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PHOTOS: Saskatoon pottery shop celebrates 40 years

A fixture of the Nutana neighbourhood is marking 40 years in Saskatoon.

Clay Studio Three was founded by a group of three potters back in 1975. Members of the artist co-operative who run the store have come and gone since. Current member Nancy Grummett said that whoever the members have been, they've always shared a commitment to making it work -- even though artists aren't always known to check their egos at the door.

Regina couple wins $1 M in Maxmillions draw

A couple from Regina are celebrating their $1 million win on the Lotto Max Maxmillions draw this month.

Shaun Lang and Shaelyn Reed picked up their ticket from the Regina Beach Esso for the May 15 draw. The ticket turned out to be worth $1 million.

"The screen said something like, ‘Congrats you’ve won $1 –‘ and a bunch of zeros," Lang said in a news release. "I was expecting it to say that it was not a winner. I couldn’t believe it."

Lang said he couldn't get hold of Reed at first, so he texted her a picture of the validation ticket.

Sask. team has homegrown inspiration for robotics competition

Team Saskatchewan has a little prairie inspiration in their robot at the Skills Canada National Competition at Prairieland Park.

The four-boy team from Yorkton Regional High School created a combine-inspired robot to compete against teams from eight other provinces and territories in the robotics challenge.

The goal of the robotics challenge is to collect three different objects and place them on a three-tiered pillar, a similar concept to a farmer collecting and stacking his crop, according to the boys.

Caged for the Cure to raise funds for Saskatoon urology centre

Rock 102's annual Caged for the Cure begins Thursday at Lawson Heights Mall in Saskatoon.

The fundraiser to fight prostate cancer supports the Les and Irene Dube Urology Centre of Health at the St. Paul’s Hospital.

Morning show hosts Shack and Watson will be locked inside a cage from 4 p.m. Thursday until Friday.

The live radio marathon has raised more than $430,000 for the centre, which provides state-of-the-art equipment to advanced detection and less invasive treatment options for prostate and other urological diseases.

PHOTOS: K9 unit, SWAT team part of Regina police showcase

The SWAT team, K9 unit and crisis negotiators all descended on the Brandt Centre in Regina on Wednesday afternoon - but it wasn't for an emergency.

PHOTOS: Food Bank Garden Patch opens in Saskatoon

Spring has sprung, and the Saskatoon Food Bank kicked off its Garden Patch for a sixth season on Wednesday.

With local businesses and organizations stepping up to take care of 30 plots at the Food BAnk's Garden Patch on Third Avenue, there was lots of opportunity for green thumbs to come and adopt a plot themselves. Each group planted three rows of carrots, two rows on beets and one row of onions.

Everything that's harvested in the fall will help the Food Bank fill emergency hampers for families in need.

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PHOTOS: Historic Graduation Powwow at the U of S

The sun shone brightly down as hundreds of aboriginal students from across the province danced into the University of Saskatchewan Bowl during the grand entry of the 2015 Graduation Powwow.

Around 3,000 students from across Saskatchewan stopped in to watch and to celebrate the 363 U of S aboriginal students graduating and 304 aboriginal students graduating from high school.

University of Saskatchewan Students Union (USSU) President Jack Saddleback said it was a very special occasion.

Saskatoon donates hundreds of bikes to kids in need

The final tally is in, and Saskatoon came out big for kids who need fresh wheels this summer.

Rock 102's annual Bikes for Kids campaign collected 364 gently used bicycles on Saturday.

The bikes were fixed up on the spot by mechanics from local bike shops who donated their time.

All the bicycles will be donated to kids in need. 

Saskatoon families celebrate Early Childhood Intervention Week

Saskatoon families with children who have developmental disabilities gathered for a carnival Monday morning to kick off Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP) week in the province.
 
The children, who have everything from Down syndrome to autism and cerebral palsy, don't often end up in the same room together, because ECIP provides support directly in their homes.
 

Historical police call box unveiled in Saskatoon

Before they had walkie-talkies, cellphones, and dashboard cameras, the Saskatoon Police Service relied on 92 stationary call boxes scattered across the city from Varsity View to Caswell Hill.

“In 1912 the city established a system of police call boxes to be used by patrol officers so they could contact the police headquarters to call in and report trouble, and call for help,” city archivist Jeff O’Brien said. ”It’s the only means of communication so if the police officer needs help, this is the only way to call in.”

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