Saskatchewan News

CBC Saskatchewan - 1 day 13 hours ago
Kara Gurski, a daycare operator, is rethinking how she talks about the illness around her son after seeing how scared he was after coming down with a stomach bug.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 13 hours ago
VICTORIA - Former B.C. premier Mike Harcourt says he understands the balancing act that John Horgan is facing as he is set to introduce his NDP government's new cabinet Thursday during a pandemic that's threatening lives and the economy. When he was putting together a cabinet almost 30 years ago... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 1 day 13 hours ago
Saskatchewan is suspending sports and expanding its mandatory mask mandate in response to the province's rising COVID-19 caseload.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 13 hours ago
TORONTO - Four family members who worked for the Ontario government in information technology defrauded the province of at least $11 million destined as COVID-19 relief money, a statement of claim alleges. The unproven civil claim on behalf of the province, which also seeks $2 million in punitive... Read more

Global Regina - 1 day 13 hours ago
More public health orders are being introduced in Saskatchewan on Friday, Nov. 27.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 1 day 13 hours ago
I negotiated a maze of dirt roads on the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation one winter day and sat with Fred Sasakamoose in his dining room, talking, and talking, and talking.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 13 hours ago
MONTREAL - Marc-Andre Bedard, a well-known politician with the Parti Quebecois and loyalist to Rene Levesque, has died of complications from COVID-19 at the age of 85. Bedard was Quebec's longest-serving justice minister, from 1976 to 1985, and also served as deputy premier in 1984 in Levesque's... Read more

Global Regina - 1 day 14 hours ago
Former Saskatchewan teacher Gerard Loehr was found guilty in Wynyard provincial court on three counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference.

CBC Saskatchewan - 1 day 14 hours ago
There are now more than 3,000 known active COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan — and more than 7,000 total since the pandemic first hit the province in March — after public health officials announced 164 new cases Wednesday.

Global Regina - 1 day 14 hours ago
It was reported a man was asked to leave a Regina store for not wearing a mask and returned with a knife and threatened to harm staff.

CBC Saskatchewan - 1 day 14 hours ago
Regina International Airport is coming under review as NAV Canada, Canada’s air navigation service provider, considers cost-cutting measures at airports across the country.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 14 hours ago
People in Saskatchewan are waiting to see what new measures or restrictions will be coming after Manitoba and Alberta introduced new ways to control the spread of COVID-19 this past week. Manitoba favoured more widespread measures, limiting mobility between private dwellings and limiting purchases... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 14 hours ago
WASHINGTON - At their meeting earlier this month, Federal Reserve officials discussed possible future adjustments to the central bank's monthly bond purchases to boost the economy. The Fed on Wednesday released minutes of its Nov. 4-5 meeting revealing that while officials believed that no changes... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 14 hours ago
VANCOUVER - An RCMP officer who oversaw the arrest of Meng Wanzhou two years ago says she is not aware of any Mounties sharing information from the Huawei executive's electronics with U.S. law enforcement.  Sgt. Janice Vander Graaf says her subordinate, Const. Gurvinder Dhaliwal, who was in... Read more

Global Regina - 1 day 14 hours ago
Saskatchewan health authorities say there are 164 new coronavirus cases in the province, with 3,012 active cases and 3,998 total recoveries.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 14 hours ago
OTTAWA, Ill. - Canada's watchdog for crime victims is calling on Parliament to overhaul the victims' bill of rights, saying the five-year-old legislation has fallen "far short" of delivering on its promise. Federal ombudsman Heidi Illingworth says in a report that rules meant to amplify victims'... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 14 hours ago
  The number of active COVID-19 cases being reported in Saskatchewan went over the 3,000 mark Wednesday. In a media release, the Ministry of Health said there were 164 new cases... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 14 hours ago
  The number of active COVID-19 cases being reported in Saskatchewan went over the 3,000 mark Wednesday. In a media release, the Ministry of Health said there were 164 new cases... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 14 hours ago
Wednesday marks a grim milestone in the history of the City of Saskatoon. Thirty years ago Wednesday marked the anniversary of the death of Neil Stonechild. The body of Stonechild, an Indigenous man, was found frozen by two construction workers in the northwest section of Saskatoon. Originally, the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 15 hours ago
The 2020 Canadian Championship final between Forge FC and Toronto FC will be played in the first quarter of 2021, Canada Soccer announced Wednesday.  The organization said in a release the final has been moved due to restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A date and location for the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 15 hours ago
Saskatchewan’s hockey community is mourning the loss of one of its greats. Fred Sasakamoose was the first Indigenous athlete from Saskatchewan to play in the NHL. Sasakamoose grew up on the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation and was a residential school survivor. He died Tuesday after being hospitalized... Read more

Regina Leader-Post - 1 day 15 hours ago
Police say a man who was asked to leave a Regina store for not wearing a mask allegedly returned wielding a knife.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 15 hours ago
VICTORIA - The B.C. Coroners Service says its latest data on illicit drug deaths show an average of five people are dying every day in the province. Chief coroner Lisa Lapointe says 162 people died last month, more than double the 75 illicit drug deaths recorded in October last year. She says the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 15 hours ago
EDMONTON - All 26 on-ice officials at the world junior men's hockey championships in Edmonton will be from Canada. International Ice Hockey Federation tournaments normally have an international cross section of referees and linesmen. The IIHF is limiting the pool of officials to the host country to... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 15 hours ago
OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Navy plans to continue relying on a converted civilian container ship owned by a Quebec shipyard for supplies at sea even after two new support vessels are built. The revelation is in new documents obtained by The Canadian Press through the access-to-information law as... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 15 hours ago
Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark has introduced two motions to city councillors to try to get more people outside this winter. The proposals, which would cost $250,000, come from a promise he made while campaigning prior to the Nov. 13 civic election. During the governance and priorities committee... Read more

CTV Regina - 1 day 15 hours ago
In his own words, drawn from a 2017 interview, Fred Sasakamoose explains how he came to be known as "Chief Thunderstick" while playing in hockey in B.C. during the late 50s.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 15 hours ago
The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre says it has been notified that the COVID-19 cases among its staff members have been declared an outbreak by the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). In a release, the centre says the SHA declaration of the outbreak is primarily used by Public Health to co... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 15 hours ago
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Trump administration on Wednesday denied a permit for a controversial gold and copper mine near the headwaters of the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery in southwest Alaska. The Army Corps of Engineers said in a statement that the permit application to build the Pebble... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 15 hours ago
Canada's men's basketball team won't play in two FIBA AmeriCup 2021 qualifying games later this month due to concerns around COVID-19. Canada was scheduled to play Cuba on Nov. 29 and the US Virgin Islands on Nov. 30 in a bubble format in Punta Canada, Dominican Republic.  Playing the games... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 15 hours ago
The federal government is announcing more than $50 million for research into marine and freshwater ecosystems across Canada. The money, from the previously announced $1.3-billion Nature Legacy fund, is to pay for studies from coast to coast. The studies include improving habitat for Atlantic salmon... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 15 hours ago
TORONTO - A judge accused of lying about his involvement in a Black activist organization will face a disciplinary hearing starting next month, the Ontario Judicial Council has announced. The four-person panel will delve into whether Judge Donald McLeod committed perjury at a previous misconduct... Read more

Global Regina - 1 day 16 hours ago
Regina police issued a ticket to a 33-year-old woman for allegedly having 12 people at a private gathering when the imposed limit amid the COVID-19 second wave is five.

Regina Leader-Post - 1 day 16 hours ago
A 34-year-old Regina woman has been issued a $2,800 fine for violating the province’s public health order after allegedly holding a gathering of a dozen people.... Read more

CBC Saskatchewan - 1 day 16 hours ago
Police say they were called to the 3100 block of Arens Road on Sunday, where they found a gathering of 12 people — contrary to the public health order restricting gathering sizes.

CBC Saskatchewan - 1 day 16 hours ago
Modelling released by the province last week said the source of exposure for 2,190 cases of COVID-19 was still “pending.” Of those, 1,062 were for the period between Nov. 9 to 15. 

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 16 hours ago
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the "Hand of God" goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60. A person close to Maradona said he died Wednesday of a heart... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 16 hours ago
NEW YORK - "No New 'Movies' Till Influenza Ends" blared a New York Times headline on Oct. 10, 1918, while the deadly second wave of the Spanish Flu was unfolding. A century later, during another pandemic, movies - quotes no longer necessary - are again facing a critical juncture. But it's not... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 16 hours ago
A 34-year-old Regina woman was issued a $2,800 ticket Tuesday for hosting a private indoor gathering that violated a public health order put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. On Sunday, officers were sent at about 5 p.m., to a location in the 3100 block of Arens Road for a... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 16 hours ago
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Liberal government is bringing in rent control amidst a series of evictions of low-income tenants and rising homelessness in Halifax. Housing Minister Chuck Porter said today that rents across the province can't increase by more than two per cent a year. He also says... Read more

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