Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Saskatoon’ Category

Harry Jerome, Black Canadian who set 100m record in Sask. in 1960, ‘should be celebrated far more than he is’

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Nearly 60 years ago at a track meet in Saskatoon, Harry Jerome became the fastest man on Earth. Olympic sprint champion Donovan Bailey and others hope the Black Lives Matter movement will prompt a greater appreciation for Black Canadians like Jerome.

‘We think about our boys every single day’: Photo project marks 2nd anniversary of Humboldt Broncos bus crash

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Families and supporters are finding ways to honour those who were killed or injured in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash two years ago.

‘A hard pill to swallow’: Sask.’s Brier championship drought reaches 40 years

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Jim Wilson realized they'd done something special when the final rock came to a stop and the crowd gave them a standing ovation.

Team Canada coach eyes podium after women’s basketball team earns spot at 2020 Olympics

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

On Saturday, Canada's women's basketball team earned a spot at the 2020 Olympic Games after beating Sweden 80-50 at a FIBA tournament in Belgium.

Members of Sheepdogs, Blue Rodeo to challenge former NHLers at Juno Cup in Saskatoon

Thursday, January 9th, 2020
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Former NHL players and Canadian music stars will compete March 13 for the 17th annual Juno Cup, which raises money for MusiCounts, a music education charity associated with the Junos. Saskatoon band The Sheepdogs will take to the ice for the annual Juno Cup hockey game between NHL legends and Canadian music stars March 13. Among the pros is Brent Sopel. The former NHLer returns is returning to Saskatoon - he spent time playing for The Saskatoon Blades. Tim Cheveldae of Melville will also be making his Saskatchewan homecoming. The event raises funds for MusiCounts, a Canadian charity for music education.

‘People are always surprised’: Downhill mogul ski star takes pride in her Prairie roots

Friday, January 3rd, 2020
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Maia Schwinghammer is one of the world's best downhill moguls skiers, but the Saskatchewan woman didn't get her start on a mountain.

‘What a role model:’ Paralyzed Bronco makes Adidas ad, hall of fame nominee list

Monday, September 30th, 2019
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Ryan Straschnitzki's positive attitude caught the attention of Adidas and he signed a three-year deal with the sportswear company earlier this year.

Sask. junior hockey player suspended 25 games for hit that hospitalized goaltender

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
Berk Berkeliev jersey

Yorkton Terriers forward Greg Mulhall has been suspended 25 games for a hit in a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League game Saturday night that knocked out Melville Millionaires goaltender Berk Berkeliev.

‘Alanna is our miracle’: Saskatoon figure skater survives fiery crash, but loses both parents

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
Alanna Liu at B.C. skate comp

Alanna Liu's parents, Yaoqin Wang and Enwu Liu, travelled to B.C. every year to watch their daughter compete in a high-calibre figure skating competition. This year's event would be the last time they watched their daughter glide across the ice. 

Sask. leads nation in concentration of sports teams people pay to watch

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
Centennial Arena Nipawin

Among the provinces and territories, Saskatchewan has the most sports teams, per capita, that perform in front of a paying audience.