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Skate to Great campaign collecting skating gear for kids

As families strap on their skates for some long weekend fun, the Skate to Great campaign wants to make sure every kid can get on the ice this winter.

The campaign is collecting new and used hockey and figure skates in several Canadian communities including Saskatoon.

Campaign co-founder Evan Kosiner says he got the idea while chatting with Canadian figure skater Kaitlyn Weaver two years ago.

PHOTOS: Opening time capsule another goodbye to Regina's Haultain school

Habitat for Humanity Regina was surprised to find something buried in the ground at their newest project in the Eastview neighborhood.
 
They found a 1919 time capsule at the former site of the Haultain Elementary School.
 
The small metal box was opened Wednesday night at the Eastview Community Centre. Inside were yellowed, brittle newspapers from 1919, including a comic section. There were also official letters describing the history of the school, including the cost to build which was $102,000.

Valentine's Day sought-after wedding date in Saskatoon

Valentine’s Day is proving to be an extremely popular wedding date in Saskatoon this year.

Marriage commissioner Nora Jacobs is only marrying one couple at their home on Feb. 14 because several other couples could not find a venue in the city.

“I actually have three next weekend and basically they were trying for Valentine’s Day there just wasn’t available locations for them to have their marriage,” Jacobs said.

This year is Jacob’s first Valentine’s Day ceremony as a marriage commissioner. She received her licence in the fall of last year.

Sask. group offers help on snowy roads

We've all been there: car not starting on a cold winter morning -- or even worse, stuck in a snowy back alley or side street.

Now, a group is offering to lend a hand for free.

Football stars pay Regina school a visit

Some football stars certainly had a warm reception at a Regina school Friday morning. 

CFL champion Geroy Simon and Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl champion Jon Ryan joined up for the trip to Mother Teresa Middle School. As ambassadors of the Huddle Up Foundation, Ryan and Simon spoke to students about what it means to be a champion, but didn't stop there.

Charities get a helping hand from Regina Food Bank

The Regina Food Bank has expanded a program that has nothing to do with food.
 
Cleaning supplies and health and beauty products that are donated to the food bank are now being given out to more charity groups in the city.
 
On Wednesday, a number of organizations went to the Regina Food Bank to pick up items that they will hand out to those in need.
 

SUMA backs inquiry into MMIW, pushes to keep revenue sharing stable

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) joined a national voice by supporting the call for a federal inquiry in missing and murdered indigenous women Tuesday.

Aunt organizes fundraiser for niece diagnosed with leukemia

A Prince Albert aunt is on a mission to help her niece's battle with cancer.

Kim Buzit’s niece Harley, 3, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on Dec 8, 2014, a type of cancer that causes bone marrow to produce too many immature white blood cells.

Harley and her family must travel into Saskatoon at least twice a week for treatment.

Now Buzit is hosting a supper and dance fundraiser on Saturday in an effort to raise money to help with travelling to Saskatoon for Harley’s treatment.

PHOTOS: Frosted Gardens open in Saskatoon

It's a winter wonderland down at the Bessborough Hotel as the Frosted Gardens open.

The short stroll through the ice gardens features eight giant ice sculptures, each depicting beautiful scenes like dragons, fish and winter and weighing up to 2,500 lbs. At night, coloured lights bring the statues to life.

Other activities, all made from ice, include speed carving demonstrations, bowling, a maze, a drink bar and a wall to carve initials into.

Generations celebrate Knights of Columbus Indoor Games 50th

Kerry Kropelnicky watches from the Field House stands as her daughter Claire competes in the four by 100 meter race at the Knights of Columbus (KoC) Indoor Games.

After the race, the nine-year-old from Bishop Filevich gleefully boasts about passing other runners to take second place in their heat.

A former runner herself, Kropelnicky remembers when she was right where her daughter was. She ran in the same field house for St. Francis elementary and Holy Cross high school many years ago.

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