Saskatchewan News

IS assault on Iraq's Kirkuk ends after 24-hour battle

News Talk 650 CKOM - 55 min 3 sec ago
By The Canadian Press KIRKUK, Iraq — Iraqi police say a massive Islamic State assault on targets in and around the northern city of Kirkuk has come to an end after a day and night of heavy clashes. Brig. Gen. Khattab Omer said Saturday that all the attackers were killed or blew themselves up. The area around the provincial headquarters, where the fighting was heaviest, was quiet Saturday morning. It was not clear how many militants took part in the assault, which appeared to be aimed at diverting... // Read Full Article

No winning ticket for Friday night's $25 million Lotto Max jackpot

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 hour 1 min ago
By The Canadian Press TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for Friday night's $25 million Lotto max jackpot. That means the grand prize for next Friday's draw on Oct. 28 will rise to approximately $34 million. The Canadian Press ©2016 The Canadian Press

Scores and Schedule

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 23:27
By The Canadian Press Friday's Games CFL Hamilton 39 Ottawa 36 (2 OT) Calgary 31 Toronto 13 --- NHL Columbus 3 Chicago 2 N.Y. Islanders 3 Arizona 2 Detroit 5 Nashville 3 --- AHL Albany 3 Binghamton 2 (SO) Rockford 2 Grand Rapids 1 Utica 5 Syracuse 4 Bridgeport 5 Lehigh Valley 2 St. John's 4 Providence 1 Rochester 5 Toronto 2 Springfield 1 W-B/Scranton 0 Charlotte 8 Iowa 3 Ontario 6... // Read Full Article

Friday's Games

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 23:26
By The Canadian Press Friday's Games CFL Hamilton 39 Ottawa 36 (2 OT) Calgary 31 Toronto 13 --- NHL Columbus 3 Chicago 2 N.Y. Islanders 3 Arizona 2 Detroit 5 Nashville 3 --- AHL Albany 3 Binghamton 2 (SO) Rockford 2 Grand Rapids 1 Utica 5 Syracuse 4 Bridgeport 5 Lehigh Valley 2 St. John's 4 Providence 1 Rochester 5 Toronto 2 Springfield 1 W-B/Scranton 0 Charlotte 8 Iowa 3 Ontario 6... // Read Full Article

Kamloops blazes by Blades as western road trip continues

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 22:53
By Ryan Brandt The Saskatoon Blades got down early and were unable to come back in a 5-1 road loss to Kamloops. The Blazers pulled away with a 3-1 lead in the first and added an extra in both the second and third period. Mason McCarty scored the Blades lone goal, his 8th in the first 11 games of the season. Logan Flodell went the distance in his first loss in five starts, making 24 saves on 29 shots. Saskatoon wraps up their five-game B.C road trip on Saturday in Prince George... // Read Full Article

‘Pure speed’ of Austin Wagner lifts the Pats over Spokane

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 22:50
By Arielle Zerr The Pats scored three shorthanded goals to defeat the Spokane Chiefs 4-2 on Friday night at the Brandt Centre and remain undefeated in regulation time. It was Luc Smith that scored the Pats first goal during the first period of play, but it was the sure hands and great speed of Austin Wagner that was on full display. He scored two of the Pats shorthanded goals – one on a beautiful take away, then breakaway during the second period. “I think with my speed it helps a lot,... // Read Full Article

Officials: Taliban brief Pakistan about talks with Kabul

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 22:46
By The Canadian Press ISLAMABAD — Taliban, Afghan and Pakistani officials say three senior Taliban members have held a series of meetings with Pakistani officials in Islamabad to brief them about the recent talks held in Qatar between the Taliban and Kabul. The Afghan ambassador in Pakistan, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, said Saturday he is aware of the meetings but refused to offer details. According to a senior Taliban official, the Taliban were sent to Pakistan this week. He said they included Mullah... // Read Full Article

Record setting night helps Rams clinch home playoff game

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 22:18
By Jamie Nye The University of Regina Rams will play at least one more game in the old Mosaic Stadium. The Rams clinched a home playoff game with an exciting 35-33 win over UBC on home turf. The game was a nail biter as the Thunderbirds scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to cut the Rams lead to two. The Rams recovered the short kick and ran out the clock to improve to 5-2 on the season. It was also a historic night for the Rams as both quarterback Noah Picton and his... // Read Full Article

Stampeders win 14th straight by beating Argos; go 9-0 at McMahon Stadium

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 21:51
By The Canadian Press CALGARY — Davaris Daniels caught a pair of touchdown passes from quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell to lead the Calgary Stampeders to a 31-13 win over the Toronto Argonauts on Friday. Thanks to the victory, the Stampeders became the seventh team in CFL history to win all nine regular season games at home. Calgary also finished 9-0 at McMahon Stadium back in 1993 and 1994. Rene Paredes kicked three field goals for the Stampeders (15-1-1), who won their 14th straight game and extended... // Read Full Article

Canada's Bianca Andreescu reaches final four at Saguenay Challenger

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 21:32
By The Canadian Press SAGUENAY, Que. — Toronto's Bianca Andreescu advanced to the semifinals of the Saguenay National Bank Challenger on Friday with a straight sets victory over Britain's Harriett Dart. The 16-year-old Andreescu took the match 7-6(4), 6-4 to reach the final four for the first time at the $50,000 Challenger. She faces second-seeded American Jennifer Brady on Saturday. Andreescu also advanced to the doubles final alongside her Canadian partner Charlotte Robillard-Millette. The duo... // Read Full Article

Fire crews handle blaze at residence in Regina's North Central

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 20:50
By 980 CJME Smoke could be seen billowing into the sky over Regina's North Central Friday evening after a house caught fire. Fire crews raced to the scene on the 1400 block of Garnet Street -- between 8th Avenue and Dewdney -- and put out the flames. 980 CJME has not heard if anyone was hurt or what caused the fire. Check back for updates...

Tiger-Cats beat Redblacks 39-36 in double OT, secure playoff spot with win

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 20:29
By The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Brett Maher kicked a 38-yard field goal in double overtime Friday to give the Hamilton Tiger-Cats a 39-36 victory over the Ottawa Redblacks. The win kept the second-place Tiger-Cats (7-9-0) in the hunt for the East Division title while also securing them a playoff spot. They now trail the Redblacks (7-8-1) by just a single point with two weeks to play in the regular season. The Redblacks turned the ball over on their second possession of overtime after quarterback... // Read Full Article

Wall hits double double, Wizards beat Raptors 119-82 in final pre-season game

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 20:08
By The Canadian Press WASHINGTON — John Wall had 15 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds as the Washington Wizards cruised past the Toronto Raptors 119-82 on Friday in the final pre-season game for both teams. Wall hit 3 of 4 three-point attempts and Washington shot 58 per cent for the game. DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points on 11-for-24 shooting for the Raptors. He was the only Toronto player to score in double figures. Kyle Lowry scored eight points on 3-for-11 shooting. Toronto shot... // Read Full Article

Anthem singer at Heat-76ers game kneels during performance

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 19:56
By The Canadian Press MIAMI — A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game in Miami on Friday night did so while kneeling at midcourt, and opening her jacket to show a shirt with the phrase "Black Lives Matter." The singer was identified by the Heat as Denasia Lawrence. It was unclear if she remained in the arena after the performance, and messages left for her were not immediately returned. Heat players and coaches stood side-by-side for the anthem, all with their arms linked... // Read Full Article

NDP says Ottawa not funding enough mental-health workers after youth suicides

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 19:38
By The Canadian Press SASKATOON — A New Democrat MP says the federal government is failing to address the mental-health problems of indigenous people. Charlie Angus, the NDP critic for indigenous and northern affairs, made the comment following the suicides of four young girls in northern Saskatchewan this month. He said Ottawa plans to fund only half the number of mental-health teams needed to reach every community. The youngest, a 10-year-old girl, killed herself in Deschambault Lake, about... // Read Full Article

Junio skates to best time at long track fall selection camp, Morrison 14th

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 19:36
By The Canadian Press Calgary's Gilmore Junio skated to the best time in the world this season in the 500-metre while Marsha Hudey of White City, Sask., had a personal best in the same distance on Friday at the long track fall World Cup selections. Denny Morrison of Fort St. John, B.C., finished 14th. The four-time Olympic medallist skated in his first sanctioned competition in 18 months, after having a motorcycle accident in 2015 and suffering a stroke last April. "The 500 is not my best event, but... // Read Full Article

Child killer Harold Smeltzer starts weekend pass; victim’s mother ‘terrified’

Global Regina - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 19:17
The family of a little girl kidnapped and murdered in Calgary almost 40 years ago is outraged. As of Friday night, her killer will be out on his first weekend pass.

Incumbent councillor responds to claim she doesn't live in Regina

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 19:07
By Kevin Martel In a relatively quiet civic election campaign in Regina, there is a bit of noise emanating from Ward 7. Incumbent councillor Sharron Bryce complains one of the councilors running against her–John Gross– is insinuating she lives in Regina Beach and not Regina. She decided to make a post on Facebook setting the record straight.... // Read Full Article

Global News at 6: Oct 21

Global Regina - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 18:53
The Friday, October 21, 2016 edition of Global News at 6 on Global Regina

Man in custody after incident along Highway 1 by Broadview, Sask.

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 18:44
By 980 CJME Saskatchewan RCMP have taken a man into custody after an incident near Broadview Friday. RCMP said the person in a vehicle was not cooperating with officers along Highway 1. For safety reasons, the highway was closed in both directions and traffic was re-routed. Shortly after, the man was taken into custody and the highway was reopened. No other information is available at the moment.