Francois Biber

CBC Saskatoon web writer

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Meet Saskatchewan Rush's biggest supporter, Grandma Rush

She has her own bobblehead, custom jerseys and signs reading, "Go Rush Go". She’s arguably one of the biggest Saskatchewan Rush fans, dating back to 2006 when they were known as the Edmonton Rush.

University of Saskatchewan engineer says cause of Husky oil spill not a 1-time event

Ground movement that led to a break in a Husky Energy oil pipeline happens often along Saskatchewan riverbanks, according to a geology engineer at the University of Saskatchewan.

Final farewell to Mosaic at Taylor Field won't feature 'The Flame'

Since the late 1970s Monteith’s rigged up a hard hat, which eventually turned into a football helmet, has been seen shooting flames up into the sky after every Roughrider extra-point convert. In 1986, The Flame was a staple at Rider home and away games.

Paddock Wood and Broadway Threatre launch special beer to mark 33 years of Saskatoon Soaps

A special Hefeweizen (wheat beer) brewed exclusively for the Broadway Theatre debuts for the audience taking in the Saskatoon Soaps Horror Story: Spooky House Edition.

Judge finds Kellie Johnson not criminally responsible for killing son, 5

A Saskatoon judge has found Kellie Johnson not criminally responsible for stabbing her five-year-old son to death in 2014.

Defence: Frances Sugar was defending herself, jury deliberations begin today

The Crown and defence have presented closing arguments in the murder trial of Frances Sugar.

Rattle them chains: New disc golf course installed in Saskatoon

By the end of the day, disc-golfers can fling frisbees at a new nine-hole course in Saskatoon. This weekend members of Gophertown Disc Golf spent Saturday auguring basket locations and pouring cement into the ground at Donna L. Birkmaier Park in Saskatoon’s Briarwood neighbourhood.

Impending tax hikes deter council members to run in small-town elections

The next council elected in Saltcoats, Sask., can expect to make some tough, unpopular decisions in the coming year and it’s affecting the number of candidates seeking election this fall according to the town’s mayor.

Regalia as a costume is insulting, Sask. Indigenous author says

A Saskatchewan woman says putting Indigenous regalia into the category of a costume is a huge insult to her Indigenous history and culture.

Paramedics honoured for heroics during La Loche school shooting

Two first-responders from the Keewatin Yatthe Regional Health Authority, Kalvin Jones and Darryl Morin, were the proud recipients of the Lieutenant Governor’s Bravery Awards in a ceremony held in Regina on Monday.

Canadian Rodeo Finals pulled from Saskatoon and staying in Edmonton

Despite the success the Saskatchewan Rush saw in the past year, the City of Edmonton isn't ready to relinquish another major sporting event, the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association Finals, to Saskatoon.

Pride Saskatoon picked to host 2018 InterPride Conference

The world’s largest Pride meeting and conference is coming to Saskatoon in October 2018

Key to tasty wine: The crystal holding it

You see them everywhere and they come in all shapes and sizes and experts say if you want to have the best wine and champagne experience, you need to buy the right crystal.

Winners by default: No election needed in Bredenbury, Sask.

As thousands of people head to the polls in Saskatoon and Regina for their respective municipal elections, citizens of one rural municipality won’t even need to cast a vote on Oct. 26 because their mayor and town council have already been acclaimed.

Saskatoon mayoral hopefuls trade blows at the Broadway Theatre debate

On Tuesday the candidates verbally sparred on stage at the Broadway Theatre in front of a sold out crowd, making a case for why the citizens of Saskatoon should cast a vote in their name.