BLOWING THE WHISTLE Regina Pats club president Brent Parker says he’s had enough of the bad attitudes from fans and others in the community about his team, and he tells the Leader-Post’s Rob Vanstone that if people have advice on how to get the team out of its nearly half decade-long slump… they know how to reach him.
OH HADDY BOY Commander Chris Hadfield breaks out the guitar to serenade his fans for St. Patrick’s Day. We have the tape.
BUTT OUT AND GET A JOB An increasing number of companies say that if you smoke, you can’t work for them. There are some prominent proponents of the tactic, too, including TV’s Dr. Oz. But is it discrimination?
THE GREAT ESCAPE It sounds like something out of a bad action movie – a couple of cons break out of prison, and their preferred mode of transportation – a helicopter. But it’s not a movie… it happened at a Quebec jail. And, it’s not as uncommon as you think.
COME ON DOWN Himpe and Sam get a shot at spinning the big wheel at The Price is Right Live!... and in the process, cross an item off their bucket lists.
FLOODED OUT A couple who has lived in southeast Saskatchewan for the last three decades is packing up what they can and are moving west. They say that the money being spent by the province isn’t enough to fix the long-term problems that’ll come from flooding.
HOCKEY NIGHT IN POLITICS Provincial political adversaries take their battle to a new arena… the Lumsden Rink.
CURTAIN CALL They shot the final scene of The Office this weekend, ending the TV comedy’s nine-season run. But has it outstayed its welcome?
THIS LAND IS OUR LAND A CJME News Exclusive – when the city started to expand west, three landowners near Highway 1 and Pinkie Road were excited to find new ways to make money off their property. But then the province came along and expropriated the land – forcing them out of their homes with less than two weeks notice. They say the government treated them unfairly, and now they’re taking it to the courts.
POPE WATCH Still no Pope, but that hasn’t stopped cable news from wall-to-wall coverage and analysis of everything... including the colour of the smoke.
BLACK SMOKE, WHITE SMOKE, PINK SMOKE As the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square in The Vatican on Tuesday to see if a Pope would be selected, a group of catholic women gathered not far away to send their own smoke signal – pink smoke, a sign that they feel their church needs to better represent women.
LIVING EVERY MINUTE Last week, she told the world she has terminal brain cancer. Last night with CNN’s Piers Morgan, Valerie Harper explains why she’s not rolling over in defeat to the disease that is ultimately going to claim her life.
RENT RIGHTED Tenants at a Cathedral apartment block found out this week that they won’t face a 77% rent hike as initially planned. They’re relieved – for now.
SINKHOLE HAZARD It looked like a lumpy patch on the fairway, but when a golfer got up close for a better look, he ended up fifteen feet in the ground – swallowed by a sinkhole. ...and he lives to tell the story.
POTHOLES AHEAD Where are Regina's worst potholes? We want to know.
FIRST DAY New NDP leader Cam Broten took no time in getting down to business in his new role. Our Patrick Book looks at how his first day went.
LUCKY NUMBERS They say that the chances of winning the lottery are even worse than lightning striking twice. Winning the lottery twice is even more unlikely. But for an Arizona couple, it’s reality.
JUMBO PUDDLES We now know what parts of the province have the government’s water authority concerned about as the melt is set to come any time now. And Regina is smack-dab in the middle of it all.
MIND THE YAP A British train conductor tells a passenger to keep it down after she gets engaged in a heated phone conversation. Are we becoming more rude when it comes to talking on the phone in public?
TOP OF THE POPS A judge strikes down New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to limit the size of fountain drinks at restaurants and movie theatres. Should city governments be in the business of regulating how we eat and drink?
CAN’T SIT STILL After 31 years working for the CBC (and 23 of those years at the helm of its suppertime newscast in Saskatchewan), Costa Maragos is calling it a career with the public broadcaster. But when it comes to “generation Y” and the “millenials,” spending 31 days at a job can be an eternity. Is there any hope for the next generation to have long-term loyalty in the workplace?
POPEWATCH As the conclave gets set to begin, we turn our eyes to The Vatican as final preparations are made to select the next Pope.
COMING TO SASKAT-OOOOOOOOOO-N – The queen of daytime talk is coming to Saskatchewan next month. Meet the winner of our contest this morning and why she says she’s Oprah’s biggest fan.
FOLLOW THE LEADER – Cam Broten becomes the new Sask NDP leader on the weekend. Did anyone see this coming?
SUNRISE, SUNSET – The rest of the country is now on daylight saving time, yet we continue to choose not to change our clocks. It’s the debate we have like clockwork – should we change?
JACK’S BIG PICTURE SHOW – The Layton biopic hit the airwaves of the CBC last night. John says it-is-what-it-is... a Lifestyle Network-style made-for-TV movie. Peculiar though... conservative talk show host and SUN (We hate the CBC) News personality Charles Adler makes a cameo.
YOGA : BUCK NAKED STYLE – In Edmonton, they’re performing the downward dog a little differently. A yoga studio has unveiled naked yoga for men. Would you shed your clothes to get more flexible?
POPE VOTE 2013 – At The Vatican, cardinals are getting set to cast their ballot for the next Pope. And as the first vote gets closer, the rhetoric is heating up that a Canuck might be the new head of the Catholic Church. Is it just wishful navel gazing from our national media?
NOT-SO-OPEN DOORS – A new poll in today’s National Post shows that we want limits on the number of immigrants coming to this country every year, and that we’re not keen on them bringing their extended families. Are Canadians being practical or xenophobic?
COME ON DOWN The Price is Right live stage show is coming to Casino Regina next Friday – and is sold out. Why do we love classic game shows like this? And what can people expect when they come to the show? We talk to the host – Todd Newton.
TIME TO TKO FIGHTING FROM HOCKEY? Another staged fight in the NHL has some people saying the league needs to take a serious look at guys dropping the gloves.
SASKATCHEWAN’S NEXT TOP NEW DEMOCRAT Three men are vying for the leadership of the NDP. Will the party stay with safe and familiar, or a fresh face with big ideas?
CHARLIE’S SING-ALONG NDP MP Charlie Angus and a gaggle of federal New Democrats gathered in the press gallery on Thursday to belt out “Bud the Spud” in memory of the late Stompin’ Tom Connors. Was it sincere or pure politics?
TASTES LIKE… RUBBER Have you watched that "My Strange Addiction" show on TLC? We meet one woman who loves to eat… rubber.
WHAT THE &@#$! It caught our ear watching the new Big Brother Canada series – the houseguests on the show swear… a LOT. And we’re not prudes – we all admit to dropping a blue word or two. But are people becoming too loose with their language?
TOM’S GONE He was as Canadian as you can be. Stompin' Tom Connors died yesterday at the age of 77. He was a storyteller -- every one of his songs slowly pulling you along as he weaved a tale about some little snapshot of Canadian life that you swear could have been true. A true original who will be missed.
HIGH SCHOOL COUP Unimpressed that he talked to our John Gormley, administrators stripped the student council president at Riffel High School of his title. Now, students are speaking out, calling out those in charge for staging a coup.
WHEN YOUR BABY IS NOT YOUR BABY A surrogate in the US is locked in a legal battle with the couple she’s carrying a baby for. After an ultrasound revealed a number of birth defects, the couple wanted the woman to terminate the pregnancy. She says she’s not prepared to do that – even though she signed a contract saying she would if problems came up.
CURLING PUNKS While wild nights off the ice are a part of curling culture, it seems that sportsmanship is starting to go by the wayside in the game. From getting kicked out of the Tankard for cursing to slamming brooms in frustration, is Team Virtue the poster boys for a new generation of curlers without grace?
STRONG ARMED FOR LIVESTRONG? Canada’s national women’s hockey team is trading in their red and white jerseys for yellow and white ones as corporate sponsor Nike wants them clad in a promotional getup for Livestrong. Given Lance Armstrong’s fall from grace – is it a good idea?
GRANDMA DESERVES BETTER. How often do you shower or take a bath? Could you get by with one or two a week? Well at long-term care homes in Alberta, seniors will now – by law – get a minimum of two baths a week. Some care homes had only been giving residents one bath a week. Is this practical, or does it show a lack of respect?
HAPPY 306 DAY! Today is March 6th – or 3/06. And we’re celebrating by getting our good friends from Graham Construction to help out with The Penny Project. For every text message we get to 306-306, Graham will donate 2 pennies to help us build a Habitat for Humanity home.
PAY UP TO STAY. Tuesday, we told you about the people living in the Cathedral apartment block that are facing a 77% rent hike this fall. The NDP is outraged, the Sask Party says they won’t do anything to control rent increases.
CUTS LIKE A PUCK. The Rangers’ Mark Staal isn’t in good shape this morning after taking a puck to the face last night. But – he wasn’t wearing a visor. Should you feel sorry for him, or is this another piece of evidence the NHL and NHLPA need to get serious about player safety?
BEHIND BARS AND ON THE GRID. On the weekend, our reporters noticed that one of the suspects in the deadly Park/Arcola car crash updated his Facebook status. One problem – he’s still behind bars. Can you use Facebook while on remand? Are Blackberries and iPhones a new form of contraband that corrections has to worry about?
CHECK THAT BAG. Westjet is tightening up its rules for carry-on luggage. As of next month, you’ll only be able to take one piece of carry-on luggage with you instead of two. Are you a carry-on crusader… or are the people who try to cram everything-but-the-kitchen-sink in to an overhead bin the bane of your existence?
BIG BILL BLUES. A BC man is livid that his cell phone provider didn’t warn him his iPhone was racking up thousands of dollars in roaming fees until it was too late – resulting in a $20k bill. Is the company being unfair, or should he have known better?
PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF AFFEC…NO! Two gay men from Sacramento were kicked out of a shopping centre on the weekend after a security guard told them to stop kissing and holding hands. They say they were just doing what everyone else does in the mall.
Get ready for the meltdown - With less than three weeks of winter left, the warm-up means the melt is just around the corner and your house could be in trouble. What to watch out for – and how you can avoid a basement full of water.
Do you like girls? - When you’re vying for a spot on an NFL roster, it’s a job interview like no other. But one question might have crossed the line this week when players were asked which team they play for… in the bedroom. Was it out of line?
In like a lamb... - We’re all fed up with winter. And the good news is it’s almost done. But in Wisconsin… it’s been especially bad – and some people have had enough.
One down, thirteen to go - The first houseguest to get evicted from the Big Brother Canada house was sent packing last night, but did she deserve to get sent out the door?
Indefensible - He’s been a vocal opponent of the Idle No More movement… and when he put his foot in his mouth in an Alberta classroom this week, Tom Flanagan gave his detractors exactly what they wanted. And he has no one to blame but himself.
A date with a wrecking ball - The Regina Public School Board has decided to replace the existing, century-old Connaught School building with a brand new facility. Some parents say it's an outrage. We have this covered from all angles this morning, including the details from the meeting, the dilemma facing one board member, and a conversation about what makes a building a "heritage building?"
Foley settles in Saskatchewan - The Roughriders were the last team he though he'd want to play for. But now that Ricky Foley is wearing green and white, he comes clean about why he's here -- because he feels this is the place that will win a championship.
Angling to get in the Olympics - As the wresting community is still reeling after getting pushed out of the 2020 Summer Olympics, another group wants to get in the games. Fishers. But is fishing really a sport?
Big Brother's big debut - Canada's very own edition of the reality show hits TV screens tonight. We talk with host Arisa Cox about what we can expect.
AND THE WINNER IS... - The stars came out to play last night for Hollywood’s biggest night… Winners, losers, and the viral highlights.
FUNNY OR FAIL? - Sexist, vulgar, inappropriate… and that was just the first 12 minutes of the Oscars. Not everyone loves Seth MacFarlane's performance at the Oscars.
BASED ON A TRUE STORY - The best movie of 2012 is entertaining and dramatic. But even though it’s “based on a true story”, it’s not 100% accurate. But should that matter?
LET'S TAKE IT UPSTAIRS - It could get a lot busier at NHL mission control… coaches could get the same power that bench bosses in the NFL and CFL now have – but will it hurt the game?
VATICAN SCANDAL? - in the dying days of his papacy, Benedict XVI meets today with a group that may have blown the lid off of a massive church scandal. What they have to say might be the reason he’s leaving the Catholic Church’s top job.
FROM THE HOME OFFICE... - For over a decade, companies have been pushing employees out of the office to work in the bathrobe-clad, fuzzy-slipper heaven of home. But if one pioneer in telecommuting is any indicator, those days might be numbered.