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Saskatchewan in Sochi: Regina's Ryan Getzlaf shooting for gold again

He’s having one of his best seasons in the NHL and now Ryan Getzlaf from Regina will compete in his second Olympics.

Getzlaf will compete with Team Canada at the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia after winning gold at 2010 Vancouver games.

Growing up in Saskatchewan, Getzlaf learned to skate when he was three years old at an outdoor rink in Avonlea.

"We'd go out there and the kids would play hockey for eight hours," said his father Steve Getzlaf.

University of Regina highlights collection linked to 'Monuments Men'

It's not every day a George Clooney movie has a Regina connection but one of the real life ‘Monuments Men’ lived in the Queen City for a while.

The World War 2 action drama will be out in theatres on Feb. 7. It is based on the true story of an army platoon that was tasked with rescuing historic artwork stolen by the Nazis before it was destroyed. As it turns out, one of the Allied Army's 400 Monuments Men was once a professor here at the University of Regina.

Cowessess First Nation steps up for volunteer firefighters

While some people in Saskatchewan are calling for a change when it comes to firefighting resources for First Nation reserves in the province, the Cowessess First Nation is already making sure its members are protected.

"It's more knowing you're helping your community," said Tanya Quinney, speaking about the volunteers who sign up to be part of the First Nation's firefighting service.

Students and world class athletes meet at KofC Indoor Games

Young aspiring Olympians and running enthusiasts packed into the Saskatoon Field House at the University of Saskatchewan this weekend for the 49th annual Knights of Columbus (KoC) Indoor Games.

More than 2,500 elementary students took turns running relays around the oval.

They were joined by 200 athletes who sprinted, hurtled shot put balls and leaped over the high jumps and hurdles in the all things track and field meet.

The event is held every year in January or February.

CFIA orders Brit Foods to export or destroy illegal products

The owner of a popular Saskatoon British food store has to either re-export or destroy some of his product according to a recent letter from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

According to Brit Foods owner Tony Badger, the CFIA letter he received Jan. 30 said he can’t sell a variety of British imported non-meat and meat products and current stock must be disposed of or exported out of Canada. Badger must tell the CFIA what he’s going to do by April 10.

Dark street lights on Arcola Ave caused by aging cable

Faults on aging underground cables appear to be creating dark patches in the City of Regina’s network of street lights.

One section of street lights on Arcola Avenue between Park Street and University Park Drive has been dark for at least a month in the middle of winter.

Adam Holmes is the Director of Roadway Operations and Traffic Services with the City of Regina. He explained that fixing strings of street lights is a lot more complicated than it sounds.

Gary Dickson leaves role as SK Information and Privacy Commissioner

The end of the month brings an end to Gary Dickson's term as Saskatchewan's Information and Privacy Commissioner.

Dickson took up the position on November 1, 2003 as the first privacy commissioner in Saskatchewan and was reappointed in 2009 for another term.

Regina sociology prof calls Bieber's arrests 'transition phase'

Many eyes are on Canadian pop star Justin Bieber after a week of arrests and charges both in the U.S. and in Canada.

Sociology professor Dr. Robert Biezenski at the Univeristy of Regina suspects Bieber's troubles won't damper the star's image, but simply act as a transition stage.

Lawyer: Sask. gov't has power to approve Pakistani boy’s arrival

The lawyer for a family trying to bring a little boy from Pakistan to Saskatoon says the province has the power to give the approval they need.

"I have finalized my submission and will be sending it today. I really hope that the minister will take this very seriously and issue the no objection letter," said Haidah Amirzadeh. 

The boy's aunt Waheeda Afridi has been a Canadian citizen living in Saskatoon since the early 2000s.

Super Bowl Bound: Family ready to cheer on Seahawks punter

Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan has come a long way from kicking a football around in Regina parks, but one thing hasn’t changed, his family will be there to cheer him on in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Barb Ryan said even when her son was little he tackled everything with a unique intensity and focus. Going back to when he was seven years old she still remembers how many hours he would spend at the park even after all the other kids went home.

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