Saskatoon News

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 hour 15 min ago
Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, New York, days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of opioids. The filing was anticipated... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 2 hours 41 min ago
NEW YORK - Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like “Just What I Needed,” was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment. The New York Police Department said that officers... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 2 hours 43 min ago
Toronto FC extended its unbeaten streak in all competition to nine games (5-0-4) Sunday with a 3-2 victory over a resilient Colorado side that is proving to be a tough out under former Toronto assistant coach Robin Fraser. Toronto led 2-0 after just 13 minutes, only to see Colorado... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 3 hours 18 min ago
OTTAWA - The party leaders’ scheduled public appearances on Monday, Sept. 16. All times are local. Will be updated as details are released.   Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau Waterloo, Ont. 9:20 a.m. - Sandowne Public School, 265 Sandowne Ave. (announcement, availability) London, Ont. 2 p.m... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 3 hours 41 min ago
NEW YORK - Ric Ocasek, famed frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a Manhattan apartment. The New York City police department said officers responding to a 911 call found the 75-year-old Ocasek at about 4 p.m. on Sunday. They said there was no sign of foul play and that the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 3 hours 43 min ago
Farmers across Saskatchewan are hoping the federal election candidates keep them in mind while on the campaign trail. The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) has drawn up a list of five election proposals:
  1. Reinvest in agricultural risk management
  2. Protect...
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CTV Saskatoon - 3 hours 59 min ago
A man barricaded himself in a residence in the 300 block of Ave. T S, after police responded to the scene after a report of a gun, around 2:20 p.m.

CTV Saskatoon - 4 hours 55 sec ago
Shortly after 5 p.m. police responded to a report of a suspicious package in the area of 21 St. and 2 Ave.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 15 min ago
The recipient for a national award on maintaining First Nations water systems is from the Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation, but he first learned the trade thousands of kilometres away from Saskatchewan, hunkered deep down inside U.S. naval ships. "Being in the Navy, I barely got to see the ocean. I... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 15 min ago
Toronto FC extended its unbeaten streak in all competition to nine games (5-0-4) Sunday with a 3-2 victory over a resilient Colorado side that is proving to be a tough out under former Toronto assistant coach Robin Fraser. Toronto led 2-0 after just 13 minutes, only to see Colorado... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 23 min ago
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Mike Trout’s season is over. The Los Angeles Angels say the eight-time All-Star will have surgery on his right foot this week because of Morton’s neuroma, a thickening of tissue around a nerve leading to toes that causes pain. “I kind of knew when I first... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 32 min ago
Saskatoon police have restricted a section of downtown Saskatoon after a suspicious package was left in the area Sunday evening. In a media release, police said a suspicious package left in the vicinity of 21st Street and 2nd Avenue was reported just after 5 p.m. The explosives disposal unit was... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 44 min ago
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Some fans showed up to Celebration Square in downtown Mississauga, Ont., as early as 10 a.m. to see their hometown hero. Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu was honoured in an event dubbed as the ‘She The North’ rally on Sunday afternoon to celebrate her U.S.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 4 hours 58 min ago
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Police are searching for at least seven suspects who they say descended on an apartment complex west of Toronto on Saturday evening, firing indiscriminately and killing a teen described as an innocent bystander. Investigators believe the intended targets were a group... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 5 hours 21 sec ago
VANCOUVER - High log prices and dwindling timber supply are driving the crisis in British Columbia’s forestry industry that has devastated communities and kneecapped the provincial economy, observers say. Companies have announced shutdowns or curtailments in more than two dozen mills in... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 5 hours 48 min ago
TORONTO - Jonathan Osorio’s 70th-minute goal gave Toronto FC a 3-2 win over Colorado on Sunday, spoiling Rapids coach Robin Fraser’s homecoming. Toronto led 2-0 after just 13 minutes, only to see the resilient Rapids pull even just after the hour mark. Then Osorio and Erickson... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 6 hours 48 min ago
The NFL plans to meet Monday with a woman who says she was raped by New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the meeting to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. Britney... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 6 hours 53 min ago
Taylor Pendrith’s season on the Mackenzie Tour didn’t end the way he was hoping for, but he can still build off of it. Pendrith, from Richmond Hill, Ont., went into the Canada Life Championship in London, Ont., second on the Mackenzie Tour’s order of merit. If Pendrith could... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 6 hours 55 min ago
MONTREAL - Belgium’s Greg Van Avermaet felt some relief with Sunday’s win at the Montreal Grand Prix.  "Winning does not happen too much for me," Van Avermaet said. "I want to enjoy this victory," One last push was all it took for Van Avermaet, as the Belgian rider from... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 7 hours 51 sec ago
DULUTH, Minn. - A fire that destroyed a historic synagogue in northeastern Minnesota doesn’t appear to have been a hate crime, authorities said Sunday in discussing the arrest of a suspect. Matthew James Amiot, 36, of Duluth, was arrested Friday in the fire last week at the Adas Israel... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 7 hours 14 min ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom’s oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 7 hours 17 min ago
OTTAWA - What police were calling an “ambush-style” shooting in the Toronto area that left one teenager dead and five other people injured saw federal party leaders swiftly move to offer condolences Sunday but little in the way of new ideas to address gun violence in... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 7 hours 32 min ago
DETROIT - The United Auto Workers union announced Sunday that its roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. would go on strike just before midnight because contentious talks on a new contract had broken down. About 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favour of... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 7 hours 33 min ago
TORONTO - Randal Grichuck has struggled to find consistency in his first season with the Toronto Blue Jays by his admission. But that hasn't hindered his power numbers this summer. The 28-year-old Texan swatted two more homers, including a three-run blast in the fifth inning to put the Blue... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 4 min ago
MONTREAL - When Ryan Poehling stepped onto the Bell Centre ice for the first time since his record-setting game last year, all the memories came rushing back. The Montreal Canadiens prospect made history in his NHL debut in the final game of last season, scoring three goals and then the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 13 min ago
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping, especially among young people. The Democrat announced Sunday that the state health commissioner would be making a recommendation this week to... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 15 min ago
ALGIERS, Algeria - Algeria’s interim leader has announced Dec. 12 as the date for the presidential election, in line with the army chief’s demand to fill the vacancy left when longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was pushed from office more than five months ago. Abdelkader... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 33 min ago
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Police are searching for at least seven suspects who they say descended on an apartment complex west of Toronto on Saturday evening, firing indiscriminately and killing a teen described as an innocent bystander. Investigators believe the intended targets were a group... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 8 hours 33 min ago
The event has raised roughly $400,000 in nearly 10 years, funding research to extend the life expectancy of those diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 51 min ago
TORONTO - Randal Grichuk snapped a tie with a three-run blast in the fifth inning for his second homer of the game to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 6-4 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday. The victory pushed Toronto (59-91) to a 2-1 series victory against the Yankees (98-53), who came... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 8 hours 58 min ago
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Suzann Pettersen stood over the final shot of her golfing career, not quite realizing it also was the last shot of the most dramatic Solheim Cup ever played. Europe’s players had their hands over their mouths, and their captain could barely watch. Blissfully... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 6 min ago
DETROIT - The United Auto Workers union announced Sunday that its roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. would go on strike just before midnight because contentious talks on a new contract had broken down. About 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favour of... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 15 min ago
ALGIERS, Algeria - Algeria’s interim leader has announced Dec. 12 as the date for the presidential election, in line with the army chief’s demand to fill the vacancy left when Abdelaziz Bouteflika was pushed out more than five months ago. Abdelkader Bensallah announced plans for... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 19 min ago
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Mike Trout’s season is over. The Los Angeles Angels say the eight-time All-Star will have surgery on his right foot this week because of Morton’s neuroma, a thickening of tissue around a nerve leading to toes that causes pain. “It wasn’t getting any... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 19 min ago
Feathestone Rovers beat Leigh Centurions 34-18 in rugby league play Sunday to advance to a promotion playoff semifinal against York City Knights. Toulouse Olympique beat York 44-6 on Saturday to earn a place in the other semifinal against the Toronto Wolfpack. York is still alive, however, by... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 25 min ago
DULUTH, Minn. - A fire that destroyed a historic synagogue in northeastern Minnesota doesn’t appear to have been a hate crime, authorities said Sunday in discussing the arrest of a suspect. Matthew James Amiot, 36, of Duluth, was arrested Friday in the fire last week at the Adas Israel... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 32 min ago
TUNIS, Tunisia - A polling firm has projected an independent outsider, Kais Saied, as the winner in the first round of Tunisia’s presidential election, with jailed media magnate Nabil Karoui in second place. Projections by Sigma Conseil do not show Prime Minister Youssef Chahed among the top... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 42 min ago
OTTAWA - Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he’ll be speaking later Sunday with the mayor of the Toronto-area city rocked by a brutal shooting. A 17-year-old was killed and five other people were injured in what police are calling an “ambush-style” attack in Mississauga... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 9 hours 49 min ago
OTTAWA - The NDP made a play for the hearts of Quebec and Conservatives for the wallets of voters as federal party leaders scattered across the country Sunday. Out in B.C., the Conservatives unveiled their latest idea for cutting back taxes: a cut to the lowest income bracket to take... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 4 min ago
LONDON - Fashion devotees basked in sunny weather and strong, sometimes whimsical collections as London Fashion Week neared its climax Sunday with runway shows by Roland Mouret, Victoria Beckham, Simone Rocha and others throughout the city. A fleet of black chauffeured Mercedes whisked VIPs... Read more

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