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FCC Drive Away Hunger program tours Sask.

Large tractors and trailers are making their way across Canada raising money and food for local food banks as part of the Farm Credit Canada Drive Away Hunger program.

"It's raising awareness and support for food banks here in Saskatchewan and also it's going all across the country right now," Don Anderson, FCC vice-president of prairie north operations, said.

Halloween fundraiser 'Vampire Beat' finds new home in Saskatoon

A popular Halloween arts fundraiser in Saskatoon has outgrown its space and doubled its capacity this year.
For the first time in six years, PAVED Arts and BlackFlash Magazine will hold Vampire Beat, the annual costume contest and dance party, at Amigos Cantina instead of their Riversdale event space on 20th Street West.

Friendship Inn serves up Thanksgiving feast

Saskatoon residents got stuffed at the Friendship Inn Monday thanks to a Thanksgiving feast.

The 20th Street centre was serving up heaps of food for their annual Thanksgiving meal.

The transit lockout did little to stop people from coming together and the line was out the door. Executive director Sandra Stack said she was glad so many families could come out despite the lack of transportation.

Celebration of culture and community at Thanksgiving Powwow

The 16th Annual Northern Lights Casino Powwow is underway this weekend at the Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert. 

Various performers, vendors, local residents and those traveling from different places are all coming together for the celebration.

Some Elders are sharing the importance of tradition and culture to younger generations.

Hundreds of Thanksgiving meals served at Regina rescue mission

People lined up outside of Souls Harbour Rescue Mission on Saturday hungrily waiting to eat turkey and mashed potatoes.
Souls Harbour expected to feed 500 people but prepared enough food for 800.
John Legault is homeless and was thankful to celebrate the holiday. He says the Thanksgiving meal is a chance to meet people in a similar situation but he pointed out that it isn't just the homeless eating turkey.

Addictions doctor helps Saskatoon workers beat stress

A world renowned addictions treatment doctor is helping Saskatoon community workers beat stress and understand their clients better.

Speaking at the Saskatoon Tribal Council’s Illness and Recovery Across the Lifespan seminar, Dr. Gabor Maté offered his knowledge to social workers, teachers, tribal chiefs, health workers, and government employees.

Those who work with clients with addictions face not only their own personal stresses, but those of the client they are trying to help.

Regina's Souls Harbour ready for Thanksgiving

The kitchen staff at Souls Harbour Rescue Mission has had a busy week getting ready for Saturday's Thanksgiving dinner.

They start preparing the meat and vegetables ahead of time between serving their regular meals.

"Our kitchen staff is already preparing the vegetables and meat so that we are ready to warm it up and serve it that day, as fresh as can be," said Rebecca Cochrane, Director of Development and Programs, on Tuesday.

Friendship Inn prepares for Thanksgiving dinner

There will be 70 turkeys and hundreds of pies at the Saskatoon Friendship Inn on Monday.

Executive director Sandra Stack said they are expecting anywhere from 1,800 to 2,000 guests.

"But I really believe that Thanksgiving dinner will be dependent on the weather."

Stack said the transit lockout has added a lot of stress for the people they serve.

"We have guests walking from Sutherland, from Confederation and all the way from the airport," she said.

Saskatoon Food bank starts deliveries due to transit lockout

This week in Saskatoon, some tow trucks were transporting more than broken down vehicles.

Shawn Hill and his tow truck drivers work on contract for Astro Towing. He said as soon as he heard the Saskatoon Food Bank needed help delivering hampers, he wanted to step up.

About a quarter of the people who use Saskatoon's food bank rely on the bus and with the transit lockout, they haven't been able to get food.

Regina Farmer's Market rents indoor space downtown

The Regina Farmer’s Market will be staying downtown even as the snow falls. 

Indoor markets will now be held at the Shrine Centre on Hamilton Street starting October 18.

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