Saskatchewan News

Forestry remains an important industry in northern Saskatchewan, where it is the second most important economic driver.

Saskatchewan's economic 'bright spot' hit with new tariff

By Chris Carr April 25, 2017 - 4:51pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 5:00pm

Quebec and B.C. will be hit the hardest by new duties imposed on the Canadian softwood lumber bound for the US – but they won't be the only ones.

On Tuesday, the Trump...

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told reporters on April 21, 2017 law enforcement has redeployed resources to the border to control flow of illegal crossings.

'Hideous crime:' Goodale reacts to Sask. human smuggling case

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 21, 2017 - 7:09pm Updated: April 21, 2017 - 7:15pm

Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is commending law enforcement along the border after a woman was arrested for human smuggling this week.   Speaking to reporters in...

U.S. President Donald Trump took issue with Canada's milk quota system during a stop in Wisconsin to chat with dairy farmers Tuesday.

SaskMilk swings back after Trump NAFTA comments

By JT Marshall April 19, 2017 - 11:31am Updated: April 19, 2017 - 1:59pm

The Sask. dairy industry is sour over comments made by U.S. President Donald Trump on the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Trump’s decision to call out Canada by...

Ice damage to a bridge in the R.M. of Torch River led to its closure one week before a local state of emergency was declared.

Torch River declares local emergency due to road failures

By paNOW staff April 10, 2017 - 2:56pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 3:00pm

The R.M. of Torch River has declared a state of local emergency due to infrastructure failures.

The emergency was declared due to an influx of road failures which led to...

A petition launched last year has more than 600 signatures in support of Strom.

Fundraising campaign started to help nurse pay fines

By JT Marshall April 7, 2017 - 8:37pm Updated: April 7, 2017 - 8:45pm

Nurses across Canada are rallying behind one of their own from Saskatchewan after she was fined for speaking out against the care of one of her family members.


Temperatures across Saskatchewan soared into the 20’s Thursday, with several communities breaking records.

Temperature records fall as brief heat wave hits Sask.

By 650 CKOM April 7, 2017 - 11:01am Updated: April 7, 2017 - 11:15am

It was an awesome start to April if you like warm weather.

Temperatures across Saskatchewan soared into the 20’s Thursday, with several communities breaking records....

Economists are expecting to see a reinvestment in the resource sector, particularly in the oil and gas sector, in 2017.

Sask. resources to rebound slightly in 2017: economist

By Britton Gray April 3, 2017 - 5:16pm Updated: April 3, 2017 - 5:30pm

Saskatchewan's economy is set to rebound slightly in 2017.

That's according to the Conference Board of Canada, whose members were on hand for the Saskatchewan Economic...

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall will head to Washington to meet with the Trump administration to discuss trade on April 3, 2017.

Wall heads to Washington to highlight Canada-U.S. Trade

By Britton Gray April 2, 2017 - 9:24am Updated: April 2, 2017 - 9:24am

Premier Brad Wall is making his way south of the border to talk trade with members of the Trump Administration.

Wall will be in Washington from April 3-6 and will be...

Chris Muir says his children have come home from Pleasant Hill Community School with live lice eight times during the 2016-17 school year.

School head lice policies concerning for Saskatoon parents

By 650 CKOM March 30, 2017 - 6:31pm Updated: March 30, 2017 - 6:45pm

A parent in Saskatoon is fed up with the education system and how they deal with head lice.   Chris Muir told 650 CKOM's John Gormley his children have come home from Pleasant...

As of April 1, the value of a trade-in will no longer be deductible in determining PST on the purchase of a new vehicle.

Sask. PST exemption for vehicle trade-ins to end April 1

By JT Marshall March 29, 2017 - 5:24pm Updated: March 29, 2017 - 5:24pm

Car dealerships are crying foul after the trade-in value of vehicles will no longer be exempt from Provincial Sales Tax (PST) in Saskatchewan after April 1.

"It's really...

In 2016, the Canadian Cancer Society helped 300 people take the bus roundtrip from their communities to Saskatoon for treatment.

Cancer patients travelling for treatment concerned by STC closure

By JT Marshall March 24, 2017 - 4:47pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

The closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) may impact cancer patients who travel for treatment.

The province announced Wednesday it was scrapping the...

Bus service was moving again Thursday at STC bus depot's after routes were closed on March 22, 2017 to let employees know the company was shutting down.

Rural seniors hit hard by STC shutdown

By JT Marshall March 23, 2017 - 6:52pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 10:56am

Elsi Kowalenko takes the Saskatchewan Transportation Company bus once a month from Perdue to Saskatoon for medical appointments. But now the 92-year-old will have to find a...