Prince Albert News

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 4 hours ago
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it was former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould who asked him in the fall if he planned to tell her what to do in the prosecution of Quebec engineering giant SNC-Lavalin - a conversation, he says, that ended with him telling her any... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 4 hours ago
OTTAWA - Seeking to rebut an allegation that they’re operating in concert with the top levels of the federal government, Crown prosecutors in the case of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman gave his defence lawyers a set of notes from a meeting they say was an ordinary part of preparing the case.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 4 hours ago
Greg and Gerry Latham spent Friday morning scrambling to pack up family heirlooms as a series of sinkholes threatened to destroy their dream retirement home on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. The Lathams are among 14 families in an upscale seaside neighbourhood in Sechelt ... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 4 hours ago
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Canadian qualifier Brayden Schnur has made an improbable run to the semifinals at the ATP Tour’s New York Open. Schnur, ranked 154th in the world, beat Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi 6-7 (7), 7-6 (5), 7-5 on Friday in a quarterfinal at the ATP 250 event. The 23-year-old... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 4 hours ago
FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Parents of Fort McMurray minor hockey players whose team was criticized for an Indigenous locker-room dance captured in a viral video say they’re forfeiting the rest of the season due to safety concerns. “We as parents are saddened for our children, as... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
TORONTO - With Sebastian Giovinco now picking up a paycheque eight time zones away and Jozy Altidore working his way back to match fitness after ankle surgery, Toronto FC fans are about to get a dose of Terrence Boyd. It should be fun. The physical Boyd is a larger-than-life character who... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 1 day 5 hours ago
SaskPower announced the first wave of approved projects under their Power Generation Partner Program, which includes 23 small solar projects.

CTV Saskatoon - 1 day 5 hours ago
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to introduce child welfare legislation as early as next week to turn the system over to First Nations.

CTV Saskatoon - 1 day 5 hours ago
The provincial NDP is calling for change in Saskatchewan after Food Banks Canada released its 2018 report.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
OTTAWA - The federal NDP is struggling to reach members of the labour movement and Canadians in general, says Canadian Labour Congress president Hassan Yussuff. Organized labour is a crucial well of moral and practical support for the New Democrats. Criticism from one of... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 1 day 5 hours ago
Police determined at least two bullets made it inside an occupied house in Saskatoon’s Pleasant Hill neighbourhood during a shooting.

CTV Saskatoon - 1 day 5 hours ago
A 79-year-old Saskatoon man is facing another indecent assault charge after turning himself in to police Wednesday.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Retired radio talk show host Diane Rehm is speaking in favour of a Maryland measure to allow the terminally ill to end their lives with a doctor’s help, but opponents say it could enable vulnerable people who aren’t terminally ill to kill themselves. Rehm, a former NPR... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
Would anyone - anyone at all - like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard to come... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
MONTREAL - A former SNC-Lavalin executive and his lawyer had obstruction of justice charges against them stayed Friday on the grounds that it took too long to bring the case to trial. The engineering company’s former executive vice-president Sami Bebawi and his lawyer... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
REGINA - The Saskatchewan added a free agent, kept one of their own and signed Canadian kicker Brett Lauther to a one-year extension through 2020 on Friday. Lauther, of Truro, N.S., was named a West Division all-star last year after hitting 54-of-60 field-goal... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
TORONTO - Angry and frustrated leaders of a remote northern Ontario reserve warned on Friday they will be forced to evacuate their community unless they receive immediate help dealing with mould-infested housing and their ailing children. A month after Cat Lake First Nation declared an emergency... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
City officials say there is an active shooter situation at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois. The city sent a tweet Friday afternoon saying police are on the scene. Live TV reports show dozens of first responder vehicles outside a building housing the Henry Pratt Co. Police have not said if... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday struck down as unconstitutional a state law and regulation seeking to define what constitutes medically necessary abortions for purposes of Medicaid funding. The court, in a 4-1 decision, upheld a 2015 lower court ruling that had also barred the... Read more

CTV Saskatoon - 1 day 5 hours ago
The last time Saskatoon has had a similarly long February cold snap was 80 years ago.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
NEW YORK - Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled collusion cases against the NFL. The league and Kaepernick’s lawyer sent out statements Friday saying that “the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances” and that a confidentiality agreement would prevent... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Aaron Sanchez is feeling like the pitcher he was back in 2016. And his new manager can’t stop smiling about that. The Blue Jays right-hander, who dealt with finger injuries over the last two seasons, threw his first bullpen session of spring training on Friday as manager... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 1 day 6 hours ago
A 79-year-old Saskatoon man faces a new charge of sexual assault in connection with a complaint from a student he taught in the 1970s. The woman, now 53, told police an incident occurred between Jan. 1, 1979 and March 1, 1979, when the accused man was her teacher, police said in a news release.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 6 hours ago
MONTREAL - A former SNC-Lavalin executive and his lawyer have had obstruction of justice charges against them stayed on the grounds that it took too long to bring the case to trial. The engineering company’s former executive vice-president Sami Bebawi and his lawyer,... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 7 hours ago
NEW YORK - Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled collusion lawsuits against the NFL. In a three-sentence statement released Friday, the NFL said: “For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. As... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 7 hours ago
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday struck down as unconstitutional a state law and regulation seeking to define what constitutes medically necessary abortions. The court, in a 4-1 decision, upheld a 2015 lower court decision. Both the law and regulation sought to define what... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 7 hours ago
WASHINGTON - Defiant in the face of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to get more federal dollars for his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, relying on a broad interpretation of his powers that was certain to trigger stiff legal... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 7 hours ago
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it was former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould who asked him in the fall if he planned to tell her what to do in the prosecution of Quebec engineering giant SNC-Lavalin - a conversation, he says, that ended with him telling her any... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 7 hours ago
PARIS - A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world’s largest gay communities, the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and attributing much of the current crisis in the Catholic Church to an internal struggle. In the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 7 hours ago
OTTAWA - A Statistics Canada report is digging deeper into what kind of adults live with their parents at a time when more are doing so than ever before. Close to 1.9 million Canadians aged 25 to 64 lived with at least one parent in 2017, according to a Friday release. That’s more than double... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 1 day 7 hours ago
A 79-year-old former Saskatoon teacher is facing another indecent assault charge in a second historical sexual assault investigation.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 7 hours ago
A father who was supposed to be helping his 11-year-old daughter celebrate her birthday will soon face a first-degree murder charge in her death, police said Friday. Peel regional police Const. Danny Marttini said an undisclosed injury to 41-year-old Roopesh Rajkumar has delayed the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 7 hours ago
PARIS - A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world’s largest gay communities, the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and attributing much of the current crisis in the Catholic Church to an internecine war among them. In... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 7 hours ago
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will decide whether the 2020 census can include a question about citizenship that could affect the allocation of seats in the House of Representatives and the distribution of billions of dollars in federal money. The justices agreed Friday to a speedy review of a... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 7 hours ago
WASHINGTON - Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfil his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bypassing Congress, which approved far less money for his... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 7 hours ago
OTTAWA - The son of Liberal MP Joyce Murray is awaiting a medical evacuation from Mexico to Vancouver after suffering severe injuries during his honeymoon in Cancun. Murray says her son Erik Brinkman fell from a height early Monday and underwent extensive surgery at a local... Read more

CTV Saskatoon - 1 day 7 hours ago
The Saskatchewan Roughriders will know on Thursday whether it will host the 2020 Grey Cup.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 7 hours ago
MONTREAL - The federal government has issued a new advisory for Haiti, saying Canadians should avoid all travel to the Caribbean country as it works to get out citizens trapped there. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa Friday the government is deeply concerned... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 7 hours ago
CHICAGO - The investigation into “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s account of being beaten in a racist, anti-gay attack took another turn Friday when Chicago police said two men who had been questioned about the attack had been arrested on suspicion of a crime. Police did not say... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 7 hours ago
REGINA - The Saskatchewan Roughriders have re-signed all-star kicker Brett Lauther to a one-year extension, keeping him with the club through 2020. The native of Truro, N.S., was named a West Division all-star last year after nailing 54 of 60 field-goal attempts for a 90 per-cent success rate... Read more

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