Saskatoon News

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 16 hours 37 min ago
Delbert Isadore Herman will have been waiting for 876 days when his trial on a pair of assault charges begins next month in a makeshift northern Saskatchewan courtroom. Herman’s trial on two other charges — uttering threats and breaching release conditions — is also set for May 16. If it goes... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 16 hours 39 min ago
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - A lawmaker representing a gemstone-rich area in northern Myanmar says more than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at a jade mining site. Tin Soe said Tuesday that three bodies have been recovered and 54 people remain missing. He said it would be difficult to... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 16 hours 58 min ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka’s state minister of defence said Tuesday that the Easter attack on churches, hotels and other sites was “carried out in retaliation” for the shooting massacre at two New Zealand mosques last month, as the Islamic State group sought to claim... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 17 hours 8 min ago
LONDON - Buckingham Palace says U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to Britain in June as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II. The palace said Tuesday that Trump and his wife, Melania, have “accepted an invitation from Her Majesty The Queen to pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 17 hours 38 min ago
Saskatoon’s Merlis Belsher Place is making a dramatic switch from hockey to curling this week. The University of Saskatchewan Huskies’ gleaming new arena is hosting the World Curling Tour’s Humpty’s Champions Cup, which marks the end of the 2018-19 professional curling... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 17 hours 37 min ago
As 11-year-old Nate Starycki runs around the house with his eight-year-old brother Deagan, there’s seemingly little to differentiate between them. Each has a shock of blond hair and a voracious appetite for Cinnabon. They take turns making sure youngest brother Gunner, nearly two, stays out... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 17 hours 37 min ago
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not expected to make any public appearances during his scheduled visit to Saskatoon this week. Instead, the prime minister — who spent Easter weekend in British Columbia — is scheduled to attend “private meetings” when he arrives in the city on Tuesday,... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 17 hours 44 min ago
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Myanmar’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military’s brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this month shared with... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 18 hours 1 min ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka’s state minister of defence said Tuesday that the Easter attack on churches, hotels and other sites in the South Asian nation was “carried out in retaliation” for the shooting massacre at two New Zealand mosques last month, according to a... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 18 hours 21 min ago
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Myanmar’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military’s brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this month shared with... Read more

Global Saskatoon - 18 hours 34 min ago
Global Saskatoon and Global Regina feature a viewer submitted photo for Your Saskatchewan on Global News Morning, Global News at 6 and Global News at 10

News Talk 650 CKOM - 18 hours 38 min ago
The pace and excitement of 3-on-3 overtime isn’t just a thrill for hockey fans - NHL players love it  too. An Associated Press/Canadian Press survey of NHLPA representatives from all 31 teams found that 97 per cent of those polled enjoy the league’s current... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 18 hours 38 min ago
The Associated Press and The Canadian Press surveyed an NHL Players’ Association representative or alternate representative from all 31 teams on several questions related to the state of the game. While the players polled love 3-on-3 overtime, results were mixed when it came to which... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 18 hours 38 min ago
The Associated Press and Canadian Press asked players from all 31 NHL teams what they see as being the worst rule in hockey. Here are some of their responses:   “I don’t know about the challenge on offsides. I don’t know if you should take it away or not. Maybe a... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 19 hours 38 min ago
New federal research suggests greenhouse gas emissions from Alberta’s oilsands may be significantly higher than industry reports. In a study published Tuesday, Environment Canada scientists say four major oilsands mines are releasing an average of about one-third more carbon... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 19 hours 41 min ago
PORAC, Philippines - A new powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, a day after a magnitude 6.1 quake rattled the country’s north and left at least 16 people dead, including in a collapsed supermarket, where rescuers scrambled to find survivors. The U.S. Geological... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 19 hours 54 min ago
PORAC, Philippines - A new powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, a day after a magnitude 6.1 quake rattled the country’s north and left at least 16 people dead, including in a collapsed supermarket, where rescuers scrambled to find survivors. The U.S. Geological... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 20 hours 28 min ago
CHARLOTTETOWN - It’s election day in Prince Edward Island and voter turnout is expected to be strong. More than 36 per cent of eligible voters have already cast their ballots in the advance polls, in a province that traditionally sees voter turnout at more than 80 per cent. The Greens... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 20 hours 38 min ago
TORONTO - The Royal Canadian Mint is unveiling a new commemorative loonie today meant to mark what it calls a key milestone for lesbian, gay, transgender, queer and two-spirited people in the country. The agency says the new one-dollar coin pays tribute to Parliament’s passing... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 20 hours 38 min ago
Three stories in the news for Tuesday, April 23 --- IT’S ELECTION DAY IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND It’s election day in Prince Edward Island and voter turnout is expected to be strong. More than 36 per cent of eligible voters have already cast their... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 20 hours 38 min ago
TORONTO - Ceremonies and vigils are planned today to honour those killed or injured in last year’s deadly van attack in north Toronto. The City of Toronto is holding an event at the Mel Lastman Square Amphitheatre at 1:30 p.m. to coincide with the time of the April 23, 2018 incident... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 20 hours 39 min ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The warning in the April 11 letter was plain: A local group was planning a suicide terror attack against churches in Sri Lanka. Priyalal Disanayaka, the deputy inspector general of police, signed the letter addressed to the directors of four Sri Lankan security agencies.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 21 hours 16 min ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The warning in the April 11 letter was plain: A local group was planning a suicide terror attack against churches in Sri Lanka. Priyalal Disanayaka, the deputy inspector general of police, signed the letter addressed to the directors of four Sri Lankan security agencies.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 21 hours 21 min ago
PORAC, Philippines - A new powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, a day after 6.1 quake hit the country’s north and killed at least 11 people. The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of Tuesday’s quake at 6.4, while the local seismology agency said it was... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 22 hours 24 min ago
PHOENIX - One season was not enough for Igor Kokoskov to convince the Phoenix Suns that he was the man to lead the franchise into the future. The Suns fired Kokoskov Monday night, ending the tenure of the NBA’s first European-born coach after one disappointing season. “After... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 22 hours 44 min ago
PHOENIX - The Phoenix Suns have fired coach Igor Kokoskov after one season. The team announced Kokoskov’s firing in a statement Monday night. A longtime NBA assistant, Kokoskov was the first European-born head coach in NBA history when Phoenix hired him to replace interim coach Jay... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 23 hours 7 min ago
LOS ANGELES - New Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports reporter. Kelli Tennant filed the suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday alleging that Walton assaulted her in a hotel room in Santa Monica during his time as an... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 23 hours 12 min ago
SALT LAKE CITY - Donovan Mitchell scored 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to rally the Utah Jazz to a 107-91 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 of their Western Conference series on Monday night. Jae Crowder added 23 points. Ricky Rubio chipped in 18 points and 11 assists and... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 23 hours 35 min ago
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Myanmar’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military’s brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this month shared with... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 23 hours 41 min ago
PORAC, Philippines - Rescuers found more bodies overnight in the rubble of a supermarket that crashed down in a powerful earthquake that also damaged other buildings and an airport in the northern Philippines, raising the death toll to 11, officials said Tuesday. The bodies of four victims... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 23 hours 55 min ago
Chicago’s top prosecutor drew heavy criticism after she recused herself from the case against Jussie Smollett and then complained in text messages to a subordinate that her office had overcharged the “Empire” actor. But anyone who has followed Kim Foxx’s work recognized... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 10 min ago
DETROIT - Giannis Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and drew yet another foul, this one a hard hack on the arm by Blake Griffin. Griffin fouled out and headed to the bench, and the home crowd gave him a standing ovation. Then many fans headed toward the exits. Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 20 min ago
DALLAS - John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games. Klingberg’s first goal of the playoffs came on a cross-ice pass from Alexander... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 27 min ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - As a state of emergency took effect Tuesday giving the Sri Lankan military war-time powers, police arrested 40 suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly used by suicide bombers involved in deadly Easter bombings and the owner of a house where some of them lived,... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 33 min ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - As a state of emergency took effect Tuesday giving the Sri Lankan military war-time powers, police arrested 40 suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly used by the suicide bombers and the owner of a house where some of them lived. Sri Lanka’s president gave... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 44 min ago
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Myanmar’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military’s brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this month shared with... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 56 min ago
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Myanmar’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military’s brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this month shared with their... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 1 hour ago
KERRVILLE, Texas - A man regularly volunteered to fly sick people in remote parts of the country to hospitals in Houston and Dallas was at the controls of a twin-engine airplane that crashed Monday in the Hill Country of central Texas, killing all six aboard. Jeffrey C. Weiss, 65, was a senior... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 1 hour ago
DETROIT - Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 41 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Detroit 127-104 on Monday night, completing a four-game sweep of the Pistons and advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001. Milwaukee closed the third quarter with a 17-3 run,... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 1 hour ago
RALEIGH, N.C. - Justin Williams earned another chance to live up to his nickname. The rest of the Carolina Hurricanes aren’t yet ready to end their first playoff appearance in a decade. Jordan Staal scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in the third period, and the Hurricanes beat... Read more

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