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Saskatoon placed fourth in a USA Today online contest to name Canada's best tourist destination.

USA Today names Saskatoon one of top-5 Canadian destinations

By 650 CKOM June 23, 2017 - 12:28pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 12:30pm

Saskatoon has been named one of Canada's top five must-see tourist destinations in a contest run by USA Today.

The magazine had a group of travel writers generate a list...

Taco Bell held a grand opening for its new Saskatoon location at 8th Street and Arlington Avenue on Thursday.

Taco Bell marks return to Saskatoon with grand opening

By 650 CKOM June 15, 2017 - 7:41am Updated: June 15, 2017 - 7:45am

Taco Bell officially makes its return to Saskatoon Thursday.   The fast-food chain announced a grand opening for its new location at 8th Street and Arlington Avenue via its...

Nature's Path Foods Inc. has recalled 720-gram packages of Nature's Path brand Coconut & Cashew Butter Crunchy Granola due to possible Listeria contamination.

Recall issued for granola sold in Sask.

By 650 CKOM June 15, 2017 - 7:09am Updated: June 15, 2017 - 7:15am

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people to check their pantries over concerns about contaminated granola.   Nature's Path Foods Inc. has issued a recall...

Provincial sales tax will be added to insurance premiums in Saskatchewan effective Aug. 1, 2017.

PST on insurance premiums 'doesn't add up:' finance expert

By 650 CKOM June 13, 2017 - 6:32am Updated: June 13, 2017 - 6:42am

Provincial sales tax (PST) will be applied to insurance premiums in Saskatchewan come Aug. 1, and at least one financial expert believes it will backfire.   According to the...

Murad Al-Katib was named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year on June 12, 2017.

Saskatchewan-based CEO named World Entrepreneur of the Year

By 980 CJME June 12, 2017 - 5:27pm Updated: June 12, 2017 - 5:27pm

The head of Saskatchewan-based AGT Food and Ingredients has been named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year in Monaco.

Murad Al-Katib began the business in 2003 and it has...

Jim Pattison (left) views construction progress on the children’s hospital that will bear his name with Brynn Boback-Lane, President and CEO of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.

Sask.-born business mogul Pattison all about giving back

By 650 CKOM June 1, 2017 - 1:12pm Updated: June 1, 2017 - 1:15pm

As a young boy in Luseland. Sask., Jim Pattison said he was always encouraged to give back.

"We've been doing that for a long time," he told the Brent Loucks Show...

Melville-based DiCal Transport is facing a hearing at the Highway Traffic Board as it tries to set up a passenger bus service between Yorkton and Regina.

New bus service delayed amid challenges from STC supporters

By 650 CKOM June 1, 2017 - 12:07pm Updated: June 6, 2017 - 4:02pm

A Melville business has run into opposition as it tries to start a passenger bus service to fill in for the now-defunct Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC).   Diane Smith...

BHP Billiton's CEO suggested the company's Jansen, Sask. potash mine could begin production in 2023.

BHP Billiton gives promising update on Jansen mine

By 650 CKOM May 16, 2017 - 12:26pm Updated: May 16, 2017 - 12:30pm

Mining giant BHP Billiton has floated a potential production date for its Jansen potash mine near Saskatoon.   Company CEO Andrew McKenzie spoke at a conference in Barcelona,...

Ben Johnson appeared in an ad for an Australian betting company that made light of his doping disqualification after winning gold in the 100-metre dash in the 1988 Olympics.

Disgraced sprinter Ben Johnson endorses 'juiced up' app

By 650 CKOM May 16, 2017 - 7:38am Updated: May 16, 2017 - 7:45am

Ben Johnson finally found a way to cash in on his brief time as an Olympic gold medallist.

The 55-year-old former sprinter has appeared in an advertisement for an...

The Saskatoon Transportation Link Rail Park is hoping to convince CP Rail and CN Rail to relocate to a new industrial park planned for outside of Saskatoon.

Investors trying to draw rail yards away from Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM May 15, 2017 - 12:58pm Updated: May 15, 2017 - 1:00pm

A developer's plan to build an industrial park southeast of Saskatoon could solve the city's railway woes.   A group of investors has purchased 1,400 acres of land north of the...

A $600,000 study is planned to figure out whether Saskatoon should move rail lines out of the city or simply build underpasses around them.

Council considers study to solve railway crossing headaches

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 9, 2017 - 12:25pm Updated: May 9, 2017 - 12:45pm

Saskatoon city council is set to consider a motion later this month to begin a study on options to help ease traffic delays caused by trains.   Mayor Charlie Clark told Brent...

Recent immigrant helps others find jobs

By JT Marshall May 4, 2017 - 8:12am Updated: May 4, 2017 - 8:15am

Seven months ago, Nabeel Nooran was at the We Connect Job Fair looking for work.

Now,  he's helping other newcomers to Canada find employment.

Nooran was hired by...