Saskatchewan News

CBC Saskatchewan - 17 hours 9 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 - 17 hours 13 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 - 17 hours 26 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 - 17 hours 31 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 - 17 hours 37 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 - 17 hours 41 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 - 17 hours 45 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 - 17 hours 47 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 - 18 hours 3 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 - 18 hours 7 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 - 18 hours 9 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 - 18 hours 14 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 - 18 hours 16 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 - 18 hours 19 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 - 18 hours 29 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

News Talk 650 CKOM - 18 hours 35 min ago
It cost the CFL it's 2020 campaign. Now the COVID-19 pandemic is creating challenges for football personnel to prepare for next season. Many CFL scouts would usually be on the road now evaluating Canadian and American university talent. But the global... Read more

Global Regina - 18 hours 56 min ago
After 27 years in business, Regina's Laser Quest is closing its doors due to COVID-19, according to a Facebook post.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 19 hours 6 min ago
A 33-year-old man was taken to hospital after a stabbing Monday night in Saskatoon. In a release, police say at about 9:15 p.m., patrol officers responded to a report that a man suffering from stab wounds was inside a restaurant in the 1300 block of Eighth Street East. Police say the man is... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 19 hours 25 min ago
LONDON - Even the world's richest soccer league is worried that it can't function as normal much longer without fans in the stands. After the British government imposed new pandemic restrictions on Tuesday, the English Premier League warned of the "devastating" financial impact it could have on... Read more

CTV Regina - 19 hours 30 min ago
The second day of a hearing to determine whether Diane Bigeagle's attempt to sue the RCMP will be certified as a class action lawsuit continued on Tuesday.

CBC Saskatchewan - 19 hours 30 min ago
Search teams are looking for Matthew Kozak, 32, and Zabrina Paige Ferrier, 25, after a vehicle belonging to the couple was found in a parking lot on Mount Edith Cavell Road in Jasper National Park.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 19 hours 40 min ago
LOS ANGELES - Vanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming deputies shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others. After the Jan. 26 crash, reports... Read more

CTV Regina - 19 hours 45 min ago
The Saskatchewan Medical Association urges mask use along with other safety measures people have taken to keep COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan relatively low.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 19 hours 56 min ago
ALBANY, N.Y. - The man who killed John Lennon in 1980 says he was seeking glory and deserved the death penalty for a "despicable" act. Mark David Chapman made the comments in response to questions last month from a parole board, which denied him parole for an 11th time. As in previous parole board... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 20 hours 6 sec ago
When the Stanley Cup is handed out this fall, a Saskatoon family is hoping to see their son once again hoisting the NHL’s biggest prize. Brayden Schenn won the Stanley Cup with the St. Louis Blues last year. This season, he is cheering on his older brother Luke, a defenceman with the Tampa... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 20 hours 3 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.... Read more

CTV Regina - 20 hours 6 min ago
Laser Quest announced the closure of many North American locations on Tuesday.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 20 hours 5 min ago
WASHINGTON - A Canadian woman accused of mailing a package containing ricin to the White House included a threatening letter in which she told President Donald Trump to "give up and remove your application for this election," according to court papers filed Tuesday. Pascale Ferrier, of Quebec, was... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 20 hours 13 min ago
PARIS - Canada's Peter Polansky was eliminated in the first round of French Open qualifying on Tuesday after dropping a 7-6, 6-0 decision to Argentina's Leandro Mayer. Polansky, from Thornhill, Ont., was up 4-1 in the first set before Mayer won the next 11 games to take the match. Two Canadian... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 20 hours 14 min ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivered a defiant and fiery speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly as his nation grapples with the Middle East's worst coronavirus outbreak and a weakened economy, but he insisted that it is the U.S. that will surrender to the... Read more

CTV Regina - 20 hours 21 min ago
The Regina police have charged three people, two women and a man, with selling meth and fentanyl.

Global Regina - 20 hours 28 min ago
In 2019, appeals courts in Saskatchewan and Ontario determined the policy was constitutional, while in February of this year the Alberta Court of Appeal said it was not.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 21 hours 11 min ago
TORONTO - Bianca Andreescu says she is taking the remainder of the tennis season off to focus on her health and training. The Canadian tennis star made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter. The decision was expected after the 20-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., withdrew from the French Open. Outside... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 21 hours 17 min ago
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world's richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. "It is completely unfathomable... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 21 hours 22 min ago
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump didn't have to look very far for one of the contenders on his short list to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court: he's been considering one of his own lawyers. Kate Comerford Todd is a deputy White House counsel, helping navigate Trump's... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 21 hours 28 min ago
Saskatoon police have charged a 31-year-old man following reports of a woman being sexually assaulted Sunday morning.... Read more

CTV Regina - 21 hours 31 min ago
There are many coincidences in life sometimes defying all odds. Let’s take a look back at a few in sports.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 21 hours 31 min ago
HAMBURG - Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the second-round of the Hamburg Open clay-court tennis tournament with a 6-2, 7-6 (2) win over Italian Lorenzo Sonego on Tuesday. The 20-year-old dominated the first set in a match that lasted one hour 47 minutes, giving up just four points on... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 21 hours 35 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO - A California state audit has found that the University of California wrongly admitted at least 64 wealthy students over the past six years as "favours to donors, family, and friends." The California State Auditor also found in the audit released Tuesday that campus staff falsely... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 21 hours 45 min ago
With flu season fast approaching, the Saskatchewan government has increased its order of influenza vaccine. In a media release Tuesday, the government announced it had purchased 36.5 per cent more vaccine than it did in 2019 in hopes of meeting an expected rise in demand. As well, high-dose vaccine... Read more

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