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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 - 3:30pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 3:33pm

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 18, 2017 - 10:08am

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

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

Saskatoon Blades veterans Bryton Sayers (far right) and Jesse Shynkaruk were live in studio for Hockey Talk Saskatchewan on Sunday, Jan .15, 2017.

'I look like a little kid:' Blades veterans talk early days, last chances in WHL

By Ryan Brandt January 16, 2017 - 12:41pm Updated: January 16, 2017 - 12:59pm

They are just 20 years old – but in junior hockey terms, they are grizzled veterans.

Saskatoon Blades forward Jesse Shynkaruk and defenseman Bryton Sayers will finish...

Originally set to open in May, the Remai Modern Art Gallery is now looking at an opening date in October or November after construction delays announced Jan. 16, 2017.

Remai Modern board voices frustration with construction delays

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 16, 2017 - 11:36am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 12:42pm

Construction delays are pushing back the opening of the Remai Modern Art Gallery, again.   In a letter to council ahead of a Monday committee meeting, Remai board chair Alain...

Wray Morrison: The Great Hayley Wickenheiser

By 650 CKOM January 16, 2017 - 11:05am Updated: January 16, 2017 - 11:05am

What is it that makes Hayley Wickenheiser great? Her many fans would have many different answers to that question.

There are championships that point to her greatness....

Daniel Forest has been charged with 2nd-degree murder in the Jan. 11 death of a 45-year-old man in Saskatoon.

Man charged with murder after turning himself in to Saskatoon police

By 650 CKOM January 16, 2017 - 9:10am Updated: January 16, 2017 - 10:17am

A 27-year-old man wanted by Saskatoon police for questioning in an alleged murder has been charged.   Officers are investigating the death of 45-year-old Rodney Wailing, who...

A major water main break left icy sidewalks along Duchess Street between 3rd and 4th avenues on Jan. 16, 2017.

City crews deal with major water main break

By 650 CKOM January 16, 2017 - 6:38am Updated: January 16, 2017 - 10:45am

A water main break over the weekend caused traffic problems on part of Duchess Street Monday morning.

Crews responded around 9 p.m. Sunday to what was called a "...

Jaden and Kessandra Werner test out the 'Toon Town' exhibit at North Park Wilson School on Jan. 13, 2017.

Kids testing out new museum exhibits in Saskatoon

By JT Marshall January 15, 2017 - 12:37pm Updated: January 15, 2017 - 12:37pm

The new PotashCorp children's museum is coming to Saskatoon by 2018.

It will be moving to the Mendel building when the art gallery moves to the Remai Modern.


An assault at an Avenue D apartment left two men seriously injured and charges pending for a third.

Assault with a baseball bat leaves two men with serious injuries

By 650 CKOM January 15, 2017 - 6:56am Updated: January 15, 2017 - 6:56am

Charges are pending for one man after a fight at an apartment in the 1800 block of Avenue D North.   Around 3 p.m. Saturday an argument between a group of men turned violent...

St. Francis Xavier out of Edmonton Alta. won the BRIT Classic on Jan. 14, 2017.

St. Francis Xavier 49th annual BRIT champs

By JT Marshall January 15, 2017 - 12:36am Updated: January 16, 2017 - 8:21am

Abasketball team from Edmonton, Alta. has won Bedford Road Invitational Tournament, or BRIT, for the second year straight.

The St. Francis Xavier Rams defeated Regina's...

Rush comeback just short in Toronto

By Ryan Brandt January 14, 2017 - 10:36pm Updated: January 14, 2017 - 10:36pm

The Saskatchewan Rush are now 0-2 on the new National Lacrosse League season after a 13-11 loss to Toronto.

Saskatchewan struggled off the hop, at one point trailing the...

Jesse Shynkaruk added an empty netter in Saskatoon's 4-2 win over Red Deer.

Blades take a key game over Red Deer

By Ryan Brandt January 14, 2017 - 10:21pm Updated: January 14, 2017 - 10:21pm

The Saskatoon Blades picked up a second straight win with a 4-2 win over Red Deer Saturday night.

16-year-old forward Michael Farren (4) opened the scoring for Saskatoon...