Grey Cup 101: RCMP officers on quest to carry Grey Cup

Football players have been battling it out for the top honours in the CFL for weeks but there has been more than one contest going on for the Grey Cup.

RCMP officers have quietly been on their own quest for the cup.

“Everybody wants to carry the cup,” said Sgt. Cathy Ford. “We even got emails from B.C. and Alberta, saying they’d like to be part of it too - Saskatchewan boys.”
Ford was on a committee that decided which two officers will present the Grey Cup to the winning team after Sunday’s game.

Grey Cup 101: Rider Nation has no borders

Regina may be hosting the "Celebration in Rider Nation," but the borders of Rider Nation extend far beyond the Queen City.

"As long as you can kind of navigate the internet and I guess try and find a way to watch it, and stay up late, you can still be a Rider fan from abroad," said Cole Hawkins, a student from Regina who is currently studying in Europe.

Grey Cup 101: Grey Cup parade to return to Regina...again

When CFL fans come marching into Regina for the Grey Cup the Queen City will be ready to do what it always has: bring back the Grey Cup parade, bigger and better than ever.

Not every Grey Cup festival includes a parade; it's a pseudo-tradition that comes and goes depending on the host city. The organizing committee for this year's Grey Cup festivities will be rejuvenating the practice when the big game returns to Regina later this month.

Gary Etcheverry resigns from Roughriders

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced the resignation of defensive assistant Gary Etcheverry just days before the start of training camp.

Vice President of the Riders, Ken Miller, says Etcheverry will be looking for business opportunities instead of coaching football this season. Etcheverry was demoted within the Roughriders coaching staff after losing his defensive coordinator position to Richie Hall.

Saskatchewan to bid for North American Indigenous Games

Creating productive citizens of Saskatchewan - that is one of the aims of the partnership bidding to host the North American Indigenous Games in 2014.

Members of the partnership include The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations
(FSIN), Saskatchewan's Metis Nation, our province and the City of Regina.

"From its humble beginnings, with the Saskatchewan First Nation and winter and summer games over twenty-five years ago, we have (seen) tremendous growth and a lot of young people," said Morley Watson, vice-chief of the FSIN, at a media conference on Tuesday.

Arenas in east Regina to go up for sale

The Twin Arenas east of Regina are slated to close at the end of the summer. Joey St. Aubin with Canlan Ice Sports says the opening of the city's six ice surface area, the co-operator's center is to blame. "We, being private, are mandated to be profitable so with six additional ice pads on the marketplace it's going to make it really difficult for us to remain profitable," said St. Aubin. Thirty-five full and part time staff will lose their jobs because of the closure. The last day will be August 31, to accomodate the hockey season. The site will be put up for sale.

Riders down RedBlacks 21-17 in pre-season opener

At the end of the day the outcome didn't really matter, but the 2014 Saskatchewan Roughriders season is off on the right foot.

At times it even felt like 2013 with the Riders starting slowly but ultimately finding their way in a 21-17 win over the Ottawa RedBlacks at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday.

This game was far more important for evaluating what the players can do rather than the final score. With that game we learned a few things including the fact that it appears a battle is brewing at kick returner.

Baseball tournament honours Sask. man's legacy

The Dustin Boulet Memorial Slo-pitch Tournament is in full swing at W.A. Reid Park this weekend as friends and family remember the fallen Saskatoon man through his favourite sport.

More than 240 people came out to remember the man who they say was constantly smiling and joking.

Boulet, 29 was stabbed to death outside a local bar on March 1 while celebrating his birthday with friends.

He was stabbed while trying to defend a friend from a knife-wielding man. One man faces murder charges while another is charged with accessory after the fact.

Sask. parents proud of their L.A. Kings Champ

There's celebration in Saskatchewan after the LA Kings pulled off their second Stanley Cup win in three years.

In dramatic fashion, the Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in double overtime.

Kings' center, Jarret Stoll was born in Melville and grew up in Yorkton. His mom, Sherri now lives near Balcarres near Fort Qu'Appelle, but was in the stands last night when the Kings won it all.

Crews prepare Mosaic stadium for Riders return

Final preparations are being done to Mosaic Stadium in Regina to get it ready to host the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Ottawa RedBlacks pre-season game Saturday afternoon.

It’ll be the first Rider game at the stadium since the team’s monumental 45-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 101st Grey Cup last November.