Saskatchewan News

Belgian media report blast at Chimay sports centre

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 hour 24 min ago
By The Canadian Press BRUSSELS — A Belgian newspaper is reporting that an explosion has rocked a sports centre in the Belgian town of Chimay, with reports of at least one person dead and two injured. Het Laatse Niews quoted a rescue services spokesman as saying early Friday that the blast happened just after midnight and that several people were in the building at the time. The spokesman, who was not named, said that a large section of the building had collapsed and that people were feared trapped... // Read Full Article

SFL believes more inspectors are needed to stop workplace injuries, deaths

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 hour 30 min ago
By Kevin Martel There have been several workplace-related accidents, resulting in two deaths in Saskatchewan in August alone, and one organization believes it's the direct result of government cutbacks. Saskatchewan Federation of Labour President Larry Hubich said the province has seen a growing workforce over the last number of years, but believes the number of inspectors hasn't kept pace. He thinks that's translating into work sites that are more dangerous. "I think it's a direct... // Read Full Article

Canadian veteran-turned-businessman operates mobile tattoo removal service

Global Regina - 1 hour 36 min ago
Sacha Elez, a former Royal Canadian Air Force pilot, now runs Tattoo Medic, a full-service tattoo removal clinic run out of a modified ambulance.

Global News at 6: Aug 25

Global Regina - 1 hour 46 min ago
The Thursday, August 25, 2016 edition of Global News at 6 on Global Regina

Neville, Sask. woman wins $60 million on Lotto Max ticket

Global Regina - 2 hours 23 sec ago
Thu, Aug 25: The million dollar question has finally been answered. Mary Wernicke of Neville, Sask. has claimed her $60 million Lotto Max jackpot Prize. It’s the largest jackpot ever won here in the province. Christa Dao has the details.

Canadian Forces Veteran takes tattoo removal business on the road

Global Regina - 2 hours 27 sec ago
Thu, Aug 25: A tattoo is for life…at least that’s the idea. But for one reason or another, some of those who get inked want their tattoos gone. That’s where a Canadian Forces veteran comes in. As Blake Lough explains, he’s taking tattoo removal to the open road.

Food loop will promote locally grown goods near Osler, Sask.

CBC Saskatchewan - 2 hours 7 min ago
Farmers in the Osler area of Saskatchewan, north of Saskatoon, are working on a shopping concept, dubbed a food loop, that promotes locally grown goods.
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Federal government won't introduce cellphone driving law, will leave issue to provinces

CBC Saskatchewan - 2 hours 27 min ago
The federal government is not considering making cellphone use at the wheel a criminal offence according to a spokeswoman for Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Sask. Indigenous fashion designer to debut on New York runway

CBC Saskatchewan - 2 hours 56 min ago
Becki Bitternose is getting ready to take her locally inspired fashion designs to the runways in New York for Couture Fashion Week.
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Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot

News Talk 650 CKOM - 3 hours 4 min ago
By The Canadian Press CHICAGO — The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a voter referendum seeking to change the system Illinois uses to draw political boundaries is unconstitutional, making it ineligible to appear on the November ballot. The 4-3 decision, which affirmed a Cook County circuit court judge's ruling, said the measure that would give the power to draw legislative maps to an independent commission instead of lawmakers didn't meet constitutional muster. A county judge rejected a similar... // Read Full Article

Rio police charge Lochte with false report of robbery

News Talk 650 CKOM - 3 hours 11 min ago
By The Canadian Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United States so he could decide whether to introduce a defence in Brazil. The indictment will also be sent to the International Olympic Committee's ethics commission, the statement said. The swimmer's publicists and his lawyer, Jeff Ostrow, did... // Read Full Article

Rio police charge Lochte with false report of robbery

News Talk 650 CKOM - 3 hours 11 min ago
By The Canadian Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United States so he could decide whether to introduce a defence in Brazil. The indictment will also be sent to the International Olympic Committee's ethics commission, the statement said. The swimmer's publicists and his lawyer, Jeff Ostrow, did... // Read Full Article

Couple wanted in woman's killing, kids' kidnapping arrested

News Talk 650 CKOM - 3 hours 12 min ago
By The Canadian Press PUEBLO, Colo. — A couple wanted in connection with a woman's killing and the kidnapping of her three children have been arrested in Colorado. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Joshua Robertson and Brittany Humphrey were arrested Thursday in Pueblo, about 40 miles south of Colorado Springs. Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says the couple was arrested without incident and that a baby with them was safe. No other details were immediately available.... // Read Full Article

Ottawa says it won't criminalize cellphone use at the wheel

News Talk 650 CKOM - 3 hours 43 min ago
By The Canadian Press OTTAWA — The federal government is not considering making cellphone use at the wheel a criminal offence. A spokeswoman for Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said Thursday provincial laws already exist to crack down on the dangerous practice. Quebec coroner Michel Ferland recently suggested Ottawa amend the Criminal Code to make it a crime if a motorist causes injuries or death while using a cellphone. Quebec's new transport minister, Laurent Lessard, said Wednesday... // Read Full Article

Province, advocacy groups discussing MMIW inquiry at Regina conference

CBC Saskatchewan - 3 hours 55 min ago
A symposium is being held at the Travelodge Hotel on Albert Street on Thursday and Friday to discuss what role Saskatchewan will play in the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.
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The Thursday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 2 min ago
By The Canadian Press Highlights from the news file for Thursday, Aug. 25 ___ THREE DEAD IN CROSSBOW INCIDENT: Three people suffering from what appeared to be wounds from a crossbow died in Toronto on Thursday in an incident that rocked an otherwise quiet neighbourhood in the city's east end. Police said an injured fourth person — a 35-year-old man — was taken into custody, but few other details of what happened were released. The victims were found in the driveway of a bungalow by officers who ... // Read Full Article

No questions asked: Calgary pub wants purloined pig ornament returned

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 4 min ago
By The Canadian Press CALGARY — A Calgary pub wants the bacon burglar who took off with Henry the pig to bring him back. Henry is a 14-kilogram Fibreglas ornament that has been a fixture at the Unicorn Pub in the city's southwest for many years. Pub owner Mel Lafleur is appealing on social media for the safe return of Henry. The theft was caught on surveillance video early Sunday morning. A man sitting on the pig is joined by another man and a woman — the trio is then seen leaving with... // Read Full Article

Regina Evening Weather Update: August 25

Global Regina - 4 hours 4 min ago
A look at the forecast for the evening of Thursday, August 25, 2016 for Regina, Saskatchewan.

WGN hit series 'Underground' moves production to Georgia

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 16 min ago
By The Canadian Press ATLANTA — The second season of WGN America's drama series "Underground" has moved filming to southeast Georgia. "Underground" will begin production of the new 10-episode season in Savannah, Georgia, on Aug. 29 after filming its first season in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sony Pictures Television and WGN announced in a statement Thursday. The series delves into the challenges and dangers for slaves during their journey on the Underground Railroad. The series stars Jurnee Smollett-... // Read Full Article

Southeast Sask. leads the way during harvest season

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 25 min ago
By Michael Joel-Hansen Saskatchewan farmers are making good progress with this year's harvest. The most recent crop report suggested Saskatchewan farmers have nine per cent of the crop combined, while 21 per cent of crops have been swathed. Farmers in the southeast are leading the way with 19 per cent harvested and in the bin, followed by the southwest at 12 per cent. In the east-central, six per cent is combined, four per cent in the east-central, while the north, east, and west are at three per... // Read Full Article

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