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Suicide awareness walk for youth on Montreal Lake Cree Nation

A group of women on the Montreal Lake Cree Nation north of Prince Albert are taking a stand against a growing trend of youth suicide on the reserve.

According to 23-year-old Carol Naytowhow, youth suicides are on the rise. She said in the past year there have already been multiple deaths. To help the situation, Naytowhow along with five other women from Montreal Lake Cree Nation, have organized a three-day “You Are Not Alone” Suicide Awareness Walk.

Cruisin' for a cure

Thursday is "Cruisin' to End MS" at A&W locations across Canada.

President of the Saskatchewan Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Erin Kuan, said the disease affects over 100,000 Canadians. That includes about 3,500 people right here in Saskatchewan.

"I would say the prairies provinces are high," she explained. "We see a higher...rate here, than in other places in Canada."

She said there are many theories as to why the rate is so much higher here.

NHL head coach golfing for a cause in Sask.

Detroit Red Wings and 2014 Canadian Olympic men's hockey coach Mike Babcock is golfing in support of families dealing with prostate cancer.

The Driving Fore Prostate with Mike Babcock and friends golf tournament was held Wednesday at Dakota Dunes Golf Links; proceeds are headed to the Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health at St. Paul's Hospital.

Kraft Celebration Tour stops in P.A.

TSN anchors Darren Dutchyshen and Kate Beirness are in Prince Albert today to do a live broadcast as part of the Kraft Celebration Tour.
 
The Kinsmen Water Park in P.A. was one of the top 10 entries and will receive $25,000 for upgrades.
 
An additional $100,000 will be awarded to the community that receives the most online votes by Aug. 25.
 

Salvation Army making back-to-school shopping easy

Back-to-school shopping can be expensive, but the Salvation Army is trying to cut those costs for some families.
 
Their Back-to-School Backpack program provides bags full of school supplies to low-income families. Major Malba Holliday with the Salvation Army said they're prepared to give away 500 backpacks this year.
 

Tree climbing competition planned for Saskatoon

If you want to go out on a limb this weekend, there's a different type of competition planned in Saskatoon.

The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is hosting the Prairie Chapter Tree Climbing Championship where around 24 people will compete in five events including a speed climb up 60 feet and an aerial rescue of a mannequin.

"(These are) events that basically mimic a real day's work in the trees when you're a working arborist that climbs as opposed to uses a bucket truck," Keith Anderson, executive director of the ISA Prairie Chapter said.

Saskatoon observes Decoration Day

Saskatoon residents and veterans paid tribute to their fallen friends and family members on Sunday.

Around 100 people gathered at in the heart of Woodlawn Cemetery for the 91st Decoration Day. Walking through Memorial Avenue, they gathered around the large stone monument among the rows of simple headstones, dedicated to the men and women who lost their lives in battle.
 
“We did have a pretty good crowd. It’s too bad, we don’t remember our veterans like we should,” organizer Wayne Bourget said, adding he wished more people had come.
 

Global Village helps small communities at FolkFest

It's known as the incubator for pavilions and it was a major hit at this year's FolkFest.

The RBC Global Village attracted thousands of guests, foodies and would-be travellers looking to get a taste of lands far away.

The four communities of Bangladesh, Ghana, Pakistan and Sierra Leone called the village home this year. It was also the debut of the Ghana and Sierra Leone pavilions.

Symphony Under the Sky takes over Wascana Park

Wascana Park will be alive with the sound of music on Sunday afternoon.

The Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) will take to the stage for Symphony Under the Sky, their annual outdoor concert.

"It's a way of celebrating summer," Karlee Goby, marketing director with the RSO said. "It's a great way to kick off the season; just with something a little different."

Goby said the event is free, to make it accessible to everyone.

Sask. boy gives back to SHR with DQ Treat Day

Blake Wheeler has a lot to thank the Saskatoon Health Region for.

The eight-year-old and his twin were born premature at just 28 weeks. His brother passed away after two weeks but Blake, at just one pound and four ounces, fought through and spent the first four months of his life in hospital.

His mother, Alicia Wheeler, said without the hospital’s care, their son would have never become the healthy, normal eight year old he is today.

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