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'Nobody will be unaffected' as Saskatoon economy loses $9M Junos boost

The cancellation of the Junos will have an economic impact on everyone in Saskatoon, said Stephanie Clovechok, vice president of Tourism Saskatoon.

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on March 13, 2020

'I’m so sad': Artists disappointed but understanding after Junos cancelled in Saskatoon

Canadian reggae artist Jay Douglas found out that the Juno Awards Show had been cancelled on his flight to Saskatoon.

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on March 13, 2020

'The system is broken': New report finds 30 per cent of Canadian inmates are Indigenous

A new report from a federal prison watchdog identified a ‘disturbing’ trend among Canadian inmates.

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on January 23, 2020

'To find her alive was unbelievable': Dog recovers after being shot on family farm

A dog is recovering from a gunshot wound after she was shot on her family farm last week, according to the owners.

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on January 2, 2020

'He’d start by tickling you’: Survivors share their stories of sexual abuse in new documentary 

A new documentary about a sexual abuse survivor’s court battle with the Catholic Church kicked off the third annual Hot Docs Showcase in Sault Ste. Marie Wednesday night. 

Published on northernontario.ctvnews.ca on November 14, 2019

Saultites enjoy an evening at Hogwarts, raising money for cancer care and research 

The Sault Ste. Marie Canadian Cancer Society magically transformed a local event space into the Great Hogwarts Hall Saturday night as part of a fundraising initiative.

Published on northernontario.ctvnews.ca on November 3, 2019

A little superhero gone too early

Paul and Mandy Fowler’s lives changed over a year ago when their five-year-old son, Kayge, was diagnosed with an incurable form of brain cancer.

Published on northernontario.ctvnews.ca on June 5, 2019

‘We’re not millionaires’; Prairie Lily owners speak out on vandalism

The owners of a summertime favourite in Saskatoon say they are angry and saddened after vandals struck the Prairie Lily riverboat earlier this week.

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on April 18, 2019

‘I could’ve been one of those people that died’: Former drug user speaks on overdose crisis

Debbie Roberts has overdosed seven times, she is HIV-positive and she lost her eyesight in 2012 after doing crystal meth.

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on April 16, 2019

Saskatoon family devastated by fire receives help from Red Cross, businesswoman

A Saskatoon family who lost everything in a house fire in the Pleasant Hill neighbourhood is receiving some help.

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on April 12, 2019

Saskatoon model set to hit the runway in Milan

A Saskatoon model will be heading to Milan at the end of the summer to gain international modelling experience.

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on April 8, 2019

‘We rise by lifting others,’ entrepreneur says

Tourism Saskatoon is shining a spotlight on five women entrepreneurs it says are socially responsible. One of them is the owner of a cycling studio who has made it her mission to support the community.

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on April 5, 2019

Local restaurants struggle to compete with chains, Saskatoon chef says

A Saskatoon chef says it’s difficult for a locally-owned restaurant to compete with chain restaurants.

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on April 1, 2019

Saskatoon Transit fully accessible for people who use wheelchairs, scooters and canes

Lynnett Boris uses a scooter and takes the bus on a regular basis. Normally, she would have to call dispatch to make sure the bus has a ramp. Now, she doesn't have to.

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on March 28, 2019

Saskatoon social media influencers share thoughts on thirst trapping trend

Provocative photos, filters and selfies are all part of the latest social media trend - called thirst trapping. This is when someone posts an alluring photo of themself with a flirty caption to get compliments.

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on March 27, 2019

U of Sask Muslim students and community members remember lives lost in NZ attacks

People gathered at the University of Saskatchewan Tuesday afternoon to remember the victims of New Zealand’s mosque attacks.

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on March 26, 2019

Nutrien, Mosaic not happy with Sask’s production tax changes

The elimination of credits and deductions to the potash production tax is a big change for Mosiac, said Sarah Fedorchuk, vice president public affairs and government relations.

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on March 25, 2019

Saskatoon skin care and cosmetics company named the official sponsor of the Daytime Emmy’s

A local skin care and cosmetics company has been chosen as the official gift lounge sponsor at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on March 22, 2019

Yorkton woman gets married in Christchurch, NZ following deadly terror attacks

For one Saskatchewan-born woman, the New Zealand terror attacks came at what should have been a very happy time. Vanessa Ortynsky got married in Christchurch, New Zealand, the day after two mosques were attacked and at least 50 people were killed.

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on March 18, 2019

Moe and STC sign agreements to improve Indigenous child welfare

The Saskatchewan government and the Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) have officially joined forces to improve welfare services for Indigenous children, youth and their families.

 

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on March 15, 2019

Carry on with daily routine in face of neo-fascism, U of S prof says

In the wake of the deadly terror attack against Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand, CTV Saskatoon reporter Nicole Di Donato spoke with University of Saskatchewan political studies professor Colleen Bell about what it means for Canada – and Saskatoon. 

 

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on March 15, 2019

Canada ‘pushing hard’ for evidence from China amid canola exporting crisis, Carr says

Canada is still waiting on China to provide evidence for its decision to bar canola imports from one of Canada’s largest grain producers, according to Federal Minister of International Trade Jim Carr.

 

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on March 14, 2019

Goodale addresses carbon tax, canola exports at SARM convention

Gasoline and diesel used on farms will be exempt from the federal carbon tax, according to Regina-Wascana MP Ralph Goodale.

 

Published on saskatoon.ctvnews.ca on March 13, 2019

Greater representation of Indigenous staff and faculty comes one year after Ryerson's TRC report

The increase of Indigenous staff and faculty has been one of the most positive outcomes of Ryerson University’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) community consultation report, according to Olson Crow, a fourth-year criminology student, who identifies as a two-spirit Haudenosaunee person. 

 

Published on ryersonian.ca on February 18, 2019

Update to Food Guide urges food literacy among students

Canada’s new Food Guide suggests affordable diet options, but requires students to be more food literate, according to registered dietician Charles Ko.

 

Published in print and on ryersonian.ca on February 6, 2019

Show tunes, tap shoes 

and late afternoons

It’s 10 a.m. on a Sunday and the sounds of show tunes and laughter echo down the hallway of the lower-level of the RAC. The door to studio one is wide open, an inviting aura emanating from the room. A pile of boots and running shoes sit in a contained mess by the door, while backpacks, jackets, water bottles and binders of sheet music litter the left corner of the room. 

 

Published in print and on ryersonian.ca on February 6, 2019

Students continue protesting against the Ontario PC Government's OSAP changes

Thousands of students rallied again at Queen’s Park on Friday to voice their concerns about how the Ontario Progressive Conservative government’s tuition cuts will only benefit wealthy students. 

 

Published on ryersonian.ca on January 25, 2019

Living sustainably can save you money and the planet

Students who are hoping to save green, should go green. It’s not news that being a student isn’t cheap, especially on a downtown campus such as Ryerson University. Making environmentally conscious choices about your eating habits and consumer purchases can save you hundreds of dollars each month and make a positive impact on the environment. 

 

Published on ryersonian.ca on January 24, 2019

TIFF 2018: The Lie Review

Toronto-born director and writer Veena Sud, explores just how far any parent will go in order to protect their child in her Canadian thriller The Lie. 

 

Published on cjru.ca on September 15, 2018

Album Review: Petit Biscuit's Presence

French DJ and producer Petit Biscuit makes his presence known on his debut album. At only 18 years old, Petit Biscuit, the pseudonym for Mehdi Benjelloun, has made a name for himself in the electronic music industry both nationally and internationally. ​

 

Published on cjru.ca on April 24, 2018
 

Fringe 2017: Nicole's Top 5

The Toronto Fringe Festival returns today with a wide selection of shows from comedy, drama and mystery to musicals, dance and physical theatre. Celebrating its 29th year, the Fringe Festival is presenting 160 shows chosen by lottery at multiple venues across the city from July 5 to 16. 

 

Published on cjru.ca on July 5, 2017
 

NXNE Survival Guide: Port Lands Music Festival

North by Northeast (NXNE) Port Lands music festival returns for its second year with an eclectic lineup, rides, games and endless food options. This year, NXNE has made a lot of changes to the festival in order to make it more enjoyable for attendees. They have expanded the festival from two days to three with 30 acts who represent the best in indie, pop, rock, rap and soul music. ​

 

Published on cjru.ca on June 19, 2017
 

Field Trip 2017 Recap

With a stellar lineup, tasty food and art installations, Field Trip Music & Arts Festival once again kicked off the summer in downtown Toronto. Celebrating its fifth year, Field Trip returned to Fort York & Garrison Common on June 3 and 4. The festival started in 2013 as a 10-year anniversary party for Canadian independent music company Arts & Crafts. Since then, the event has evolved into so much more. 

 

Published on cjru.ca on June 14, 2017
 

Review: Tove Lo and Phoebe Ryan at Massey Hall

Swedish pop queen Tove Lo and her opening act Phoebe Ryan put on an unforgettable show at Massey Hall on Feb. 17 as part of the “Lady Wood” tour. Tove Lo, who is known for her edgy, unfiltered, and honest approach to pop music, gave a raw performance that takes the audience through an array of emotions.

 

Published on cjru.ca on February 22, 2017 

Expectations vs. Reality: 6 Fest and its "Special Guest"

Ryerson students are upset that Drake didn’t touch the stage at this year’s 6 Fest. The past two shows that the Ryerson Students’ Union organized featured Drake as the surprise guest, setting high expectations for festival goers.​

 

Published on rutvnews.com on October 13, 2016
 

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