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Souls Harbour collecting food for Regina Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Souls Harbour Rescue Mission hopes the community is in the giving mood.

They are now collecting enough food to serve about 400 guests for Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, October 11. They need the food by Wednesday, October 8 to prepare it all in time.

Night arts festival to take over Riversdale

Artists will be showcasing their work in Saskatoon’s first Nuit Blanche night-time arts festival.  

The free event includes 25 different artists doing installations on 20th Street Saturday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The installations include videos, spoken word, dancing, and experimental sound.

Saskatoon woman hopes to raise money for women’s shelters

A Saskatoon woman who lost a friend to domestic violence is organizing a walk across Canada in hopes of funding more shelters for women in abusive relationships.

Reginans hoping to survive Zombie Obstacle Challenge Saturday

A Regina park will be transformed into something akin to a George A. Romero movie as the Queen City Kinsmen hosts its second-annual Zombie Obstacle Challenge on Saturday.

"(You'll be) climbing up walls, going over ladders," said organizer Derek Yan.

"One of these obstacles is a smokehouse."

The obstacle course, held at Rick Hansen Park, is five kilometres long. Each runner, or survivor, wears a flag-football belt with three flags. Zombies attempt to pull the flags off the survivors; if they lose all three, they're out.

Facebook page arranges rides during transit lockout

With buses not running in Saskatoon because of a transit lockout, a new Facebook page has been created to connect people willing to give rides with those who need them.

"I thought that based on the number of vehicles on the road with only one person in them, that there was an opportunity to try and connect those who are looking to get around the city with those who have an extra spot available in their vehicle," Doug Ramage, the creator of YXE Share-a-Ride, said.

Protesters in Regina call for action on climate change

Protests were held all over the world on Sunday with large crowds demanding action on climate change.
 
In Regina, around 100 people rallied in front of the legislature and marched along Albert Street chanting "climate justice" and "no pipeline, no problem".
 
Catherine Gibson believes to tackle the issue is now.

"We waited too long so we really got to be aggressive now and cut back on fossil fuels and cut back on consumption." 

Industrial fire and rescue teams put to the test

Fire and rescue teams from across Saskatchewan came together on Saturday for a friendly competition. 
 
The 24th annual Industrial Fire and Rescue Competition was held in Regina. Cameco, Mosaic and SaskPower all had crews that participated in a number of events such as search and rescue.
 

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.

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