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Statue of Farley Mowat unveiled at U of S

A statue of a famous author who grew up in Saskatoon is now at the University of Saskatchewan.

The unveiling of the bronze statue of Farley Mowat and his dog, Chester, was attended by Mowat's wife Claire.

"Farley died only five weeks ago and to see a replica of him was quite moving," Claire said.

Mowat died last month at the age of 92. But before his passing, a group of Grade 2 students from Ecole Lakeview School in Saskatoon wrote letters to him after reading his books in class.

PHOTOS: In a rut: Regina soccer fields in rough condition

Many soccer players in Regina have been sorely dissappointed the last few weeks as their games have been cancelled because of dangerous fields.

Tiffany Hewson plays soccer and is also a referee. She explained that several of her games have been cancelled after everyone showed up because of unfit conditions on the pitches.

"Referees are supposed to inspect the fields before a match and if they find that there's unsafe conditions then they're actually mandated to cancel the match."

LGBT community marks 25th Pride Week in Regina

The acceptance of the LGBT community in Regina has come a long way in the last 25 years.

On Monday morning, Dan Shier helped Mayor Michael Fougere raise the Pride Flag at Regina's City Hall to officially kick off Pride Week in the Queen City.

"The first pride that was proclaimed by the city where city council 25 years ago were receiving death threats," said Shier, co-chair of this year's Pride celebrations. "And now we're able to say our city supports us and our community supports us."

Clara's Big Ride reaches Regina

After traveling 8,203 kilometers over the past 88 days, you might expect Clara Hughes to be a little tired.  But the six-time Canadian Olympic speed-skating and cycling medalist was all smiles as she rolled into the RCMP Heritage Centre in Regina Monday afternoon.

Memories of killed Mounties fresh in the minds of many

It's a rare occasion when protective service personnel are called together for something positive. However, that was the case today as men and women across Saskatchewan were recognized for 25 years or more of service.
 
Conservation officers, city police, RCMP, firemen and more gathered at the Saskatoon Club to receive their Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal from Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon. One of the recipients was Inspector Wayne Maughan with the RCMP, who has served for 30 years.
 

VIDEO: Justin Trudeau at Regina's Mosaic Festival

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is in Regina and spent time Thursday night taking in one of the city's biggest festivals.

Trudeau was spotted visiting several pavilions at the Mosaic A Festival of Cultures including the Chinese pavilion, the Caribbean and Punjab.

Trudeau will continue his time in the Queen City Friday taking part in D-day commemorations and speaking to the Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon.

Chinese pavilion returns to Mosaic

The cultures of Germany, India and the Caribbean are just a few you can take in at Mosaic in Regina.

This year the Chinese pavilion returns after being absent from the event for the last two years. They are now located at the University of Regina.

While your munching down on chicken balls you can watch traditional Chinese dances. Fenghua is one of the many performers.

"Traditional Chinese dance is not like Canadian dance, it's very soft and dance with umbrella," said Fenghua. 
 

Legacies honoured at Century Farm Family Awards

Bob Sanders farms on the same plot of land as his father and his father's father.
 
In 1914 his grandfather homesteaded by Shell Lake, Sask., and since then the Sanders family has continued the farming tradition. Sanders is just one of the more than 300 families honoured with the Century Family Farms Award this year.
 
"It's got a lot of prestige, someone put a lot of work into it to start with and just to try and keep it going."
 

Food, music in Saskatoon to help schools in Democratic Republic of Congo

Food and music in Saskatoon will help to rehabilitate schools in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The potluck 2014 fundraiser at the Capital Music Club on Thursday night will raise money to help schools in local drummer Christian Kongawi's home community of Gemena.

"It came from pretty much having a conversation with my mom in the Congo," Kongawi said, who came to Canada when he was 10 years old.

Vigil in Regina shines light on violence against women

After the sexual assault of a young woman in downtown Regina, a candlelight vigil was held to shine a light on the issue of violence against women.

More than 100 people gathered in front of Regina City Hall to show support for all the victims of sexual assault, calling for a change to rape culture saying that something needs to be done.

Organizer Donna Smith says she got involved after hearing about a number of recent sexual assaults in Regina.

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