Yorkton News

Tweed Grasslands has taken over rTrees, a cannabis producing plant in the Yorkton area.

Yorkton pot plant expanding, will create more jobs

By 980 CJME May 3, 2017 - 1:53am Updated: May 3, 2017 - 1:54am

A world leading cannabis company is taking the marijuana plant in Yorkton under its wing.   Canopy Growth purchased rTrees, which will now be called Tweed Grasslands.   The...

RCMP Supt. Jennifer Ebert speaks at a news conference on the one-year anniversary of Mekayla's disappearance on April 12, 2017.

Mekayla Bali investigation frustrates RCMP despite efforts

By Sarah Mills April 12, 2017 - 3:52pm Updated: April 12, 2017 - 4:24pm

The RCMP appear no closer to knowing what happened to Mekayla Bali than investigators were the day she disappeared.

Despite 200 tips from the public about the Yorkton...

Yorkton RCMP confirm a 19-year-old man is facing two counts of dangerous driving causing death after a crash on Highway 10 by Yorkton on Sept. 24, 2016.

Teen charged 7 months after deadly crash near Yorkton

By 980 CJME March 30, 2017 - 4:13pm Updated: March 30, 2017 - 4:13pm

Yorkton RCMP have charged a teenager after a highway crash killed two people last year.

A 19-year-old man from Yorkton is charged with two counts of dangerous driving...

Yorkton City Council postponed finalizing its budget until the provincial budget came down on March 22, 2017.

Yorkton facing 'unprecedented hit' after Sask. budget scraps grants program

By Lauren Golosky March 27, 2017 - 12:48pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 12:49pm

Everything’s on the table.   That’s what people in the province heard from the finance minister ahead of the provincial budget last week.   It’s also what we’re hearing from...

The second phase of a new grain mill in Yorkton is expected to create 25 permanent jobs.

Oat mill expansion set to create jobs in Yorkton

By 980 CJME March 25, 2017 - 5:22pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 5:22pm

The City of Yorkton is about to get a boost to the economy as Grain Millers Canada Corp. (GMCC) is investing $100-million in the second phase of a new mill.


RCMP said a major retail outlet received a threat and was evacuated on March 24, 2017.

RCMP searched Yorkton store after alleged threat

By 980 CJME March 24, 2017 - 2:54pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 4:13pm

Yorkton RCMP investigated a threat that was made against a major retail outlet in east end of the city Friday afternoon.

RCMP confirmed the store was evacuated after the...

Over 75 tow trucks drove from Stockholm to Esterhazy in honour of their fallen friend on Mar. 18, 2017.

Dozens of tow trucks show respect to fallen driver near Yorkton

By JT Marshall March 18, 2017 - 12:24pm Updated: March 20, 2017 - 7:20am

Tow trucks lined a southeastern Saskatchewan highway Saturday morning on the way to a funeral for a fellow driver, killed in a collision.

"I'm in the first three tow...

Tow-truck driver Courtney Schaefer was killed in a four-vehicle crash on a southeastern Saskatchewan highway on March 7, 2017.

Sea of tow trucks hitting Sask. highway in honour of fallen driver

By JT Marshall March 17, 2017 - 5:51pm Updated: March 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Red amber lights from hundreds of tow-trucks will be flashing along a southwestern Saskatchewan highway Saturday morning.

It's to honour their friend Courtney Schaefer,...

Bonny Maddaford, 45, is accused of trafficking cocaine and marihuana when a guard at the Yorkton Rural RCMP cellblock.

Former guard at Yorkton Rural RCMP cellblock charged with drug trafficking

By 980 CJME February 13, 2017 - 8:13pm Updated: February 14, 2017 - 9:25am

A former guard at the Yorkton Rural RCMP cellblock has been charged with trafficking drugs.

Yorkton RCMP said, in November 2016, an investigation started into suspected...

Man pleads guilty in Yorkton stabbing

By 980 CJME December 20, 2016 - 4:16pm Updated: December 20, 2016 - 4:16pm

After a woman was stabbed in Yorkton back in September, the accused is now admitting to the act.

On Tuesday, Skylar Redstar, 32, pleaded guilty to attempted murder and...

RCMP seize cocaine, cash in Yorkton; 2 people charged

By 980 CJME December 15, 2016 - 9:28pm Updated: December 16, 2016 - 8:00am

Two Yorkton residents are facing drug-related charges after an investigation by RCMP.

On Wednesday, investigators executed a search warrant at a home in Yorkton. A large...

Police said people at the north end of First Avenue near York Road in Yorkton heard the gun shot around 10:30 p.m on Dec. 5, 2016.

Yorkton RCMP investigating after gunshot damages SUV

By 980 CJME December 7, 2016 - 8:21am Updated: December 7, 2016 - 8:21am

Yorkton Municipal RCMP are investigating after a gunshot was heard – and a gunshot hole found in a vehicle’s windshield – Monday night.

Police said people at the north...