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128th Saskatoon EX gets underway

The 128th Saskatoon EX kicks off Tuesday and they're doing it in style.

A 100 piece parade is set to roll through the streets of Saskatoon beginning at 10 a.m. The parade route starts on 24th Street and ends by the University Bridge.

Director of Events Carl Schlosser said there will be lots to see.

Cup carrier helps Kings celebrate victory

Jarret Stoll might have carried the cup to Kiwanis Park on Sunday, but it's Howie Borrow who has to care for it.

Borrow is one of the official Stanley Cup keepers and he was in town to help Stoll show off Hockey’s top prize.

For the past five years, the Ontario native has cared for the cup, taking shifts travelling with it and the players.

This is his first time with the cup in Saskatchewan and he said it's great to have the chance to see new places.

Unique products for sale at Queen City Ex

If you need a break from the rides at the Queen City Ex, you can check out a number of different items for sale indoors.
 
Vendors selling everything from jewelery to massage chairs are inside the Eventplex.
 
Beverly Semko is selling vintage-looking signs that are made out of metal. She enjoys coming to work at the Ex year after year. 
 
"People come to the Ex to have fun and so everybody is usually in a good mood and its lots of fun."
 

Ribs and ribbing at Diefenbaker Park

Dean Caldwell arrived at Diefenbaker Park at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, with one thing on his mind; ribs.

He and his seven-body crew fire up the smokers and stoke the cherry wood fire grill as they get ready for another day of hungry customers.

The owner of Misty Mountain from Hunder, Alb, is one of four competitors in the second annual Saskatoon Rotary Club Rib Festival.

A 10 year veteran of the grill, Caldwell worked his way up from a 'dish pig' at the age of 16 to the owner of his own company.

Humans of Saskatoon sharing local stories

It took a personal tragedy for local photographer Moe Morin to reach out to her community, not in the way one might expect.
 
Inspired by the successful Humans of New York project, Morin created the Human's of Saskatoon Facebook page.
 
She said she lost her father figure early this year, followed closely by her niece. It was the loss that really drove her into the project.
 

Saskatchewan battalion honoured at legislature

The men of the 28th Battalion came from all corners of the province, from Regina to Prince Albert.
 
It was September 18, 1915, when these young men landed on the French shore, where they would remain to fight for the rest of the war. They didn't know it at the time, but they wouldn't leave for over 37 months. Some would never return to Canadian soil.
 
That battalion was honoured on Thursday morning in Regina, as members of the Royal Regina Rifles presented the Battle Colours to Premier Brad Wall in a ceremony at the legislature.
 

Stanley Cup bound for Saskatoon

Jarret Stoll of the Los Angeles Kings is still reflecting on his team's championship-winning playoff run.

"A lot of long games and long series and great series.  It was fun hockey to watch, I'm sure, and it was fun hockey to play."

Those long series paid off, and now Stoll is getting a chance to bring the Stanley Cup back to his home province for a visit.

He'll be taking the Cup to Saskatoon's Kiwanis Memorial Park North between 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday. People will be able to take pictures with the trophy provided they bring their own camera.

Music video to fund glee club for the intellectually disabled

A popular Saskatchewan tune is getting a facelift in Saskatoon.

The Radius Glee Club along with producer Jesse Weiman are creating a music video to the Arrogant Worms' The Last Saskatchewan Pirate as a fundraising project. The club is made up of intellectually disabled high school students.

Harper announces $2.5M for mine training in Northern Sask.

On Tuesday, Stephen Harper landed in La Ronge, less than five kilometres Northeast of Air Ronge, for the first time since he was elected as Prime Minister in 2006.

He visited Northlands College's Air Ronge campus to make a major funding announcement through the Federal Western Diversification Program. The funds, paired with almost $3 million through other groups, will cover the cost of heavy equipment simulators, build a facility to house the simulators and help create the Northlands College Mine School. $1.1 million will go towards the two simulators.

Fringe brings back 'Best of the Fest' for 25th anniversary

Broadway Avenue will be filled with street performers, buskers and craft vendors this week as the Fringe Theatre Festival celebrates 25 years in Saskatoon.

The birthday celebration kicks off Wednesday night with a preview event at the Broadway Theatre. The street festival starts at 6 p.m. Thursday and runs until Aug. 9.
 
This year, all theatrical performances will be held only in the evenings in order to make the shows more accessible, according to organizer Colin Grant. He said it's hard to know which of the 33 plays will garner the most attention.

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