Saskatchewan News

News Talk 650 CKOM - 30 min 49 sec ago
The federal carbon tax increased from $20 to $30 per tonne Wednesday. Former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall was a guest on Gormley and said opponents of the tax were not opposed to some sort of price on carbon. Wall said that, for years, the province had been using carbon capture and storage... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 32 min 20 sec ago
The Ottawa Senators say four additional members of the organization have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to six. The team announced Wednesday that the people in question travelled with the team to California before the NHL suspended its season March 12 because of the novel... Read more

Global Regina - 33 min 50 sec ago
Saskatchewan Roughriders QB Cody Fajardo is staying positive that football will be played in 2020 and he's trying to treat this off-season like any other.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 45 min 54 sec ago
LOS ANGELES - "Wicked" fans are going to have to wait even longer to see Stephen Daldry's film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical. Universal Pictures on Wednesday announced that another handful of theatrical release dates are shifting due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has bumped "... Read more

Global Regina - 55 min 17 sec ago
Scott Moe is hoping other members of the legislative assembly will follow suit.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 hour 42 sec ago
New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in three days to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 hour 11 min ago
OTTAWA - Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government might call in the army to help First Nations, Inuit or Metis communities contend with COVID-19. He said he does not believe Canada has yet seen the worst of the novel-coronavirus pandemic and that the country needs to... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 hour 16 min ago
OTTAWA - Health Minister Patty Hajdu says the federal government likely did not have enough protective equipment in its emergency stockpile to meet needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hajdu tells a news conference today that federal governments have been underfunding public-health... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 1 hour 41 min ago
Does it kind of feel like a grenade exploded right into the middle of your normal life sometime back in February? Same here, but my grenade was a five-pound human being.  

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 hour 42 min ago
Like most people, Corey Conners is finding new and different ways to fill his time while observing physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. That means playing as the Toronto Maple Leafs in NHL 20 on his brand new XBox, reading books, cooking with his wife Mallory, exercising and... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 hour 46 min ago
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A Saskatchewan man is facing three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of a seven-year-old boy and the child's grandparents. Court records show an appearance was scheduled today in Prince Albert for Nathaniel Kenneth Carrier, but his attendance was waived. Carrier,... Read more

CTV Regina - 2 hours 49 sec ago
Premier Scott Moe says he will donate his scheduled salary increase to charities in the province.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 2 hours 18 min ago
HALIFAX - For those growing weary of gloomy news about the COVID-19 pandemic, Nova Scotian Heather Thompson has created an upbeat antidote: an online, down-home kitchen party. The Facebook page Thompson launched less than two weeks ago has attracted almost 200,000 followers from... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 2 hours 33 min ago
New York authorities rushed to mobilize an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus surged past 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the big city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis. As hot spots flared... Read more

CTV Regina - 2 hours 57 min ago
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged the charitable efforts of Regina’s Sikh community on Wednesday morning during his daily national address.

CTV Regina - 2 hours 58 min ago
Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Cody Fajardo is urging residents to follow public health orders closely to ensure the Queen City will host the Grey Cup in the fall.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 3 hours 5 min ago
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s planning to call Parliament back for another sitting to pass more measures to help the Canadian economy through the COVID-19 pandemic. He says approving perhaps the biggest social program in Canadian history needs to be a team effort.... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 3 hours 9 min ago
Nathaniel K. Carrier, 28, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder after a seven-year-old boy and his grandparents were killed in Prince Albert.

CTV Regina - 3 hours 12 min ago
Prince Albert police have charged 28-year-old Nathaniel Kenneth Carrier with first-degree murder in the deaths of his son, 7-year-old Bentlee, and his parents, Denis Carrier and Sandra Henry.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 3 hours 24 min ago
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the United States appears to have backed off on its plan to send soldiers to the Canada-U.S. border. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had been floating the idea to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials keep migrants from crossing the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 3 hours 48 min ago
OTTAWA - Six planes carrying Canadians stranded in Africa and Europe are to touch down today in the government's effort to repatriate travellers stranded by COVID-19. Global Affairs Canada says the planes will arrive from Algeria, Ecuador, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Hungary and Spain.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 3 hours 54 min ago
OTTAWA - The deputy minister of Health Canada says the COVID-19 pandemic will likely lead to shortages of drugs and medical devices that treat other conditions. A lack of medications to fill ordinary prescriptions is an ongoing issue in Canada, but deputy health minister Stephen Lucas,... Read more

CTV Regina - 3 hours 59 min ago
Here is the latest information on COVID-19 for Regina and area for Tuesday, March 31.

CBC Saskatchewan - 4 hours 1 min ago
After weeks of stress and countless phone calls, Saskatchewan couple Russell Edwards and Heather Hind-Hluchaniuk are finally scheduled to fly home from Peru.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 5 min ago
Wimbledon was cancelled on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won't be played. The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the event it refers to simply as The Championships is being... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 5 min ago
Wimbledon was cancelled on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won't be played. Britain imposed a nationwide lockdown just over a week ago, and the All England Club announced after a two-day emergency meeting... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 6 min ago
OTTAWA - Canadian troops returning from Ukraine this month have not been told whether they will allowed to quarantine at home or be forced to spend the two weeks somewhere else. The 200 troops first deployed to Ukraine in October for a six-month mission training local forces to fight Russian-backed... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 10 min ago
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's planning to call Parliament back for another sitting to pass more measures to help the Canadian economy through the COVID-19 pandemic. He says approving perhaps the biggest social program in Canadian history needs to be a team effort. Conservatives... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 10 min ago
We've saved the whales, at least some of them. Now, scientists say, we have a chance to save the rest of the life in oceans by expanding what's already happening around the globe. "A lot of us have chronicled ocean depletion over the years," said Boris Worm, a marine ecologist at Dalhousie... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 4 hours 14 min ago
Here is the latest coronavirus news in Saskatchewan from Tuesday, March 31. Please send questions or comments to adavis@postmedia.com.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 14 min ago
WASHINGTON - Manufacturing contracted in the United States and around the world last month, dragged down by economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reported Wednesday that its U.S. manufacturing index fell to 49.1... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON - Spending on U.S. construction projects fell 1.3% in February with housing and nonresidential construction both showing weakness even before the coronavirus struck with force in the United States. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the February decline followed a 2.8% rise in... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 51 min ago
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Plans to get nearly 250 Canadians off the MS Zaandam and its sister ship, the MS Rotterdam, were still in doubt Wednesday morning despite assurances from U.S. President Donald Trump. The U.S. Coast Guard has directed all cruise ships to remain at sea where they may be... Read more

CTV Regina - 4 hours 53 min ago
Outgoing Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer says the government needs to hold off on increasing the price on carbon, and refund GST payments collected in the last six months.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 5 hours 3 min ago
Saskatchewan's classrooms are getting back up and running, albeit in a virtual way. On Friday, it was announced teachers would get back to work following a “pause” in learning due to the closures of schools as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the framework has come from the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 5 hours 39 min ago
DAKAR, Senegal - Pape Diouf, a former president of French soccer club Marseille, died Tuesday in Senegal after contracting the coronavirus. It was the West African country's first COVID-19-related death, according to the health ministry. He was 68. Diouf, who was president of Marseille from 2005-09... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 5 hours 39 min ago
MINSK, Belarus - Soccer fans from two clubs in Belarus will boycott games because of the coronavirus, putting more scrutiny on the country's decision to keep playing despite the outbreak. Fans of Shakhter Soligorsk said Wednesday they will stop going to games "until the epidemiological situation... Read more

CTV Regina - 5 hours 41 min ago
Here’s what we know ahead of Saskatchewan’s next update on COVID-19 cases in the province.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 5 hours 43 min ago
It has been almost two weeks since schools in Saskatchewan closed and that has left a gap for many kids — and not just when it comes to learning. Many kids relied on schools for a hot lunch and, with schools being closed, that lunch has gone away for many. But the Salvation Army is trying to... Read more

Global Regina - 5 hours 44 min ago
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is preparing guidelines on how health care workers will triage coronavirus patients.

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