Saskatchewan News

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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Immigration fraud charges stayed against Charlottetown motel operators

Metro - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:49
Tt was alleged hundreds of newcomers used the Sherwood Motel as an address though they didn’t intend to remain on the Island under a provincially sponsored program.
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TSB raises de-icing issue as survivors grieve a year after plane crash

paNOW (Sask) - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:25
By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff The fatal December 2017 Fond du Lac airplane crash has now opened the Transportation Safety Board’s eyes to a nationwide problem with de-icing planes. In a news conference Friday in Saskatoon, the TSB released their findings from an investigation that began over the Dec. 13, 2017 crash that injured 25 people aboard a West Wind Aviation passenger plane, including a 19-year-old man who died of his injuries days later. ... Read More
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Michigan governor signs measures to scale-back initiatives

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:13
LANSING, Mich. - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed Republican-backed laws to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers. The term-limited Republican governor&#821

Questions raised over retailers who shame shoplifters with photos

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:08
A Newfoundland sex store’s social-media shaming of an alleged shoplifter has raised ethical questions over retailers who display security footage to catch thieves. Provincial privacy commissioner Donovan Molloy has reportedly encourag

RCMP officers, and police dog, credited with saving life of suspect minutes away from diabetic coma

CBC Saskatchewan - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:08
A pair of RCMP officers, along with a police dog, are being praised for finding a suspect just before he slipped into a diabetic coma.
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Lack of de-icing gear at remote airports puts passengers at risk, safety board warns

Metro - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:55
Canada’s Transportation Safety Board is warning that commercial flights at northern airports routinely put passengers at risk by departing while the aircraft are contaminated with ice and frost, a known cause of accidents.
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Rash of bomb threats a learning opportunity for response capacity, Goodale

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:39
TORONTO - The federal public safety minister says a rash of co-ordinated bomb threats across several countries including Canada presents an opportunity to learn about law enforcement’s capacity to respond to what often prove to be groundless

Some B.C. fish farms to close or move in bid to help wild salmon recover

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:37
VICTORIA - All 17 fish farms in British Columbia’s Broughton Archipelago will either be closed or moved in an effort to create a migration path for wild salmon. The agreement between First Nations, the federal and provincial gove

Jacobs steals pair in extra end for win over Edin at the National

News Talk 650 CKOM - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:28
CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. - Brad Jacobs stole two points in an extra end for a 7-5 victory over Sweden’s Niklas Edin at the National on Friday. Edin (3-1) had hammer but his in-turn draw to the four-foot ring was short, giv