Saskatchewan News

Christie off list of White House chief of staff candidates

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 16:05
WASHINGTON - Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took himself out of contention for White House chief of staff on Friday as President Donald Trump’s chaotic search for a new chief inched forward with the feel of an unfolding reality TV sho

Saskatchewan-made film SuperGrid offers a Canadian take on the eh-pocalypse

Regina Leader-Post - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 16:04
Saskatchewan director Lowell Dean’s last two movies,WolfCop and Another WolfCop, featured a cop who was also a wolf. SuperGrid isn’t exactly about a grid that is super – the “grid” in question is basically a two-l

Sam McGinley showing his potential in callup with Regina Pats

Regina Leader-Post - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 15:59
Regina Pats prospect Sam McGinley figures the Queen City is a great place to visit, but he’d much rather stay here. The 16-year-old defenceman was smiling from ear to ear after he made his WHL debut on Wednesday, recording his first career

TSB cites major, systematic problems following Fond du Lac plane crash

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 15:58
Major and urgent changes are required to eliminate nationwide, systemic problems that played a role in a fatal plane crash in Fond du Lac one year ago, says the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. When the West Wind Aviation ATR-42 went

Texas mom sentenced in deaths of toddlers inside hot car

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 15:35
KERRVILLE, Texas - A Texas mother whose two toddlers died after she left them inside a hot vehicle overnight was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Amanda Hawkins, 20, learned her punishment Wednesday for the June 2017 deaths of her two daugh

Sask. Justice determining local impact after top court abolishes mandatory victim surcharge

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 15:32
The Saskatchewan justice ministry needs time to determine what the impact of a Supreme Court of Canada decision abolishing mandatory victim surcharges will have on the province. Ministry of Justice spokesman Drew Wilby said the government j

Questions raised over retailers who shame shoplifters with photos

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 15:25
A Newfoundland sex store’s social-media shaming of an alleged shoplifter has raised ethical questions around retailers who display security footage in a bid to catch thieves. Provincial privacy commissioner Donovan Molloy has reported

Buyer beware: Scams and skulduggery making the rounds in Sask.

Regina Leader-Post - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 15:23
BOGUS BOMB THREATS Four businesses in Regina and another in Saskatoon received bomb threats this week as part of an international scam. In a statement issued Thursday, the Regina Police Service (RPS) said the threats were sent via

Hillsden enjoying red-letter days with Balfour Bears

Regina Leader-Post - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:52
Andrew Hillsden wrote a letter to his older self — and it was prophetic. As part of a Grade 9 English project, Hillsden outlined his goal of playing on at least one Balfour Bears basketball team during his time in high school. &#8220

NDP MLA Cathy Sproule to pursue 'music passions' rather than re-election once term expires

CBC Saskatchewan - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:51
NDP MLA Cathy Sproule says music has a lot to do with her decision to not seek re-election in 2020.
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