Prince Albert News

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 8 hours 8 min ago
A large grassfire that had been bearing down on the Town of Biggar Monday continues to burn but is moving away from the community. Jeanne-Marie de Moissac, reeve of the Rural Municipality of Biggar, said the fire started Monday around 12:30 p.m. and began moving toward town, prompting the community... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 14 min ago
OTTAWA - Canada’s no-fly list faces constitutional challenges from two B.C. men who argue in a pair of court cases that the secret roster violates the Charter of Rights guarantee of fundamental justice. The no-fly regime allows the federal government to bar someone from boarding an... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 27 min ago
CHARLOTTETOWN - Voting at polling station in central Prince Edward Island was temporarily suspended Tuesday as police investigated a bomb threat as the provincial election drew to a close. RCMP Sgt. Leanne Butler confirmed there was bomb threat, saying someone ... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 33 min ago
TORONTO - Contract talks between the CFL Players’ Association and CFL are costing players plenty of money. But it could also increase the cost of doing business for the league’s nine teams. The CFL and its players will return to the bargaining table Monday and... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 8 hours 37 min ago
"Nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up" makes its world premiere Thursday as the opening-night film for the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 53 min ago
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - The British Columbia government has announced where it’s directing federal government funds in the fight against gun and gang violence in the province. The first of $5.3 million in funding over two years will go towards six prevention and intervention programs based in... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 58 min ago
CHARLOTTETOWN - Voting at polling station in central Prince Edward Island was temporarily suspended Tuesday as police investigated a bomb threat as the provincial election drew to a close. RCMP Sgt. Leanne Butler confirmed there was bomb threat, saying someone ... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 9 min ago
CAIRO - Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, election officials said Tuesday, a move that critics fear will cement his authoritarian rule eight years after a pro-democracy uprising. El-Sissi led the military... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 13 min ago
LOS ANGELES - Former first lady Michelle Obama and a host of celebrities will join thousands of students to celebrate college signing day. Obama, Conan O’Brien, Kelly Rowland, Bebe Rexha, Jesse Williams, Usher, Pentatonix, La La Anthony, Don Cheadle, and other entertainers and athletes... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 18 min ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It also publicly pinned the executed body and severed head of a convicted Sunni extremist to a pole as a... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 18 min ago
KINGSTON, Ont. - A 16-year-old boy previously arrested in eastern Ontario over an alleged terrorism plot is now facing new charges. Police in Kingston, Ont., say the boy, whose name is protected by a publication ban, was rearrested on Sunday. They declined to say what led to his arrest, but... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 9 hours 25 min ago
A man accused of killing his spouse has been committed to stand trial for first-degree murder at Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench. On Tuesday, the Crown and defence consented to skipping a preliminary hearing for Blake Jeffrey Schreiner and proceeding straight to the trial phase. Schreiner,... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 37 min ago
The U.N. Security Council has approved a watered-down resolution on combatting sexual violence in conflicts after eliminating language on providing “sexual and reproductive health care” to survivors of rape and abuse to get U.S. support. Tuesday’s vote on the German-drafted... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 44 min ago
AL-HOL CAMP, Syria - The women say it was misguided religious faith, naivete, a search for something to believe in or youthful rebellion. Whatever it was, it led them to travel across the world to join the Islamic State group. Now after the fall of the last stronghold of the group’s... Read more

CTV Saskatoon - 9 hours 46 min ago
The province is asking not Saskatchewan residents to not use fire in any way until windy and dry conditions change.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 59 min ago
REGINA - Saskatchewan’s premier is again asking Ottawa to increase its cash advances to canola farmers. Scott Moe says in a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, posted on Twitter, that he’s been waiting nearly a month for a response since he first asked for help.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 1 min ago
CALGARY - Amid the fallout from the Calgary Flames’ early playoff ejection is a frayed relationship with James Neal. The veteran winger was a healthy scratch for the first time in his 11-year career when the Colorado Avalanche eliminated the Flames in Game 5 of their first... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 1 min ago
CHICAGO - Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the “Empire” actor’s attorneys, alleging that they repeatedly asserted publicly that the brothers carried out a real, bigoted attack... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 10 min ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It publicly pinned one of the convicted Sunni extremists’ bodies and its severed head to a pole as a... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 18 min ago
CHARLOTTETOWN - An unspecified threat targeting a polling station in Prince Edward Island forced the agency overseeing Tuesday’s provincial election to temporarily suspend voting in that location.  Elections PEI provided no details about the threat other than to say it posed a... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 20 min ago
BOSTON - When the Maple Leafs signed John Tavares last summer, they had moments like these in mind. Toronto will take on the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal tonight, and one of the team’s star centres knows how he performs will likely go a long... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 25 min ago
LOS ANGELES - Former first lady Michelle Obama and a host of celebrities will join thousands of students to celebrate college signing day. Obama, Conan O’Brien, Kelly Rowland, Bebe Rexha, Jesse Williams, Usher, Pentatonix, La La Anthony, Don Cheadle, and other entertainers and athletes... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 33 min ago
OTTAWA - Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says he is willing to fast-track reviews of projects that could help communities deal with floods as part of an offer to provinces and cities today. Champagne says he first needs the provincial government in Quebec and... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 35 min ago
Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says there’s more than one way to fight climate change. Speaking ahead of an international conservation conference, McKenna says protecting natural areas can go a long way toward mitigating the impact of global warming. She says intact... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 10 hours 38 min ago
An event highlighting emergency service careers available to women is scheduled to take place next month in Saskatoon.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 41 min ago
Human rights lawyer and activist Amal Clooney is demanding justice for victims of an “epidemic of sexual violence” in conflicts, especially rapes and abuses by Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria. The wife of actor George Clooney challenged the U.N. Security Council Tuesday... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 10 hours 51 min ago
Global’s Nicole Stillger talks with Ricky Forbes about his work on ‘Tornado Hunters,’ and recent storm activity around Saskatoon and in the province. Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 11 hours 6 min ago
NEW YORK - Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) is the latest Democratic presidential candidate to agree to hold a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel. The May 19 event will be broadcast live from Claremont, New Hampshire. Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace will moderate.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 11 hours 11 min ago
LONDON - Ian McEwan is fascinated by artificial intelligence. His new novel, “Machines Like Me,” features a lifelike android with access to all human knowledge who writes haiku poetry. In real life, the Booker Prize-winning author is conflicted. He’d be wary of owning a... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 11 hours 17 min ago
WASHINGTON - Sales of new U.S. homes increased 4.5% in March, the third straight monthly gain as the housing market appears to be cautiously recovering from a mortgage rate spike last year that caused homebuying to slump. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new homes sold at a seasonally... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 11 hours 18 min ago
ATLANTA - The Coca-Cola Co. surprised investors with a better-than-expected first quarter but cautioned that it’s still expecting slower growth for the full year. Atlanta-based Coke reported net income of $1.7 billion, or 39 cents per share, up from 32 cents per share in the January-... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 11 hours 23 min ago
BERLIN - Angela Merkel’s office says the German chancellor has called Ukraine’s president-elect to congratulate him, saying the vote gives him “a strong mandate.” Merkel spoke Tuesday with Volodymyr Zelenskiy as election officials said the former TV comedian received 73... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 11 hours 30 min ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens in a mass execution across the country for what it described as terrorism-related crimes, publicly pinning one of the bodies and its severed head to a pole as a warning to others. It marked the largest number of... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 11 hours 40 min ago
WINDHOEK, Namibia - Canada lost its third straight in ICC World Cricket League Division 2 play Tuesday, beaten by 98 runs by Namibia. The Canadians won the toss and put Namibia into bat first. The Africans finished at 258 for six in their 50 overs, led by opener Stephan Baard’s 90. Baard... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 11 hours 49 min ago
Montreal Impact coach Remi Garde insists he’s not too concerned by his team’s lack of scoring, despite being mired in the worst offensive slump in Major League Soccer. The Impact (3-3-2) will look to jump-start their offence when they face the New England Revolution (2-5-1) on... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 11 hours 49 min ago
A wildfire in the RM of Biggar Monday led to a state of emergency in effect for Tuesday.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 11 hours 51 min ago
CHICAGO - Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the “Empire” actor’s attorneys, alleging that they repeatedly asserted publicly that the brothers carried out a real, bigoted attack... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 11 hours 54 min ago
“The sky is falling … The sky is falling …” Chicken Moe, Andrew Scheer and others are running around trying to get us all in a panic because of the carbon tax. Four provinces had to start paying a federal carbon tax April 1. Notice that four provinces started; the other six already have a... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 11 hours 58 min ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The purported leader of an Islamic extremist group blamed for an Easter attack in Sri Lanka that killed over 320 people began posting videos online three years ago calling for non-Muslims to be “eliminated,” faith leaders said Tuesday. Much remains unclear... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 1 min ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Easter attacks in Sri Lanka are a bloody echo of decades past in the South Asian island nation, when militants inspired by attacks in the Lebanese civil war helped develop the suicide bomb vest. Government ministers have said seven Sri Lankans from a little-known local... Read more

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