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U of R students spend 5 days being homeless

A group of University of Regina students are finding out what it's like to be homeless this week.
 
They are trying to replicate the experience during the "5 Days for the Homeless" campaign. The goal is to raise $26,000 for Carmichael Outreach.
 
Monday was their first day but they started by sleeping outside Sunday night in a secret spot where they wouldn't be bothered.
 

PHOTOS: Wrecking ball starts on old Lydia's building

Monday night demolition crews started smashing the main floor windows of what was once Lydia’s pub on Broadway Avenue.

A backhoe caved in the roof and ripped out a portion of the front wall.

People passing by like Matthew Bennett paused to remember the old bar.

“It’s pretty sad that our old buildings can’t stay up like they can in other cities,” Bennett said. Lydia's was the first bar he ever went to when he turned 19. Bennett said he still remembers it vividly.

As demolition crews smashed the main floor windows, Jill Haverstock-Regamay looked on.

PHOTOS: Regina shows its love for hockey

Hockey fans in Regina got the chance to celebrate their favourite sport over the weekend.
 
The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour made a stop in Regina. City Square Plaza was filled with hockey activities like ball hockey and shooting competitions. For those who wanted to star warm, there was an air hockey table inside a tent.

Saskatoon Collector's Show brings vendors from across Canada

Collectors from as far as Thunder Bay gathered in Saskatoon this weekend for the annual Saskatoon Collectors Show.

More than three thousand people and dozens of vendors came out to buy, sell and trade everything from antiques to toys, furniture and firearms.

Hundreds march against Bill C-51 in Saskatoon

Saskatoon's Defend our Freedom rally against the federal government's proposed anti-terrorism legislation drew hundreds of people to the streets Saturday.

Carrying signs that read "Kill Bill C-51," "Stop Fear" and "Bill C-51 Shall Not Pass," more than 300 protesters joined thousands across Canada to oppose the legislation which critics say threatens civil liberties and right to privacy, especially online.

The Conservative government introduced legislation in January.

People fill downtown Regina for the Hometown Hockey Tour

The sound of music and clashing hockey sticks could be heard for blocks as the Hometown Hockey Tour hit Regina's downtown on Saturday. 

City Square Plaza was filled with people wearing every colour of hockey jersey to celebrate the event. Booths lined the street with games like slapshot speed tests and box hockey, and others with coffee and food. 

Conway was there decked out in his Oilers jersey with his kids. 

Vigil held for Radisson boy killed in train accident

If it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a village to mourn one. Hundreds gathered in Radisson Friday night to mourn a young life cut short by a train accident.

More than 200 people gathered on Main Street outside the town hall in Radisson for a vigil to remember Ethan Manson.

They held each other and wiped away tears for the 10 year old whose life was cut short last weekend. Prayers were followed by a moment of silence.

PHOTOS: Regina sets the stage for Rogers Hometown Hockey

Tents and trailers are being set up in Regina's City Square Plaza downtown all for the love of Canada's game.
 
The Rogers Hometown Hockey tour will be making a stop in Regina this weekend.
 

Mayor's Marathon planned for Saskatoon

While Saskatoon residents may not want to run for mayor of Saskatoon, they can now run with him.

On Thursday morning, mayor Don Atchison announced the Mayor's Marathon Day to take place on June 21, 2015.

The mayor's 54.72 km ultra marathon route will start at the Whitecap Dakota First Nation and finish at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. The general public can join the mayor once he reaches city limits and run either a standard 42 km marathon or smaller distances like two, five or 10 kilometres.

VIDEO: Alberta group wants Kevin Bacon as part of protest

Kevin Bacon to the rescue.

At least that's the hope of a group of concerned Albertans who want the star of the 1984 Hollywood dance classic "Footloose," to attend a planned dance party after the town council in Taber passed a bylaw that seriously prohibits fun.

A group of people in Edmonton have posted a video on Youtube asking Kickstarter to help raise $100,000 to pay for the actor's appearance.

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