Laurie O'Connor had no good options. Read More
Every Thursday, we feature an image from the StarPhoenix archives. Today, we see one of the first houses built in Saskatoon in 1883 — the Temperance Colony House — when it was saved from demolition and moved from its original location on Main Street to the old 11th Street Western Development Museum... Read more
Andrea Menard grew up on good food, good music and stories.... Read more
As a judge, there was plenty Dennis Fenwick couldn’t fix.... Read more
A YEAR IN A CAREER: 2015... Read more
After nearly 20 years of weathering the ups and downs of the fickle bar business, Shawn Lehne has come to terms with a new low during the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more
It was a sad day indeed when it was announced that the downtown location of the Regina YMCA would be closing. I have been a... Read more
The Saskatchewan government often explains its approach to climate change policy as one of “balance,” concerned that any environmental regulations do not do undue harm to Saskatchewan’s economy. This of course has been the primary argument behind the government’s opposition to a federal carbon... Read more
Rocky Lonechild, whose arrest was captured by a security camera, will serve 30 days concurrently for fleeing from police in the matter dating back to Dec. 2019.
8:30 – As Saskatchewan added new COVID-19 measures Wednesday, our hospitalizations hit a record high. Our province now has 111 COVID-19 patients in hospital, and 19 of those in intensive care. The recent surge in cases has caused some concerns over hospital capacity, and put... Read more
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 'tis the season.... Read more
The Ministry of Highways said a number of major roads in Saskatchewan were treacherous early Thursday morning.
This year, I’m coming up with my list of potential gifts for my gardening friends a bit early in hopes that I’m not panicking at the last moment.... Read more
Much has been made and said over the response of 34 business organizations and their leaders who signed an open letter to the people of Saskatchewan.... Read more
Saskatoon looks like a comfortably conservative city if you consider the results of last year's federal election: a sweep of three seats by the Conservatives and a solidly blue burg.... Read more
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The Saskatoon woman behind a local gift guide Facebook group hopes it not only provides people Christmas gift ideas, but a sense of community and purpose in a trying time.... Read more
A Regina woman is calling for more compassion and better addictions treatment in Saskatchewan after four men died from suspected drug overdoses in the same day.
Saskatchewan’s newly announced COVID-19 restrictions include suspending sports competitions, further limiting gatherings at restaurants and in places of worship, discouraging gatherings beyond immediate households and encouraging mask use for younger children.
One of Saskatchewan's brightest country music stars is sharing her knowledge with other young musicians.... Read more
Selfishness and irresponsibility. That’s what you can blame if you’re wondering today why you had to tell your kid they won’t be going to the rink or their team is being split up in groups of eight. Trust me, I had the conversation with my daughter about her cheer team, now moving... Read more
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 Nov. 26 ... What we are watching in Canada ... TORONTO - Ontario health officials are expected to release new COVID-19 projections today.... Read more
OTTAWA - The national spy watchdog is urging Justice Minister David Lametti to close gaps in the federal whistle-blowing framework to protect Canada's deepest secrets and the public servants who keep them. In a letter to Lametti, the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency warns of the "... Read more
The federal government's prescription for the COVID-19 pandemic — spending is the best medicine — hasn't varied much since the spring. The finance minister is signalling that approach will continue (if in much smaller doses) in next week's economic statement.
As coronavirus infections are surging to record-breaking levels in Ontario, there's concern that demand is spiking for ECMO, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, a last-resort treatment for some of the sickest COVID-19 patients that's in limited supply.
Canada advises Canadians not to travel abroad for non-essential reasons, but won't prevent them from leaving the country. The reason is rooted in Canada's constitution which gives citizens the right to exit the country.
Top public health officials are working on a campaign to inform Canadians about the safety of a COVID-19 vaccine.
TORONTO - A psychiatrist is expected to testify for the defence today in the murder trial for the man who drove a van down a crowded Toronto sidewalk killing 10 people. Alek Minassian has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder. The defence argues... Read more
NAIROBI, Kenya - Ethiopia's prime minister says the army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray capital after his 72-hour ultimatum for Tigray leaders to surrender ended, and he warns residents to "stay indoors." The statement Thursday by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office means tanks and... Read more
BANGKOK - Thai officials say they have approved the transfer back to Tehran of three Iranians who were involved in a botched 2012 bomb plot. The acknowledgement from Thailand on Thursday came as a 33-year-old Australian academic was freed by Iran after she was imprisoned for more than two years on... Read more
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EST on Nov. 26, 2020: There are 347,465 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 135,430 confirmed (including 6,915 deaths, 117,551 resolved) _ Ontario: 107,883 confirmed (including 3,554 deaths, 91,550 resolved) _... Read more
The strangest anticipated season in college basketball history kicked off Wednesday with dozens of games at arenas across the country. Like everything else in this pandemic world, it was odd and disjointed. Cancellations, protests, quarantined players, piped-in crowd noise, masked cheerleaders,... Read more
Both the premier of Saskatchewan and the opposition parties in the House of Commons attacked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again Wednesday over his government’s efforts to buy and distribute COVID-19 vaccines.
Toronto police said Wednesday that they have identified a person of interest in the killing of Canadian drug company billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife nearly three years ago. Police Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu confirmed a report by the Toronto Star that a person of interest had been identified... Read more
RED DEER, Alta. - Hockey Canada has temporarily shutdown national junior team selection camp following the confirmation of two positive COVID-19 tests among players. Hockey Canada announced on Wednesday that players, coaches and staff at the camp have entered a 14-day quarantine retroactive to... Read more
Sports, fitness and dance groups in Saskatchewan are facing their second suspension, nine months after they were first forced to shut down due to COVID-19.
Cohorts of students at a Saskatoon Catholic high school will move to online learning starting Thursday after positive cases of COVID-19.... Read more
The case is part of a longstanding debate on whether Canada’s Charter applies to Indigenous communities.
VICTORIA - B.C. Premier John Horgan will announce his new cabinet today with the expectation that the pandemic will occupy the duties of many of his ministers. Horgan's cabinet unveiling comes after the NDP won a majority government in last month's election, capturing 57 of the 87 seats in B.C.'s... Read more