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James Mowat School Report

2014 10 30 playgroundSand being set at the New James Mowat Playground. Photo provided by Mayor Gale Katchur

Sawmill Prime Rib and Steakhouse school report was from James Mowat School Thursday Morning. 

Zachary Bersnahan had the exciting news from James Mowat Elementary School.

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Be Safe Before Scary: Halloween Tips

2014 10 29 costumesThese little ones were dressed warmly and have good fitting costumes. File Photo.

It's the most wondeful time for some fear. LOL!

Halloween is right around the corner. Sometimes Halloween is only as good as the costume you have bought or made.

As a child I adorned many good looking costumes but I can't say they were always safe. I don't know how many times the plastic ripped or I found myself stumbling over capes and pant legs that were too long. At times I would find myself removing or adjusting my masks as they were often very sweaty and hard to see out of.

It isn't too hard to find a great looking or scary costume but It can be hard to find one that fits, is visible and unobtrusive. No amount of candy or scares are worth your health and safety or that of others.

Picking the right Halloween costume can be essential to your enjoyment of the night but it's also important to be safe and remember some very important advice. Here it is straight from the pros.

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP wants to wish the residence of Fort Saskatchewan and Lamont County a safe and happy Halloween.  To insure that the local children remain safe while out trick or treating, parents should consider the following basic safety tips:

·         Bright colored costumes are easier to see by motorist

·         Make-up (or face paint) is safer than a mask.  

·         Costumes should be short enough to avoid tripping

·         Know the route that your children will be using

·         If out after dark, incorporate reflective material, a glow stick or flashlight into the costume

·         Inspect all treats prior to eating

Remind your children of the following:

·         Walk in groups or with a parent / guardian

·         Always use cross walks or intersections

·         Never enter the house of a stranger

·         Never accept rides from a stranger

·         Use a Glow Stick or a flashlight, if out after dark

·         Have treats inspected prior to eating any

Halloween Friday Office Dance Song

2014 10 29 halloweenFort Saskatchewan youth Trick or Treating. File Photo

Halloween lands on a Friday and so the Theme for the Friday Office Dance song is just that........Halloween.

Your song choices are:

Bobby Boris Pickett-----Monster Mash


Ray Parker Jr.-----Ghostbusters

What song will you vote for as the Halloween Friday Office Dance Song?

Vote on Facebook, Twitter #DanceFS, text 780-996-6704 or Call 780-998-1079.

Twist the night away with Chubby Checker

2014 10 28 chubby checkerIt's not every day you get to see a legend up close and in person. Get your ticket to Twist.

On Sunday, November 2nd at 7pm a true living legend will grace the stage at the Shell Theatre.

The one, the only, the ORIGINAL Chubby Checker will be in Fort Saskatchewan and will have you twisting the night away.

In 1960 Checker remade Hank Ballard's "The Twist"  and massive hit and even came up with signature dance moves to go with it. It's one of those classic tunes that has stood the test of time. No matter if you are young or old chances are at some point you have heard this song and maybe even danced to it.

He would later follow this up with songs like "Let's Twist Again,  "The Hucklebuck", "The Fly", 'Hey Bobba Needle", and "Limbo Rock"  

Checker has been bringing his energetic blend of R&B, motown and jive to audiences for over 5 decades and is still going strong at the age of 73. As a matter of fact he released an album in 2013 titled "Changes" and continues to tour.

So get your dancing shoes ready and let Mr. Checker bring the fun, it's bound to be a concert that is second to none.

Here are a couple of videos to refresh your memory about this incredible performer.

An early performance on American Bandstand with the late Dick Clark.

For something more contemporary and to showcase that his talent far exceeds "The Twist" you might want to listen to "Changes".

Check out our story from Alex Tostowaryk and hear what Shell Theatre Supervisor Josh Gennings has to say about this show.

Plus you can WIN Tickets to the show by sending us a video of your best "TWIST". Here's how.


Get your tickets to the show before they are gone. www.ticketpro.ca  or by visiting the Shell Theatre Box Office.

VIDEO: How do you do the Twist?

2014 10 27 ticketsYour tickets to win! Photo By Andrew Nakonechny

Sunday the Shell Theatre will be twisting away as The one and only Chubby Checker is in Fort Saskatchewan!

Still at the young age of 73, the R&B Legend performs his hits from the past but is also continuing to write and perform new music, as you'll hear on Sunday. 

You can check out everything about Chubby Checker and hear some new music from his website

This week we're qualifiying you for tickets to see his show at the Shell Theatre.  All you have to do is send us your video of How you do the Twist.

You can upload to our website, Post on our Facebook Page, Tweet us @Mix1079FortSask or text 780-996-6704.

VIDEO: Win Eskimo Tickets

2014 10 27 sawmillFort Saskatchewan Sawmill Prime Rib and Steakhouse. Photo By Andrew Nakonechny

This Saturday is the Final Regular season home game for the Edmonton Eskimos and you can be there!

The Sawmill Prime Rib and Steakhouse will have the Fan Bus off to the Eskimos vs. the BC Lions.  The combo of the game and your seat on the bus is $26.

On Wednesday's Morning Show we'll giveaway a pair of tickets to the game when you name the Eskimos Pre-game meal from the Sawmill.

Tune Wednesday morning, hear the cue to call and win tickets!

Meet A Chief: Warren Toews

2014 10 27 warren toews profile

Welcome to Meet a Chief. A brand new feature that highlights your Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs Men's AAA Hockey Team.

Sticking with some of the veteran and older Chiefs players, this weeks player profile focuses on long time defenceman Warren Toews.

Name: Warren Toews (pronounced Toes, unlike NHLer Jonathan Toews)

Wears #: 8   Position:  Defence

Hometown: Waskatenau, Alberta

Previous Hockey Team(s):

University of Alberta, Peoria Rivermen of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL)

Previous Hockey Trophies or Accomplishments:

AJHL 1st Team All Star
AJHL Most Outstanding Defenceman

Favorite Movie or Book: Wedding Crashers

Favorite Passtime: Snowmobiling

Favorite Musician/Band: Garth Brooks

Favorite Food: Steak

Stats from the 2013-14 Season: GP-12 G-0 A-4 Points-4

Support your Chiefs and watch exciting hockey action. The next home game is scheduled for Tuesday November 4th at 8:15pm from the Jubilee Recreation Centre. Keep an eye out for #8.


Hi I'm Clayton Brad, Welcome to my Blog

2014 10 24 clayton blogHi I'm Clayton Brad. Keep an eye out for my weekly blog segment. Photo by Tony Stacey

Greetings Fort Saskatchewan! My name is Clayton Brad, and I am your new blog reporter at Mix 107. I am 21 years old. I thought I'd take some time to introduce myself. My family moved around a lot because of my Dad's career as a Fish and Wildlife officer. I was born in High Level, and lived in Bonnyville, Hanna, and Gibbons. I graduated from Sturgeon Composite High School in 2011, and I have been taking online courses through universalclass.com. I have just moved into town from the country two years ago. I am in a wheelchair. I have a power wheelchair that I only use for long distances and rough terrain. I also volunteer at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital doing mail delivery, passing out newsletters and flyer's, and carrying out various tasks to and from different departments. After I finish my duties I like to go exercise at the Dow centre.

Playing video games is a hobby of mine. My favourite game is Super Smash Bros for the 3DS. I also like spending time with friends and going to movies. There are so many movies that I've
enjoyed, it's hard to pick a favourite. My favourite genre of movies are action, thriller, and comedy. As a kid, I enjoyed going hunting and fishing with my Dad and I still do. I don't go hunting as often as I used to because I'm in a wheelchair. My favourite food is pasta and pepperoni pizza. I like rock music, hard rock is my favourite. My favourite band is Rise Against.

Last month I participated in the Safeway Walk for Muscular Dystrophy for the first time. I have been involved with Muscular Dystrophy Canada since I was a kid, as I have a similar condition. Each participant had to raise money to go toward research of a cure for the disease. I am most proud that I won the award for Top New Fundraising Individual, raising over $1000.

I've been at Mix 107 for a month now, and I got a chance to see every aspect of the job. I am also going to be conducting interviews with people and posting them online. I got to listen in on a radio show being done in the studio. I also had the chance to say a few words on air…that was really cool! I given the job of entering songs from new artists onto an Excel spreadsheet.

Then that gets put into the online music library so they can play them on the radio. I liked doing that because I got to listen to the songs as I entered them.

So that's all about me. Look forward to reading my weekły blog. Until next time Fort Saskatchewan.

Blog written by Clayton Brad.

New Video Game Console Buyers Guide

2014 10 24 consoles

With the Holiday Shopping Season upon us, one sure fire item that you might find on that wish list is a new Video Game Console.

To help make that choice easier for you (especially if you have children or don't pay much attention to this issue) I have decided to break down the 3 latest systems on the market.

Nintendo Wii U, Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.

Lets start with the Wii U.

When it comes to price, the Wii U is the most affordable of the new consoles at a base price of $249 for the Basic Unit with 8 Gigabytes of memory and $299 for the Deluxe Console which comes with 32 Gigabytes of memory and game packed in.

Pros: Costs less,compatible with most Wii Games and accessories, has a great variety of games more suited for families and younger gamers, great exclusive games like Mario, Zelda, Smash Bros, Free online play, ability to play your games on the tablet controller.

Cons: Lack of memory, fewer 3rd party games, no DVD or Blu Ray Drive, fewer entertainment or media apps.

Verdict: If you are looking for a great family friendly console that emphasises great games over graphics and multimedia functionality the Wii U is a great choice.

The Xbox One is $499 with the Kinect or $399 without it. Both versions come with a 500 Gigabyte Hardrive and may come with a game depending on the retailer or special bundles offered by Microsoft.

Pros: Great graphics, Xbox Live, exclusives like Halo, Forza and Gears of War, you can play DVD, Blu-Ray and CD's, has plenty of apps and multimedia functionality, Internet Explorer and Skype apps, if you have Kinect can use voice and gesture based actions and commands to control the interface and interact with games, free games with Gold.

Cons: Large game and update installs, no compatibility with Xbox 360 games or accessories, costs $60 to actually play online.

Verdict: Incredible system that is home to some top notch exclusives. A great entertainment option for the entire family.

The PlayStation 4 is $449 and comes with a 500 Gigabyte Console. It may come with a game depending on the retailer or special bundles offered by Sony.

Pros: Great graphics, improved and overhauled PlayStation Network, exclusive games like Uncharted, God of War, Gran Turismo, Killzone, Ratchet and Clank, can play DVD and Blu-Ray discs, has a wide variety of apps and multimedia functionality,  can access the internet, can record gameplay with the touch of a button, free games with PlayStation Plus.

Cons: Large game updates and installs, no compatibility with PS3 games or accessories, costs $50 to play majority of games online, can't play CDs.

Verdict: A poweful system that is stylish in design and is home to some of the biggest and most popular games. A great choice for the gaming enthusiast in your household or to use as an all round entertainment device.

5 Games I would recommend for Wii U - 1. Super Mario World 3D 2. Super Smash Bros U 3. Mario Kart 8 4. Legend of Zelda Windwaker 5. Bayonetta 2

5 Games I would recommend for Xbox One 1. Halo Master Chief Collection (Nov 11th) 2. Forza Horizon 2 3. *Middle Earth - Shadow of Mordor 4. Dead Rising 3 5. Titanfall

5 Games I would recommend for PlayStation 4 1. Infamous Second Son 2.The Last of Us: Remastered 3. *Destiny 4. Drive Club 5. *Dragon Age: Inquistion

* There are far too many games to mention or put on this list, but the ones picked above are all high rated games or expected to be top sellers. The titles with the * are availble on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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No matter what system you choose you can't go wrong. They all have some truly incredible games and will only get better in years to come. If you can only afford one, then get a system that offers the best variety of games you like to play. 

Canada Strong and Proud

2014 10 23 cenotaphFlowers were placed at the foot of the cenotaph today in rememberance and tribute to the fallen Canadian Soldiers who lost their lives to senceless acts of violence this week. Photo by Tony Stacey

The true north strong and free.

Those are the words of our national anthem and despite the tragedy and diversity that have faced our country over the past few days, we will stand united and will continue to carry the torch of freedom, prosperity and peace.

These sentiments were echoed across the country from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador and right here at home in Fort Saskatchewan.

Several people came out to show their respects for the fallen Canadian soldiers from Quebec and Ottawa who were needlessly slain in our own country, our own back yard so to speak. They laid roses at the cenotaph located just outside the Royal Canadian Legion with a powerful message that is strong on the minds of many Canadians.

We had a chance to get reaction from one Fort Sask resident named Dale who said "It's nice to be a Canadian, were in a safe country but it was a horrible tragedy what happened".

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Mix 107 News Anchor/reporter Alison Smith formerly lived in Ottawa and her husband currently serves in the Canadian Armed Forces so she tell us her reaction to the tragic events of this week.

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Here is a video that Andrew Nakonechny recorded this morning that certainly emphasizes Canadian pride on display as Fort Sask resident and best selling author Chris Robertson stood tall at the intersection of Highway 21 and 15 with a large Canadian Flag and waved at the traffic as it passed by.

2014 10 23 flowersFlowers and a message laid out at the cenotaph at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort Sask. Photo by Tony Stacey

2014 10 23 messageA powerful message from one family in Fort Sask that is echoed from coast to coast in Canada.

2014 10 23 legionA flag flies at half mast on top of the Royal Canadia Legion. We may lower our flag but we will never lower our spirit. Photo by Tony Stacey

You can stop by Mix 107.9/fortsaskonline.com Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm and leave a condolence message for our fallen soldiers which will be passed forward  care of First Memorial Riverview Chapel to CFB Edmonton and sent to Ottawa.
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