Saskatchewan News

News Talk 650 CKOM - 5 hours 21 min ago
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's planning to call Parliament back for another sitting to pass more measures to help the Canadian economy through the COVID-19 pandemic. He says approving perhaps the biggest social program in Canadian history needs to be a team effort. Conservatives... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 5 hours 20 min ago
We've saved the whales, at least some of them. Now, scientists say, we have a chance to save the rest of the life in oceans by expanding what's already happening around the globe. "A lot of us have chronicled ocean depletion over the years," said Boris Worm, a marine ecologist at Dalhousie... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 5 hours 24 min ago
Here is the latest coronavirus news in Saskatchewan from Tuesday, March 31. Please send questions or comments to adavis@postmedia.com.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 5 hours 25 min ago
WASHINGTON - Manufacturing contracted in the United States and around the world last month, dragged down by economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reported Wednesday that its U.S. manufacturing index fell to 49.1... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 6 hours 5 sec ago
WASHINGTON - Spending on U.S. construction projects fell 1.3% in February with housing and nonresidential construction both showing weakness even before the coronavirus struck with force in the United States. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the February decline followed a 2.8% rise in... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 6 hours 1 min ago
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Plans to get nearly 250 Canadians off the MS Zaandam and its sister ship, the MS Rotterdam, were still in doubt Wednesday morning despite assurances from U.S. President Donald Trump. The U.S. Coast Guard has directed all cruise ships to remain at sea where they may be... Read more

CTV Regina - 6 hours 3 min ago
Outgoing Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer says the government needs to hold off on increasing the price on carbon, and refund GST payments collected in the last six months.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 6 hours 14 min ago
Saskatchewan's classrooms are getting back up and running, albeit in a virtual way. On Friday, it was announced teachers would get back to work following a “pause” in learning due to the closures of schools as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the framework has come from the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 6 hours 49 min ago
DAKAR, Senegal - Pape Diouf, a former president of French soccer club Marseille, died Tuesday in Senegal after contracting the coronavirus. It was the West African country's first COVID-19-related death, according to the health ministry. He was 68. Diouf, who was president of Marseille from 2005-09... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 6 hours 49 min ago
MINSK, Belarus - Soccer fans from two clubs in Belarus will boycott games because of the coronavirus, putting more scrutiny on the country's decision to keep playing despite the outbreak. Fans of Shakhter Soligorsk said Wednesday they will stop going to games "until the epidemiological situation... Read more

CTV Regina - 6 hours 51 min ago
Here’s what we know ahead of Saskatchewan’s next update on COVID-19 cases in the province.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 6 hours 53 min ago
It has been almost two weeks since schools in Saskatchewan closed and that has left a gap for many kids — and not just when it comes to learning. Many kids relied on schools for a hot lunch and, with schools being closed, that lunch has gone away for many. But the Salvation Army is trying to... Read more

Global Regina - 6 hours 54 min ago
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is preparing guidelines on how health care workers will triage coronavirus patients.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 7 hours 3 min ago
Lakeview Fine Foods in south Regina has been delivering groceries for a long time, but with many people isolated at home due to COVID-19, the store has become an essential service for supplies. While many stores are just beginning to offer online orders and delivery, Lakeview Fine Foods has been... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 7 hours 15 min ago
Tuesday was a good day — a day we needed. The Rawlco Radio Day of Caring for the Saskatoon and Regina food banks showed once again the spirit of Saskatchewan. Usually in a time of crisis, we can come together. The floods in ’74 had people filling sandbags, hand in hand, helping people... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 7 hours 15 min ago
Some regions were under a snowfall warning on Wednesday morning

News Talk 650 CKOM - 7 hours 21 min ago
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer are among the MPs who are promising to donate an automatic increase in their salaries to charity as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the economy and puts thousands of Canadians out of work. The raise goes into effect... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 7 hours 32 min ago
A snowfall warning is in effect for the eastern part of Saskatchewan. According to Environment Canada, "a strengthening low pressure system will track northward out of the Dakotas today, giving heavy snow to areas near the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border. The snow will begin early this morning in the... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 7 hours 34 min ago
Life isn't necessarily grim without a gym. Read More

Regina Leader-Post - 7 hours 34 min ago
The Saskatchewan hotel industry is getting ready to offer up rooms in the event that COVID-19 overwhelms the number of beds available in the province's hospitals.... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 7 hours 34 min ago
In its ruling released March 25, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal overturned the April 2017 decision of the Court of Queen’s Bench in what has come to be known as the Theodore case, a legal effort to clarify the mandate of separate school divisions in this province. Public school divisions across... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 7 hours 33 min ago
Jeremy O’Day doesn’t have the answer to these uncertain times.... Read more

Global Regina - 7 hours 33 min ago
A viewer submitted photo is featured daily in Your Saskatchewan on Global Saskatoon and Global Regina.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 7 hours 41 min ago
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The U.S. Coast Guard has directed all cruise ships to prepare to treat any sick passengers and crew on board while being sequestered "indefinitely" offshore during the coronavirus pandemic. The new rules require daily updates on each ship's coronavirus caseload for vessels... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 7 hours 42 min ago
BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the organization's security capabilities have not been diminished by the coronavirus, amid suspicion that Russia might try to use the impact of disease to probe the military alliance's defences. NATO acknowledges that cases of... Read more

CTV Regina - 7 hours 55 min ago
It’s the first of the month and renters who have lost income due to the intensifying COVID-19 pandemic are scrambling to make rent as provincial governments offer piecemeal solutions during the ongoing crisis.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 7 hours 57 min ago
SYDNEY, Australia - Star Wars actor Andrew Jack has died in Britain as a result of the coronavirus, his agent said on Wednesday. He was 76. The actor, who also worked as a dialect coach, died in a hospital in Surrey on Tuesday, Jack's agent Jill McCullough said in a statement. "Andrew lived on one... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 6 min ago
WASHINGTON - U.S. companies shed 27,000 jobs in March, according to a private survey, a figure that mostly reflected the economy as it stood before the full impact of the viral outbreak. Payroll processor ADP said small businesses took the biggest hit, losing 90,000 jobs, while medium-sized and... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 9 hours 34 min ago
Grocery stores across Saskatchewan are ramping up measures to enforce physical distancing among shoppers and employees.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 33 min ago
The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern):   7:25 a.m. A ship carrying passengers sick with COVID-19 is expected to arrive in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Thursday. About 250 Canadians are among the passengers aboard Holland America's Zaandam, which was denied... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 10 hours 34 min ago
Dying With Dignity Canada confirmed Tuesday it is aware of MAID program cancellations and disruptions.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 19 min ago
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 1 ...   COVID-19 in Canada ... Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 12 hours 34 min ago
After several weeks of speculation about when the oilpatch would take significant steps in response to record low oil prices, companies in Western Canada are now beginning to pull back on oil production and lay off workers.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 34 min ago
OTTAWA - Canadians are supposed to get more details today of the federal government's massive emergency wage subsidy program - a day later than promised. Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Small Business Minister Mary Ng were to have held a news conference Tuesday to fill in the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 34 min ago
HALIFAX - A historic Canadian undergarment factory famed for long johns and boxer shorts is about to rapidly reinvent itself as a domestic producer of medical gowns. Stanfield's Ltd. of Truro, N.S., is among five firms that Prime Minister Justin... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 34 min ago
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer are among the MPs who are promising to donate an automatic increase in their salaries to charity, as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the economy and puts thousands of Canadians out of work. The raise goes into... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 34 min ago
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory. Medical officers of health and Canada's chief public health officer are encouraging people to wash their hands, give each other space and wear a mask if they're sick. Ottawa has put money into health... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 34 min ago
The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on April 1, 2020: There are 8,591 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 4,162 confirmed (including 31 deaths, 1 resolved) _ Ontario: 1,966 confirmed (including 33 deaths, 534 resolved) _... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 13 hours 22 min ago
TOKYO - Asian shares mostly fell Wednesday, on continuing worries about the economic fallout from the pandemic as reports of coronavirus cases keep surging in various regions. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 4.5% to finish at 18,065.41. U.S. futures were lower, with the contracts for the S... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 18 hours 8 min ago
As the sun begins to set over the seniors' living complex Neela Lane calls home, she and the other residents walk out of their rooms, stand at least arms-length apart at the end of their driveways and make as much noise as they can to show support for health care workers.... Read more

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