Chris Vandenbreekel

Moms 4 Refugees has started a fundraising campaign to sponsor siblings Wafic and Heba, left, and reunite them with their family in Saskatoon, right.

Community group trying to reunite Syrian family in Saskatoon

By Chris Vandenbreekel February 16, 2017 - 4:43pm Updated: February 16, 2017 - 4:45pm

Imagine escaping war for safety, then having your family scattered around the world.

That's the reality Syrian refugee Doha Kharsa lives with every day.

"We feel...

Sask. Rush President Lee Genier announced his departure from the team on his personal Twitter account on Feb. 14, 2017.

'Incredibly tough:' Sask. Rush president leaves team amid brother's cancer battle

By Chris Vandenbreekel February 14, 2017 - 12:17pm Updated: February 14, 2017 - 3:42pm

Saskatchewan Rush President Lee Genier has made the difficult decision to leave the team to support his family.

Genier told 650 CKOM in an interview Tuesday he'll be...

Heather Gray came out to her back lane on Feb. 3, 2017 to discover a large pile of garbage in the back lane on her property.

Saskatoon woman forced to pay after garbage illegally dumped in back alley

By Chris Vandenbreekel February 13, 2017 - 4:51pm Updated: February 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

What do a boat, two couches and 90 needles have in common?

They've all been illegally dumped at the back of Heather Gray's Avenue L south property in Saskatoon.


Members of the Prince Albert Bantam Hurricanes say a game in Hague, Sask. on Jan. 26, 2017 wasn't as bad as a suspended referee described.

P.A. hockey team disputes suspended ref's account of game

By Chris Vandenbreekel February 8, 2017 - 4:21pm Updated: February 8, 2017 - 4:30pm

People involved with the Prince Albert Bantam Hurricanes say they're not getting a fair shake after a referee cancelled a game claiming fans were "out of control."


A minor hockey game in Hague, Sask. was cancelled after fans from Prince Albert threatened the referees while leaning over the glass on Jan. 26, 2017.

Sask. minor hockey refs suspended for ending game over alleged fan abuse

By Chris Vandenbreekel February 7, 2017 - 2:23pm Updated: February 7, 2017 - 2:30pm

A minor hockey referee is blowing the whistle on the Saskatchewan Hockey Association after being suspended for cancelling a game due to officials' safety concerns.


Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall speaks at the SUMA Conference in Saskatoon on Feb. 6, 2017.

Wall paints grim budget picture, announces $1.2B deficit

By Chris Vandenbreekel February 6, 2017 - 3:42pm Updated: February 6, 2017 - 5:25pm

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says everything is on the table when it comes to bringing a $1.2-billion deficit to balance.

Wall made the remarks during a speech to the...

 Premier Brad Wall said he's in contact with Tundra Energy's CEO during a media availability in Saskatoon on Feb. 3, 2017.

Wall stresses need for proper pipeline regulations after 2nd Tundra Energy spill

By Chris Vandenbreekel February 3, 2017 - 2:56pm Updated: February 3, 2017 - 3:00pm

Premier Brad Wall says both he and Tundra Energy are concerned about the company's recent oil spills in Saskatchewan.

Wall responded Friday after the latest spill, which...

Michael Linklater, left, and Michael Lieffers, right will compete with Team Saskatoon when the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters event comes to the city on July 15-16, 2017.

Saskatoon to host 3x3 basketball world tour for next 3 years

By Chris Vandenbreekel February 1, 2017 - 5:09pm Updated: February 1, 2017 - 5:15pm

Saskatoon is going to be the centre of the basketball world in July.   Tourism Saskatoon announced Wednesday they have secured the rights to the FIBA 3x3 basketball World Tour...

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Students' Association are putting on a discussion they say will help educate people on the true teachings of Islam.

U of S Muslim group hopes to combat Islamophobia with campus discussion

By Chris Vandenbreekel February 1, 2017 - 2:02pm Updated: February 1, 2017 - 2:15pm

A student group at the University of Saskatchewan is hoping to build more understanding among cultures and help steer the world toward a message of love.

The Ahmadiyya...

A mother and her children look on during a solidarity vigil that drew over 1,000 people to City Hall Square in Saskatoon on Jan. 31, 2017.

Solidarity vigil in Saskatoon draws over 1,000 people

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 31, 2017 - 8:33pm Updated: January 31, 2017 - 8:45pm

Saskatonians packed City Hall Square Tuesday evening to honour the victims of Sunday night's Quebec City mosque shooting, and to support those affected by President Trump's...

Home Ice Campaign Chair Tim Hodgson makes his pitch for more funding from Saskatoon city council at a committee meeting on Jan. 30, 2017.

$3M ask for U of S arena going to council at the end of Feb.

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 30, 2017 - 2:44pm Updated: January 30, 2017 - 2:45pm

The University of Saskatchewan's Home Ice Campaign will have to wait until the end of February to find out whether they're getting more support from city council for a new...

650 CKOM's Chris Vandenbreekel had his own windshield crack after a stone chip reacted to a warm car wash on Jan. 27, 2017.

Check your windshield: warm car washes can make stone chips into large cracks

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 27, 2017 - 5:49pm Updated: January 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

With a warm January in Saskatchewan melting the snow and causing slushy conditions, many drivers have been heading to the car wash.

But those with a stone chip in their...