Saskatchewan News

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 3 hours ago
MONTREAL - A former SNC-Lavalin executive and his lawyer had obstruction of justice charges against them stayed Friday on the grounds it took too long to bring the case to trial. Sami Bebawi, a former SNC-Lavalin executive vice-president, and his Montreal-based tax... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 3 hours ago
CHICAGO - Attorney Gloria Allred told The Associated Press Friday she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a VHS tape recently given to Chicago prosecutors that purportedly shows R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Allred, who... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 1 day 3 hours ago
Brett Lauther was rewarded for putting his best foot forward with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2018. The 28-year-old placekicker agreed to a one-year contract extension with the Green and White through the 2020 CFL season. Lauther, a West Division all-star, connected on 90 per cent of his field-... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 3 hours ago
WINNIPEGOSIS, Man. - Manitoba is taking a hard look at youth justice and its connection to child welfare after a study found more than half of kids incarcerated had also been in care. Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced Friday that the province will review why youth are bouncing... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 3 hours ago
TORONTO - The Ontario Hockey League has fined the Niagara IceDogs $250,000 and stripped the club of its first-round selections at the 2019 and 2021 OHL Priority drafts for what the league calls a “violation of player recruitment policies.” The OHL announced the discipline against the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 3 hours ago
Jovon Johnson is trading his cleats in for a whistle this season. The veteran CFL defensive back tweeted Friday he’s accepted an offer to become the defensive backs coach at Defiance College in Ohio. The 35-year-old is currently a free agent after spending the last two years with the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 3 hours ago
OTTAWA - Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould angered senators by refusing to give testimony on a change to the Criminal Code that is now at the centre of allegations that she was improperly pressured to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution. The Criminal Code amendment was stuffed... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 3 hours ago
AURORA, Ill. - At least one person was killed and four police officers wounded when a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, officials said Friday. Kane County Coroner Chris Nelson confirmed one person was killed. City spokesman Clayton Muhammad said four officers were... Read more

CTV Regina - 1 day 3 hours ago
The death of a man in North Central on Thursday is now being investigated as the first homicide of 2019.

Regina Leader-Post - 1 day 4 hours ago
With the weather office predicting a bit of a break from the Polar Vortex, it might be time to dip your toe back into Wascana — or more specifically Wascana Park with Waskimo on Family Day Monday. Here’s a primer for the family-friendly event. When — Outdoor events run 11 a.m... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 1 day 4 hours ago
A 16-year-old boy accused of murdering a teenage girl will stay in custody, having failed in his bid to have his bail denial overturned. Back in October, a bail hearing held at Regina Youth Court... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 4 hours ago
CALGARY - The Crown has stayed a sexual assault charge against prominent Calgary chef and restaurant owner Michael Noble because there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction. Police alleged that Noble followed an employee into a bathroom during a downtown Calgary social gathering in... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 4 hours ago
BURNABY, B.C. - NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he is taking nothing for granted as he continues to work hard to win a byelection in Burnaby, B.C., and gain a seat in Parliament. Singh made the comments after voting for himself in an advance poll on Friday ahead of the Feb. 25 byelection in Burnaby... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 4 hours ago
MONTREAL - An Ottawa physician who navigated the dangerous roads of Haiti Friday to get to the Port-au-Prince airport with three Canadian colleagues says he feel lucky to be alive and is warning others stranded in the strife-torn country not to follow his lead.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 4 hours ago
WASHINGTON - With a few swipes of his Sharpie, Donald Trump assuaged America’s fears of another government shutdown Friday, but not before declaring a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border. The move is a bid for billions of dollars in... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 4 hours ago
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it was former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould who asked him in the fall if he planned to tell her what to do in the prosecution of Quebec engineering giant SNC-Lavalin - a conversation, he says, that ended with him telling her any... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 4 hours ago
OTTAWA - Seeking to rebut an allegation that they’re operating in concert with the top levels of the federal government, Crown prosecutors in the case of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman gave his defence lawyers a set of notes from a meeting they say was an ordinary part of preparing the case.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 4 hours ago
Greg and Gerry Latham spent Friday morning scrambling to pack up family heirlooms as a series of sinkholes threatened to destroy their dream retirement home on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. The Lathams are among 14 families in an upscale seaside neighbourhood in Sechelt ... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 4 hours ago
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Canadian qualifier Brayden Schnur has made an improbable run to the semifinals at the ATP Tour’s New York Open. Schnur, ranked 154th in the world, beat Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi 6-7 (7), 7-6 (5), 7-5 on Friday in a quarterfinal at the ATP 250 event. The 23-year-old... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 4 hours ago
FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Parents of Fort McMurray minor hockey players whose team was criticized for an Indigenous locker-room dance captured in a viral video say they’re forfeiting the rest of the season due to safety concerns. “We as parents are saddened for our children, as... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 4 hours ago
TORONTO - With Sebastian Giovinco now picking up a paycheque eight time zones away and Jozy Altidore working his way back to match fitness after ankle surgery, Toronto FC fans are about to get a dose of Terrence Boyd. It should be fun. The physical Boyd is a larger-than-life character who... Read more

Global Regina - 1 day 4 hours ago
SaskPower announced the first wave of approved projects under their Power Generation Partner Program, which includes 23 small solar projects.

CTV Regina - 1 day 5 hours ago
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to introduce child welfare legislation as early as next week to turn the system over to First Nations.

Regina Leader-Post - 1 day 5 hours ago
Ryker Evans didn’t waste any time making up for lost time. The Regina Pats’ defenceman, whose promising rookie season was interrupted by a fractured ankle, basically hit the ground running when he returned to action on Feb. 1 following a two-month absence. Heading into Friday’s game against... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
OTTAWA - The federal NDP is struggling to reach members of the labour movement and Canadians in general, says Canadian Labour Congress president Hassan Yussuff. Organized labour is a crucial well of moral and practical support for the New Democrats. Criticism from one of... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Retired radio talk show host Diane Rehm is speaking in favour of a Maryland measure to allow the terminally ill to end their lives with a doctor’s help, but opponents say it could enable vulnerable people who aren’t terminally ill to kill themselves. Rehm, a former NPR... Read more

CTV Regina - 1 day 5 hours ago
The city says it is working to improve conditions on slippery winter roads.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
Would anyone - anyone at all - like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard to come... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
MONTREAL - A former SNC-Lavalin executive and his lawyer had obstruction of justice charges against them stayed Friday on the grounds that it took too long to bring the case to trial. The engineering company’s former executive vice-president Sami Bebawi and his lawyer... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
REGINA - The Saskatchewan added a free agent, kept one of their own and signed Canadian kicker Brett Lauther to a one-year extension through 2020 on Friday. Lauther, of Truro, N.S., was named a West Division all-star last year after hitting 54-of-60 field-goal... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
TORONTO - Angry and frustrated leaders of a remote northern Ontario reserve warned on Friday they will be forced to evacuate their community unless they receive immediate help dealing with mould-infested housing and their ailing children. A month after Cat Lake First Nation declared an emergency... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
City officials say there is an active shooter situation at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois. The city sent a tweet Friday afternoon saying police are on the scene. Live TV reports show dozens of first responder vehicles outside a building housing the Henry Pratt Co. Police have not said if... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday struck down as unconstitutional a state law and regulation seeking to define what constitutes medically necessary abortions for purposes of Medicaid funding. The court, in a 4-1 decision, upheld a 2015 lower court ruling that had also barred the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
NEW YORK - Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled collusion cases against the NFL. The league and Kaepernick’s lawyer sent out statements Friday saying that “the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances” and that a confidentiality agreement would prevent... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 5 hours ago
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Aaron Sanchez is feeling like the pitcher he was back in 2016. And his new manager can’t stop smiling about that. The Blue Jays right-hander, who dealt with finger injuries over the last two seasons, threw his first bullpen session of spring training on Friday as manager... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 1 day 6 hours ago
A 79-year-old Saskatoon man faces a new charge of sexual assault in connection with a complaint from a student he taught in the 1970s. The woman, now 53, told police an incident occurred between Jan. 1, 1979 and March 1, 1979, when the accused man was her teacher, police said in a news release.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 6 hours ago
MONTREAL - A former SNC-Lavalin executive and his lawyer have had obstruction of justice charges against them stayed on the grounds that it took too long to bring the case to trial. The engineering company’s former executive vice-president Sami Bebawi and his lawyer,... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 6 hours ago
NEW YORK - Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled collusion lawsuits against the NFL. In a three-sentence statement released Friday, the NFL said: “For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. As... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 6 hours ago
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday struck down as unconstitutional a state law and regulation seeking to define what constitutes medically necessary abortions. The court, in a 4-1 decision, upheld a 2015 lower court decision. Both the law and regulation sought to define what... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 6 hours ago
WASHINGTON - Defiant in the face of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to get more federal dollars for his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, relying on a broad interpretation of his powers that was certain to trigger stiff legal... Read more

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