The cancellation was confirmed on Thursday morning due to scheduling difficulties. Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band were scheduled to play at the Brandt Centre on Oct. 14.

April Fools' Day hits the internet

Some people say you can't believe everything you read online, and that's especially true Wednesday morning for April Fools' Day.

A few companies had a bit of fun on April 1 releasing videos and announcements full of April Fools' Day spirit.

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