Saskatoon News

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 1 hour 4 min ago
Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the truck driver involved in the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash last April, was sentenced to eight years in prison on March 22, 2019. Family members of victims spoke to the media after the sentencing was handed down.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 hour 16 min ago
TORONTO - Paul George scored 28 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder exacted some revenge on Toronto Raptors with a 116-109 win on Friday. Kawhi Leonard topped Toronto with 37 points, while Pascal Siakam had 25. Danny Green had six three-pointers to finish with 19 points, while Serge... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 hour 51 min ago
BEIJING - A fire on a tour bus travelling along a highway in central China has left 26 people dead and as many as 30 injured, local authorities reported Saturday. Five of those injured remained in critical condition, according to the Hunan province’s spokesman’s office. The incident... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 hour 58 min ago
OTTAWA - Legendary Republican campaign strategist Karl Rove, known for his no-holds-barred approach to American politics, has some advice for Canadian conservatives: simplistic, bumper-sticker sloganeering isn’t enough. Rove on Friday kicked off the annual Manning Networking Conference,... Read more

CTV Saskatoon - 2 hours 5 min ago
China’s move to stop buying Canadian canola seed has Saskatchewan farmers reconsidering the crop.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 2 hours 13 min ago
MONTREAL - Michele Torre, a Quebec man convicted in 1996 for his role in a Mafia-linked conspiracy, finally ran out of options to stay in Canada and boarded a plane Friday night to his native Italy, his lawyer said. Stephane Handfield said his client - along with an escort of... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 2 hours 13 min ago
Saskatoon councillors are expected to discuss the city’s options to implement curbside compost pickup.

CTV Saskatoon - 2 hours 18 min ago
A local skin care and cosmetics company has been chosen as the official gift lounge sponsor at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 2 hours 32 min ago
BEIJING - Local authorities say 26 people have been killed and 28 injured after a tour bus caught fire on a highway in central China’s Hunan province. The provincial spokesman’s office said Saturday that five of those injured were in critical condition. The incident occurred at around 7... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 2 hours 40 min ago
MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Republicans asked an appeals court Friday to immediately reinstate GOP-backed laws limiting the powers of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, sparking a flurry of legal manoeuvring as both sides jockeyed for position before the court makes a... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 2 hours 42 min ago
Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the semi-truck driver involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, was sentenced by a judge in Melfort, Sask., on March 22. Ryan Kessler reports.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 2 hours 48 min ago
LANSING, Mich. - Faith-based adoption agencies that are paid by the state of Michigan will no longer be able to turn away LGBT couples or individuals because of religious objections under a legal settlement announced Friday. The agreement was reached between Democratic Attorney General Dana... Read more

CTV Saskatoon - 3 hours 6 min ago
A 49-year-old Saskatoon pediatric respirologist is facing charges after police say he tried to buy sex from a minor.

Global Saskatoon - 3 hours 6 min ago
B.C. filed the reference case to ask the court whether it can create a permitting system for companies that wish to increase the amount of heavy oil they are transporting through the province.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 3 hours 9 min ago
MELFORT — Jaskirat Singh Sidhu went to jail Friday, 350 days after he poked his head through an opening in his upturned semi and got swallowed in chaos. Judge Inez Cardinal, while sentencing Sidhu to eight years in prison, was unsparing in her assessment of blame: He was “solely responsible... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 3 hours 10 min ago
According to a national industry group, China has stopped buying canola from Canada. Rebekah Lesko has the details.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 3 hours 16 min ago
Skipp Anderson, the former owner of Saskatoon’s Pink Nightclub who was found guilty last spring of sexually assaulting his passed-out friend after a hot tub party, will receive a new trial. Last January, a jury found Anderson guilty of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old man at Anderson’s... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 3 hours 16 min ago
The Friday, March 22, 2019, edition of Global News at 6 with Carlyle Fiset in Saskatchewan.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 3 hours 30 min ago
MELFORT — Hoping it will highlight the consequences of dangerous highway truck driving, a Saskatchewan provincial court judge imposed an eight-year sentence for the Calgary truck driver who caused the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy, killing 16 people and injuring 13 others. Reading from her 35-page... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 3 hours 41 min ago
BEIRA, Mozambique - With the flooding easing in parts of cyclone-stricken Mozambique on Friday, fears are rising that the waters could yield up many more bodies. The confirmed number of people killed in Mozambique and neighbouring Zimbabwe and Malawi climbed past 600. Eight days after Cyclone... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 3 hours 42 min ago
LONDON - A first England hat trick was a chance for Raheem Sterling to celebrate and mourn. After swiveling with the ball and curling his second goal against the Czech Republic on Friday, Sterling had the memory of a young footballer to honour at Wembley Stadium. A t-shirt was unveiled under... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 3 hours 49 min ago
VANCOUVER - A British Columbia Court of Appeal hearing on proposed provincial legislation that would impact the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has concluded and a panel of five judges has reserved its decision. B.C. filed the reference case to ask the court whether it can create a... Read more

CTV Saskatoon - 3 hours 51 min ago
A group of pharmacy students at the University of Saskatchewan are spearheading a project to help curb the opioid crisis in Saskatchewan by offering pharmacies fentanyl test strips.

Global Saskatoon - 3 hours 53 min ago
In the latest edition of Minute at the Movies, Todd James reviews “The Hummingbird Project” and “Falls Around Her.” Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 3 hours 59 min ago
LANSING, Mich. - Faith-based adoption agencies that are paid by the state of Michigan will no longer be able to turn away LGBT couples or individuals because of religious objections under a legal settlement announced Friday. The agreement was reached between Democratic Attorney General Dana... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 4 hours 3 min ago
"So we wanted to be able to give them the opportunity when it works for them throughout the year," Paul Merriman said.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 6 min ago
MOSCOW - An investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into an elaborate Russian operation that sought to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and try to help Donald Trump win the White House has cast a spotlight on more than a dozen Russian nationals, including billionaires, an... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 9 min ago
MONTREAL - A controversial concert scheduled for Friday night in Montreal by former Haitian president Michel Martelly has been called off at the last minute. The show’s promoter, Carl-Edward Osias, confirmed the cancellation to The Canadian Press. Osias did not want to explain the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 29 min ago
HOUSTON - The Latest on a fire that had been burning at a Texas petrochemical storage facility (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The Texas Attorney General’s office has sued the company that operates a Houston-area chemical plant where a fire burned for several days, leading to health and... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 29 min ago
LONDON - Raheem Sterling scored his first England hat trick in a 5-0 victory over the Czech Republic at the start of 2020 European Championship qualifying on Friday. Harry Kane also netted a penalty and Tomas Kalas compounded the visitors’ miserable night by scoring an own goal at... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 32 min ago
WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department announced Friday that it is expanding again the relief it grants taxpayers who had too little in income taxes withheld from their paychecks in the first year of a sweeping tax overhaul. Treasury said that taxpayers will be able to avoid penalties for paying... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 33 min ago
The team with the most Canadian representation at March Madness is moving on after an upset victory on Friday. The No. 10-seeded Buffalo Bulls women’s team, featuring five Canadians, pulled away late for a 82-71 win over the No. 7 Rutgers Scarlet Knights in Storrs, Conn. Starting guard... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 34 min ago
MIAMI - Canada’s Bianca Andreescu has exacted revenge on one of the three women to beat her in the 2019 season. The 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., won her ninth consecutive match on Friday, beating No. 32 seed Sofia Kenin of the United States 6-3, 6-3 in a second-... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 34 min ago
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West will close this year as planned after a Navajo Nation company ended its long-shot bid Friday to acquire it. The Navajo Generating Station has operated for decades in northeastern Arizona near the Utah border, providing... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 36 min ago
NEW YORK - Papa John’s is getting “Shaq-ified.” The pizza chain said Friday that basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal will be its new pitchman, appearing in TV commercials and promoting Papa John’s in other ways. The company hopes O’Neal can repair its... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 36 min ago
The team with the most Canadian representation at March Madness is moving on after an upset victory on Friday. The No. 10-seeded Buffalo Bulls women’s team, featuring five Canadians, pulled away late for a 82-71 win over the No. 7 Rutgers Scarlet Knights in Storrs, Conn. Starting... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 4 hours 41 min ago
Truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu received an 8 year sentence for his role in the Humboldt bus crash. It’s one of the longest prison terms every handed down for a dangerous driving conviction that doesn’t involve alcohol. Robin Gill talks to criminal lawyer Eric Gottardi about the... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 4 hours 45 min ago
AIM is a provincial, non-profit organization that helps individuals up to 22 years old with Down syndrome unlock their full potential. Nicole Stillger reports.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 48 min ago
MOSCOW - An investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into an elaborate Russian operation that sought to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and try to help Donald Trump win the White House has cast a spotlight on more than a dozen Russian nationals, including billionaires, an... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 5 hours 4 min ago
Volunteer firefighters and other first responders will be able to claim a new $3,000 tax credit as part of the Saskatchewan 2019-20 budget.

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