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The Meewasin Valley Authority took the first tangible steps toward implementing its master plan to protect the ecologically sensitive Northeast Swale this week. Work began Thursday on building a 2.2-kilometre trail network through the swale that is intended to both accommodate those who want to enjoy the area just north of the Silverspring and Evergreen neighbourhoods and discourage those who misuse the area.  Click here to read more …


Team Saskatoon’s Michael Linklater (centre right) and his teammates joke around with Team Ljubljana’s Jasmin Hercegovac (centre left) after the FIBA press conference in Saskatoon on July 14, 2017. (Matthew Olson / Saskatoon StarPhoenix)<br />(Matthew Olson / Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

(Matthew Olson / Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

Saskatoon is getting ready to play host to some of the best athletes in the world for a tournament showcasing a new addition to Olympic sports. A basketball court and two sets of bleachers have been erected at the intersection of 21st Street and Fourth Avenue in preparation for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters in Saskatoon this weekend.  Click here to read more …

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Milan Lucic brought instant “street cred” to Edmonton Oilers, but oh, that contract

After too many years spent searching for The Next Milan Lucic™, the Edmonton Oilers took the direct route in the summer of 2016, signing the massive winger himself to a rich free agent contract that will keep him in blue and orange until 2023. A big-time player at a big-time price. This being Oil Country, the signing was immediately controversial, with its many critics citing not just its length (7 years) and breadth ($6 MM per), but also the structure of the pact whose No Move Clause and substantial annual bonuses essentially made the player both trade- and buyout-proof. Like it or not, Milan Lucic will be an Oiler for the foreseeable future. Click here to read more… 

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Summer is the best time in Indian country. The time that fell between the Sundances in June and the autumn buffalo hunts was a time of easy living and visiting. There was no pressure to do much more than that. In spite of the modern pressures of job, school and family our people continue to follow the traditional lifestyle when they can. Click here to read more … 

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