Biggar News

Colten Boushie, 22, died after a shooting on a farm near Bigger, Sask. on Aug. 9, 2016.

Boushie family lawyer says RCMP bungling could jeopardize murder trial

By Bryn Levy October 24, 2016 - 2:47pm Updated: October 24, 2016 - 4:18pm

RCMP have allegedly mishandled key evidence in the trial of Gerald Stanley, who stands charged with second-degree murder in the Aug. 9 death of Colten Boushie, 22.   Boushie...

RCMP are looking for a man in the Biggar area after a girl was approached Wednesday walking home from school.

9-year-old Biggar girl approached by a man while walking home from school

By 650 CKOM September 21, 2016 - 8:37pm Updated: September 21, 2016 - 8:37pm

RCMP are looking for one man in a red truck after a 9-year-old girl was approached in Biggar.

She was walking home for lunch Wednesday when the man rolled down his...

Suspect accused in deadly shooting near Biggar in August appeared in court on Tuesday.

Preliminary hearing set for man accused in a deadly shooting in rural Saskatchewan

By 650 CKOM September 13, 2016 - 4:03pm Updated: September 13, 2016 - 4:07pm

A preliminary hearing has been set for a 54-year-old man accused of shooting a young man to death on a rural property near Biggar, Sask.

Gerald Stanley's hearing will...

Colten Boushie, 22, died after a shooting on a farm near Cando, Sask. Gerald Stanley, 54, has been charged with second-degree murder in his death.

Man says brother was in wrong place, wrong time at time of fatal shooting

By Lauren Golosky August 12, 2016 - 4:28pm Updated: August 12, 2016 - 4:30pm

The last time William Boushie ever saw his brother Colten, he begged him to stay home.

When Colten refused, William got mad and gave him the silent treatment, even as...

RCMP officers block the road leading up to Gerald Stanley's farm near Biggar, Sask. on Aug. 11, 2016.

Man charged with 2nd-degree murder in farm shooting near Biggar

By 650 CKOM August 11, 2016 - 10:23am Updated: August 12, 2016 - 4:33pm

RCMP have laid charges in a fatal shooting on a farm in the R.M. of Glenside earlier this week.

Gerald Stanley, 54, faces one count of second-degree murder in connection...

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1 dead after highway crash near Biggar

By 650 CKOM June 25, 2016 - 11:39am Updated: June 25, 2016 - 11:40am

A crash between an SUV and semi-truck claimed the life of one person Saturday.

RCMP say it happened about 9:30 a.m. on Highway 14 two miles east of Biggar.

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2nd-degree murder charge laid in wake of Kinley woman’s death

By 650 CKOM February 3, 2016 - 2:04pm Updated: February 3, 2016 - 2:04pm

Mounties have charged a Saskatchewan man with second-degree murder.

Beverly Littlecrow, 36, of Kinley, Sask., died in hospital in Saskatoon on Jan. 24.

Police...

Robert Mason has written a weekly column in the Biggar Independent newspaper for the past 27 years.

“That's the history of me” Sask. veteran shares life stories, lessons in weekly column

By Lasia Kretzel November 9, 2015 - 6:39am Updated: November 9, 2015 - 6:39am

When you talk to Robert Mason on the phone, you have to turn the microphone volume to 11.

The 97-year-old's hearing may have dulled, but his memory is as sharp as a...

A 220,000 pound stainless steel tanker is moving from Biggar to Estevan this week.

Massive tanker move delayed by heavy rain

By François Biber September 15, 2015 - 12:47pm Updated: September 15, 2015 - 1:31pm

A massive tanker on its way from Biggar to Estevan has been delayed due to heavy rainfall on Tuesday.

A SaskPower spokesperson said the convoy had to divert from its...

A picture of the 220,000 pound stainless steel, double-wall tank.

Massive container tank moving through Sask. highways

By 650 CKOM September 13, 2015 - 8:48am Updated: September 14, 2015 - 10:34am

It may be the largest shop-built tank in Western Canada, and starting on Monday it’s taking a 550 kilometre convoy from Biggar to Estevan.

Over the past four months, AGI...