Provincial News

The 2017 SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival runs June 23 to July 2 at the Delta Bessborough Gardens, the Broadway Theatre and the Bassment Club.

Sask. Jazz Festival set to blast downtown tunes

By 650 CKOM June 22, 2017 - 5:33pm Updated: June 22, 2017 - 5:45pm

The stage is set and the acts are ready to go for the 31st Saskatchewan Jazz Festival this weekend.

The 2017 edition will kick off ten days of musical acts Friday...

SGI is considering penalties for drivers as stats show between 60-65 per cent of vehicles stolen in Saskatoon have the keys left inside.

Police chief, SGI consider penalty for keys left in cars

By 650 CKOM June 22, 2017 - 4:34pm Updated: June 22, 2017 - 4:45pm

Should drivers be penalized for leaving their keys inside their vehicles?

It's a question some are starting to ask after a fatal crash involving a stolen vehicle Monday...

A new study found there were more hospitalizations related to alcohol-related conditions in Canada than there were for heart attacks in the 2015-16 year.

Alcohol hospitalizes more than heart attacks in Canada

By 980 CJME June 22, 2017 - 2:29pm Updated: June 22, 2017 - 2:29pm

Alcohol is a big part of the culture in Canada but one that can be harmful.

According to a new report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), there...

Similarities in descriptions provided to police have RCMP looking into whether a string of bank robberies in small-town Saskatchewan are related. This is from the Holdfast bank.

RCMP seek alleged Sask. bank bandit

By Britton Gray June 22, 2017 - 1:50pm Updated: June 22, 2017 - 1:51pm

Small town banks on the prairies of Saskatchewan have become a target for thieves — and RCMP are looking at the possibility that several robberies over the last year are...

Brad Wall's approval remains below 50 per cent according to a new Mainstreet poll released on June 22, 2017.

Majority of Sask. unhappy with Premier Wall: Mainstreet

By 980 CJME June 22, 2017 - 9:00am Updated: June 22, 2017 - 9:08am

The recent provincial budget continues to leave Saskatchewan residents unhappy with their current premier.   According to a recent Mainstreet poll, 49 per cent of Saskatchewan...

Standard and Poor's downgraded the province's credit rating to AA because of higher capital spending and lower prices for commodities like oil and gas and potash.

Sask. credit rating downgraded thanks to weak oil and potash

By Lisa Schick June 22, 2017 - 8:48am Updated: June 22, 2017 - 8:48am

The provincial government is putting a positive spin on a credit downgrading from the rating agency Standard and Poor's (S&P).

On Wednesday, S&P downgraded the...

The Santos family, currently living in Moosomin, are to be deported on July 5, 2017.

Moosomin raises money for family facing deportation

By Lauren Golosky June 22, 2017 - 7:25am Updated: June 22, 2017 - 7:25am

The fight to keep a Moosomin family in Canada continues.

The Santos family came to Canada seven years ago from Honduras after witnessing a murder that put their own...

Rick Mercer will be in Regina for the Farm Progress Show on June 23, 2017.

Canada 150: funnyman Rick Mercer talks comedy, Sask.

By 980 CJME June 22, 2017 - 7:03am Updated: June 22, 2017 - 7:03am

Leading up to Canada 150, 980 CJME decided to reach out to some living influential Canadians to see what they're up to, to chat about their defining moments and what it means...

Jamie Nye: Durant storyline doesn't end tonight

By Jamie Nye June 22, 2017 - 6:33am Updated: June 22, 2017 - 6:33am

Finally, we have football!

And for the start of the season, the Roughriders take on their former quarterback in Darian Durant.

Durant told me a few months ago...

Former Roughrider quarterback Darian Durant donned a Montreal Alouettes jersey for the time at CFL Week in March of 2017.

Riders and Als face off in much-anticipated season opener

By Arielle Zerr June 22, 2017 - 6:17am Updated: June 22, 2017 - 6:22am

Despite spending all week downplaying the significance of Thursday night’s game, it will be big for both Darian Durant and Chris Jones.

"It's a special ball game, but at...

Darrell Davis: Durant match up creates biggest hype

By Darrell Davis June 22, 2017 - 6:10am Updated: June 22, 2017 - 6:11am

Nobody cares!

That's what we read on the 306-306 Green Zone text line. In the middle of dozens and dozens of texts and a never-ending stream of phone calls, two texters...

The province reminds people to cover-up and wear mosquito repellent to reduce the risk of West Nile virus.

West Nile virus could return to Sask. this summer

By Sarah Mills June 21, 2017 - 4:32pm Updated: June 21, 2017 - 4:32pm

It wouldn't be a Saskatchewan summer without talk of West Nile virus.

The flu-like illness is transmitted through the Culex tarsalis mosquito and can be a major problem...