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Finance Minister Kevin Doherty reveals his budgets shoes at the legislature on March 21, 2017.

Finance minister picks re-soled shoes to deliver budget

By Sarah Mills March 21, 2017 - 12:54pm Updated: March 21, 2017 - 1:03pm

Saskatchewan's Finance Minister Kevin Doherty will be wearing an old pair of re-soled shoes when he reveals the budget Wednesday.

Tradition dictates the shoes worn by...

Carlton University economist Ian Lee says decades of research from across the developed world shows consumption taxes are less harmful to economies than income taxes.

Economist praises consumption taxes ahead of Sask. budget

By 650 CKOM March 21, 2017 - 12:51pm Updated: March 21, 2017 - 1:00pm

No one wants to pay taxes. But if you have to fork over your cash to the government, it's probably best to do so in the form of consumption taxes.

That was the message...

Wray Morrison: Iginla fight shows dropping gloves no substitute for scoring goals

By Wray Morrison March 21, 2017 - 12:49pm Updated: March 21, 2017 - 1:00pm

I realize that I have facetiously asked for a hard copy of hockey's "code" before.   Those, both in and outside the sport, who believe fighting needs to be part of the NHL game...

An SUV crossing the highway into McLean, Sask., collided with a tow truck on March 18, 2017.

Tow truck drivers help emergency crews get to Highway 1 crash

By 980 CJME March 21, 2017 - 12:28pm Updated: March 21, 2017 - 12:28pm

A procession of tow trucks trying to show respect for a driver killed on the job witnessed another serious crash on Saturday.   RCMP said the crash happened in the afternoon on...

Highway 354, between Highway 11 and Dilke, has held the dubious distinction of CAA’s worst road in Saskatchewan for two years running.

Sask. pedestrians, cyclists to vote in CAA worst roads campaign

By 980 CJME March 21, 2017 - 11:36am Updated: March 21, 2017 - 11:36am

It’s that time of year when the snow and ice melts, leaving potholes and cracks in the road to stare drivers in the face.

It’s also the season for CAA Saskatchewan’s...

Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark spoke to 650 CKOM's Brent Loucks ahead of the provincial and federal budgets set

Saskatoon mayor stays upbeat ahead of provincial, federal budgets

By 650 CKOM March 21, 2017 - 9:38am Updated: March 21, 2017 - 9:45am

Saskatoon mayor Charlie Clark stopped in for his weekly chat with 650 CKOM's Brent Loucks Tuesday morning — and like many conversations around the province, a lot of the talk...

Saskatoon police chief Clive Weighill is urging people to help prevent thefts by not leaving keys in their vehicles.

Drivers told to lock-up after rash of vehicle thefts

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

Saskatoon Police are out with another warning for drivers to shut off their vehicles, lock their doors and take the keys inside.   The message comes after seven vehicles were...

Leslie Black troubled but not sociopathic: psychologist

By The Canadian Press March 21, 2017 - 6:42am Updated: March 21, 2017 - 7:05am

PRINCE ALBERT — A psychologist says a man who beat, raped and then set a woman on fire does not necessarily pose a high risk to reoffend.

Dr. Terry Nicholaichuk...

A hike in liquor taxes could be coming in the provincial budget after Premier Brad Wall said the province is making a shift towards consumption taxes. The budget comes down March 22, 2017.

People brace for potential tax hikes in Sask. budget

By Kevin Martel March 21, 2017 - 6:28am Updated: March 21, 2017 - 1:43pm

People are preparing themselves for what could be a provincial budget filled with tax increases.

In a video posted to social media, Premier Brad Wall hinted to a shift...

Dozens of tow trucks and emergency vehicles parked near the Langham weigh scales on Highway 16 March 20, 2017 to remind drivers to slow down.

Emergency crews light up the night to remind drivers to slow down

By 650 CKOM March 20, 2017 - 9:46pm Updated: March 20, 2017 - 10:00pm

A rally on Highway 16 at the Langham weigh scales Monday night brought out more than 50 emergency vehicles and tow trucks.

According to the Langham Fire Department, it...

 Graig Newman played three seasons for the Riders and won a Grey Cup in 2013.

Saskatoon's Graig Newman retires from the CFL

By 980 CJME March 20, 2017 - 5:53pm Updated: March 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

Saskatchewan Roughriders national defensive back Graig Newman announced he is retiring from the CFL Monday.

The 27-year-old hails from Saskatoon and spent three of his...

Canada geese enjoy the first day of spring at Kiwanis Memorial Park in Sasktoon on March 20, 2017.

Spring optimism not battered by bitter wind

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 20, 2017 - 3:39pm Updated: March 20, 2017 - 3:45pm

Despite high winds and snow in the forecast, people are enjoying the official start to spring in Saskatchewan.

Tyson Kurtenbach was walking in downtown Saskatoon Monday...