Saskatchewan News

Saskatoon bridge named after Chief Mistawasis

paNOW (Sask) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:43
By CKOM News Staff A list of more than 400 potential names for a new bridge set to open this fall in Saskatoon has been pared down to one. A ceremony held Thursday morning revealed the North Commuter Parkway will be named in honour of Chief Mistawasis. The bridge will extend Marquis Drive across the South Saskatchewan River, connecting with McOrmond Drive at Fedoruk Drive. Construction is expected to be complete by October. Thursday’s name announcement came on National Indigenous Peoples Day as part of events promoting reconciliation in Saskatoon. ... Read More
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Police seek missing Flin Flon man who may have travelled by bus or hitchhiked to Sask. town

CBC Saskatchewan - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:24
RCMP are concerned about the well-being of a missing man from Flin Flon.
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Ontario First Nations set to vote on $1.1-billion treaty deal

Metro - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:13
The settlement with the provincial and federal governments would end decades of litigation over the controversial 1923 Williams Treaties.
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SaskPower to start installing next wave of smart power meters for Sask. businesses next week

CBC Saskatchewan - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:03
SaskPower is moving ahead with the second phase of its smart meter expansion which will see 7,500 meters added to properties for commercial and industrial customers.
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'Economic reconciliation' will help economy, says Indigenous business council

CBC Saskatchewan - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:00
There are 43,000 Indigenous businesses contributing to the Canadian economy and some of the biggest are in Saskatchewan, says the president and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.
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SaskPower expanding industrial and commercial smart meter program

Global Regina - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 13:43
Following a successful first run, SaskPower is moving onto the second stage of their commercial and industrial smart meter program.

Regina man charged with child pornography offences

CTV Regina - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 13:40
A Regina man is facing child pornography charges after an investigation by the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit. Andrew John Downing, 43, has been charged with possession of child pornography, making child pornography available and breach of undertaking after an investigation that dates back several months.

Facing possible expulsion from the U.S., many former DREAMers could qualify to come to Canada, Trudeau told

Metro - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 13:31
Many of the almost 700,000 undocumented immigrants would qualify for federal and provincial immigration programs, Ottawa briefing note says.
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Seniors in Saskatchewan care home served beef roast seasoned with hand cleaner

CTV Regina - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 13:28
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is apologizing to residents of a long-term care home who were knowingly served a beef roast that had been seasoned with hand cleaner.

Saskatchewan MP ‘hopeful’ bill marking Indigenous Peoples Day a holiday passes

Metro - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:54
Georgina Jolibois says she sees National Indigenous Peoples Day as a way to honour and respect Indigenous language, culture and heritage, and that awareness of the day increases every year.
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Saskatchewan MP pushes to make National Indigenous Peoples Day statutory holiday

Global Regina - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:52
Saskatchewan MP Georgina Jolibois isn't giving up the fight to make June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day, a statutory holiday.

RDBID releases 2018 summer lineup for Cinema Under the Stars

Global Regina - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:52
The Regina Downtown Business Improvement District (RDBID) announced the summer lineup for the 2018 season of Cinema Under the Stars in a news release on June 21.

First Nations and federal government collaborate on North Coast protections

Metro - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:32
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement in Prince Rupert, B.C., today as part of a celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day.
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Police chief calls for mass casualty plan in Saskatchewan after Broncos crash

Metro - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:23
Clive Weighill suggested Saskatchewan keep its coroner’s model, instead of changing to one using medical examiners, such as in Alberta and Ontario.
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Bill to expunge gay-sex criminal records takes effect in Canada today

CBC Saskatchewan - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:08
Legislation that will make it easy to tear up the criminal records of Canadians convicted of homosexual acts is now law.
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PBCN urban members to head to polls for byelection

paNOW (Sask) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:00
By paNOW Staff The dates have been set and posters have been printed for the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation’s urban byelection. An appeal hearing was held earlier this month into the urban riding, which overturned the results from the March general election for the urban councillor position. Candidate nomination meetings are slated to be held July 3 at 7 p.m. at the Senator Allen Bird Memorial Gymnasium. Anyone who is considering running for the urban council seat is required to have a criminal record check ready as soon as possible. ... Read More
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MP hopes National Indigenous Peoples Day becomes stat in 2019

paNOW (Sask) - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:00
By Derek Cornet With National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations underway across Canada today, Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River NDP MP Georgina Jolibois said she hopes 2018 is the last year before it becomes a statutory holiday. ... Read More
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SaskPower expanding Smart Meter pilot project

CTV Regina - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:38
SaskPower has launched its second pilot project installing Smart Meters for commercial and industrial customers.

Regina Rec League players voice concerns over field safety

Global Regina - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:21
Some Regina Rec League players are speaking out over safety concerns regarding the condition of the fields.