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With the Keystone XL pipeline moving ahead, more work could be coming to Evraz in Regina.

Sask. manufacturing gets boost with 3 new projects

By Sarah Mills March 24, 2017 - 5:17pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 5:17pm

Saskatchewan's manufacturing sector got a boost to end a week that saw a difficult budget released.

Brandt Industries, a Saskatchewan-based company announced it is...

In 2016, the Canadian Cancer Society helped 300 people take the bus roundtrip from their communities to Saskatoon for treatment.

Cancer patients travelling for treatment concerned by STC closure

By JT Marshall March 24, 2017 - 4:47pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

The closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) may impact cancer patients who travel for treatment.

The province announced Wednesday it was scrapping the...

Lyle Gartner taught at Wakaw School and coached the senior women's volleyball team during the time students alleged he grabbed and slapped their buttocks.

Former Sask. teacher accused of touching, grabbing students

By 650 CKOM March 24, 2017 - 3:25pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 3:30pm

A former teacher and volleyball coach in Wakaw, Sask. is facing a formal hearing over several professional misconduct complaints.

Lyle Gartner is accused of slapping and...

RCMP said a major retail outlet received a threat and was evacuated on March 24, 2017.

RCMP searched Yorkton store after alleged threat

By 980 CJME March 24, 2017 - 2:54pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 4:13pm

Yorkton RCMP investigated a threat that was made against a major retail outlet in east end of the city Friday afternoon.

RCMP confirmed the store was evacuated after the...

Premier Brad Wall remains unchallenged as the most popular provincial leader in Canada, but he did see a drop in support ahead of the provincial budget.

Wall still No.1 as popularity declines in pre-budget poll

By 980 CJME March 24, 2017 - 1:36pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 4:22pm

Premier Brad Wall remained the most popular premier in Canada, according to the latest study from the Angus Reid Institute. The study was conducted before the provincial budget...

Brandt announced on March 24, 2017 they were purchasing the Mitsubishi-Hitachi plant in Saskatoon, with plans to restart green technology production.

Brandt bringing new life to Saskatoon's shuttered Mitsubishi-Hitachi plant

By 650 CKOM March 24, 2017 - 1:28pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 1:30pm

A tentative deal has been reached that could save the former Mitsubishi-Hitachi facility in Saskatoon from being sold off.   The Brandt Group of Companies announced a deal...

Wray Morrison: Star treatment

By Wray Morrison March 24, 2017 - 12:31pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 12:45pm

NHL referees Jon McIsaac and Gord Dwyer are being targeted by Penguins fans following Thursday's Pens vs. Sens game.

National Hockey League star Sidney Crosby slashed...

An emergency session of Saskatoon City Council will be held at noon on Sunday March 26, 2017 at city hall.

Saskatoon city council calls emergency meeting on provincial budget

By 650 CKOM March 24, 2017 - 11:35am Updated: March 24, 2017 - 11:45am

Saskatoon city council will meet Sunday to address an $11.4 million hole left in the city's finances in the wake of the provincial budget.   The Sask. Party government...

NDP interim leader Trent Wotherspoon speaking to 980 CJME on provincial budget day March 22, 2017.

'Deceitful and damaging:' NDP leader kicked out of question period

By Lisa Schick March 24, 2017 - 6:50am Updated: March 24, 2017 - 11:08am

NDP interim leader Trent Wotherspoon called the provincial budget callous and mean-spirited, but it’s when he called it deceitful that he was told he crossed the line.


Ben Stadnyk, owner of Budget Builders, says PST expanding to construction services will cost consumers more and potentially bring his sales down. The PST expands April 1, 2017.

Renos, new builds to cost more as Sask. PST expands

By Kevin Martel March 24, 2017 - 6:27am Updated: March 24, 2017 - 12:15pm

Those pricey home renovations are about to get a little more expensive and that stands to negatively impact Saskatchewan’s construction sector along with those paying for the...

Bus service was moving again Thursday at STC bus depot's after routes were closed on March 22, 2017 to let employees know the company was shutting down.

Rural seniors hit hard by STC shutdown

By JT Marshall March 23, 2017 - 6:52pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 10:56am

Elsi Kowalenko takes the Saskatchewan Transportation Company bus once a month from Perdue to Saskatoon for medical appointments. But now the 92-year-old will have to find a...

The Meewasin Valley Authority will have to prioritize their programming  including trail maintenance  after losing 20 per cent of their budget due to provincial funding cuts on March 22, 2017.

'Beginning to hit a wall:' MVA concerned over provincial funding cuts

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 23, 2017 - 5:46pm Updated: March 23, 2017 - 7:59pm

The Meewasin Valley Authority says it's taking a hit from the provincial budget, and it could jeopardize the organization's services.   The province revealed in Wednesday's...