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A pill containing fentanyl seized by Saskatoon police. The deadly opioid was linked to an overdose death reported over the weekend of May 5-7.

Fentanyl death prompts call for parents to talk to kids

By 650 CKOM May 10, 2017 - 8:32am Updated: May 10, 2017 - 10:38am

An addictions expert is urging parents to talk to their kids about fentanyl in the wake of an overdose death in Saskatoon.   Police linked the deadly opioid to three of five...

The CFIA has issued a recall for multiple types of all-purpose flour over concers they are contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

CFIA expands ongoing flour recall

By 650 CKOM April 17, 2017 - 12:43pm Updated: April 17, 2017 - 12:43pm

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has once again added more products to an ongoing recall of certain kinds of flour. 

The recall over concerns about E. Coli...

 Saskatoon Veterinarian Henry Kucharski says the number of ticks has drastically increased in the province due to migrating birds in the past 15 years.

Time to check: tick season already underway in Saskatchewan

By JT Marshall April 6, 2017 - 4:30pm Updated: April 6, 2017 - 4:30pm

Pesky ticks are already back to bugging humans and pets in Saskatchewan.

Saskatoon Veterinarian Henry Kucharski noted a change in when ticks arrive in the province....

Provincial Health Minister Jim Reiter announces they are expanding the Accountable Healthcare Unit to two more locations on March 28, 2017.

Province expands healthcare program to help reduce wait times

By Britton Gray March 28, 2017 - 7:18pm Updated: March 28, 2017 - 7:30pm

After the Accountable Care Unit pilot project was deemed a success, the province is expanding it to decrease wait times in emergency rooms.

The project was set up last...

Kay Braget's body was found Saturday by Saskatoon police after a group of quad riders spotted her vehicle northeast of Saskatoon. She was 89 years old.

Seniors alert system 'a natural outcome' amid rising dementia rates: police chief

By Bryn Levy March 20, 2017 - 12:59pm Updated: March 20, 2017 - 12:59pm

Saskatoon saw the second death of a missing senior within just a few months over the weekend.   Police put out a missing persons bulletin Friday for Kay Braget, 89.  Her body...

Dr. Denise Werker, Saskatchewan's deputy chief medical officer, confirmed the province's first case of mumps in an email to the Canadian Press.

Province confirms first Sask. mumps case of 2017

By The Canadian Press March 13, 2017 - 10:49am Updated: March 13, 2017 - 10:50am

Saskatchewan is confirming its first case of mumps this year and two further expected cases are under investigation.

A government official confirmed in an email to The...

The Saskatoon SPCA issued a media release Monday reporting a case of parovirus. The highly contagious intestinal condition can be fatal to dogs if left untreated.

Saskatoon SPCA issues warning after finding infected puppy

By 650 CKOM March 6, 2017 - 11:43am Updated: March 6, 2017 - 12:55pm

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is warning Saskatoon-area dog owners about a potentially deadly virus.

The SPCA's Saskatoon shelter took in a...

A study by researchers at the University of Alberta found that 100 per cent of 31 pools, hot tubs and diving tanks tested in 2014 contained urine.

Sweet science lets researchers measure urine levels in public pools

By 650 CKOM March 2, 2017 - 12:08pm Updated: March 2, 2017 - 12:32pm

The wide use of artificial sweeteners in our food has given a team of scientists a golden opportunity to answer a horrifying question: "Just how much pee is in the pool?"  ...

Members of the Saskatoon Blades and Regina Pats are being kept from contact with the public following news of a mumps outbreak among other WHL players.

Blades, Pats block players from fans after mumps scare

By Brent Bosker February 27, 2017 - 1:21pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 1:21pm

A number of players in the Western Hockey League have been benched due to an outbreak of mumps.   The league sent an alert Friday to all 22 teams after several cases involving...

One of several models of Britax stroller affected by a Canada-wide recall over issues with its mounting system.

Britax baby strollers recalled after children hurt

By 650 CKOM February 17, 2017 - 9:00am Updated: February 17, 2017 - 9:10am

Health Canada has issued an advisory about a recall affecting certain models of Britax baby strollers sold in Canada between May 1, 2011 and Feb. 15, 2017.   All Britax B-...

A series of reports point to issues around staffing and quality of service in the province's care homes.

Lack of staff, baths a concern in long-term care homes in Saskatchewan

By The Canadian Press February 7, 2017 - 1:52pm Updated: February 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

REGINA - Staffing levels and a lack of baths are once again topping a list of concerns from residents of long-term care homes in Saskatchewan.

The issues are identified...

Sylvia Tuckanow, 45, was forced into getting her tubes tied after the birth of her sixth child in 2001.

'I didn't want to do this': Woman remembers being forced to get tubes tied at RUH

By 650 CKOM January 26, 2017 - 6:02pm Updated: January 26, 2017 - 6:02pm

It's a bit of a blur to Sylvia Tuckanow, but she remembers being forced into getting her tubes tied at Royal University Hospital in 2001.

After she had given birth to...