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RCMP identify remains of Sask. woman missing since July
POSTED DATE:Sep 20, 2023

Former Humboldt Bronco Ty Smith, girlfriend Kat Kastner crowned winners of The Amazing Race Canada
POSTED DATE:Sep 20, 2023

Sask. university coach off job after allegedly commenting on sports bra, massaging athletes
POSTED DATE:Sep 20, 2023

4 wildfire fighters killed in collision on B.C. highway
POSTED DATE:Sep 20, 2023

Canada Post breaking law by gathering info from envelopes, parcels: watchdog
POSTED DATE:Sep 20, 2023

Cross-country rallies against gender ideology in schools meet with counter-protests
POSTED DATE:Sep 20, 2023

Travel advisory: India urges citizens, international students to be cautious in Canada
POSTED DATE:Sep 20, 2023

Google sued for negligence after man drove off collapsed bridge while following map directions
POSTED DATE:Sep 20, 2023

After being forced out of Sask. town, QAnon queen moves to another community in province
POSTED DATE:Sep 18, 2023

Trauma will stay with us forever: Sask. man pleads guilty to impaired driving in crash that severely injured 7-year-old
POSTED DATE:Sep 18, 2023

Judge to hear arguments in injunction application against Sask.s parental consent policy
POSTED DATE:Sep 18, 2023

19-year-old charged with first-degree murder following weekend homicide, Regina police say
POSTED DATE:Sep 18, 2023

We want prices to come down: Grocery executives meet ministers, agree to work on stabilizing costs
POSTED DATE:Sep 18, 2023

Number of kids with E. coli in Calgary following outbreak continues to grow
POSTED DATE:Sep 18, 2023

Trudeau accuses India of role in killing of Canadian Sikh leader
POSTED DATE:Sep 18, 2023

Two 13-year-old girls accused of stabbing teenage girl numerous times north of Toronto
POSTED DATE:Sep 18, 2023

Kilogram of fentanyl found in NYC day care centre where 1-year-old boy died of apparent overdose
POSTED DATE:Sep 18, 2023

Moose Jaw police arrest second suspect in home invasion, attempted murder
POSTED DATE:Sep 17, 2023

Multiple cars of CP freight train derail near Piapot, Sask.
POSTED DATE:Sep 17, 2023

Three minor earthquakes recorded off B.C. coast, near Port Hardy
POSTED DATE:Sep 17, 2023

Child killed as Italian Air Force jet explodes into a fireball after takeoff
POSTED DATE:Sep 17, 2023

Serious assault on Sask. First Nation leads to charges for 3 people, RCMP issue warrants for arrest
POSTED DATE:Sep 16, 2023

Mens curling championship gets new title sponsor and new name
POSTED DATE:Sep 16, 2023

Trial by social media: Court struggles under weight of Freedom Convoy evidence
POSTED DATE:Sep 16, 2023

Regina city council votes against declaring houselessness emergency
POSTED DATE:Sep 14, 2023

Canada extending small business emergency loan repayment deadline
POSTED DATE:Sep 14, 2023

3 Canadian residents among 10 suspected cases of botulism in France, public health officials investigating
POSTED DATE:Sep 14, 2023

Sask. NDP say records show a 10-year trend of quietly cutting social housing funding
POSTED DATE:Sep 13, 2023

Federal Court hears arguments on deportation of truck driver in Broncos crash
POSTED DATE:Sep 13, 2023

Regina mother calls for safety measures at YWCA after her 2 daughters die within 7 months
POSTED DATE:Sep 12, 2023

Province denies 2M donation intended to bring MRI service to Estevan
POSTED DATE:Sep 12, 2023



Shania Twain announced Tuesday she plans to roll the dice again in Las Vegas next year.

Twain, who is spending much of the year on her international Queen of Me Tour, will head back to Las Vegas for her third residency in May of 2024. 

Shania Twain: COME ON OVER – The Las Vegas Residency – All The Hits! will open at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, May 10, 2024. Tickets will go on sale 10 a.m. PT Monday, Aug. 21, ticketmaster.com/shaniavegas.

“I am excited to be returning to Vegas for my third residency COME ON OVER, Twain said. Performing in Vegas is a huge honor, and I love this theatre. The audience can expect ALL THE HITS with a few fan favorites from the new album in there, too. I am in a celebratory mood, and there is nowhere better to party than VEGAS, so I hope you all join me!”

The Canadian told People she planned to play around in the fashion more on her third residency because she had really discovered the joy of creating my styling myself. 

“Ive always collaborated, but this is a whole other level, she said. Im going to be doing more of that at the Come on Over residency.

She said she didnt want to give anything away but that shell bring elements from her previous Las Vegas residencies as well as her current tour to the more intimate stage. 

“Im always learning, but I am enjoying the maturity of having the confidence in my decision-making,” she said. “I’m enjoying the confidence that experience has given me now, and it just gives me a lot of room to play, and it gives me a lot of room to be spontaneous. Ive got more confidence in being spontaneous and trying new things, as well.”

Twain doesnt know where she finds her energy now, she reported to People, but theorizes it could be a combination of confidence and gratitude.

I’ve got just more self-confidence, she said. Self-doubt, I just dont have time for that. I would rather be wrong and make a mistake but still be moving forward than to be stuck or fenced in by fear or self-doubt. Just no time for that, no room for that. And the things that have taught me that have been the ailments along the way.”

Twain added, “I do work too hard sometimes, but if its something that Im loving, good luck trying to slow me down.”

The 24 performances going on sale are:

May 2024: 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 23, 25, 26 

Aug. 2024: 23, 24, 29, 31

Sept. 2024: 1, 4, 6, 7 

Nov. 2024: 29, 30

Dec. 2024: 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14

Shows begin at 8 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit ticketmaster.com/shaniavegas.



Four years have passed since Granger Smith and his wife Amber lost their four-year-old son, River, in a drowning accident in the family swimming pool.

The couple, who had two other children then, openly shared their grief on social media. Earlier this year, Smith revealed plans to step away from the country music business and focus on seminary – a decision he made after his devastation and dangerous coping mechanisms nearly led him to a suicide attempt.

He details his and his familys journey to healing in his new book Like a River thats out now.

Smith was using marijuana in various forms to help him sleep through the night. He developed a dependence, and he went downhill from there.

I would wake up in the middle of the night many times and …  go, I lost my son, and then I couldnt go back to sleep, Smith told ET. It was every night, so I would take weed in some form so that hopefully I would sleep all night and it worked.

Marijuana made him feel so good he decided to use it in the morning, too, in case something happened at breakfast. Then he thought he might as use it at lunch, too.

And then I thought, If I dont have it, Im in trouble, and the slideshows gonna overtake me, he continued. And the slideshow was just random images of River, of losing him and whether hes face down in the pool or Im holding him, or were going to the hospital or the doctor saying, Were gonna lose him.

The singer recalled things got so bad that one night on his tour bus in Idaho, he was drunk with a gun in his hand. He called it as rock bottom as it got.

I just wanted to end it all when the weed wasnt working anymore, and the alcohol couldnt numb it, and self-help certainly couldnt help anymore cause it takes a level of strength to self-help, he said. And when you dont have any strength, what do you do? Maybe the only answer is to end it all because maybe thats where the peace is. Maybe thats when you can finally rest in that.

He saw the faces of his children Lincoln and London in his head and started praying.

I said, Jesus, save me, and suddenly I felt life sort of stop for the first time, Smith said. The slideshow stopped. I slid the gun out of my hand, and it hit the bank, and I fell down on the floor, and I was crying, and I was horrified at my shame and my guilt and the weakness I was and the lack of strength that I had and the weak man I that I was. It all hit me at once, and that was the beginning.

Smith threw himself into his faith earlier this year and revealed plans to leave country music for seminary. His last concert is on Aug. 26. He explained that giving music up is a huge sacrifice because he loves it and has long been passionate about it.

I just feel like now I have a more important message to give, and theres not enough time to do music, he told ET. This season of my life will be actually being with my family and going to our little local church and learning under our pastor and going to seminary and getting out and speaking occasionally and talking about this book and telling people about my darkest night and how I was saved from that, so thats where I am right now.

Smith and his wife Amber welcomed their son, Maverick,  in August of 2021, two years after Rivers death. The singer said Maverick is the closest human being there ever was to River.

He looks like him, he talks like him, he likes the same things, he said. He has blond hair instead of red. He is so similar, and he looks at his picture, and he stares at his picture, and he says, River, the singer shared. Ill never understand that kind of chemistry and how that works, but Maverick will continue to carry on that legacy.

If you or someone you know has thoughts of suicide,  contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text STRENGTH to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741, or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.



Taylor Swift is finally booking an Eras Tour stop in Toronto and making amends with a six-show stint in the city.

The “Anti-Hero” singer-songwriter announced on Thursday that she will be spending almost two weeks in Toronto in the fall of 2024.

Her first string of concerts is booked at the Rogers Centre — a venue with a capacity of more than 50,000 — on Nov. 14, 15, and 16, followed by another stint on Nov 21, 22, and 23.

“Turns out it’s NOT the end of an era,” Swift teased on Twitter while announcing the second leg of her tour coming to Miami, New Orleans, Indianapolis and Toronto.

The mega pop star said tickets aren’t on sale yet, but they will be on Wednesday. In the meantime, verified fan registration for Toronto shows is now open.

American musician Gracie Abrams, who Swift has called one of her favourite friends while performing together in Ohio, will be joining her on stage in Toronto.

In June, Canadian fans were left in the lurch when Swift announced 40 new dates for her Eras Tour, including Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia – skipping Canada entirely.

It seems Swift is eager to smooth over the rough patch with Canadians – the only other cities that got six shows were Los Angeles and Singapore.

The original omission pushed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to tweet at Swift with paraphrased lyrics from her own songs, posting, Its me, hi. I know places in Canada would love to have you. So, dont make it another cruel summer. We hope to see you soon.


Destinations Toronto Executive Vice President Andrew Weir said Swift’s shows will have an “enormous” impact on the city’s tourism and hospitality industries when they need it most.

“Thats a critical time for our industry, just as the time when a lot of business travel starts to subside, leisure travel for the holidays hasnt really picked up yet,” Weir told CP24.

As the only city in the country with shows booked, Weir said he expects the geographic radius of Swifties inundating Toronto will be significant, and in turn, reflect a substantial monetary value.

On average, Era Tour fans are spending U.S. $1,300 – equivalent to more than $1,700 in Canada – on tickets, merchandise, alcohol, food, parking and hotels, Canadian music correspondent Eric Alper told CP24.

“You tabulate that, she could be raking in anywhere between $75 million and $100 million just based on these six dates alone,” Alper said.

He notes that several days linger between Swift’s Toronto shows, which could leave room for more dates to be announced, or even a quick visit to stages in another major city, like Montreal or Vancouver.


The first leg of the Eras Tour launched in March with the final date booked in Brazil at the end of November 2023.After a few months to rest her vocal cords, Swift will be back on stage in Tokyo in February 2024.

The three-hour concert takes fans through the eras of the Grammy-winner’s 17-year career, spanning from “Love Story” in her earliest era to her most recent “Anti-Hero.” 

With the first stretch of the tour nearly in the rear-view, Swift wrote, “really blows my mind that we have one last city on the US leg,” on Instagram this week before heading to Santa Clara.

More than halfway through the eight-month stretch, and the hype for her tour has only roared louder, with her Seattle concert generating seismic activity equivalent to a 2.3 magnitude earthquake just last week.

While Canadian Swifties are rejoicing about the new tour dates, securing tickets could be a battle in itself. When tickets for the first leg of her Eras Tour were released, Swift broke Ticketmaster with insufficient supply to meet the extraordinary fan demand. 



The Moose Mountain Pro Rodeo Kicks Off Tonight With All Roads Lead Home Free Concert!  Eli Barsi, Heidi Munro & Scott, Patrick, Lane Easton, And Blake Berglund! Beer Gardens are open from 5 pm to Midnight with the concert starting at 8 pm! Looking forward to seeing this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of all 4 entertainers on stage in one night!!

The rodeo parade starts at 1 pm on Saturday followed by a Demolition Derby. Beer Gardens open at 2 pm with an Aerobatic Pilot Performance by Luke Penner! Day One of the rodeo performance starts at 5 pm! Performance by Switch following the rodeo performance with the beer gardens open till 2am.

Sunday starts with a Pancake Breakfast at 9 at the Kennedy Friendship Centre. At 11 am the Cowboy Church Service at the Rodeo Grounds.  The beer gardens open at 1 pm with another Aerobatic Pilot Performance by Luke Penner! Day two of the rodeo performance starts at 2 pm! Following the rodeo performance is the Demolition Derby!



Country music superstar Luke Combs is the first headliner to be announced for Country Thunder Saskatchewan 2024.

Combs is the reigning two-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and a multi-platinum selling superstar in the genre.

“We are beyond thrilled to deliver the world’s biggest country music superstar to the world’s greatest fans, right here in Saskatchewan!” Country Thunder CEO Troy Vollhoffer said in a release.

Comb’s latest album, “Getting Old” continues to have a historic run on country radio. A cover of Tracey Chapman’s “Fast Car” has over 111-million global streams to date, and has reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Combs is currently on tour in the U.S. playing stadiums and has expanded his tour due to demand. It’s the largest tour ever for a country artist, currently.

His list of hits include: “When it Rains it Pours,” “Beautiful Crazy”, “Hurricane”, and “Beer Never Broke my Heart.”

Tickets for Country Thunder Saskatchewan go on sale to the general public on Thursday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. local time.

Country Thunder music festivals hold six major multi-day events in North America including Saskatchewan, Arizona, Wisconsin, Alberta, Bristol, and Florida.


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