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BHP Billiton's CEO suggested the company's Jansen, Sask. potash mine could begin production in 2023.

BHP Billiton gives promising update on Jansen mine

By 650 CKOM May 16, 2017 - 12:26pm Updated: May 16, 2017 - 12:33pm

Mining giant BHP Billiton has floated a potential production date for its Jansen potash mine near Saskatoon.   Company CEO Andrew McKenzie spoke at a conference in Barcelona,...

Ben Johnson appeared in an ad for an Australian betting company that made light of his doping disqualification after winning gold in the 100-metre dash in the 1988 Olympics.

Disgraced sprinter Ben Johnson endorses 'juiced up' app

By 650 CKOM May 16, 2017 - 7:38am Updated: May 16, 2017 - 7:38am

Ben Johnson finally found a way to cash in on his brief time as an Olympic gold medallist.

The 55-year-old former sprinter has appeared in an advertisement for an...

The Saskatoon Transportation Link Rail Park is hoping to convince CP Rail and CN Rail to relocate to a new industrial park planned for outside of Saskatoon.

Investors trying to draw rail yards away from Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM May 15, 2017 - 12:58pm Updated: May 16, 2017 - 6:52am

A developer's plan to build an industrial park southeast of Saskatoon could solve the city's railway woes.   A group of investors has purchased 1,400 acres of land north of the...

A $600,000 study is planned to figure out whether Saskatoon should move rail lines out of the city or simply build underpasses around them.

Council considers study to solve railway crossing headaches

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 9, 2017 - 12:25pm Updated: May 9, 2017 - 12:25pm

Saskatoon city council is set to consider a motion later this month to begin a study on options to help ease traffic delays caused by trains.   Mayor Charlie Clark told Brent...

Recent immigrant helps others find jobs

By JT Marshall May 4, 2017 - 8:07am Updated: May 4, 2017 - 8:12am

Seven months ago, Nabeel Nooran was at the We Connect Job Fair looking for work.

Now,  he's helping other newcomers to Canada find employment.

Nooran was hired by...

PotashCorp reported earnings of 18 cents per share in the first quarter of 2017.

PotashCorp earnings rise in Q1 report

By 650 CKOM April 27, 2017 - 1:30pm Updated: April 27, 2017 - 1:30pm

Tough decisions at PotashCorp appeared to be paying off as the company released its first-quarter earnings report for 2017.   The company reported earnings of 18 cents a share...

Demolition began this week at the Bonanza Steakhouse on 8th Street East. The building was heavily damaged in a fire back in February.

Demolition begins at Bonanza Steakhouse

By 650 CKOM April 27, 2017 - 7:17am Updated: April 27, 2017 - 3:44pm

A familiar sight along Saskatoon's 8th Street East has been down after a devastating fire.

The Bonanza  Steakhouse ​was heavily damaged in a blaze on Feb. 21.


With Environment Canada recording a high of 14 degrees in Saskatoon April 5, 2017, people got outside to enjoy the weather.

People head outside to enjoy spring warm up

By JT Marshall April 6, 2017 - 6:45am Updated: April 6, 2017 - 7:47am

Warm weather in Saskatoon had people flocking to  O'Shea's Irish Pub, which had one of the only open patios Wednesday.   "I just came back from B.C. so nothing better than...

A spokesperson for the Co-op Refinery confirmed that Unifor 594, the union representing Co-op employees, reached out to a provincial mediator on March 28, 2017, in hopes of re-opening talks.

Refinery workers' union asks to resume talks

By 980 CJME March 29, 2017 - 1:26pm Updated: March 29, 2017 - 1:30pm

No one’s calling it a glimmer of hope, but talks could resume between the Co-op Refinery and the union representing its employees.

The two sides were in talks until Co-...

On April 1, 2017, PST will be expanded to include children's clothes, impacting Cecilia Kautzman, owner of Kids Trading Company in Regina.

Kids clothing store owner says PST expansion could be hit to families

By Kevin Martel March 23, 2017 - 4:09pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 6:33am

Provincial sales tax being applied to kids clothing could come at a significant price to some families, along with businesses.

The newly increased six per cent PST will...

The Government of Saskatchewan is adding PST to restaurant meals effective April 1.

Restaurants 'caught between rock and hard place' with PST, higher alcohol taxes

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 23, 2017 - 7:58am Updated: March 23, 2017 - 8:20am

Saskatchewan's family-owned restaurants and bars could be in trouble as they start to pay higher taxes.   As of April 1, restaurant meals will no longer be exempt from...

A Saskatoon woman says she was taken for about $300 after responding to an online ad offering free samples of skincare products.

Saskatoon woman says promise of free samples turned into costly headache

By 650 CKOM March 15, 2017 - 11:59am Updated: March 15, 2017 - 12:29pm

A Saskatoon woman is sharing a timely story for Fraud Prevention Month.   Sandy Epp spoke with Brent Loucks Wednesday morning.   She said she's out about $300 after clicking on...