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Black Metal Bingo hits Saskatoon

Louis' Pub is giving people the chance to play bingo to a different beat -- one that hammers away as fast as humanly possible.

Black Metal Bingo is the brainchild of Leif Carlson, who goes by the name Svartblood Krakenskull when it comes time to don the black garb and facepaint (referred to as 'corpse paint' by purists) and take his place as the demonic number caller, alongside partner-in-grimness Morgue Anna.

Carlson explained that the extreme metal subgenre isn't necessarily easy on the ears.

Sask. farmers giving thanks for harvest

Some Saskatchewan farmers are even more thankful this Thanksgiving because of record harvests.

"This is by far the best we've ever had," said Michael Wollman, who has farmed southeast of Saskatoon near Allan for about 20 years.

Wollman has finished harvesting all his wheat, barley and canola, but will still be out in the field this weekend spreading fertilizer.

However, he said there will be time to sit down and give thanks.

Local farmer ends nine years of water quality problems in Creelman

All it took was some good old fashioned prairie ingenuity to fix a water problem that has troubled people in the Village of Creelman for nine years.

The water plant was built in 2004 but the source is an above-ground dugout. The water quality never quite met provincial testing standards and they have been under a boil water advisory ever since.

Thanksgiving all about family for soup kitchen volunteers

You could say they put the "giving" in Thanksgiving: the volunteers who spend their holiday weekend at Souls Harbour Soup Kitchen.

They may be feeding 400 to 600 people this weekend, but those who do the cooking and cleaning say it's really just like one big extended family.

“This is not about business, this is about being as a family – this is what this building is all about,” said Daniel Fromanek.

Anonymous graffiti spreads positive messages in Regina

It's likely the kind of graffiti people would prefer to see around Regina.

At least six signs have been posted in Regina's Cathedral and Crescents neighbourhoods with positive messages written on them. The signs themselves appear to be made from pieces of scrap lumber and fence posts. The handwriting on each one is different, but they are all done with the same black paint.

PHOTOS: Arts Centre in Regina welcomes Andrew Salgado exhibit

The Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre has welcomed home one of its best success stories.

A new exhibit at the Art Gallery of Regina (which is situated inside the Arts Centre building) opened on Wednesday titled The Acquaintance by Andrew Salgado.

Regina high school students get a lesson in distracted driving

A group of high school kids in Regina were taken outside the classroom for and into the driver’s seat to learn this lesson.

Roughly 100 students from Sheldon Williams Collegiate gathered at the driving training course at RCMP Depot to see just how difficult it is to drive distracted.

“Every weekend or so I go out with some friends. Usually it gets pretty chaotic in the car,” admitted student Ryan Harris.

VIDEO: Healing through music: how Christian Shaw re-discovered the drums

Christian Shaw used to love to drum but he lost interest after his father’s death which sent him deep into depression. Now he’s back behind a drum set after trying to end his own life seven years ago.
 
His wheelchair barely fits behind the yellow Pearl drum set. The floor tom has been removed so Shaw’s wheels can fit under the other drums. Special straps hold the drumsticks onto Shaw’s hands since he can no longer use his fingers. And when the music starts, he hits the crash symbol and starts a steady beat.
 

UPDATE: Missing Regina teen found safe in Pelican Narrows

A teenage girl reported missing in Regina on Tuesday has been found safe in Pelican Narrows.

16-year-old Clarissa Custer was last seen leaving her home in Regina on Monday afternoon. Police put out the call to find her because she was new to the city and they believed she left home with no money.

She managed to make it up north and was located safely by RCMP in Pelican Narrows on Thursday night.

Pelican Narrows is close to 700 kilometers north of Regina or about an eight hour drive according to Google.

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