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RCMP had Highway 11 restricted to one lane after a semi tractor fire on Jan. 17, 2017.

Semi tractor fire blocks highway traffic

By 980 CJME January 18, 2017 - 6:30am Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:45am

A semi tractor fire caused part of Highway 11 to go down to one lane late Tuesday night.   RCMP said they don't know what caused the semi truck to catch fire.    Highway 11...

Darrell Davis: Drive dry, like a professional

By Darrell Davis January 18, 2017 - 5:59am Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:00am

Splash!

A friend of mine is a rally driver. A Hall of Fame rally driver.

I think about his driving prowess whenever the winter weather gets warm and sloppy. Have...

A Regina Police Service cruiser.

Man charged with setting fire to Regina business over 5 months ago

By 980 CJME January 17, 2017 - 8:46pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 9:00pm

A man is being accused of setting fire to a Regina business last summer.

Police arrested and charged Kelly Ryan Powell, 29, on Jan. 12. He allegedly started a blaze at a...

RCMP have charged 32-year-old Danny Brian Crate in the Jan. 4, 2017 death of Charles Francis Letendre.

32 year old charged in Nipawin death

By 650 CKOM January 17, 2017 - 7:14pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 7:14pm

A second-degree murder charge laid in the death of 57-year-old Charles Francis Letendre of Nipawin, Sask.

Letendre was found dead inside a 1st Avenue home in Nipawin Jan...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall shake hands following the agreement on Jan. 17, 2017.

Saskatchewan, Ottawa reach health-funding deal

By Sarah Mills January 17, 2017 - 5:37pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 5:37pm

The province and federal government have reached an agreement on health transfers.

It comes after negotiations stalled last month between the health ministers who were...

The Saskatchewan government is looking at different ways to address a projected $1-billion deficit.

Fit to cut? Taxpayers' federation says province should look at manager benefits

By 650 CKOM January 17, 2017 - 5:27pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 5:27pm

A spokesperson for the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation (CTF) is suggesting the Government of Saskatchewan ought to cut a fitness program that allows provincial managers to...

In a province-wide poll, 73 per cent of people said they were against a federally-imposed carbon tax, with 56 per cent strongly opposed. Twenty-seven per cent were in support.

Poll shows Sask. residents support premier's carbon tax fight

By 650 CKOM January 17, 2017 - 4:55pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 5:20pm

It appears the people are with the premier in a fight against a federal carbon tax.   A new province-wide Insightrix Research poll, commissioned by the Sask. Party, asked...

The Saskatchewan government is forecasting a $1-billion deficit for this fiscal year.

SGEU ready to fight back against wage cuts to public sector

By Sarah Mills January 17, 2017 - 3:03pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 4:27pm

The biggest public sector union in Saskatchewan will fight any wage rollbacks.

The Wall administration has asked all employee groups to hold wages to 2016-17 levels....

SaskPower announced it will be closing its four cash counters in North Battleford, Regina, Saskatoon and Yorkton the summer of 2017.

SaskPower closing four cash counters in June

By 980 CJME January 17, 2017 - 12:24pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 12:51pm

Starting June 1, you'll no longer be able to pay your SaskPower bill at their cash counters.

The company announced in a news release Tuesday it will be closing its four...

A photo provided by RCMP of Eldon Joshua Dubois on Jan. 17, 2017.

Sask. RCMP looking for man wanted on numerous charges

By 980 CJME January 17, 2017 - 12:05pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 12:15pm

Punnichy RCMP are asking for the public's help in locating a man who has warrants out for his arrest.

Eldon Joshua Dubois, 23, of Muskowekwan First Nation is wanted by...

Police believe a string of robberies taking place in Regina could be related.

Regina police say restaurant robberies could be related

By 980 CJME January 17, 2017 - 11:06am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 11:30am

Police believe a series of robberies at restaurants in Regina might be related.

Police said six cases have taken place in the past months, usually late at night. The...

Darrell Davis: Offence wins championships

By Darrell Davis January 17, 2017 - 5:57am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 6:00am

Defence doesn't win championships. Not this year. Not in the NFL.

None of the four remaining teams have a top-rated defence. In yards surrendered per game their defences...

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