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Comic-lovers tie knot in true geek-fashion at Expo

As guests filed into Kristin and Sabastian Van Esch's wedding hall, they were greeted by two unusual door men.

X-Men's Wolverine and Batman's Bane guarded the gates, checking invitations and welcoming friends and family.

Once inside, guests were escorted to their seats by a suit-sporting Spiderman while Star Wars' R2D2 chirped at those who walked by.

Superman, Green Lantern, Wonderwoman, Harley Quinn and a Sith Lord sat amongst the rows, eagerly awaiting the ceremony.

But that's just what to expect at a comic convention wedding.

Saskatoon bus drivers locked out, bus service stops


Thousands of Saskatoon bus riders will be forced to find other modes of transportation until further notice  after contract negotiations between the City and transit union broke down again Saturday.

The City of Saskatoon announced last-minute negotiations with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 615 had failed to produce a contract agreement.

Saskatoon pub owner apologizes, stands firm on controversial facebook comments

A Saskatoon pub owner has apologized but stands by some controversial comments he posted on the company’s Facebook page Friday night.

Hotel Senator co-owner and Wintson’s Pub manager Chris Beavis took to social media to complain about downtown crime and people who are attracted to the area because of those staying at the nearby Lighthouse Supported Living centre.

U of S plans for Saskatoon transit lockout

The University of Saskatchewan has drawn up a contingency plan if Saskatoon Transit services are suspended Monday morning.

The plan was revealed just hours after a lockout of transit workers was expected to take effect because of an on-going labour dispute.

Police make multiple visits to Saskatoon hip-hop concert

Bear mace and flying fists brought Saskatoon police to 2nd Avenue outside the O'Brian's Events Centre on two separate occasions Friday night.

This was during a performance from American hip-hop artist Tech N9ne.

At 11:30 p.m., police say a man walked up to a group of people standing outside the building and let loose with bear mace.

Several people were treated on scene by MD Ambulance. Police are still looking for the suspect, who ran from the scene.

Yarrrr! Regina office celebrates international talk like a pirate day

It wasn't your typical Friday at the office of GasBuddy.com in Regina.
 
Employees celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day by hanging pirate flags and displaying treasure chests on desks; even a few parrots were perched next to computers.
 
"Yarr whenever we need a bit of relaxing, a little bit of a break we can do a bit of a sword fight to let off some steam," said Spencer Mohr.
 
It's the ninth year the office has chosen to celebrate the pirate's life but not all hands were on deck.
 

Comic convention confronts harassment

Organizers of Saskatoon’s latest comic convention are going the extra mile to put the ‘Con’ in consent.

As comic book fans gear up for this weekend’s debut of the Saskatoon Comic and Entertainment Expo (SCEE), organizers want everyone to feel safe, even when in costume.

Comic conventions everywhere are no stranger to complaints of verbal and physical harassment. Female and male fans alike have complained about cat calling, unsolicited photographs, groping, assault and rape.

HIV rates dropping in Saskatoon, report shows

Fewer people are contracting HIV in Saskatoon according to the findings in a new Saskatoon Health Region report, but the infection rate is still twice the national average.
 
The online report, entitled Better Health For All, shows more people are getting tested and less of those in high-risk populations are testing positive. In a news release, the region indicates there was a 50 per cent increase in HIV testing in 2013 compared to 2011.
 

New website shows RQHR has high patient readmittance, long ER waits

Data posted about the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region (RQHR) on a new website hasn't surprised the region itself, but its CEO says the information can be used to help the region improve how it serves its patients.

Photos: Park(ing) Day in Saskatoon

This weekens Saskatoon is joining cities around the world for Park(ing) Day.

The event has its roots in San Fransisco, where a group of artists turned a metered-parking spot into a mini park for a day back in 2005.

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