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Saskatoon drummer leads open forum on mental health

No one ever said the rise to fame was easy.

“I was dealing with issues of anxiety related to performance and I sort of came to realize that it was something much more than just simple stage fright,” said Sam Corbett, drummer for The Sheepdogs. “It's not just about being nervous 15 minutes before a show it affects them all day and all night after the show.:

From playing smaller, local gigs in Saskatoon, to rising to the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, the pressure and the fame began to take its toll on the young man.

Photos: U of S Health Science building officially opens

The University of Saskatchewan officially opened the largest capital building project in its history Thursday afternoon.

The Health Sciences building means the majority of students and staff in the health sciences are now in the same facility.

"It allows us to bring all of our health professions together under one roof. We have labs where they will work together and we have the most astonishing library where students have already moved in," said U of S president Ilene Busch-Vishniac.

Update: Hales trial shown video from scene of body recovery

Thursday afternoon saw Douglas Hales confronted with footage shot just hours after he allegedly led two men to the body of Daleen Bosse on Aug. 7, 2008.

Hales had been the target of a 'Mr. Big' sting. Undercover police spent three months convincing Hales he was being groomed by a national crime syndicate. In earlier testimony, the officer in charge of the sting (referred to as the 'cover officer') said Hales confessed to killing Bosse during an interview with the man he thought was the leader the gang.

Update: Woods drove truck tracked to area where wife's body found

David Woods was the operator of a red truck that police GPS tracked driving out to the Blackstrap Lake area on Jan. 2, 2012, prompting a police search two days later which resulted in the discovery of his wife's body within minutes.
 
Crown prosecutor Michael Segu entered that information Thursday morning as part of an agreed statement of facts.
 

UPDATE: Bail denied for accused in fatal crash

The two accused in a fatal crash will remain in custody after their second court appearance Thursday morning.

The 17-year-old girl accused also faced six new charges before her bail was denied.

Emergency meeting called by condo assoc. in Saskatoon

An emergency board meeting has been called by the Borden Crescent Condo Association.

At 4 p.m. on Thursday, Borden Crescent homeowners will sit down with Buffalo Ridge Development, also known as Vantage Homes, and an engineer from Triple M Housing to figure out how to best deal with ongoing structural problems with the development.

“I have mixed emotions about it,” said Leonard LaRochelle from 24-55 Borden Crescent.

10-time Paralympic medalist plans retirement in Sask.

After a career spanning 22 years and 10 paralympic games, Colette Bourgonje is looking forward to some relaxing summers on the Waskesiu waterways.

Bourgonje was amongst the Olympic and Paralympic athletes honoured at the Evening of Saskatchewan Sports Excellence Wednesday at Dakota Dunes Casino.

Knife defense classes see new clients in Sask.

An instructor of knife defense classes in Saskatoon is seeing new clients as knives continue to be a weapon of choice.

Brad Hutchinson, CEO of the Academy of Tactical Training Systems in Saskatoon, said recent high profile stabbings in Calgary and Regina have been a topic of conversation at his classes.

He is seeing his client base expand to include more people interested in self defense and now security guards.

Gordie Howe Bowl makeover receives gigantic boost

A generous donation by a Saskatoon couple comes just as the revitalization of the Bowl at Gordie Howe Park takes shape.
 
James Yausie and Cora Weenk donated $2 million o the $11 million campaign Wednesday, to upgrade the dated facilities. The donation means the Friends of the Bowl Foundation have raised around $4 million to date.
 

Billboards showcasing Indigenous culture spark controversy in Saskatoon

New billboards put up in downtown Saskatoon have sparked a lot of conversation on social media.

The three billboards are part of Lakota artist Dana Claxton's Indian Candy series which is running in seven cities across Canada.

One billboard, located right across from TCU Place, has garnered extra attention.

"There is one image that has this lovely black and white image of Tonto from the Fifties television show. Beside it is text that says 'Tonto pray for you,'" explained Claxton adding it is a quote from the character.

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