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Annual legion poppy campaign kicks off

Legions across Canada are now giving out poppies for donations as the annual poppy campaign kicked off on Friday.

This year, legions hope more than 18 million Canadians will wear poppies from now until Remembrance day on Nov. 11.

All the money raised goes toward programs that support Canadian veterans and their families.

Among the programs across the country, Saskatchewan's "Leave the Streets Behind" program uses some of the poppy money to help homeless veterans.

PHOTOS: Saskatoon man spooks hundreds with free haunted house

It’s a place where mannequins dangle from bloody hooks with a tunnel full of giant spiders just around the corner.
 
In mid-August, Adam Krutko, his girlfriend Lyndsey Fernets and their family and friends started putting together what’s become known as the “Scariest House in Saskatoon.”
 
Hundreds of people waited in line Wednesday night with nervous anticipation to see the haunted house at the corner of Warman Road and 5th Avenue in the North Park neighbourhood. And every night, Krutko can’t wait to scare them.
 

Asquith's zombie farm asylum ready for Halloween

Spooky sounds echo from the Kolodychuk farm in Asquith, 39 kilometres west of Saskatoon.

For the third year in a row, Holly Kolodychuk and her family have made their home and yard into a spectacular zombie farm asylum.

"At my house you have lots of gore and blood and zombies and screeches and crows," Kolodychuk explained.

"You start at one end and its like a maze you have to work your way through it until the end."

Saskatoon Minor Football renovation in jeopardy for spring completion

A spring 2015 completion date for the revamped Saskatoon Minor Football Field is in jeopardy as the Friends of the Bowl Foundation stares at a $3 million shortfall.

“We have commitment from the City of Saskatoon as they are the owners but we have heard nothing from the province just yet,” Johnny Marciniuk, founder of the Friends of the Bowl Foundation said.

Walking With Our Sisters installation opening in Saskatoon

As a light smoke billows from a teepee at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, a quiet bustle of activity grows inside the building with anticipation and a sense of communal mourning and reverence.

Volunteers arrived at the crack of dawn Tuesday morning to help set up Walking With Our Sisters (WWOS), an international touring commemorative art installation which honours the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and children

Wheelchair curling funspiel raises funds for wellness centre

It wasn't a typical game at the Callie Curling Club in Regina on Saturday.
 
All competitors had to use a long stick to throw rocks down the ice, all while sitting in a wheelchair. The fundraiser was for the First Steps Spinal Cord Injury Wellness Centre. 
 
Jayci Wittmier lives in Swift Current and goes to the event every year with friends and family.
 

Military, motorcyclists, Muslims gather to support nation, fallen soldiers

One day after a fallen Canadian soldier was laid to rest; Saskatoon’s city hall cenotaph was bustling as several communities voiced their support and sympathy for the two military men who were murdered in the past week.
 
In the morning, roughly 20 members of Saskatoon's military and motorcycle communities gathered to pay their respects to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was shot while on ceremonial guard duty at the National War Memorial in Ottawa Wednesday, and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent who died in a hit-and-run attack on Oct. 20.

Saskatoon veterans pay respects to fallen soldier

72 hours after the nation stood shocked by the shootings on Parliament Hill, Saskatoon is taking time to remember fallen soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.

“It’s just such a sad thing,” Canadian Forces Veteran Paul Wheeler said while standing near the cenotaph at city hall. “I thought I’d come down to pay my respects to our fallen soldier in Ottawa and also as veterans, we want to show that terrorism won’t intimidate us or change our way of life.”

Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour stopping in Saskatoon

It’s going to be a weekend full of NHL activities in Saskatoon.

The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour makes its next stop in the city.

Each Sunday, Ron MacLean hosts a half-hour pre-game show live from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio, leading into an outdoor viewing of an NHL game.

The broadcast will include interviews with special guests with connections to the community, including features on local NHL players and grassroots stories.

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