Saskatchewan News

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the 2020 election results “corrupt” in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation. The notes of the Dec. 27 call, released... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 2 hours ago
MONTREAL — The COVID-19 pandemic robbed the Montreal Alouettes of a 2020 season and co-owner Sidney Spiegel the chance to see his franchise play. Spiegel died Wednesday in Toronto. Both the Alouettes and CFL confirmed Siegel's passing in separate statements Friday. Spiegel's age wasn't divulged.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 2 hours ago
HALIFAX — A new study says lost and discarded fishing gear dumped off the southwestern coast of Nova Scotia — site of Canada's most lucrative lobster fishery — is trapping species at risk. Researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax also determined that the abandoned collection of traps, ropes,... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 1 day 2 hours ago
The government announced today an extension of a number of pandemic support programs, including the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the Canada Recovery Benefit.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 2 hours ago
CALGARY — Canada’s top doctors say Alberta’s decision to end isolation requirements for those who test positive for COVID-19, or who have been in close contact with someone who has, could have ripple effects across the country. Chief public health officer Theresa Tam is urging people to continue... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 1 day 2 hours ago
The inquest into Geoff Morris' death will be held from August 9 to August 13.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 2 hours ago
Federal officials are warning that Canada could be on the brink of a fourth wave of COVID-19 driven by the highly contagious Delta variant if the country opens too fast before enough people have been vaccinated. Canada's chief public health officer says long-term forecasts indicate that a hasty... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 2 hours ago
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says a copyright collective cannot force York University to pay specific tariffs for the use of published works in the classroom. In its unanimous decision today, the high court says the law does not empower the Access Copyright collective to enforce royalty... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 2 hours ago
OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says the government is extending pandemic aid programs by an extra month beyond the previously planned end date. The decision means that wage and rent subsidies for businesses, and income support for workers out of a job or who need to take time off to... Read more

Global Regina - 1 day 3 hours ago
An employee of Conservative MP Michael Kram has been suspended over claims of allegedly insensitive comments made toward two people who visited the office.

CTV Regina - 1 day 3 hours ago
Canada is headed towards a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, but how severe of a resurgence it'll be depends on how many people are fully vaccinated, warns new national modelling released Friday. The country is seeing an increase in new COVID-19 cases, and thousands more infections are predicted... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 3 hours ago
OTTAWA — The federal government ran a deficit of nearly $24 billion over the first two months of its fiscal year, a sharp drop from the unprecedented spending one year earlier at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Finance Department's regular fiscal monitor says the budgetary deficit over... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 4 hours ago
Gormley, with guest host Mike Couros, Friday, July 30, 2021 8:30 – As we head into another summer long weekend, The Hutterian Emergency Response Team (HEART) is hoping they do not get called for another recovery.  The team, based out of Manitoba, travels... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 1 day 4 hours ago
The process has been made significantly more complicated by the province's decision to lift all COVID-19 restrictions on July 11. 

Regina Leader-Post - 1 day 4 hours ago
As he scans through Facebook support groups for people experiencing long-term COVID-19 symptoms, Scotty Butcher sees many stories of people who had only a mild case but have been struggling with lingering symptoms for months.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 4 hours ago
It was a gold medal nearly 30 years in making, and it came in dominant fashion on Tokyo Bay. Canada women's eight led from start to finish at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, racing to its first gold medal in the event since the 1992 Barcelona Games. It was a performance reminiscent of Canada's rowing... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 1 day 5 hours ago
A year ago this week, Tristen Durocher set up a teepee on a little-used lawn in Regina's Wascana Centre in the hopes his fast would... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 1 day 5 hours ago
In the 12 years he's owned his lakefront home in Fort Qu'Appelle, Norm Jones has never seen such a steep and sudden increase to his property taxes.... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 1 day 5 hours ago
A few months ago I set out to research new vehicles. I’m always looking for fuel efficiency, versatility and ample storage room for dogs and camping trips. I highly considered an electric vehicle (EV) given the design, resale value and environmental considerations involved with purchasing them.... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 1 day 5 hours ago
Cody Fajardo didn't get cut, but he was still bleeding.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
TOKYO (AP) — Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to four more areas in addition to Tokyo on Friday following record spikes in infections as the capital hosts the Olympics. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared an emergency in Saitama, Kanagawa and Chiba, near Tokyo, as well as in the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
OTTAWA — An Ottawa drummer with a passion for collecting reel-to-reel tapes deserves applause for the coming release of a Joni Mitchell performance recorded over half a century ago by none other than virtuoso guitarist Jimi Hendrix. The impromptu 1968 recording session of blossoming singer-... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 1 day 6 hours ago
The Fringe Festival and the Rotary Ribfest are back in Saskatoon after the events were cancelled last year. Check out the details on those events and others happening in Saskatoon this weekend ...... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 1 day 6 hours ago
An aerospace company near Edmonton has patented technology it believes can help step up the game of fighting wildfires and other natural disasters in Alberta and Canada.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 6 hours ago
For many farmers across Saskatchewan, it has been a tough year with many challenges ahead. Whether it’s from the drought or an... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 7 hours ago
Aaron Rodgers clearly wants to bring a little more of the NBA mentality to football. The Green Bay Packers quarterback believes he should and could have been a valuable resource when it comes to player retention and recruitment. Players come to play with him after all, he said in his extremely open... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 1 day 8 hours ago
Sometimes, it's impossible to get to every story in one road trip. So Land of Living Stories is taking a mini trip back to some places we've already been to tell the stories we missed last time. Buckle up!

CBC Saskatchewan - 1 day 8 hours ago
The Catholic Church spent millions supposed to go to residential school survivors on lawyers, administration and unapproved loans.

CBC Saskatchewan - 1 day 9 hours ago
Data shows COVID-19's likelihood of spreading in Saskatchewan has been increasing. A biostatistician says it's a 'troubling' trend.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 9 hours ago
TOKYO (AP) — Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to four more areas in addition to Tokyo on Friday following record spikes in infections as the capital hosts the Olympics. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared an emergency in Saitama, Kanagawa and Chiba, near Tokyo... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 9 hours ago
TOKYO (AP) — Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to four more areas in addition to Tokyo on Friday following record spikes in infections as the capital hosts the Olympics. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared an emergency in Saitama, Kanagawa and Chiba, near Tokyo... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 9 hours ago
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of July 30 ... What we are watching on the world stage ...  TOKYO—The Canadian women's eight rowing crew has captured gold at the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 9 hours ago
OTTAWA — Statistics Canada will say today how the economy fared in May and give its early estimate on the second quarter of the year. Last month, the agency said its preliminary estimate was that real gross domestic product fell by 0.3 per cent in May, mirroring a similar decline in April. The... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 10 hours ago
HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy protester was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison in the closely watched first prosecution under Hong Kong’s national security law as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over the territory. Tong Ying-kit, 24, was convicted of... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 1 day 10 hours ago
Climate change is expected to lead to a rise in the number of wildfires, which pose health dangers due to smoke inhalation. But there are also other risks to consider, such as the impact on mental health and clean water supplies.

CBC Saskatchewan - 1 day 10 hours ago
Here’s the latest on which vaccines distributed in Canada might cause problems for travellers abroad.

CBC Saskatchewan - 1 day 10 hours ago
Scientists have been watching extreme weather events unfold across the world this summer, seeing the many links between heatwaves, floods, droughts and climate change. But the scale of some of these events suggests that the climate is no longer changing in a gradual, predictable way.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 10 hours ago
As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities. Most of the plans are based on each jurisdiction reaching vaccination targets at certain dates... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 10 hours ago
TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have wrapped up an extended road trip down south and finally flown north — back home to Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays are finally set to return to Toronto after the federal government granted the club a national interest travel exemption, and the team will host the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 10 hours ago
VANCOUVER — Two groups focused on environmental issues are calling on the British Columbia government to come up with a plan to track "heat dome injuries" following record-setting temperatures that are also linked with 570 deaths in the province over a one-week period. Representatives of the... Read more

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