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41 per cent of Saskatoon residents who responded to a recent Mainstreet poll opposed safe injection sites.

Poll shows divided opinion on safe injection sites in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM January 18, 2017 - 10:17am Updated: January 18, 2017 - 10:30am

Any attempt to build a safe injection site in Saskatoon could face a public relations battle, according to a new poll.

  Mainstreet surveyed 600 residents of Saskatoon...
Tyler Carruthers was the subject of a missing persons bulletin issued Jan. 18 by RCMP. Police reported he has since been found safe.

17-year-old found safe following RCMP bulletin

By 650 CKOM January 18, 2017 - 8:21am Updated: January 18, 2017 - 10:36am

Saskatoon RCMP reported that a search for a 17-year-old boy has ended.

Tyler James Carruthers was the subject of a missing persons bulletin issued Jan. 18.


Saskatchewan is expected to see warmer temperatures through the rest of the week, according to Environment Canada.

Records smashed around Sask. as warm weather expected to continue

By Brent Bosker January 18, 2017 - 7:37am Updated: January 18, 2017 - 7:45am

A flow of warm Pacific air has taken the province out of the deep freeze and into a warm spell.   A total of seven communities set high temperatures records on Tuesday:


Cameco will lay off 120 employees split between its Saskatchewan operations at McArthur River, Key Lake and Cigar Lake.

Cameco announces layoffs, projects loss for 2016

By 650 CKOM January 18, 2017 - 7:21am Updated: January 18, 2017 - 7:30am

Cameco will be letting go of about 10 per cent of the workers at three of its Saskatchewan mining and milling operations.   120 employees spread across the company's McArthur...

RCMP had Highway 11 restricted to one lane after a semi tractor fire on Jan. 17, 2017.

Semi tractor fire blocks highway traffic

By 980 CJME January 18, 2017 - 6:30am Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:30am

A semi tractor fire caused part of Highway 11 to go down to one lane late Tuesday night.   RCMP said they don't know what caused the semi truck to catch fire.    Highway 11...

Darrell Davis: Drive dry, like a professional

By Darrell Davis January 18, 2017 - 5:59am Updated: January 18, 2017 - 5:59am


A friend of mine is a rally driver. A Hall of Fame rally driver.

I think about his driving prowess whenever the winter weather gets warm and sloppy. Have...

RCMP have charged 32-year-old Danny Brian Crate in the Jan. 4, 2017 death of Charles Francis Letendre.

32 year old charged in Nipawin death

By 650 CKOM January 17, 2017 - 7:14pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 7:15pm

A second-degree murder charge laid in the death of 57-year-old Charles Francis Letendre of Nipawin, Sask.

Letendre was found dead inside a 1st Avenue home in Nipawin Jan...

The Saskatoon Blades announced 20 new Canadians, including Adesina Adeyeno, centre, will take part in a pre-game citizenship ceremony on Jan. 22, 2017.

Blades to host on-ice citizenship ceremony

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 17, 2017 - 5:54pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

What's more patriotic than receiving your Canadian citizenship at a hockey game?   The Saskatoon Blades are set to host 20 newcomers for a special pre-game ceremony at Sunday's...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall shake hands following the agreement on Jan. 17, 2017.

Saskatchewan, Ottawa reach health-funding deal

By Sarah Mills January 17, 2017 - 5:37pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 5:38pm

The province and federal government have reached an agreement on health transfers.

It comes after negotiations stalled last month between the health ministers who were...

The Saskatchewan government is looking at different ways to address a projected $1-billion deficit.

Fit to cut? Taxpayers' federation says province should look at manager benefits

By 650 CKOM January 17, 2017 - 5:27pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 5:28pm

A spokesperson for the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation (CTF) is suggesting the Government of Saskatchewan ought to cut a fitness program that allows provincial managers to...

In a province-wide poll, 73% of people said they were against a federally-imposed carbon tax, with 56 per cent strongly opposed. Twenty-seven per cent were in support.

Poll shows Sask. residents support premier's carbon tax fight

By 650 CKOM January 17, 2017 - 4:55pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 5:19pm

It appears the people are with the premier in a fight against a federal carbon tax.   A new province-wide Insightrix Research poll, commissioned by the Sask. Party, asked...

Saskatoon police say video surveillance shows Rudy Kishayinew entering the alcove behind 20th Street where her body was found on Jan. 1, 2017.

Police release details after calls to re-open New Year's death investigation

By 650 CKOM January 17, 2017 - 4:53pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Saskatoon police are maintaining their finding that a death near St. Paul's Hospital on New Year's Day was not criminal in nature.   On Tuesday, police released more...