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Festival of Trees opens in Saskatoon

Those looking to buy a fully-decorated Christmas tree, might want to schedule a trip to the Festival of Trees in Saskatoon.

Established in 1986, the festival donates its proceeds to the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation, which funds multiple sclerosis research and breath health.

The event at the Western Development Museum includes decorated trees and displays, entertainment, a photo booth with Disney characters from the hit movie Frozen, decorated gingerbread houses, and recyclable holiday displays.

First Canadian agriculture hackathon looks to spark innovation

Professionals and academics are getting together this weekend in Saskatoon to spark innovation within the province's agriculture industry.

The University of Saskatchewan Junior Chamber of Commerce are the organizers of Emerging Agriculture, the first agriculture-based hackathon in Canada.

President Jordan Dutchak said programmers, designers, entrepreneurs, engineers and students are put at the same table to collaborate and develop technology-based solutions for every day problems within the industry.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield to visit Saskatchewan

Canada's most-famous astronaut is coming to Saskatchewan next month.

Chris Hadfield will be in Regina on Dec. 3 to give a talk as part of the Unique Lives and Experiences tour.

Hadfield, who gained iconic status for being the first Canadian to walk in space, spent more than five months as commander aboard the International Space Station (IPS).

Reflecting on his time in space, Hadfield told the John Gormley Live show Friday about the toll zero gravity had taken on his body when he returned home.

UPDATE: 2 dead after collision in northern Saskatchewan

Bad weather and road conditions are to blame for two deaths on Saskatchewan highways.

On Friday night Beauval RCMP attended the scene of a fatal collision south of Beauval on Highway 155.

Police said a car appeared to lose control while travelling northbound on the highway. The car swerved into oncoming traffic and was hit by an SUV that was trying to pass another vehicle in the southbound lane.

A 50-year-old man driving the car and a 39-year-old woman that was in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.

Prince Albert Raiders part ways with controversial mascot

After just one home game as the Raiders mascot, Boston Raider’s days could already be over.

The Raiders announced in a statement before Friday’s game that "there will not be at a team mascot at their Western Hockey League home games until further notice."

The announcement comes just one game into Boston's career with the Raiders, as he cheered on the team  on Nov. 14, the Raiders’ last home game.

Gordie Howe gets cards from students at former elementary

Hockey legend Gordie Howe received a swell of support and well wishes Friday from students at his former elementary school in Saskatoon.

More than 100 King George Elementary School students sent Howe upwards of 40 get well cards, a letter from the school and the number nine jersey, Howe’s number during his NHL career, from their KHL hockey team, the Kings.

Lost babies: 7 cases in Saskatchewan

Police are investigating the discovery of baby boy’s body in a backyard in Regina. Details of that case are still being gathered.

It's not the first time a child has been left behind in Saskatchewan. In other cases, some of the children were found safe, some were dead while others were never located.

As for the parents, a variety of circumstances and situations were revealed in these cases.

1. 2007- Prince Albert baby born in Wal-Mart

Saskatoon gets province's second Centre of Responsibility

A crime reduction partnership that originated in Prince Albert has launched in Saskatoon after the provincial government provided budget funding for two new Centres of Responsibility (CORs) in March.

On Friday, the government announced an annual investment of $475,000 for Saskatchewan’s second COR, located in Saskatoon. The first COR started in Prince Albert.
 

LISTEN: Regina veteran going back to Italian battlefields

A trip to Italy will be a trip back in time for Jim Sinclair as the Regina man returns to the place where he fought during the Second World War.

Sinclair is one of three Saskatchewan veterans on a delegation to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Italian Campaign.

2014 Kettle Campaign aims to raise $210,000 in Regina

You’ll soon hear the sound of bells ringing throughout malls in Regina.

The Salvation Army is launching its annual Kettle Campaign. After raising $203,000 last year, the goal this year is $210,000.

“We are continually seeing new clients come and seeking assistance so we continually up the goal,” explained Major Doug Binner.

The Sally Ann estimates there are 1,400 families in need this Christmas.

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