The Saskatchewan science centre (SSC) is competing in a Discovery Channel science project showdown with six other science centres across Canada.
The competition is meant to celebrate Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield assuming command of the International Space Station.
Marissa Scarlett spearheaded the SSC's project, which is a giant snow volcano filled with liquid nitrogen. Their team dropped bads of hot water into the giant mountain of snow from the roof of the science centre three stories up.
The weather is expected to be mild as five University of Saskatchewan business students gear up to live outside as part of 5 Days for the Homeless.
Edwards School of Business students will live outside on campus to raise awareness and funds for homeless and at risk youth across Canada.
Food and cash donations will go directly to Saskatoon’s downtown youth center EGADZ.
A week after being formed the Save Our Connaught group got together on Sunday to work on their plan to save the 100-year-old community school from demolition.
The group was formed after the Regina Public School Board voted to recommend the school be replaced because it would be too expensive to do the needed repairs.
Rene Dumont, president of the Connaught Parent Council and a founder of the Save Our Connaught group went on a tour of the school last week with a few other members of the group.
Stompin' Tom Connors' funeral is next week, and in lieu of flowers his family is asking people to make donations to their local homeless shelter or food bank.
Regina's Souls Harbour Rescue Mission has not received any donations in his name yet, but say the gesture itself is heartwarming.
It’s not necessarily cheap to host and put on the 101st Grey Cup game, festival and all the other activities that go along with it.
In fact, this event will cost the City of Regina a touch over $1 million, as the executive committee approved that on Wednesday.
In the recommendation, a total of $155,900 will be absorbed within existing budgets, while $865,100 will come out of the General Reserves Fund. However the city hopes the Saskatchewan Roughriders will recover “all, or a portion of, the total unfunded costs of $865,100 associated with this event”.
"The University of Regina has lost its way".
Strong words were spoken by a member of faculty at the University of Regina council meeting Wednesday. The council met for the first time in 20 years to discuss a number of pressing issues.
As the group gathered, people made claims that the school's budget for administrative staff was bloated, and that only a small percentage of the budget was being spent on academic salaries.
The Hospitals of Regina Foundation launched its 27th Home Lottery Tuesday, in the home up for grabs as this year's top prize. The home, valued at $1.2 million, is located in the Creeks.
"It's on one of the very few walk-out lots," said Judy Davis, CEO of the foundation, "it has a beautiful view off the back."
People shaving their heads to raise money for cancer research is nothing new. It’s been a campaign that has lived under many names for years.
But when an 11-year-old girl decides she wants to shave her head to raise money with no campaign to follow, only to support her friend who has cancer, that is a type of maturity and bravery not seen in many children or even some adults.
So when Madison Simpson of Prince Albert approached her mother Jackie Garrow about shaving her head to raise money for her friend with cancer, her mother was stunned.
Saskatchewan showed it has no shortage of generosity this weekend.
The 37th annual Telemiracle event came to an end Sunday evening, but not before ending on a very high note.
After hours of entertainment from local dancers, singers and famous bands such as Prism, the televised event raised more than $5.5 million.
More than 800 volunteers came together to make the event possible.
The marathon fundraiser also passed a milestone, raising more than 100 million dollars since 1977.
Even Premier Brad Wall was impressed.
Telemiracle is wrapping up after a weekend of music, entertainment and fundraising $5,546,712.
Behind the scenes, public relations chairman Mike Campbell says getting the Kinsmen Foundation's annual fundraising show set up is a pretty big undertaking.
"I don't even know if anybody counts the hours, countless hours get put into it," he said
In addition to the time, hundreds of volunteers have turned out to make the event possible