Saskatchewan News

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 1 day 10 hours ago
International migration and natural increase drove Saskatchewan’s population growth in 2018, according to new numbers from Statistics Canada. Population in the province reached 1,168,423, according to growth numbers released by StatsCan on Thursday. In 2018, 15,203 people came to Saskatchewan... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 10 hours ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai found itself entangled in the sex abuse case against American R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday after the performer asked a U.S. judge to allow him to come to the Arabian Peninsula sheikhdom to perform shows and “meet with the royal family.”... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 10 hours ago
HOUSTON - Authorities on Thursday warned people to stay indoors after high levels of benzene were detected in the air near a scorched petrochemicals storage facility outside of Houston. Firefighters on Wednesday extinguished the blaze at the Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park,... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 10 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO - Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday on corruption charges, a dramatic development in a sprawling corruption probe that has roiled Brazil has showed no sign of slowing. In a statement, the Prosecutors Office in Rio de Janeiro said that Judge Marcelo... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 10 hours ago
SILKEBORG, Denmark - Chelsea Carey’s Canadian rink posted an important 9-6 win over Russia’s Alina Kovaleva on Thursday at the world women’s curling championship. The Calgary-based team had lost 9-3 to Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni earlier in the day. Carey (5-5... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 1 day 10 hours ago
Walking Dead actor Laurie Holden will be appearing at Sask Expo’s debut convention in Regina this May. Holden played the character of Andrea Harrison in the AMC zombie drama. She is also known for roles in The X-Files, Silent Hill, The Mist, The Shield and the Americans. Sask Expo Regina will... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 10 hours ago
Erik Brannstrom hadn’t heard any rumblings ahead of the NHL trade deadline. A first-round pick of the Vegas Golden Knights, the 19-year-old was monitoring the trickle of moves as 3 p.m. ET on Feb. 25 approached when that all changed. “I saw my name come up,”... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 1 day 10 hours ago
The Saskatoon Farmers’ Market must give up everything it has accumulated over decades and relocate before Dec. 31. The Saskatoon Farmers’ Market... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 10 hours ago
NEW YORK - Levi Strauss & Co., which gave America its first pair of blue jeans, is public again, for the second time. The 166-year-old company, which owns the Dockers and Denizen brands, previously went public in 1971, but the namesake founder’s descendants took it private again in... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 10 hours ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - American whiskey producers are suffering a worsening hangover from the Trump administration’s trade disputes. Overall exports of bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey fell 11 per cent during the second half of 2018 compared to the prior-year period, as the impact... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 10 hours ago
OTTAWA - A new poll conducted by Leger for The Canadian Press suggests the governing federal Liberals have lost ground to the Conservatives over the past month. Overall, 31 per cent of respondents polled after the federal budget was released Tuesday said they would vote for Justin Trudeau... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 10 hours ago
BAGHDAD - A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 71 people, mostly women and children, officials said. Col. Hussam Khalil, head of the Civil Defence in the northern Nineveh province, told... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 10 hours ago
TORONTO - Marc Kennedy will replace third Ryan Fry on Brad Jacobs’ Northern Ontario curling rink this season. The Alberta veteran announced he was taking a break from competitive curling after a 2017-18 season in which he went to the Olympics with Kevin Koe’s rink. Kennedy did fill in... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 10 hours ago
WASHINGTON - In a campaign that spanned five years and two U.S. presidencies, unleashed more than 100,000 bombs and killed untold numbers of civilians, the U.S. military engineered the destruction of the Islamic State group’s self-proclaimed empire in Iraq and Syria. That’s a... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 10 hours ago
BOSTON - Could Aunt Becky be headed to prison? It could go either way, experts say. Some of the wealthy parents accused of paying bribes to get their kids into top universities may get short stints behind bars, if convicted, to send a message that the privileged are not above the law, some... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 10 hours ago
CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe - A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, the death, damage and flooding continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region’s recent history. Floodwaters are rushing... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 11 hours ago
Erik Brannstrom hadn’t heard any rumblings ahead of the NHL trade deadline. A first-round pick of the Vegas Golden Knights, the 19-year-old was monitoring the trickle of moves as 3 p.m. ET on Feb. 25 approached when that all changed. “I saw my name come up,” Brannstrom... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 11 hours ago
Toronto FC has signed Canadian midfielder Richie Laryea. The 24-year-old from Toronto, who was a trialist with TFC during training camp, was taken seventh overall by Orlando City in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. In three seasons, Laryea made 21 appearances with one assist in MLS play. He also... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 11 hours ago
MUNICH - Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies has a stretched ligament in his right knee that will keep him out of Canada’s CONCACAF Nations League qualifying game Sunday in Vancouver. Canadian officials had been awaiting final word on Davies’ condition from Bayern Munich, but had... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 11 hours ago
BAGHDAD - A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 55 people, mostly women and children, officials said. Col. Hussam Khalil, head of the Civil Defence in the northern Nineveh province, told... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 11 hours ago
CARACAS, Venezuela - Masked security forces detained a key aide to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido in a raid on his home early Thursday, arriving in a convoy of vehicles and breaking down his door in a show of force that escalated tensions with the United States. Lawyer Roberto... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 11 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO - A judge in Rio de Janeiro has issued an arrest warrant for ex-President Michel Temer, who is being investigated in several corruption cases. A spokeswoman for the Prosecutors Office in Rio de Janeiro told The Associated Press Thursday that Judge Marcelo Breitas had issued the order... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 11 hours ago
DALLAS - A wallaby who apparently escaped his owners went on a walkabout in an east Dallas neighbourhood before being recaptured. Tim Tiernan said he and his wife were taking a morning walk Wednesday when they saw what they first thought was a dog. The wallaby hopped into the couple’s... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 11 hours ago
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - The government of New Zealand announced a ban on “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines Thursday, just a week after such weapons were used in attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch that killed 50 people. An... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 11 hours ago
OTTAWA - Former federal Treasury Board president Jane Philpott says there’s “much more to the story” of the SNC-Lavalin affair that should be told. In an interview with Maclean’s magazine that landed like a bombshell Thursday on Parliament Hill, the ex-minister says she... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 12 hours ago
MUNICH - Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies has a stretched ligament in his right knee that will keep him out of Canada’s CONCACAF Nations League qualifying game Sunday in Vancouver. Canadian officials had been awaiting final word on Davies’ condition from Bayern Munich, but had... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 12 hours ago
CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe - A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, the death, damage and flooding continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region’s recent history. Floodwaters are rushing... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 12 hours ago
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - The World Video Game Hall of Fame fielded thousands of nominations for the Class of 2019 from more than 100 countries, hall officials said Thursday after narrowing the field to 12. “Will ‘Centipede’ devour the competition? Can ‘Mortal Kombat’ fight... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 12 hours ago
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - South Korean police on Thursday arrested K-pop singer Jung Joon-young over allegations that he illegally shared sexually explicit videos of women taken without their knowledge or consent. The Seoul Central District Court issued an arrest warrant for Jung hours after... Read more

CTV Regina - 1 day 12 hours ago
Justice Inez Cardinal will deliver her sentence of Jaskirat Sidhu, the truck driver involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, on Friday morning in Melfort. We look back on Sidhu's four-day hearing in January ahead of that sentence.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 12 hours ago
BLIND BAY, B.C. - The mother of a British Columbia gas station attendant dragged to death under a vehicle more than a decade ago, says she is “numb” to learn her son’s killer has died. Corinne De Patie says she has received a copy of the death certificate for... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 12 hours ago
PARRY SOUND, Ont. - Ontario’s provincial police say they’re investigating after several people appeared to “overdose” on cannabis after eating brownies served at a community lunch. Police did not provide details about the event in Whitestone, Ont., including when it took... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 1 day 12 hours ago
Reports of people dying of accidental fentanyl poisoning after using other drugs contaminated with the opioid prompted a group of pharmacy students at the University of Saskatchewan to step into action with a plan to provide fentanyl testing strips to the public. Fentanyl and fentanyl-like... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 12 hours ago
BAGHDAD - A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris river near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 40 people, an official said. Col. Hussam Khalil, head of the Civil Defence in the Nineveh province, told The Associated Press the accident... Read more

CTV Regina - 1 day 12 hours ago
Ichiro Suzuki, the 45-year-old Seattle Mariners star, announced his retirement Thursday night, shortly after waving goodbye at the Tokyo Dome during a 5-4 win over Oakland in 12 innings.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 13 hours ago
HOUSTON - National Guard troops have been called in and residents are being told to stay inside after elevated levels of benzene were detected near a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility that caught fire this week. Harris County officials said Thursday that the Guard and hazardous... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 13 hours ago
HOUSTON - National Guard troops have been called in and residents are being told to say inside after elevated levels of benzene were detected near a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility that caught fire this week. Harris County officials said Thursday that the Guard and hazardous materials... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 1 day 13 hours ago
Saskatchewan’s social services ministry is getting a $55.5-million boost this year, with some of the additional funds intended to support people with intellectual disabilities, those on Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) and foster families. Social Services Minister Paul... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 1 day 13 hours ago
It only took a few minutes for a demolition crew equipped with a large track hoe to level a Caswell Hill house owned by Saskatoon landlord Jagdish (Jack) Grover on Wednesday morning. The house at 201 26th Street West has been vacant and under a demolition order since September. On Jan. 19, it was... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 1 day 13 hours ago
Saskatoon, prepare for a show that’s going to knock your socks — or your glittering red boots — right off.... Read more

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