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Clark told 650 CKOM he'll only vote for a plan that spreads the city's $3-million contribution over a number of years.

Saskatoon mayor says new rink money should come with strings

By 650 CKOM February 28, 2017 - 12:29pm Updated: February 28, 2017 - 12:31pm

Saskatoon's mayor says he wants to put conditions on the city's contribution to a new rink and gymnasium complex at the University of Saskatchewan.

City council approved...

Wray Morrison: Boatmen now afloat

By Wray Morrison February 28, 2017 - 11:47am Updated: February 28, 2017 - 12:00pm

There were parts of Tuesday's Argos news conference that were alarming – and parts that were comforting – to Toronto football fans.

The alarming part came when president...

Saskatoon police arrested two people after an officer spotted a suspicious car in a parking lot in the city's North End on Feb. 27, 2017.

Officer turns up shotgun, knife in suspicious vehicle

By 650 CKOM February 28, 2017 - 11:25am Updated: February 28, 2017 - 11:30am

Two people are facing charges after a Saskatoon police officer stopped to check out a vehicle in a city parking lot.

Saskatoon police said the officer decided to...

Executives at Saskatchewan's health regions are being offered voluntary buyouts. The province expects to combine the 12 existing regions into one entity in the fall of 2017.

Saskatchewan offers buyouts to health region executives

By The Canadian Press February 28, 2017 - 7:25am Updated: February 28, 2017 - 11:03am

REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is offering voluntary separation packages to all top-ranking officials in the province's 12 health regions.

There are currently 12...

Andrew Ford was one of the animators on the film Zootopia, which won an Oscar for best animated film.

Sask. animator celebrates Oscar win for 'Zootopia'

By Jessika Guse February 27, 2017 - 11:40pm Updated: February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm

A Saskatchewan animator can now cross winning an Oscar off his bucket list.  

Andrew Ford from Humboldt, east of Saskatoon, helped animate Disney's Zootopia. The movie...

Saskatoon city council approved $3 million in additional funding on Feb. 27, 2017 for the $41-million Merlis Belsher Place, which is set to open in fall 2018.

Council approves $3M in additional funding for new U of S arena

By Chris Vandenbreekel February 27, 2017 - 7:40pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 7:45pm

The new arena project on University of Saskatchewan grounds is getting a boost from Saskatoon city council.

Councillors approved the Home Ice Capital Campaign's ask for...

An on-ice version of Crokicurl outside The Forks Market in Winnipeg, Man.

'Very Canadian:' Plans for 'Crokicurl' to come to Saskatoon in 2018

By Daniella Ponticelli February 27, 2017 - 5:28pm Updated: February 28, 2017 - 6:22am

It’s a mashup of Canadian pastimes that’s right on the button.

“Crokicurl” combines the board game of Crokinole with the sport of curling on a supersized playing area...

Members from all three levels of government were at the White City Community Centre to announce a new $22-million wastewater treatment plant on Feb. 27, 2017.

Ottawa, province provides funding for $22M wastewater treatment plant near Regina

By Britton Gray February 27, 2017 - 3:57pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 3:57pm

The federal and provincial governments are supporting a new wastewater treatment plant outside of Regina.

The $22-million facility will use an effective, low-energy...

Since a 2016  Supreme Court ruling set firm deadlines for provincial trials, Saskatchewan has seen three cases thrown out of court due to delays.

Sask. justice minister weighs changes to make court system more efficient

By Lauren Golosky February 27, 2017 - 3:10pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 3:10pm

A common criticism of the justice system is how long it can take for a case to wind its way through Canada’s courts.  

Manitoba is looking to reduce delays and improve...

Wray Morrison: A Wild ride

By Wray Morrison February 27, 2017 - 2:17pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 2:30pm

It's not hard to see why the last three Stanley Cup winners succeeded.

Sidney Crosby proved he was the best playoff player in the NHL in 2016. In 2015, Chicago had a...

Saskatoon police charged two people following calls about a stolen truck and a break-and-enter on Sunday night.

Saskatoon police charge 2 in alleged theft, assault spree

By 650 CKOM February 27, 2017 - 2:05pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 2:15pm

A 30-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman are facing multiple charges stemming from a series of incidents that began with a report of a stolen truck on Sunday night.  ...

Members of the Saskatoon Blades and Regina Pats are being kept from contact with the public following news of a mumps outbreak among other WHL players.

Blades, Pats block players from fans after mumps scare

By Brent Bosker February 27, 2017 - 1:21pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 1:30pm

A number of players in the Western Hockey League have been benched due to an outbreak of mumps.   The league sent an alert Friday to all 22 teams after several cases involving...