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Column Celebrates 25 Years Of Bad Jokes

The column called Cam Hutchinson & Friends: Views of a World — a name I don’t particularly like, but haven’t changed— turns...
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Bike Lanes Not a Good Use Of Taxpayers’ Dollars

I’m going to make myself deeply unpopular with a very vocal Saskatoon demographic — cyclists — but that’s OK. We need to debate this, because our property taxes and city spending are getting out of control.  Last week, city council’s transportation committee voted to...

Canadians, Americans Handle Scandals Differently

On a cold winter day, fortified with a bowl of popcorn and tasty beverage, I nestled into an armchair and prepared to watch the clowns and verbal acrobats performing under the circus big top.   With remote control in hand, I flipped between two...

Survey Says Most Of My Friends Are Real

I was a pretty hot commodity on Twitter last week.  Well, by my mini unimportant standards, sure; but I stuck myself out there and ran a poll. The question was:  #WritingCommunity: How many of you use your real faces and names...

How Do I Keep My Buns From Being Squished?

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‘Uncle Gary’ Becomes Mainstay With Blades

The “Uncle Gary” moniker is taking on a life of its own. Gary Haden came to the Saskatoon Blades looking for a new start. He was acquired in a trade with the Medicine Hat Tigers on Oct. 25, 2018 in an exchange of 1999-born forwards, which saw Logan...

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Upcoming Events

Saskatoon Choral Society

Love to Sing? The Saskatoon Choral Society welcomes new members. No auditions. We meet Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Grace-Westminster United Church (505 – 10th St. East). Two sessions: September to December and January to April. For more information: yxe.choral@gmail.com or sites.google.com/view/saskatoon-choral-society/home.

Spirit of the West Toastmasters Club.

Spirit of the West Toastmasters Club. Want to become more confident in your personal life and in your work? We help each other develop oral communication and leadership skills by providing instant feedback. Guests are always welcome. We meet every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, 1130 Idydwyld Drive, room number 129-C or 150.

Fiddle series

Coig joins into the fiddle series with the traditional roots flavours of Jason Roach on piano, Chrissy Crowley on fiddle, Rachel Davis on fiddle and Darren McMullen on guitar, banjo and mandolin. 8 p.m. The Bassment. Tickets – $28 and $38.

7 Nights of Historical Villainy

7 Nights of Historical Villainy: Talk by University of Saskatchewan History Professor Keith Carlson. 6 p.m., Hose and Hydrant, 612 11th St. East. Dr. Carlson will give a talk entitled “Saskatoon’s Founder, Canadian Villain: John Lake.” The talk will argue that Lake’s greatest contribution to community building might be that he is someone all people of Saskatoon, regardless of ancestry, income and religion, should agree to dislike.

Katie Thiroux

Katie Thiroux arrives with great credentials as a vocalist and bassist. She has a full scholarship at Berklee College of Music, served a residency at Quincy Jones’ club in Dubai and in 2018, she won the rising star category as a bassist in the Downbeat magazine poll. 8 p.m. The Bassment. Tickets $43.

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