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Saskatoon couple donates $250,000 to Pattison Children’s Hospital

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 17:00
By paNOW Staff A Saskatoon couple celebrated their twin grandchildren's good health by making a sizable donation to the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital. Wayne and Debra Grund’s twin grandchildren Abigail and Grace were born six weeks prematurely and shared an umbilical cord, a rarity among twin pregnancies. Debra said the situation was a difficult one for the family, as they frequently had to travel for medical appointments in addition to the stress of the girls' health concerns. ... Read More
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Man sentenced in Pelican Narrows stabbing death

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 17:00
By Charlene Tebbutt A 21-year-old man was sentenced for stabbing a man in Pelican Narrows Friday in what a provincial court judge called another tragic case of violence fueled by alcohol. ... Read More
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Wildfire burns near MacArthur River mine as province hit by thousands of lightning strikes

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:00
By Glenn Hicks Lightning, coupled with very dry conditions, has produced nineteen new wildfires in the province. One of those strikes sparked a significant blaze near the McArthur River uranium mine site. The ministry of environment said one of 15,000 lightning strikes over a 24-hour period caused the 6,000 hectare fire that is now within a few kilometres of the currently-dormant mine. ... Read More
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Ongoing trade dispute raises concerns for farmers, manufacturers

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:00
By Charlene Tebbutt The ongoing dispute between Canada and the United States over tariffs has farmers and manufacturers worried about the threat of rising costs for steel and aluminum.  ... Read More
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STARS responds to rollover near Duck Lake

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:00
By paNOW Staff One person was airlifted to hospital in Saskatoon after a crash Friday morning near Duck Lake. The single-vehicle rollover, involving a car which was travelling southbound, happened around 5:50 a.m. Local paramedics arrived on scene first, but called STARS air ambulance service for assistance. The driver of the vehicle was airlifted to Saskatoon's Royal University Hospital to be treated for undisclosed injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation by Rosthern RCMP. panews@jpbg.ca On Twitter: @princealbertNOW ... Read More
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What's Happening NOW for June 22, 2018

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 08:04
By paNOW Staff What's Happening NOW for June 22, 2018: Reporter Charlene Tebbutt and News Director Glenn Hicks discuss efforts underway to assist pets left behind after a wildfire forced the evacuation of a northern community. ... Read More
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Wildfire near Southend grows to 5,500 hectares

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:20
By paNOW Staff The so-called 'Woods' wildfire, burning 13 kilometres from the northern community of Southend, has grown by another 80 per cent since Wednesday. The Ministry of Environment said the blaze, located at the southern tip of Reindeer Lake, was measured at 5,500 hectares, or roughly 55 square kilometres, late Thursday. ... Read More
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Premier says Sask. will be ready for legal pot in October

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:47
By CJME News Staff Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says the province should be ready for legal marijuana months ahead of Oct. 17, the date announced this week for when the federal law legalizing cannabis will come into force. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the fall deadline on Wednesday after the Senate voted Tuesday to approve Bill C-45. The plan is to give provincial jurisdictions more time to prepare for legalization. ... Read More
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Saskatoon bridge named after Chief Mistawasis

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:43
By CKOM News Staff A list of more than 400 potential names for a new bridge set to open this fall in Saskatoon has been pared down to one. A ceremony held Thursday morning revealed the North Commuter Parkway will be named in honour of Chief Mistawasis. The bridge will extend Marquis Drive across the South Saskatchewan River, connecting with McOrmond Drive at Fedoruk Drive. Construction is expected to be complete by October. Thursday’s name announcement came on National Indigenous Peoples Day as part of events promoting reconciliation in Saskatoon. ... Read More
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PBCN urban members to head to polls for byelection

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:00
By paNOW Staff The dates have been set and posters have been printed for the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation’s urban byelection. An appeal hearing was held earlier this month into the urban riding, which overturned the results from the March general election for the urban councillor position. Candidate nomination meetings are slated to be held July 3 at 7 p.m. at the Senator Allen Bird Memorial Gymnasium. Anyone who is considering running for the urban council seat is required to have a criminal record check ready as soon as possible. ... Read More
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MP hopes National Indigenous Peoples Day becomes stat in 2019

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:00
By Derek Cornet With National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations underway across Canada today, Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River NDP MP Georgina Jolibois said she hopes 2018 is the last year before it becomes a statutory holiday. ... Read More
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Broncos coach honoured with NHL community hero award

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:45
By CKOM News Staff The NHL awards in Las Vegas Wednesday night became a reunion of sorts for the survivors of the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy. Ten of the 13 people injured in the April 6 crash gathered on stage in their Humboldt Broncos jerseys. After a video about the crash and their recovery played the Broncos fallen coach, Darcy Haugen became the first recipient of the Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award. His widow Christina Haugan accepted the award on his behalf. ... Read More
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What's Happening NOW for June 21, 2018

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:00
By paNOW Staff Reporter Bryan Eneas and News Director Glenn Hicks discuss the reaction to a recent story on school dress codes. Some feel students should be prepared for the workforce, while others say students should be able to dress how they like. ... Read More
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More funding needed for 'inadequate' coroner’s system

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 07:51
By Kevin Martel/CJME News Staff Dozens of recommendations are being made to improve Saskatchewan’s coroner’s system with everything from new positions and new committees to speeding up toxicology results and having a plan around mass casualties. The external review was called in November by the government in order to restore public confidence in the coroner’s office after a legal matter involving Saskatchewan’s chief forensic pathologist. In all, 44 recommendations are being made by former Saskatoon Police Chief Clive Weighill, who compiled the report looking into the Office of the Chief Coroner. ... Read More
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