Provincial News

The Saskatchewan government is forecasting a $1-billion deficit for this fiscal year.

SGEU ready to fight back against wage cuts to public sector

By Sarah Mills January 17, 2017 - 3:03pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 4:27pm

The biggest public sector union in Saskatchewan will fight any wage rollbacks.

The Wall administration has asked all employee groups to hold wages to 2016-17 levels....

Wray Morrison: Buy the numbers

By 650 CKOM January 17, 2017 - 12:38pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 12:45pm

I passed by a Rider retail outlet earlier this week and wondered what the most popular number on jerseys may be for 2017.

Which player will light it up at the tills?...

Saskatoon police say a 29-year-old injured man who died at St. Paul's Hospital on Jan. 17  is the city's second homicide victim of 2017.

Homicide investigation opened into death of 29 year old

By 650 CKOM January 17, 2017 - 12:29pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 12:30pm

Less than a week after starting an investigation into the first reported murder of 2017, Saskatoon police are looking at another case.

Officers went to St. Paul’s...

SaskPower announced it will be closing its four cash counters in North Battleford, Regina, Saskatoon and Yorkton the summer of 2017.

SaskPower closing four cash counters in June

By 980 CJME January 17, 2017 - 12:24pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 12:50pm

Starting June 1, you'll no longer be able to pay your SaskPower bill at their cash counters.

The company announced in a news release Tuesday it will be closing its four...

Rodney Wailing, 45, died after being found seriously injured in an Avenue I home on Jan. 11, 2017.

Friend grieves for man reported murdered in Saskatoon

By Bryn Levy January 17, 2017 - 11:45am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 11:45am

A long-time friend is still trying to come to terms with the loss of a 45-year-old man allegedly murdered last week.

Rodney Wailing died on Jan. 11 after being rushed to...

Jamie Nye: At least training camp will be fun

By Jamie Nye January 17, 2017 - 5:57am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 5:57am

Let's look on the bright side of the Darian Durant trade.

The next five months are going to be fun until Chris Jones actually has to announce his starter in game one of...

Darrell Davis: Offence wins championships

By Darrell Davis January 17, 2017 - 5:53am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 5:57am

Defence doesn't win championships. Not this year. Not in the NFL.

None of the four remaining teams have a top-rated defence. In yards surrendered per game their defences...

Members of the public filled every seat in council chambers on Jan. 16, 2017 to hear presentations on the future of Saskatoon.

Public packs council chambers to hear ideas for Saskatoon's future

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 16, 2017 - 9:40pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 9:45pm

It was standing room only in council chambers Monday evening as Saskatonians listened to a variety of presentations on how the city can become a future-ready metropolis.

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PotashCorp announced its annual food bank funding drive brought in $2,140,000.

PotashCorp announces holiday food bank total

By Bryn Levy January 16, 2017 - 5:18pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 5:30pm

Saskatchewan people helped raise more than $2 million for food banks over the holidays, with a little help from the world's largest potash company.   PotashCorp announced...

A leaked letter from the Saskatchewan government to school division board chairs requested compensation costs are kept to 2016-17 levels.

Province puts public sector on notice for compensation cost cuts

By Sarah Mills January 16, 2017 - 4:54pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 4:56pm

The public sector is feeling the pinch from the province’s efforts to tighten its purse strings.

A leaked letter from the Saskatchewan government to school division...

Curtis Mooney, 45, smiles with his giant cheque for $5 million at the Western Canada Lottery Corporation office in Saskatoon on Jan. 16, 2017.

Solo success: Saskatoon man's single ticket wins $5M lotto jackpot

By 650 CKOM January 16, 2017 - 3:33pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 3:34pm

Curtis Mooney is flying high on Blue Monday.

On what’s said to be the most depressing day for countries in the Northern Hemisphere, Mooney smiled wide for cameras as he...

Wes Cameron, the rink co-ordinator for the Sutherland-Forest Grove community association, says more money is needed to maintain the facilities.

City of Saskatoon to review funding for outdoor community rinks

By 650 CKOM January 16, 2017 - 1:34pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:00pm

Saskatoon's community associations are looking for more money to maintain their outdoor skating rinks.

Currently, there are 52 outdoor rinks across Saskatoon. Those...

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