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Saskatoon Afternoon

Show Notes

Saskatoon Afternoon with David Kirton

Saskatoon Afternoon with David Kirton: Thursday Edition, July 2nd 2015

With guest hosts Justin Blackwell & Angela Hill

4:00 p.m. How did you celebrate Canada's 148th birthday?

4:15 p.m. There are over 100 fires currently active in the northern part of the province. Angela and Justin have the latest on Saskatchewan Wildfires.

4:30 p.m. The Saskatchewan Roughriders welcomed back kicker Paul McCallum and quarterback Tino Sunseri yesterday. What will the two bring to the table? Wray Morrison, CKOM's provincial sports director, joins Justin and Angela.

4:45 p.m. In a dramatic but widely expected step, Greece defaulted on a $1.7 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund early Wednesday in Athens. What exactly does this mean? Will it have any effect on Canadians? CKOM's Bryn Levy joins Justin and Angela.

5:00 p.m. More than 5,000 people have fled their homes as fires continue to rage in northern Saskatchewan. Residents of northern communities have been evacuated to shelters, hotels, and homes of family and friends across the province. Justin and Angela share a few ways that Saskatoon residents can help those who have been displaced.

5:15 p.m. Yesterday was a big day in the NHL as the free agent signing period kicked off. Justin Cuthbert, NHL news editor with TheScore, joins Justin and Angela to talk about some of the biggest trades that have been made so far.


5:30 p.m. In the wake of the church shootings in Charleston, people across the United States and the world are calling for the Confederate flag to be removed from public spaces. Many States have obliged. This is definitely progress, but are we declaring victory too soon? Are there bigger issues at hand?


5:45 p.m. "G" is for "goodbye!" Actress Sonia Manzano is retiring from her role as Maria on Sesame Street after nearly 45 years.

About the show

As the work day comes to an end, Saskatoon is tuning into David Kirton and Saskatoon Afternoon. Each weekday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. the team makes the drive home interesting, giving people something to talk about combined, with the latest news, sports, traffic and weather.

Ashley Wills has news every 15 minutes, telling the stories that matter and impact you. Whether it’s happening in your community, province or from the other side of the planet, she’s ready with the headlines.

Justin Blackwell brings sports twice an hour. From local sports all the way to the majors he has it covered and will get you ready for the big game.

David is a lifetime resident of Saskatoon and is passionate about the city he loves and the people in it.