Norway builds world’s tallest moose statue, besting Moose Jaw

An “a-moose-ing” competition has broken out between the city of Moose Jaw, Sask. and Norway.

For years, Moose Jaw’s “Mac the Moose” was the tallest moose statue in the world until the Norwegians built their own structure that stands on a highway between Oslo and Trondheim.

Mac the Moose is almost 10 metres tall, but its Norwegian counterpart is taller by 30 centimetres.

Since news broke that Moose Jaw had lost its record, the city’s mayor, Fraser Tolmie, posted a video on Youtube to crowdsource ideas on how to make Mac the Moose taller.

In response, the mayor of Stor-Elvdal, Norway posted their own message, saying they will do whatever it takes to make sure they keep their world record.

Teen goaltender makes Saskatchewan junior hockey history

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Taylor Keast has smashed a Saskatchewan junior hockey glass ceiling.

The 17-year-old goaltender became the first female player to dress for a regular season game in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, according to the Weyburn Review.

Keast suited up as a back-up goaltender for her hometown La Ronge Ice Wolves in a game Friday night against the Kindersley Klippers.

“It was pretty cool, I’ve grown up here, so when I was a little kid, I used to want to play for the Ice Wolves,” Keast told MBC Radio.  “It was fun, it was a really good experience.”

The Weyburn Review reported that while this was a first for the SJHL, a female player has laced up her skates to play in the Alberta Junior Hockey League before. Goaltender Shannon Szabados played in the AJHL from 2003 to 2007.

Saskatchewan man walks across Canada because he ‘just felt like walking’

Zayell Johnston stands by a map of Canada that shows his route. Photo/Zayell Johnston

A Saskatchewan man was channeling his inner Forrest Gump in 2018.

Zayell Johnston walked all the way across Canada last year just because he felt like it.

The Yorkton, Sask. man started his journey in Victoria, B.C. in February 2018 and dipped his feet in the Atlantic Ocean by the end of the year.

Others who have made similar treks have usually done so to promote a cause or to raise money for charity. Johnston’s voyage was rooted in something more simple.

“I just felt like walking,” he told Yorkton This Week.

Johnston said the longest part of his cross-country trip was Ontario, which took him two months to walk through.