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Yarrrr! Regina office celebrates international talk like a pirate day

It wasn't your typical Friday at the office of GasBuddy.com in Regina.
 
Employees celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day by hanging pirate flags and displaying treasure chests on desks; even a few parrots were perched next to computers.
 
"Yarr whenever we need a bit of relaxing, a little bit of a break we can do a bit of a sword fight to let off some steam," said Spencer Mohr.
 
It's the ninth year the office has chosen to celebrate the pirate's life but not all hands were on deck.
 

Photos: Park(ing) Day in Saskatoon

This weekens Saskatoon is joining cities around the world for Park(ing) Day.

The event has its roots in San Fransisco, where a group of artists turned a metered-parking spot into a mini park for a day back in 2005.

U of S rally for deported Saskatoon woman

A rally on the University of Saskatchewan campus Thursday showed support for Jamila Bibi who was deported this week.

The 65-year-old woman was working as a cook in Saskatoon, but was sent back to Pakistan after her refugee claims were rejected.

PHOTOS: Prince Edward Sask. tour continues in Regina

Prince Edward is spending Thursday in Regina on the second day of his visit to Saskatchewan.

His Royal Highness arrived in Saskatchewan late Wednesday afternoon. The Queen's youngest son landed at 15-wing Moose Jaw before meeting with the members of the Saskatchewan Dragoons.

Saskatoon parents hope to build playground at Lakeview School

It takes a lot of dance-a-thons and bake sales to raise money for a school playground.

That’s what parents at Saskatoon’s Ecole Lakeview School are learning. The province doesn’t fund school playgrounds and school boards are not allotted enough money for big renovations.

A year and a half ago, Liz Allen decided to spearhead the Lakeview Park Enhancement Committee. Parents such as Jana Kinar joined the effort to raise enough money to add more playground equipment, and repair and expand the tarmac to include basketball courts.

PHOTOS: Prince Edward arrives in Moose Jaw

Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, landed at 15-Wing Moose Jaw Wednesday afternoon to start his three-day visit in Saskatchewan.

His Royal Highness was greeted on the tarmac by Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield. Following a short welcoming ceremony, the prince inspected the parade consisting of members of the Saskatchewan Dragoons and the Royal Canadian Air Force.

"(The prince is) always very personable and willing to meet the public so it's good to have him here," said Moose Jaw Mayor Deb Higgins.

Prince Edward Earl of Wessex begins royal tour in Moose Jaw

There are many chances for the public to meet Prince Edward this week. His Royal Highness Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex begins his three-day royal tour of Saskatchewan on Wednesday with a special stop at 15-Wing Moose Jaw Wednesday afternoon.

He is also the Colonel-in-Chief of the Saskatchewan Dragoons, and the public is to see Prince Edward at the headquarters at 1215 Main Street North.

Committees fundraise for Willowgrove, Holy Family playgrounds

The province might be paying for two new schools in Saskatoon’s Willowgrove neighbourhood but they aren't funding any new playgrounds.

Roughly 700 students are already registered to attend Willowgrove School and Holy Family School next year, which share a massive facility. The tentative move-in date is January.

RCMP members honour fallen comrades

It was a sea of red serge uniforms as RCMP members gathered on Sunday to honour their fallen comrades.
 
At the RCMP Academy in Regina, 234 members who lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered.
 
Three names were added on the Cenotaph, the Honour Roll and the Memorial Wall Plaques, Constable Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, Constable Douglas James Larche, and Constable Dave Joseph Ross. The three men were killed during a shooting spree in Moncton, New Brunswick in June.
 

GALLERY: Radius Glee Club Last Saskatchewan Pirate video shoot

With eye patches, parrots, peg-legs and plunder the Radius Glee Club took to Saskatoon's mighty shores aboard the Prairie Lily to film their latest music video; the Last Saskatchewan Pirate.

The film will be released mid October.

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