Saskatchewan News

News Talk 650 CKOM - 7 hours 23 min ago
COGNE, Italy - Russell Kennedy of Canmore, Alta., raced to a career-best 12th place in a World Cup cross-country skate-ski sprint on Saturday. “It was awesome. That was crazy today,” Kennedy said. “I thought I could do a top-30 but definitely finishing 12th was a... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 7 hours 45 min ago
DUNEDIN, Fla. - John Axford doesn’t mind that he’ll likely be the oldest pitcher on the Blue Jays roster this season. He’s comfortable in more of a mentorship and leadership role, anyway. The 35-year-old right-hander, who signed a minor league deal with Toronto on... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 7 hours 56 min ago
DUNEDIN, Fla. - John Axford doesn’t mind that he’ll likely be the oldest pitcher on the Blue Jays roster this season. He’s comfortable in more of a mentorship and leadership role, anyway. The 35-year-old right-hander, who signed a minor league deal with Toronto on... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 14 min ago
VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have acquired centre Ryan Spooner, sending Sam Gagner back to the Edmonton Oilers. Vancouver is the third NHL stop this season for Spooner, who has split his 2018-19 campaign between the New York Rangers, Oilers and Bakersfield Condors. The 27-year-old from Ottawa... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 14 min ago
MONTREAL - More than 100 Quebec tourists who have been trapped in Haiti due to violent street protests are expected to return to Canada today. Helicopter evacuations began this morning to transport travellers from a resort hotel on the Caribbean country's Cote des Arcadins to the airport... Read more

CTV Regina - 8 hours 15 min ago
Environmental teams rushed to clean crude oil from the scene of a train derailment in southwest Manitoba early Saturday morning.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 15 min ago
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Part of the roof and several floors of university building in Russia’s second-largest city collapsed Saturday, but officials say there were no casualties. The Emergencies Ministry said the collapse at the Saint Petersburg National Research University of... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 8 hours 22 min ago
Prince Albert police are investigating the city’s first homicide of 2019 after a 27-year-old man was assaulted and later died in hospital. According to a police news release, the victim was assaulted in an alley off the 200 block of 12th Street East just after 1 a.m. on Feb. 9. Police... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 31 min ago
BRIGHTON, England - Brighton reached the quarterfinals of the FA Cup for the second year in a row after holding on for a 2-1 win over second-tier Derby on Saturday. Brighton looked to be in complete control after taking a 2-0 lead at halftime, with Anthony Knockaert and Jurgen Locadia scoring... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 34 min ago
FELDBERG, Germany - Toronto’s Kevin Drury raced onto his first World Cup ski cross podium of the season, winning bronze on Saturday to open a double-header. Drury, who won every heat en route to Saturday’s big final, survived contact and a near-spill early on in the final to cross... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 41 min ago
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. McCarrick, 88, is the highest-ranking Catholic... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 11 min ago
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Russian emergency authorities say part of the roof and several floors of a university building in Russia’s second-largest city have collapsed, but there were no immediate indications of casualties. The Emergencies Ministry said the collapse Saturday afternoon at... Read more

CTV Regina - 9 hours 17 min ago
A man who was the victim of a “serious” assault in Prince Albert one week ago has died in hospital.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 28 min ago
FELDBERG, Germany - Toronto’s Kevin Drury raced onto his first World Cup podium of the season, winning bronze on Saturday to open a double-header. Drury, who won every heat en route to Saturday’s big final, survived contact and a near-spill early on in the final to cross the line... Read more

CTV Regina - 9 hours 36 min ago
Candlelight vigils will take place in the coming days to honour 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar, who was found dead following an Amber Alert.

CTV Regina - 9 hours 41 min ago
Federal Tory leader Andrew Scheer and the conservative premiers of Saskatchewan and New Brunswick are to speak today at a pro-pipeline rally near the Saskatchewan-Manitoba boundary.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 42 min ago
KADOMA, Zimbabwe - Eight artisanal miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though dozens of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead. Rescuers on Saturday pulled the exhausted, muddied survivors from the ground and took... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 45 min ago
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Russian emergency authorities say several floors of a university building in Russia’s second-largest city have collapsed. There was no immediate information on casualties. The cause of the collapse Saturday afternoon at the building of the Saint Petersburg National... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 35 sec ago
DUNEDIN, Fla. - The Toronto Blue Jays have signed Canadian right-handed pitcher John Axford to a minor league deal. The contract, announced by the team Saturday, includes an invitation to Major League spring training, where Axford reported that morning. Axford, from Port Dover, Ont., went 4-1... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 4 min ago
Canada captain Phil Mack’s welcome will likely be warm and short Sunday when the Toronto Arrows visit his Seattle Seawolves in Major League Rugby play. Introductions won’t be needed. Thirteen of the Arrows’ starting 15 are Canadian and nine members of the matchday 23 are Canadian... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 10 min ago
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. McCarrick, 88, is the highest-ranking Catholic... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 26 min ago
MUNICH - German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European nations’ decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs, but U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining the... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 10 hours 55 min ago
Thorn-Field by James Trettwer In Regina writer James Trettwer’s debut collection of short fiction, Thorn-Field (Thistledown, $19.95), the stories are linked by a number of metaphors — thorns being an... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 10 hours 55 min ago
Kyla Shand is a “big” with big-time potential. Standing 6-foot-3, she automatically gives the University of Saskatchewan Huskies size. Her role with the Huskies has grown, too, as a second-year Huskie. Shand has entrenched herself as a go-to girl in the paint as she begins to fulfil a... Read more

CTV Regina - 11 hours 7 min ago
Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 11 hours 17 min ago
London Fashion Week is picking up pace with Alexa Chung, Jasper Conran and other designers offering catwalk shows Saturday, to be followed by the House of Holland and Simone Rocha. The spectacle is bringing much needed colour and verve as grey London shakes off its winter blues amid the first... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 11 hours 38 min ago
MUNICH - German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European nations’ decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs, but U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining the... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 11 hours 55 min ago
Whether you’re looking to make some serious gains or simply live a healthier lifestyle, Supplement World can help you meet your goals. Having recently opened their third Saskatoon location in Blairmore, with additional locations in Regina and Prince Albert, owner Josh MacGowan says customers... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 11 hours 56 min ago
OTTAWA - Jody Wilson-Raybould’s resignation from cabinet this week has stoked long-standing frustration, disappointment and anger among Canada’s veterans, who say they have been ignored and betrayed by the Trudeau government. The Liberals went out of their way during the last federal... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 11 hours 55 min ago
ANTIGONISH, N.S. - A one-time Syrian refugee who founded a thriving Nova Scotia chocolate company has announced plans to hire and mentor other refugees. Peace by Chocolate of Antigonish, N.S., has committed to hiring 50 refugees by 2022, and to mentor 10 refugee-run start-ups over the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 1 min ago
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. McCarrick, 88, is the highest-ranking churchman to... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 13 min ago
BAGHOUZ, Syria - A U.S.-backed force in Syria is closing in on Islamic State militants in a tiny area less than a square kilometre (square mile) in eastern Syria, and will soon declare the defeat of the militant group, a commander with the group said Saturday. The capture of the last pocket still... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 52 min ago
BEIRUT - A U.S.-backed force in Syria is fighting the Islamic State group in a tiny area in Deir el-Zour province and the defeat of the extremists will soon be declared, a commander with the group said Saturday. The capture of the last pocket of IS fighters in the village of Baghouz would mark the... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 12 hours 55 min ago
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer spent Friday in Saskatoon, meeting business groups and supporters before a rally Friday night and a planned trip to a pro-energy demonstration in Moosomin on Saturday. Between meetings, he sat... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 12 hours 55 min ago
Getting your child ready to start school can be stressful and for parents of children experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, developmental delays it can be even tougher — unless you know where to turn. The Saskatoon Region Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP) has been providing home and... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 12 hours 55 min ago
Member builders, renovators and service providers of the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association (SRHBA) gathered February 9 at TCU Place to celebrate achievements of the past year. For the past 27 years, the gala event was known as the Bridges Awards. In 2019, the awards program evolved... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 12 hours 55 min ago
Robservations … • It has been repeatedly reported that the 2018 Saskatchewan Roughriders had a 10-4 record in games started by... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 12 hours 55 min ago
Regina should be glad to have Semple family and Brandt Thank you CNIB for clarification on your project with Brandt. Amazing how Brandt stepped up to be a part of your needed upgrade when no one else would. It does not surprise me as I have known Gavin and Shaun for nearly 30 years and have admired... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 12 hours 55 min ago
It should be the personal hell of every elected governing politician to have to serve on useless legislative and parliamentary committees as an opposition member. No, they should suffer even more than that. They should have to re-live serving on these committee as opposition members every day, like... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 13 hours 1 min ago
LAVAL, Que. - Government officials say a convicted murderer has escaped from custody in Laval, Que. Correctional Service Canada says staff at the minimum-security unit of the Federal Training Centre discovered Denis Begin, 58, was missing on Friday. They say staff made the discovery during the 12:... Read more

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