Saskatchewan News

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 13 min ago
OTTAWA - Canada’s infrastructure minister is offering flood-ravaged communities in Quebec a fast-track for federal cash to mitigate the dangers of rising waters, hoping to entice requests from a province that has yet to apply for money from a unique fund set up specifically for the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 15 min ago
OTTAWA - Canada has been butting heads with some of its closest allies over the extent to which rising white supremacy at home and abroad poses a global threat, federal insiders say. The quiet but at-times-controversial diplomacy has come as Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, gearing up for... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 17 min ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Henry Bloch, who helped found tax preparation giant H&R Block, died Tuesday at age 96, the company announced. Bloch died of natural causes at St. Luke’s Hospice in Kansas City. He founded H&R Block in 1955 in the city with his brother, Richard, to take... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 22 min ago
TORONTO - Veteran defender Drew Moor was back in training Tuesday, welcome news for a Toronto FC team that has yet to find its defensive footing this season. Toronto (4-1-1) leads the MLS in offence, averaging 3.0 goals a game. But on defence it has dropped to 20th in the 24-team league,... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 24 min ago
Canada captain Christine Sinclair has been named player of the week in the National Women's Soccer League after her three-goal performance for Portland in a 4-4 road tie with the Chicago Red Stars. The April 20 hat-trick was the second of Sinclair’s NWSL career and her seventh multi-goal... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 25 min ago
TORONTO - Highly-regarded Toronto Blue Jays prospect Bo Bichette will be sidelined after fracturing a bone in his hand during a minor-league game on Monday in Syracuse, N.Y. The 21-year-old shortstop, playing for the triple-A Buffalo Bisons, was struck by a pitch in the third inning from... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 27 min ago
OTTAWA - Political life means signing up for a high degree of public scrutiny, but NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the pain he endured in his childhood - including an experience with sexual abuse - reminds him he has gone through far worse. Since taking over... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 30 min ago
OTTAWA - The president of the Philippines says if Canada doesn’t take back tonnes of trash within the next week he will “declare war” and ship the containers back himself. Filipino media outlets report that Rodrigo Duterte made threats Tuesday about dozens of ... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 32 min ago
TORONTO - Veteran skip Brad Gushue said recent talks with Curling Canada have been going well and he’s hopeful that progress on a few areas of concern can be made by the summer. “I think they’ve been really good so far,” Gushue said of the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 37 min ago
OTTAWA - Canada’s infrastructure minister is offering flood-ravaged communities in Quebec a fast-track for federal cash to mitigate the dangers of rising waters, hoping to entice requests from a province that has yet to apply for money from a unique fund set up specifically for the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 38 min ago
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump finally has a date on the calendar for a state dinner at Buckingham Palace - a visit more than two years in the making. The mere announcement of his June visit as the guest of Queen Elizabeth II stirred up fresh anti-Trump sentiment Tuesday among Brits who... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 46 min ago
Carbon taxes aren’t the only way to fight climate change, says federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna. Speaking ahead of an international conservation conference, McKenna said protecting natural areas can go a long way toward slowing the progress and mitigating the impact of... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 48 min ago
MINNEDOSA, Man. - A Manitoba man who shot at two RCMP officers and left one with severe injuries has been given an 18-year prison sentence. Therae Racette-Beaulieu pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of attempted murder, break and enter, and robbery in connection with a string of... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 8 hours 49 min ago
A large grassfire that had been bearing down on the Town of Biggar Monday continues to burn but is moving away from the community. Jeanne-Marie de Moissac, reeve of the Rural Municipality of Biggar, said the fire started Monday around 12:30 p.m. and began moving toward town, prompting the community... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 54 min ago
OTTAWA - Canada’s no-fly list faces constitutional challenges from two B.C. men who argue in a pair of court cases that the secret roster violates the Charter of Rights guarantee of fundamental justice. The no-fly regime allows the federal government to bar someone from boarding an... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 8 min ago
CHARLOTTETOWN - Voting at polling station in central Prince Edward Island was temporarily suspended Tuesday as police investigated a bomb threat as the provincial election drew to a close. RCMP Sgt. Leanne Butler confirmed there was bomb threat, saying someone ... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 14 min ago
TORONTO - Contract talks between the CFL Players’ Association and CFL are costing players plenty of money. But it could also increase the cost of doing business for the league’s nine teams. The CFL and its players will return to the bargaining table Monday and... Read more

Global Regina - 9 hours 18 min ago
"Nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up" makes its world premiere Thursday as the opening-night film for the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

Regina Leader-Post - 9 hours 18 min ago
It’s been almost a month since Premier Scott Moe and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked canola, in a phone call that sounded like a rare meeting of minds. “I have every reason to believe that he is taking this seriously,” Moe said on March 26,... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 33 min ago
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - The British Columbia government has announced where it’s directing federal government funds in the fight against gun and gang violence in the province. The first of $5.3 million in funding over two years will go towards six prevention and intervention programs based in... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 39 min ago
CHARLOTTETOWN - Voting at polling station in central Prince Edward Island was temporarily suspended Tuesday as police investigated a bomb threat as the provincial election drew to a close. RCMP Sgt. Leanne Butler confirmed there was bomb threat, saying someone ... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 50 min ago
CAIRO - Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, election officials said Tuesday, a move that critics fear will cement his authoritarian rule eight years after a pro-democracy uprising. El-Sissi led the military... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 54 min ago
LOS ANGELES - Former first lady Michelle Obama and a host of celebrities will join thousands of students to celebrate college signing day. Obama, Conan O’Brien, Kelly Rowland, Bebe Rexha, Jesse Williams, Usher, Pentatonix, La La Anthony, Don Cheadle, and other entertainers and athletes... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 59 min ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It also publicly pinned the executed body and severed head of a convicted Sunni extremist to a pole as a... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 59 min ago
KINGSTON, Ont. - A 16-year-old boy previously arrested in eastern Ontario over an alleged terrorism plot is now facing new charges. Police in Kingston, Ont., say the boy, whose name is protected by a publication ban, was rearrested on Sunday. They declined to say what led to his arrest, but... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 10 hours 6 min ago
A man accused of killing his spouse has been committed to stand trial for first-degree murder at Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench. On Tuesday, the Crown and defence consented to skipping a preliminary hearing for Blake Jeffrey Schreiner and proceeding straight to the trial phase. Schreiner,... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 18 min ago
The U.N. Security Council has approved a watered-down resolution on combatting sexual violence in conflicts after eliminating language on providing “sexual and reproductive health care” to survivors of rape and abuse to get U.S. support. Tuesday’s vote on the German-drafted... Read more

Global Regina - 10 hours 21 min ago
Assault charge withdrawn against University of Regina Rams football player Takudzwa Timothy Brandon Gandire after alleged fight outside bar.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 25 min ago
AL-HOL CAMP, Syria - The women say it was misguided religious faith, naivete, a search for something to believe in or youthful rebellion. Whatever it was, it led them to travel across the world to join the Islamic State group. Now after the fall of the last stronghold of the group’s... Read more

CTV Regina - 10 hours 27 min ago
The province is asking not Saskatchewan residents to not use fire in any way until windy and dry conditions change.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 39 min ago
REGINA - Saskatchewan’s premier is again asking Ottawa to increase its cash advances to canola farmers. Scott Moe says in a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, posted on Twitter, that he’s been waiting nearly a month for a response since he first asked for help.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 41 min ago
CALGARY - Amid the fallout from the Calgary Flames’ early playoff ejection is a frayed relationship with James Neal. The veteran winger was a healthy scratch for the first time in his 11-year career when the Colorado Avalanche eliminated the Flames in Game 5 of their first... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 42 min ago
CHICAGO - Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the “Empire” actor’s attorneys, alleging that they repeatedly asserted publicly that the brothers carried out a real, bigoted attack... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 10 hours 44 min ago
Indigenous leaders are criticizing the RCMP’s response to reports of trespassing on First Nations land, saying police failed to follow up on complaints that an evicted farmer had an exposed gun in his vehicle. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) outlined the incident in a... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 51 min ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It publicly pinned one of the convicted Sunni extremists’ bodies and its severed head to a pole as a... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 59 min ago
CHARLOTTETOWN - An unspecified threat targeting a polling station in Prince Edward Island forced the agency overseeing Tuesday’s provincial election to temporarily suspend voting in that location.  Elections PEI provided no details about the threat other than to say it posed a... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 11 hours 1 min ago
BOSTON - When the Maple Leafs signed John Tavares last summer, they had moments like these in mind. Toronto will take on the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal tonight, and one of the team’s star centres knows how he performs will likely go a long... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 11 hours 6 min ago
LOS ANGELES - Former first lady Michelle Obama and a host of celebrities will join thousands of students to celebrate college signing day. Obama, Conan O’Brien, Kelly Rowland, Bebe Rexha, Jesse Williams, Usher, Pentatonix, La La Anthony, Don Cheadle, and other entertainers and athletes... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 11 hours 14 min ago
OTTAWA - Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says he is willing to fast-track reviews of projects that could help communities deal with floods as part of an offer to provinces and cities today. Champagne says he first needs the provincial government in Quebec and... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 11 hours 16 min ago
Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says there’s more than one way to fight climate change. Speaking ahead of an international conservation conference, McKenna says protecting natural areas can go a long way toward mitigating the impact of global warming. She says intact... Read more

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