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Dylan Giesbrecht and Nawid Shirzai handed out toques and mittens to Saskatonians over the holidays.

Saskatoon video producers 'pay it forward' with free toques and mitts over the holidays

By Chris Vandenbreekel December 26, 2016 - 5:31pm Updated: December 27, 2016 - 12:07pm

Some Saskatonians are feeling a bit warmer this holiday season thanks to some generosity from two local video producers.

Dylan Giesbrecht and Nawid Shirzai were chosen...

Robert Jozsa, founder of Community Computers. Dec 23 2016

Regina charity gives technology to people in need

By Britton Gray December 26, 2016 - 5:11pm Updated: December 26, 2016 - 5:15pm

A new laptop or desktop computer may have been under a few Christmas tree this year, and now Community Computers is looking to take the old one and give it to someone in need...

Heather Hedstrom, community and donations advisor for the Salvation Army in Saskatoon

Saskatonians show their generosity in the lead up to Christmas

By Chris Carr December 21, 2016 - 3:02pm Updated: December 21, 2016 - 3:02pm

It looks like a last minute outpouring of support will help Saskatoon's Salvation Army meet their goal in the lead-up to Christmas.

"Last week we were really quite...

The Lighthouse is covering $84,000 in repairs to its heating system using money meant for renovating suites.

Lighthouse dips into renovations fund to fix boilers

By 650 CKOM December 19, 2016 - 12:41pm Updated: December 19, 2016 - 12:41pm

The Lighthouse Supported Living is delaying renovations in order to fix its boilers.   Two of the facility's five boilers went down recently, with a third showing signs of...

 Adam Schulte tells Santa what he wants for Christmas at Lawson Heights Mall on Dec. 11, 2016.

Santa Claus visits kids with autism for second annual Sensitive Santa

By JT Marshall December 12, 2016 - 9:08am Updated: December 12, 2016 - 9:08am

Santa made a special trip from the North Pole for kids with autism Sunday night at Lawson Heights Mall.

Some kids with autism can get stressed when it's busy and loud....

C95 hosts Rob Suski and Shauna Foster gave six-year-old Mason Gariepy a Hatchimal to lift his spirits in his fight with leukemia.

C95 tracks down sold-out Hatchimal toy for special little boy

By JT Marshall December 12, 2016 - 8:32am Updated: December 12, 2016 - 2:35pm

Hatchimals, the hottest Christmas toy this season, are sold out in Canada.   But that didn't stop C95 morning hosts Rob Suski and Shauna Foster from tracking one down to...

Carmichael Outreach is currently located at 1925 Osler St. near Victoria Avenue.

Carmichael Outreach applies for move in Regina’s heritage neighbourhood

By Brant Hilton December 7, 2016 - 6:37am Updated: December 7, 2016 - 6:45am

A community-based charity that provides help for those in need is hoping to move a few blocks from its current location in Regina’s Heritage neighbourhood.


The Saskatoon SPCA says Chomps the kitten was brought to them after being found on the side of the highway near Dundurn.

Saskatoon SPCA puts out call to help injured kitten

By 650 CKOM November 18, 2016 - 3:00pm Updated: November 18, 2016 - 3:00pm

The Saskatoon SPCA has a new furry face for its annual fundraising drive.

They're calling him Chomps -- he's a tiny kitten who was brought to the SPCA after being found...

Three hundred scarves were left in Regina's Victoria Park on Nov. 15, 2016, for those in need.

Regina's Angels 4 Warmth help keep people in need warm 'one stitch at a time'

By Lisa Schick November 16, 2016 - 6:41am Updated: November 16, 2016 - 7:00am

The trees in Regina's Victoria Park must have looked a bit chilly this week. On Wednesday afternoon, there were 300 scarves tied around them.

It was done by the group...

Davey McLellan after playing board games for 24-hours as part of Play With Your Food. Oct 16, 2016

Regina gamers raise thousands for Souls Harbour

By Lisa Schick October 16, 2016 - 5:43pm Updated: October 16, 2016 - 5:45pm

All grouped together in two basement rooms, dozens of people raced camels, hunted for Dracula, and settled Catan - all to raise thousands of dollars for Souls Harbour Rescue...

Terry Mayes took part in the Salvation Army's Bikers Toy Run on Saturday in Saskatoon.

Bikers ride in support of Salvation Army toy program

By Bryn Levy September 10, 2016 - 1:53pm Updated: September 10, 2016 - 1:53pm

The Salvation Army Biker's Toy Run rumbled through Saskatoon on Saturday.   The area around the Marquis Downs cookshack at Prairieland Park saw plenty of shiny machines and...

Dave Nordin and his great-niece walk together for a stretch of his 600-kilometre journey

Calgary man deals with oil and gas downturn by walking to Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM June 17, 2016 - 10:16am Updated: June 17, 2016 - 10:20am

A geophysicist in Calgary's oil and gas sector is dealing with the current economic downturn by walking hundreds of kilometres to Saskatoon.

Dave Nordin, 60, found...