Saskatchewan News

News Talk 650 CKOM - 14 hours 7 min ago
The Saskatchewan Health Authority says a person who tested positive for COVID-19 visited a business in Market Mall. In a release, the SHA says there are potential exposures at the Planet Fitness on Sept. 15 from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., and on Sept. 16 from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Public health officials... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 14 hours 10 min ago
When Marilla Rackow first heard about Laser Quest at the age of six, she was horrified.... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 14 hours 12 min ago
Justin Trudeau's Liberal government will lay out its priorities for its upcoming term in office in Wednesday's throne speech, followed by a rare address to the nation Wednesday evening from the prime minister. CBC News will have special coverage from Parliament Hill in Ottawa... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 14 hours 15 min ago
The Saskatchewan NDP has removed the president of its Regina Walsh Acres riding association in the midst of a bitter internal dispute over the quashed candidacy of a former cabinet minister.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 14 hours 22 min ago
WHITECOURT, Alta. - Two RCMP officers charged in the shooting death of a 31-year-old man in northern Alberta will be getting a jury trial. Cpt. Randy Stenger and Const. Jessica Brown of the Whitecourt RCMP detachment were arrested in June and initially changed with criminal negligence causing death... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 14 hours 25 min ago
Nancy Wood, the owner of the Hawood Inn at Waskesiu Lake, is supposed to be in the middle of one of her busiest weeks of the year. The Men’s Lobstick golf tournament at nearby Waskesiu Golf Course, which usually brings in plenty of business. But this year, the hotel is closed for cleaning... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 14 hours 32 min ago
Lawyers representing the federal and some provincial governments made their cases before Canada's highest court today for keeping or killing the carbon tax — the cornerstone of the Trudeau government's climate agenda.

Global Regina - 14 hours 32 min ago
Saskatchewan has purchased more influenza vaccine than last year to deal with the anticipated spike in demand due to COVID-19. 

News Talk 650 CKOM - 14 hours 36 min ago
Saskatoon police and the Saskatoon Fire Department are at VIDO-InterVac on the University of Saskatchewan campus after a suspicious package was delivered to the research centre Tuesday afternoon. At around 2 p.m., police received a report of a suspicious package that was delivered to a research... Read more

Global Regina - 14 hours 39 min ago
The Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) has launched a campaign urging residents to wear masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 14 hours 51 min ago
British Columbia's top doctor says she's received death threats in her role as a public figure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says she's had to have security in her home and has been targeted with death threats, along with abusive letters and phone calls to... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 14 hours 52 min ago
Here's a look at the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the 13 zones the province of Saskatchewan has been using to report the locations of COVID-19 cases since the start of August.... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 14 hours 55 min ago
Valerie Harvey says she feels vindicated after Saskatchewan's top court ruled that she was unlawfully removed from a list of private lawyers eligible to handle Legal Aid files.... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 14 hours 59 min ago
A former president of the Metis Nation–Saskatchewan is calling on its current leader to step down for taking part in several meetings and events while waiting on results of a COVID-19 test.... Read more

Global Regina - 14 hours 59 min ago
Some new signs coming to Saskatchewan roads will be made by First Nation entrepreneurs as part of a pilot project to create more jobs and help the economy.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 15 hours 2 min ago
Human remains found near Highway 16 west of Springside, Sask. last Wednesday have been confirmed to belong to Darwin Keith Whitehawk, a 40-year-old man reported missing in Yorkton in late July.... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 15 hours 5 min ago
A man from a western Saskatchewan First Nation was charged with second-degree murder Tuesday in relation to the homicide of Braden Richard Bull, RCMP say.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 15 hours 21 min ago
Saskatchewan has inked a deal to send about 3,000 new road signs.... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 15 hours 29 min ago
Prince Albert police have charged a 20-year-old man after a months-long investigation into reports of a person performing indecent acts along one of the city's riverfront pathways.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 15 hours 31 min ago
TORONTO - Major League Rugby will kick off its fourth season on March 20, 2021. The 18-week regular season will features 13 teams including the Toronto Arrows, who joined in 2019. The championship game is scheduled for Aug. 1 after two weeks of Eastern and Western Conference final play. The... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 15 hours 31 min ago
Toronto FC learned Tuesday what lies ahead in the rest of the pandemic-rejigged MLS regular season. Seven matches in October and two in November. Six "home" games in East Hartford, Conn. A steady diet of Eastern Conference opponents. On the plus side, coach Greg Vanney gave a thumbs-up to... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 15 hours 33 min ago
EDMONTON - The Tampa Bay Lightning have turned their Stanley Cup final with the Dallas Stars into a best of five because, to quote Tampa head coach Jon Cooper and paraphrase "The Untouchables," you can't bring a knife to a gunfight. Cooper says his team's renewed commitment... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 15 hours 35 min ago
High school sports will look different this year. The Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association released its latest return-to-play plan last week. "It is safe to say that school sport, as we knew it, may not be possible until such a time there is a vaccine or cure for COVID-19. In the meantime... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 15 hours 41 min ago
The Saskatchewan government is seeking a consultant for its project to build a $120-million remand centre expansion at the Saskatoon jail and hopes to have it done by the end of March 2024.... Read more

Global Regina - 16 hours 48 sec ago
Sunshine and warm temperatures for the rest of the work week. Meteorologist Peter Quinlan with all the details in your SkyTracker weather outlook for Tuesday, Sept. 22.

CBC Saskatchewan - 16 hours 3 min ago
Nearly $35 million in federal money has been approved for projects that will clean up inactive oil wells throughout Saskatchewan, the provincial government announced Tuesday.

CBC Saskatchewan - 16 hours 7 min ago
RCMP in Yorkton, Sask., have determined that human remains found earlier this month are those of Darwin Keith Whitehawk.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 16 hours 20 min ago
OTTAWA - Supreme Court justices pushed lawyers from Saskatchewan and Ontario hard Tuesday, demanding to know how Canada can help stop climate change if any single province chooses not to help. Two days of hearings have begun in Ottawa to decide three separate appeals related to the federal... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 16 hours 25 min ago
Regina doesn’t appear to be heading towards its own mandatory mask policy, at least for the time being. Mayor Michael Fougere said Tuesday council unanimously voted against bringing in its own policy. "Let’s follow the science. Let’s follow what the chief medical health officer... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 16 hours 31 min ago
There are 10 new known cases of COVID-19 in the province Tuesday: one in the far northeast zone, one in the central west zone, two in the Regina area and six in the Saskatoon area. 

News Talk 650 CKOM - 16 hours 36 min ago
Tuesday marks two weeks since the return to school in Saskatchewan. So, how have things gone? Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) President Patrick Maze told 650 CKOM that it has come with anxiety, but also excitement. “In the next few weeks, things will start to stabilize a bit.... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 16 hours 40 min ago
Proctortrack is an online program verifies a student's ID and uses a computer's webcam to watch students to deter academic misconduct. But some U of R students say it's invasive, and a petition to get rid of the software has already received more than 1,700 signatures.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 16 hours 41 min ago
In the midst of an unusual season punctuated by a gruelling schedule, the Vancouver Whitecaps are taking on yet another challenge this week - game day travel. Usually the team would fly into California a few days ahead of Wednesday's match up with Los Angeles FC. But due to COVID-19 concerns, teams... Read more

Global Regina - 16 hours 57 min ago
The total case count in Saskatchewan rose to 1,824 after 10 new coronavirus cases were reported on Tuesday.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 17 hours 1 min ago
The Saskatchewan government reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday. There were six cases recorded in the Saskatoon area, including two that are linked to the outbreak at a Brandt Industries workplace in the city. "The latest confirmed cases are from testing completed on close contacts of the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 17 hours 3 min ago
The Saskatchewan government reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday. There were six cases recorded in the Saskatoon area, including two that are linked to the outbreak at a Brandt Industries workplace in the city. "The latest confirmed cases are from testing completed on close contacts of the... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 17 hours 8 min ago
A multidisciplinary team of doctors, artists, engineers, and medical professionals from the University of Saskatchewan have collaborated on a series of comics and videos in an effort to make COVID-19 information more accessible and easily digestible for the public.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 17 hours 10 min ago
TORONTO - An organization working with some of Canada's largest transit providers hopes Ottawa will highlight low-emissions transit as part of its pandemic-recovery plan when the throne speech is delivered Wednesday. The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium said it... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 17 hours 13 min ago
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address the nation tomorrow evening after the speech from the throne lays out the government's plan to deal with the pandemic and the economic recovery.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 17 hours 24 min ago
The Saskatchewan government has established an agreement with SAGE Roadway Signs, a division of Saskatoon-based JNE Welding, to supply thousands of highway traffic signs in a six-month pilot program project. The pilot project will make more than 3,000 road signs, as well as hiring possibly around... Read more

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