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Prairie Daily: Mystery Science Theater 3000, NHL, and curling with Martin

The Prairie Daily is a roundup of news bits from across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. 

Regina’s own Mystery Science Theater 3000

Mystery Science Theater 3000 did bad movies well, but Regina Comedian Jayden Pfeifer and co-host are bringing the concept back, talking audiences through the unintentional hilarity and terribleness of terrible films.  The event, called Talkies, will happen once per month at the Creative City Centre.

The acumen demands for coming up with funny commentary during a film are almost unattainable, in what is most likely the humble opinion of everyone reading this, but, still, this is an event worth checking out.

Or, if you’re not into talking during movies, this.

App puts curlers in touch with Edmonton champion Kevin Martin

A one-of-a-kind app, launched Monday, gives anyone in need of curling advice the chance to connect with Edmonton’s champion curler Kevin Martin, personally. According to the Edmonton Journal, Martin will respond to every request. The app, Kevin Martin Curling App, costs $1.99 but charges extra ($11.99 per communiqué) if the advice stored on the program is not enough and you desperately need the guiding hand of an Olympic curler, a scenario one is finds him or herself in regularly here in the Prairies.

Brad Wall shares provincial growth plan with Saskatoon luncheon audience

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall told a Saskatoon luncheon audience today that by 2020 he wants to see the province grow by about 200,000 people, brining it’s current population of 1,033, 381 to 1.2-million. It’s bold like have provinces can be, and, so long as pot ash and oil keep surfacing, it will probably happen.

The Spectator Tribune will check back on this in a couple years.

The announcement comes on the heels of a report listing Saskatoon and other Saskatchewan communities as some of Canada’s top entrepreneurial cities, according to the Star Phoenix.

NHL deal offers hope

Apologies to other Prairie cities with NHL teams, but general hockey news best fits Winnipeg, at least until the homecoming party for the city’s once prodigal team lets out:

NHL tables new offer that aims to put hockey players back on the ice for a full, 82-game season by Nov. 2. The new proposal, a 50-50 revenue split between owners and players, is, according to news reports, raising hopes that a deal will soon be reached.

“We have about nine or 10 days to get this all put to bed, signed, sealed and delivered, in order for this offer to be effective and for us to move forward,” said NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.


Toban Dyck is a writer/editor/farmer. Follow him @tobandyck.

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