Saskatchewan News

News Talk 650 CKOM - 15 hours 44 min ago
OTTAWA - A federal infrastructure agency is providing $71 million to Via Rail to help it in its plan to build dedicated tracks for faster, more frequent service in Ontario and Quebec. The details unveiled today show that some of the money will fund work to make sure that Via trains can... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 15 hours 43 min ago
MONTREAL - All-star snubs aside, the Montreal Impact are counting on collective performances to stay in playoff contention. The Impact (8-7-3) will kick off the second half of their Major League Soccer season against the Portland Timbers (5-7-2) on Wednesday night at Saputo Stadium. But... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 15 hours 48 min ago
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer confidence dropped to the lowest level since September 2017 as heightened trade tensions apparently took a toll on Americans’ spirits. The Conference Board, a business research group, says its consumer confidence index fell to 121.5 in June from a revised 131.3... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 15 hours 55 min ago
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators have re-signed defenceman Cody Goloubef to a one-year, two-way contract. The contract will carry an annual value of US$800,000 in the NHL and $425,000 in the American Hockey League. The Senators acquired the 29-year-old native of Mississauga, Ont., in a deal with... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 16 hours 9 min ago
Saskatoon police currently have a male youth in custody in connection with the death of a 60-year-old man.... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 16 hours 10 min ago
The City of Regina has decided that park land from the decommissioned Regent Par 3 golf course will not be used for housing purposes.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 16 hours 22 min ago
WASHINGTON - Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 7.8% in May, as sales plunged in the pricier Northeastern and Western markets. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626,000 in May, down from 679,000 in April. During the first five months... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 16 hours 25 min ago
NEW YORK - Cuba Gooding Jr.’s lawyer is urging a judge to dismiss the forcible touching case that landed the actor in handcuffs two weeks ago, arguing that witnesses and security video contradict a woman’s allegations that he groped her at a New York City night spot. Lawyer Mark... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 16 hours 50 min ago
FRESNO, Calif. - A 10-month-old girl is in critical condition after she was shot in the head early Sunday morning, police said. The baby, Fayth Percy, underwent surgery to remove bullet fragments from her head, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said at a news conference Sunday. She is in critical but... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 17 hours 11 min ago
LOS ANGELES - Statement to The Associated Press from Michael Jackson’s estate on the 10th anniversary of his death. ___ Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and extraordinary humanitarian. The entire global community joined in grieving during a powerful and emotional... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 17 hours 16 min ago
LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson’s estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity Tuesday as fans make final preparations for gatherings to celebrate his memory on the 10th anniversary of the King of Pop’s death. “Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 17 hours 15 min ago
KAMPALA, Uganda - The United Nations refugee agency says about 7,500 Congolese refugees fleeing violence have arrived in Uganda since the beginning of June. UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic in Geneva said Tuesday that people are fleeing from Congo at a rate of 311 a day, adding pressure on Uganda... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 17 hours 22 min ago
VIENNA - Austria’s Supreme Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that a Ukrainian oligarch who prosecutors say had business ties to President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign manager, Paul Manafort, can be extradited to the United States in a bribery case. Judges upheld a Vienna court’s... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 17 hours 31 min ago
Earl Pereira, Kurtis Schultz and Jesse Clark make up Saskatoon band The Steadies. The band will be playing the mainstage at the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival on Tuesday, June 25 and at Amigos Cantina on Friday, June 28.... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 17 hours 31 min ago
The battle Wayne Mckenzie is fighting to ensure Metis people have the same health care rights as First Nations isn't just with the provincial and federal governments ...  although both have been longtime political adversaries.... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 17 hours 31 min ago
The wording of charges, the truthfulness of a key witness and the identity of a shooter — those are all questions a Regina Provincial Court judge will have to wrestle with as he decides whether 43-year-old Lyall Marlin Anaquod is guilty in relation to a lengthy standoff in which police were... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 17 hours 30 min ago
The Saskatchewan Assistance Program (SAP) is a program for families and individuals who, for various reasons — including disability, illness, low income or unemployment — cannot meet their basic living costs.... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 17 hours 30 min ago
Two weeks into the Canadian Football League season, some trends are already emerging.... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 17 hours 31 min ago
Conklin business owners say they're being forced to take the law into their own hands to deal with escalating property crime and it could end in tragedy.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 17 hours 33 min ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes. It was the third flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket, but... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 17 hours 53 min ago
CINCINNATI - Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders will be the featured speaker at a black press convention that begins Tuesday evening in Cincinnati. National Newspaper Publishers Association organizers expect some 500 people to join in events including a parents’ town... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 18 hours 2 min ago
GENEVA - The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has taken her campaign for justice over his grisly slaying to the U.N.’s top human rights body and urging the United Nations to take “the next step” following a blistering report from an independent investigator.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 18 hours 9 min ago
Five stories in the news for Tuesday, June 25 --- SAINT-JACQUES RETURNS FROM SPACE MISSION David Saint-Jacques returned to Earth on Monday after more than six months aboard the International Space Station. The native of Saint-Lambert, Que., has ... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 18 hours 20 min ago
VIENNA - Austria’s Supreme Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that a Ukrainian oligarch who prosecutors say had business ties to President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign manager, Paul Manafort, can be extradited to the United States in a bribery case. Judges upheld a lower Vienna court... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 19 hours 1 min ago
Enjoy this five-part audio series that takes you on a tour around Wascana Lake. This is intended to be listened to as you walk around the lake, beginning with the Willow Island overlook.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 19 hours 9 min ago
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the “permanent closure” for diplomacy between the two nations. Iran’s president described the White... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 19 hours 31 min ago
Meetings between Saskatoon Police Service Chief Troy Cooper and the elders who advise him begin and end in ceremony.... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 19 hours 31 min ago
Jim Reiter is "black" at it again Read More

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 19 hours 30 min ago
The StarPhoenix is highlighting local artists playing at this year's SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. Reporter Alexa Lawlor spoke with the Steadies, a dance-rock "high-energy power trio" featuring frontman Earl Pereira, the bassist and founding member of Wide Mouth Mason, guitarist Jesse Clark,... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 19 hours 30 min ago
The Saskatoon Police Service's air support unit has been the subject of fewer noise complaints than in the past, a change police attribute to a new muffler system and an increase in communication with the public, particularly on social media.... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 19 hours 30 min ago
Details revealed of a months-long sting operation by Environment ministry officials suggest that the pursuit of an illegal fishing case against an Indigenous man was overzealous and culturally insensitive, and damaging to trust relationships academic researchers have established over decades with... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 19 hours 31 min ago
A former Reform Party MP and Sask. Party MLA says he wants people to think about what might happen following October’s election and the potential that “the lid’s going to blow off western alienation.” 

CBC Saskatchewan - 19 hours 31 min ago
Lillanohna Natyowhowcon is one of the only Indigenous grads this year from the University of Saskatchewan’s archeology program. She says more Indigenous-specific education is needed to build trust between Indigenous people and the field.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 19 hours 31 min ago
PARIS - Christine Sinclair has put Canadian soccer on her shoulders for close to 20 years. So when Janine Beckie and not the talismanic captain walked to the penalty spot Monday in Canada’s Women’s World Cup loss to Sweden with a chance to tie the round-of-16 game at 1-1, many... Read more

CTV Regina - 19 hours 56 min ago
Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser is one of the headliners among eligible players for selection into the Hockey Hall of Fame today.

CBC Saskatchewan - 20 hours 31 min ago
Sarah Longman, the president of the group who will receive the land, said she wants to erect a memorial to the children buried at the site, alongside a tribute to their living descendants.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 20 hours 33 min ago
CINCINNATI - Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders will be the featured speaker at a black press convention that begins Tuesday evening in Cincinnati. National Newspaper Publishers Association organizers expect some 500 people to join in events including a parents’ town... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 21 hours 22 min ago
LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson’s estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity Tuesday as fans make final preparations for gatherings to celebrate his memory on the 10th anniversary of the King of Pop’s death. “Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 21 hours 32 min ago
LONGUEUIL, Que. - David Saint-Jacques returned to Earth on Monday after more than six months aboard the International Space Station. The native of Saint-Lambert, Que., has set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a Canadian at 204 days. The Canadian astronaut was... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 22 hours 2 min ago
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the “permanent closure” for diplomacy between the two nations. For his part, Iran’s president... Read more

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