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Book Excerpt: Broken Through by J.C. Paulson

2 hours 30 min ago
J.C. Paulson is a well-known Saskatoon journalist who worked for The StarPhoenix for more than 30 years. She publishe

Renee Kohlman: Gingerbread Trifle is great for broken cake

2 hours 33 min ago
This is the season of merry merry everything, including gingerbread. I can’t seem to get enough of the stuff, and that’s why the very first recipe I wanted to make from Claire Tansey’s gorgeous cookbook Uncomplicated was the Gingerbread Bun

Accused in Saskatchewan, Alberta bank robberies to get mental assessment

2 hours 51 min ago
MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — A former Winnipeg broadcaster and journalism instructor accused of several bank robberies in Saskatchewan and Alberta is to undergo a psychiatric assessment.

At the Galleries

5 hours 48 min ago
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Parish Notes

5 hours 49 min ago
Please send items for Parish Notes to with the words “Parish Notes” in the subject line. Submission deadline is the Friday one week before at

Letters to the editor Dec. 15, 2018

6 hours 18 min ago
Co-op strike I am writing to express my deep disappointment in the action of Saskat

'I feel like I've never been served justice': Sarah Wensley's father advocates for mandatory minimums for impaired drivers who cause death, injury

6 hours 18 min ago
Dave Wensley unfurls a long banner over his dining room table, revealing several portraits, including one of his daughter Sarah. Behind each face is the story of someone who was killed by a drunk driver. The banner was created by Families f

Report suggests taxis close to meeting demand in Saskatoon

6 hours 18 min ago
Only a tiny percentage of people are left waiting longer than 20 minutes for a standard taxi in Saskatoon, a new city report says. The report will be considered by city council Monday at the same meeting where council is expected to vote

Our Sporting Christmas tank needs a top-up as holidays approach

6 hours 19 min ago
Reg “Crash” Harrison is a 96-year-old veteran of the Second World War, a bomber pilot who survived four crashes and numerous missions. Reg was made an honourary Snowbird this year during a ceremony in Moose Jaw, and

Cuthand: Amendments to trespassing acts threaten treaty rights

6 hours 26 min ago
The province has brought forward amendments to various acts regarding trespass on private land. At first glance it seems benign, but a closer look reveals that it is problematic for hunters and contains the stain of racism. The Federation o

Saskatoon Blades score last-second win over Brandon Wheat Kings

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 22:06
With just 4.1 seconds left on the clock, an own goal proved to be the difference. A de

No commitments, but Nutrien receptive on head office fears: Moe

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 20:24
Saskatchewan’s premier says he had a “frank and necessary” meeting with the world’s largest fertilizer company’s most senior leaders amid what has been described as an exodus of its executives from the province. <

A waste of time? Saskatoon's journey to trash changes

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 19:07
City council is expected to vote Monday on reversing a decision to introduce user fees for trash collection, about four weeks after council voted for it. Here’s a timeline of how we got here. April 2015

TSB cites major, systematic problems following Fond du Lac plane crash

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 15:58
Major and urgent changes are required to eliminate nationwide, systemic problems that played a role in a fatal plane crash in Fond du Lac one year ago, says the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. When the West Wind Aviation ATR-42 went

Sask. Justice determining local impact after top court abolishes mandatory victim surcharge

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 15:32
The Saskatchewan justice ministry needs time to determine what the impact of a Supreme Court of Canada decision abolishing mandatory victim surcharges will have on the province. Ministry of Justice spokesman Drew Wilby said the government j

Photos: Editorial Cartoons: Dec. 8-14

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:16
Here’s a compilation of the StarPhoenix’s editorial cartoons from the past week.

'This is not a small problem': TSB wants changes following Fond du Lac plane crash

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:55
Major and urgent changes are required to eliminate nation-wide, systemic problems that played a role in a fatal plane crash in Fond du Lac one year ago, says the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

Letter of the Day: Many dire climate warnings over years

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:00
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a dire warning that humanity will be doomed if we do not drastically reduce CO2 emissions in 12 years. If we look back a few years, ther

One year after fatal plane crash, community leaders 'angry' at lack of action to make transportation safer

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:22
Ernestine McDonald weeps as she recalls the plane crash that sent her to hospital with three broken ribs last December. “I think about it. It just hurts. Things come in December,” the 73-year-old said through tears. McDon

Gardening: Many ferns are adapted to indoor conditions

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 06:00
I remember my grandfather’s fern. He kept it in a north window and there it thrived. I think it was a Boston fern, with dark green, three-foot long, feather-like arching fronds mounding over and obscuring the pot atop a plant stand. Ferns a