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Grey Cup 101: Rider Nation has no borders

Regina may be hosting the "Celebration in Rider Nation," but the borders of Rider Nation extend far beyond the Queen City.

"As long as you can kind of navigate the internet and I guess try and find a way to watch it, and stay up late, you can still be a Rider fan from abroad," said Cole Hawkins, a student from Regina who is currently studying in Europe.

Grey Cup 101: Regina shows the spirit of volunteers

Saskatchewan is known for having an incredible history of volunteerism. It’s part of the reason why the 1995 and 2003 Grey Cups went off so well. Volunteers are often described as the lifeblood of a major event but there is a striking difference between this Grey Cup and those previous events.

The Grey Cup committee did not reach the goal of having 3,500 volunteers sign up. In fact, about 1,100 fewer than hoped put their names down to lend a hand but there is a reason for that.

Saskatchewan's credit rating given highest level possible

Saskatchewan continues to show it's economic strength. For the first time ever, the province's credit rating has been listed as AAA, the highest level possible. Finance Minister Ken Krawetz says it's mainly for a few reasons. "In lieu of our debt repayment, our projected budgetary expenditures and surpluses." While the government won't be borrowing any money yet, as they are in a surplus scenario, Krawetz says this will help crown corporations.

Park season fast approaching

The countdown is on to the unofficial start of summer.

Provincial parks open for the season, this Thursday, and Mary-Anne Wihak with the Ministry of Parks says they're hoping for more warm, windy weather in the next week in the northwest.

"There's still some snow on the ground in some patches and still a bit of ice on the lakes, so we haven't got our boat docks and launches in place for Battlefords Provincial Park or Meadow Lake yet," said Wihak.

Saskatoon's Rock 102 holds live radio marathon

Two local radio hosts are counting down the hours until they can rejoin civilization again - and they need your help.

Our sister station ROCK 102's "Caged for the Cure" live radio marathon is in it's final day at the Centre Mall in Saskatoon.

Shack & Watson are locked in a cage, asking listeners to donate money for Prostate Cancer treatment and all the money raised goes to the Les & Irene Dube Urology Centre of Health at St. Paul's Hospital.

To donate, call 1-306-649-CURE or click on rock102rocks.com

 

Crop report says seeding off to slow start

It could be a very busy weekend for local farmers..

According to the latest crop report, only one per cent of spring seeding is complete in the northeast and east central parts of the province. Provincially five per cent of the 2011 crop is seeded.

"Some areas reported rain anywhere up to 20 (millimeters), so the topsoil moisture is still pretty wet, they're indicating about 61 per cent is still in a surplus condition, so it's very challenging for the producers," explained Saskatchewan Agriculture's Grant Maclean.

Update on found remains

The investigation continues this hour east of the city.

RCMP say some sort of remains were found Tuesday night.

An anthropologist was called out, Wednesday, to help determine if the remains are in fact, human.

Police tell us they are combing through the area for clues.

This story continues to develop...

Edited by News Talk Radio's Sabeen Ahmad.

SPCA seizes huskies from abandoned farm

About two dozen abandoned huskies, found on a farm in Bulyea, have been seized by Saskatoon's SPCA.

The SPCA, RCMP, and a vet deemed the animals to be in distress after checking on them on Wednesday.

Kayley Pugh with the SPCA says mounties showed up with a vet to check on the dogs. She says the SPCA had been getting complaints from neighbours

"As of yesterday, we received adequate evidence that the dogs were in distress and obtained a search warrant, had the dogs assessed by a vetrinarean and seizure of the dogs was recommended."

Gas prices start to rise in Saskatchewan

It appears as though the rise in gas prices has made its way to Saskatchewan.

News Talk Radio has been tipped off that prices in Regina have gone from 1.31 to 1.36. Saskatoon prices are showing a jump from 1.32 to 1.37.

Edited by News Talk Radio's Sabeen Ahmad.

 

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