Provincial News

RCMP closed a section of Highway 4 off near Swift Current following a crash on April 25. 2017.

Woman dead, man in hospital following fiery crash

By 980 CJME April 25, 2017 - 12:02pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 5:08pm

One woman is dead and a man has been taken to hospital following a fiery crash south of Swift Current.

Shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, Swift Current Rural RCMP...

The Friendship Inn stands to lose 10 volunteers a day due to a cut to a provincial program that allows people to do community service to pay off traffic and parking fines.

Province's fine program cut hammers Friendship Inn

By 650 CKOM April 25, 2017 - 11:12am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 11:15am

Saskatoon's Friendship Inn stands to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of volunteer hours due to provincial cuts to a program allowing people to work off parking and...

Police in Saskatchewan issued 523 tickets for distracted driving, including 441 for use of a cellphone, in March 2017.

Distracted driving tickets up, highest in Sask. since 2014

By 980 CJME April 25, 2017 - 11:00am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 11:00am

It seems people in Saskatchewan just aren’t getting the message to put down the cellphone while they’re behind the wheel.

Last month, police in Saskatchewan issued the...

Clarence Papequash, 64, pleaded guilty to trafficking codeine and illegal possession of ammunition on April 24, 2017.

Former Sask. First Nation chief guilty of drug trafficking

By 980 CJME April 25, 2017 - 7:44am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 7:44am

A former Chief and current councillor of the Key First Nation pleaded guilty again to trafficking drugs on Monday.

RCMP arrested 64-year-old Clarence Papequash in...

Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark called for continued talks with the province following a budget that saw the city lose $9 million in funding.

Council passes tax, fine hikes to deal with provincial cuts

By 650 CKOM April 25, 2017 - 7:31am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 7:45am

Saskatoon city council voted Monday on a series of measures to balance the books after the provincial budget cut $9 million in funding to the city.     Part of the shortfall...

A ground-breaking ceremony is set to be held for Merlis Belsher Place on April 28, 2017.

U of S arena construction moving ahead with council funding

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 24, 2017 - 11:09pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 11:15pm

Construction is moving ahead on a new arena at the University of Saskatchewan.

Home Ice Campaign Chair Tim Hodgson hinted at a Friday announcement by the U of S after...

The Saskatchewan government is reviewing its options following a court ruling ordering it to stop paying for non-Catholic students attending Catholic schools.

Province vows to fight Catholic school ruling

By 650 CKOM April 24, 2017 - 7:21pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 6:41am

Premier Brad Wall is weighing in on a court decision that has parents and students uneasy across the province.

Government lawyers spent the weekend poring over a...

Former Buffalo Sabres head coach Ted Nolan has dedicated his time to connecting First Nations youth with hockey since his NHL debut in 1981.

Former NHL coach Ted Nolan speaks in Saskatoon

By Ryan Brandt April 24, 2017 - 5:45pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 6:00pm

A former NHL coach spent a day in Saskatoon connecting with and inspiring young athletes.

Ted Nolan, who won NHL Coach of the Year with the Buffalo Sabres in 1997, was...

STARS celebrated five years of being in Saskatchewan on April 24, 2017.

Patients look back on 5 years of STARS service in Sask.

By Britton Gray April 24, 2017 - 5:31pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 10:23am

When emergency strikes, every second counts.

STARS Air Ambulance has helped ensure people receive medical attention in remote areas to save their lives within...

Bonny Maddaford, 45, was sentenced on April 24, 2017 to three years in jail for drug trafficking.

Former Yorkton jail guard pleads guilty to drug trafficking

By 980 CJME April 24, 2017 - 5:17pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 5:19pm

Bonny Maddaford, a former Yorkton RCMP cell block guard, was sentenced to jail on Monday.

The 45-year-old pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges back on March 9,...

RCMP investigators seized 246 grams of cocaine, four grams of marijuana and $3,000 in cash after searching a rural location near Prince Albert on April 21, 2017.

Alleged cocaine trafficker busted again in Prince Albert

By paNOW staff April 24, 2017 - 2:01pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 2:15pm

While released on bail under strict instructions, alleged cocaine trafficker Kole Michael Marchant was arrested for the second time.

On April 21, the Prince Albert...

Wray Morrison: Class act

By Wray Morrison April 24, 2017 - 1:32pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 1:45pm

Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz gave everyone in his profession – and, for that matter, every hockey fan – a lesson in how to act after Sunday night's series-clinching...