Master Corporal Micah Coupal doesn't look at Remembrance Day the same way he used to after spending two years serving in Afghanistan.
Coupal is with 38 Signals Regiment 4 Squadron Saskatoon. He joined the armed forces in 2006 as a reservist in the signals trade. He said he knew he enjoyed being in the service, partially because of the respect he received but also because of the importance of the job.
There remain a lot of tickets available for the Saskatchewan Roughriders' semi-final showdown on Sunday.
It is the first home playoff game for the Riders since 2010 but there are still many seats available in the expanded Mosaic Stadium. As of Thursday morning around 30,000 seats were sold.
The extra seats that were installed this season for the Grey Cup game gives Mosaic a seating capacity of up to 45,000.
Emotions were high as people came together at the Gathering Place in Regina on Wednesday to talk about change in the wake of recent violence in the community.
The Regina Treaty Status Indian Services invited leaders of local First Nations, community groups and the Regina Police Service (RPS) to come together to learn from and discuss violence happening in Regina.
They call it the "forgotten war" but veterans who served in Korea will always remember their experience; that's why those gathered at Saskatchewan's Legislature Wednesday appreciate their contribution being recognized.
The cheers of 15,000 kids filled Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon for We Day. Each of them wore a light-up bracelet, making the arena look like it was lit by thousands of stars.
The real stars were both on and off-stage at this event where kids earned a ticket to watch by doing local or global charity work.
"You're never too young to change the world," said Craig Kielburger, founder of We Day and the charity Free the Children.
A Saskatoon fundraiser hosted by local talk show personality John Gormley raised a lot of money to improve services for patients living with prostate cancer and other diseases.
The third annual Gormley Gathering Monday raised more than $133,000 for Saskatoon’s Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health. The funds will also go toward the purchase of diagnostic imaging equipment at St. Paul’s Hospital.
Volunteers have helped make past Grey Cup celebrations in Regina go off without a hitch and the 101st edition is primed to follow in those footsteps.
Roughly 2,400 volunteers are signed up to help with the game and related activities according to Dawn Kobayashi, the co-chair of the volunteer committee for the Grey Cup Festival. About 700 of those helpers met at Evraz Place on Tuesday night for a final orientation.
“What’s expected of them, some tips and tricks on how to welcome guests to our province, and just a big thank you,” explained Kobayashi.
Their music sounds cheerful and warm as it fills a Saskatoon soup kitchen, but a choir from Nairobi, Kenya got a chilly wake-up call in Saskatoon on Monday.
Regina’s mayor is insisting a two-day "Regional Planning For Growth Summit" in the city won’t be all talk.
“One of the issues you (could) have is a talkfest but nothing happens,” admitted Michael Fougere. “My plan, and I know the plan for all the leaders that are in this room, is to talk about how we can do it and then act on it.”
Saskatoon firefighters are letting it all grow out this month for prostate cancer research.
The annual Movember generates awareness for men to get their prostate checked. The man’s month follows October’s breast cancer awareness month.
Jason Bothorel has organized the firefighter team's Movember page for the past two years. For him, the event strikes a personal chord.