Saskatchewan News

Wildfire near Southend grows to 5,500 hectares

paNOW (Sask) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:20
By paNOW Staff The so-called 'Woods' wildfire, burning 13 kilometres from the northern community of Southend, has grown by another 80 per cent since Wednesday. The Ministry of Environment said the blaze, located at the southern tip of Reindeer Lake, was measured at 5,500 hectares, or roughly 55 square kilometres, late Thursday. ... Read More
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Saskatchewan seniors knowingly served roast seasoned with hand cleaner

Metro - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:19
Staff at a long-term care home say the seasoning happened by accident, but they decided to serve the roast after removing the outer portion.
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Lawyer seeking mental tests for former TV journalist accused in bank robberies

Metro - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:59
Stephen Vogelsang is charged with robbing two banks in Medicine Hat, Alta., three in Regina and one in Saskatoon last year.
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National Indigenous Peoples Day a cause for celebration and healing in Regina

Global Regina - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:53
Regina's sixth annual National Indigenous Peoples Day dominated the downtown, drawing hundreds of people from all walks of life.

Suspicious man approaches girl in Carlyle

CTV Regina - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:53
The RCMP is looking for more information about a suspicious man who allegedly approached a young girl in Carlyle on Wednesday.

Red Cross claims Liberal MP was verbally abusive, caused confusion at emergency shelter

Metro - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:49
The organization filed a three-page complaint about alleged behaviour by MaryAnn Mihychuk on Sept. 7, 2017.
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300 academics sign letter urging Trudeau to condemn Israel’s use of force against Gazans

Metro - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:37
Two Liberal MPs, Robert-Falcon Ouellette and Marwan Tabbara, hand-delivered the letter to Trudeau on Wednesday.
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Regina celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

Global Regina - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:31
WATCH: National Indigenous Peoples Day was a chance for healing, conversations, and above all celebration in #YQR. @CPraillGlobal has more.

Million-dollar lottery winner in Saskatchewan plans to take family to Habs game

Global Regina - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:13
Carlton Bear won one million dollars and plans to take his family to Montreal Canadiens game with some of the winnings.

Waterloo police officer who shot Beau Baker wants identity kept secret at coroner’s inquest

Metro - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:56
The unnamed Waterloo Regional Police officer is asking for permission to use a pseudonym during the inquest and for a declaration that he can testify either remotely or behind a screen.
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Roughriders’ Duron Carter pleads guilty to marijuana possession in Manitoba

Global Regina - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:49
Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver Duron Carter has pleaded guilty to his marijuana possession charge in Winnipeg.

Social media post prompts safety reminder around trains

CTV Regina - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:44
A social media post has prompted police to remind people to be safe around trains.

Regina man charged with 2 child pornography offences

Global Regina - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:37
Andrew John Downing, 43, of Regina has been charged with possession of and making child pornography available.

Disability rights advocates welcome national legislation

Metro - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:32
The Accessible Canada Act aims to remove barriers for millions of Canadians but advocates want the Trudeau government to strengthen enforcement measures.
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Lawyer wants former broadcaster accused of bank robberies to take psychiatric tests

CBC Saskatchewan - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:30
A lawyer appeared in a southern Alberta court today on behalf of a former TV journalist accused in a string of bank robberies.
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Jordan Peterson sues Wilfrid Laurier University for defamation over staff remarks during meeting

Metro - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:25
Peterson is asking for $1.5 million in damages for comments that were allegedly made ‘falsely and maliciously’ by employees.
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Lawyer asks for psychiatric testing for former journalist accused in bank robberies

CTV Regina - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:06
A lawyer appeared in a southern Alberta court today on behalf of a former TV journalist accused in a string of bank robberies.

National Indigenous Peoples Day underway in Saskatoon and Regina

CBC Saskatchewan - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:04
Here are some snapshots from celebrations in Saskatchewan's two biggest cities.
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Privacy questions linger two years after Canada-U.S. terror list deal struck

Metro - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:53
Internal documents and comments from officials indicate there are lingering concerns about privacy and disclosure of personal information under the new version of the program known as Tuscan, short for Tipoff U.S./Canada.
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Premier says Sask. will be ready for legal pot in October

paNOW (Sask) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:47
By CJME News Staff Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says the province should be ready for legal marijuana months ahead of Oct. 17, the date announced this week for when the federal law legalizing cannabis will come into force. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the fall deadline on Wednesday after the Senate voted Tuesday to approve Bill C-45. The plan is to give provincial jurisdictions more time to prepare for legalization. ... Read More
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