Saskatoon News

Global Saskatoon - 30 min 32 sec ago
Gordon Asmundson says there are two main reasons behind anti-mask attitudes associated with COVID-19 safety measures: the belief that masks don't work and psychological reactance.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 2 hours 17 min ago
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is making its second trip through the Parliament of Canada and hopefully this time it will receive the support of the Senate.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 2 hours 23 min ago
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 10:45 a.m. Ontario is reporting 2,864 COVID-19 cases today and 25 deaths from the virus. The data is based on 47,817 completed tests. The province says 1,832 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, including 851 patients in... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 3 hours 7 min ago
KABUL — A bomb exploded near a school in a Shiite district of west Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 25 people, many them young students, Afghan government spokesmen said. The Taliban condemned the attack apparently aimed at civilians, and denied any responsibility. Ambulances were rushing to... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 3 hours 17 min ago
Jennifer Coffman didn't expect to get hit with a double whammy at her restaurant in the tiny community of Field just west of the Alberta-British Columbia boundary this year. Coffman has been running the Truffle Pigs Bistro and Lodge for the last 12 years.  Field, with a population of just under 200... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 4 hours 20 min ago
Hackers are apparently trying to extort a Saskatchewan insurance company by threatening to release its customers' personal and financial information on the Internet, and have already done it to some clients.... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 5 hours 17 min ago
For whose benefit? ... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 5 hours 51 min ago
BERLIN — Leaders of Germany's Greens on Saturday slammed the mayor of Tuebingen, a member of their own party, for using a racist slur in a social media post about a black soccer player. Boris Palmer, who has regularly irked fellow members of the centre-left party with his comments about migrants... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 5 hours 51 min ago
LONDON — Counting resumed Saturday in Scotland’s parliamentary election with the governing Scottish National Party very close to securing a majority that would see it make a push for another independence referendum. With 49 constituencies counted, the SNP had won 40 seats and is clearly on course... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 6 hours 32 min ago
RIO DE JANEIRO — Some have claimed she’s indulging a forbidden romance. More likely, loneliness compels her to seek company at Rio de Janeiro’s zoo. Either way, a blue-and-yellow macaw that zookeepers named Juliet is believed to be the only wild bird of its kind left in the Brazilian city where the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 6 hours 33 min ago
WASHINGTON — It won’t speed the manufacture of vaccines. It enraged the developers who delivered lifesaving doses in record time. But President Joe Biden’s decision to support waiving intellectual property rights for coronavirus shots had a broader purpose: to broadcast his administration’s... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 6 hours 34 min ago
COTABATO, Philippines — Dozens of Muslim militants occupied a public market overnight in the southern Philippines before fleeing after a tense standoff with government forces, officials said Saturday. The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters did not take any hostage or put up resistance when army... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 6 hours 34 min ago
BAGHDAD — In mid-April, A drone strike early on Saturday targeted a military base in Iraq that hosts U.S. troops, causing only minor damage and no casualties, Iraq's military and the U.S.-led coalition said. The pore-dawn attack damaged a hangar, tweeted coalition spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto. He... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 6 hours 34 min ago
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A blast likely caused by powerful fireworks late Friday night smashed the front window of a cafe in Amsterdam that is known as a gathering place for fans of soccer club Ajaxe. The incident came a day after a similar blast damaged a bar in Rotterdam frequented by fans of... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 6 hours 34 min ago
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A blast likely caused by powerful fireworks late Friday night smashed the front window of a cafe in Amsterdam that is known as a gathering place for fans of soccer club Ajaxe. The incident came a day after a similar blast damaged a bar in Rotterdam frequented by fans of... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 6 hours 36 min ago
BENGALURU, India — Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to implement a nationwide shutdown. At over 300,000, Karnataka's capital of... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 6 hours 35 min ago
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s ailing opposition leader, who has been charged with corruption, was turned back on Saturday at the international airport in Lahore and prevented from leaving the country, his party spokesperson said. Shahbaz Sharif, head of the opposition bloc in the lower house of parliament... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 7 hours 4 min ago
BRUSSELS — The European Union cemented its support for Pfizer-BioNTech and its novel COVID-19 vaccine technology Saturday by agreeing to a massive contract extension for a potential 1.8 billion doses through 2023. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tweeted that her office “has just... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 7 hours 17 min ago
OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the response to the census is higher than the agency expected to far, with online submissions coming from some remote communities for the first time.Census cards with information about how to fill out the short- and long-form questionnaires went out to households in... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 7 hours 17 min ago
Ottawa says it will create a new digital platform to help process immigration applications more quickly after the COVID-19 pandemic underscored the need for a faster shift to a new system. The federal government pledged in the 2021 budget to spend $428.9 million over the next five years to deliver... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 10 hours 3 min ago
TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $25 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on May 11 is estimated at $30 million. The Canadian Press

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 55 min ago
HOUSTON — Yuli Gurriel homered and tied a career high with four hits while driving in four runs to lead the Houston Astros to a 10-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Carlos Correa added a two-run homer and José Urquidy (3-2) pitched seven strong innings to help the Astros to their... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 14 hours 42 min ago
MONTREAL — Mads Sogaard made 26 saves for his third straight win to start his American Hockey League career as the Belleville Senators edged the Laval Rocket 4-3 on Friday. The Ottawa Senators signed the 20-year-old Sogaard to a three-year, entry-level contract on April 13 after he wrapped up his... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 15 hours 31 min ago
OTTAWA — An industry group is calling on Ottawa to follow the United Kingdom's lead and help bring in a restart plan for Canada's airline sector. Mike McNaney, president and chief executive officer of the National Airlines Council of Canada, says the U.K. has announced that starting May 17 it will... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 15 hours 46 min ago
Global News spoke to a number of small business owners, including of a buffet and dance studio, about why they feel like the light at the end of the tunnel is still faint.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 16 hours 1 min ago
The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, May 7, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 406,415 new vaccinations administered for a total of 15,325,183 doses given. Nationwide, 1,221,019 people or 3.2 per cent of the population has been fully... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 16 hours 2 min ago
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, May 7, 2021. There are 1,273,169 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,273,169 confirmed cases (81,218 active, 1,167,422 resolved, 24,529 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 16 hours 5 min ago
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Canadian bantamweight (Gentleman) Josh Hill lost a unanimous decision to American Raufeon (Supa) Stots in the featured bout on the undercard of Bellator 258 on Friday night. All three judges scored it 30-27 for Stots (16-1-0) at the Mohegan Sun Arena. "It's super-rewarding,"... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 16 hours 19 min ago
LOS ANGELES — Paul Van Doren, co-founder of the Vans company whose iconic Southern California sneakers were beloved by skateboarders and became an international success, has died. He was 90. The company, based southeast of Los Angeles in Costa Mesa, announced Van Doren’s death on social media... Read more

CTV Saskatoon - 16 hours 24 min ago
The owner of Burron Lumber says in his 45 years in the lumber business he’s seen certain trends but never anything like this.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 16 hours 25 min ago
The National Newspaper Awards for 2020 were handed out virtually on Friday night. Here is a complete list of winners and finalists: Arts and Entertainment  Winner: Johanna Schneller, Globe and Mail, for columns tackling the subject of gender identity and gender... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 16 hours 28 min ago
The Globe and Mail, The Canadian Press and La Presse were the big winners as the 2020 National Newspaper Awards were handed out virtually on Friday night. The Globe took home 10 awards, including top honours in the sustained news coverage category for its work covering the spread of COVID-19 in... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 16 hours 36 min ago
For its exploration into the evolution of a rural province becoming increasingly urban, a team from the Saskatoon StarPhoenix was honoured at the National Newspaper Awards.... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 16 hours 53 min ago
March saw more people in Saskatoon starting construction on their dream kitchen or new house; unfortunately, many sites have become targets for thieves, according to city police.

Global Saskatoon - 17 hours 5 min ago
The Friday, May 7, 2021, edition of Global News at 6 with Lisa Dutton on Global Saskatoon.

Global Saskatoon - 17 hours 11 min ago
Prince Albert Police Service Chief Jonathan Bergen talks about on drug and alcohol addiction in the city.

Global Saskatoon - 17 hours 30 min ago
A drive-in movie experience is popping up by Saskatoon this weekend to offer customers some cinema under the stars.

Global Saskatoon - 17 hours 33 min ago
March saw more people in Saskatoon starting construction on their dream kitchen or new house; unfortunately, many sites have become targets for thieves, according to city police.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 17 hours 35 min ago
Her son was born in Regina and has a passport and a Social Insurance Number, but he’s being denied a Saskatchewan health number because of her immigration status. Pereira, who asked her first name not be used, came to Saskatchewan in 2018 from India to go to school. Nine months ago, she gave birth... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 17 hours 44 min ago
Saskatchewan health officials are set to start distributing rapid COVID-19 test kits to businesses after weeks of lobbying from local chambers of commerce.... Read more

Pages