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Regina-Qu’Appelle MP Andrew Scheer is one of the people vying to win leadership of the Conservative Party when members vote on May 27, 2017.

Regina's Andrew Scheer ready for Tory leadership vote

By Lauren Golosky May 26, 2017 - 6:36am Updated: May 26, 2017 - 6:45am

The Conservative Party of Canada will have a new leader Saturday and Regina’s Andrew Scheer hopes it’ll be him.

Scheer is one of 13 hopefuls vying for the position of...

The Government of Saskatchewan is appealing a court ruling that would potentially bar as many as 10,000 non-Catholic students from receiving provincial funding to attend seperate schools.

Province announces appeal of Catholic schools ruling

By 650 CKOM May 17, 2017 - 10:44am Updated: May 17, 2017 - 10:44am

The Government of Saskatchewan is going to appeal a recent court decision barring non-Catholics from being funded to attend the province's separate schools.


A  new report estimates that the City of Saskatoon would need to raise 2018 property taxes by about seven per cent to maintain service levels in the face of budget pressures.

City report projects whopping 2018 tax hike for Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM May 12, 2017 - 8:46am Updated: May 12, 2017 - 8:50am

Saskatoon taxpayers look set to be forking over more cash for less service in 2018.   A preliminary report headed to council Monday outlines various pressures on the city's...

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Trustee Tom Fortosky said he worries renewing the notwithstanding clause every five years to protect provincial funding for non-Catholics could become a "political exercise."

School board: notwithstanding clause not permanent solution

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 2, 2017 - 6:47am Updated: May 2, 2017 - 6:47am

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) is joining other separate boards pushing for the province to appeal a controversial court decision banning government funding of non-...

The Saskatoon Correctional Centre was the subject of 320 complaints to the provincial ombudsman in 2016, up from 256 the year before.

Former inmate, advocate call for changes at Saskatoon jail

By JT Marshall May 1, 2017 - 2:06pm Updated: May 1, 2017 - 2:06pm

A man who spent time on remand in Saskatoon is calling attention to conditions at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre following a report critical of the facility.   Jesse Irvine...

Saskatoon's police chief says officers weren't prepared for ugly scenes that erupted at an anti-Saskatchewan Party demonstration in front of Prairieland Park Thursday.

Chief says police caught off guard by Saskatoon protest

By 650 CKOM May 1, 2017 - 12:23pm Updated: May 1, 2017 - 12:46pm

Saskatoon's chief of police says not enough officers were sent to monitor protesters outside a Saskatchewan Party fundraiser Thursday.   "We knew there was going to be some...

Andrew Scheer said conservatives need a leader who can unify the party, someone who can articulate a positive message for the next election.

Scheer weighs in as O'Leary leaves race

By Chris Carr April 27, 2017 - 4:28pm Updated: April 27, 2017 - 7:29pm

With Kevin O'Leary out, Saskatchewan MP Andrew Scheer now shares the field with 12 other candidates in a race to become the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada....

Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark called for continued talks with the province following a budget that saw the city lose $9 million in funding.

Council passes tax, fine hikes to deal with provincial cuts

By 650 CKOM April 25, 2017 - 7:31am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 7:31am

Saskatoon city council voted Monday on a series of measures to balance the books after the provincial budget cut $9 million in funding to the city.     Part of the shortfall...

Saskatchewan Education Minister Don Morgan said the province is reviewing its options after a judge ruled it unconstitutional to provide per-student funding for non-Catholics attending Catholic schools.

Sask. education minister reacts to Catholic schools ruling

By 650 CKOM April 21, 2017 - 2:07pm Updated: April 21, 2017 - 2:07pm

Saskatchewan's education minister says a recent decision out of Yorkton Court of Queen's Bench could mean chaos for both the province's separate and public school systems.  ...

After a court ruling, non-Catholic students won't be able to get provincial government funding to attend Catholic schools after June 30, 2018.

Judge rules province can't fund non-Catholics to go to Catholic schools

By 650 CKOM April 21, 2017 - 6:35am Updated: April 21, 2017 - 8:22am

A Yorkton Court of Queen's Bench judge has ruled it unconstitutional for the province to pay for non-Catholic students to attend Catholic schools.

Justice Donald Layh's...

Corman Park Reeve Judy Harwood is calling for talks about the Meewasin Valley Authority's plans to close popular areas along the South Saskatchewan River.

Corman Park reeve worries about river access closures

By 650 CKOM April 17, 2017 - 11:26am Updated: April 17, 2017 - 1:43pm

The reeve of the Rural Municipality of Corman Park is concerned about plans to close several popular spots along the South Saskatchewan River.   The Meewasin Valley Authority (...

The federal government is expected to introduce legislation to legalize marijuana on April 13, 2017.

Sask. government concerned over expected pot laws

By Sarah Mills April 12, 2017 - 4:51pm Updated: April 13, 2017 - 7:13am

The federal government's highly anticipated pot plans are expected to be announced Thursday.

The legislation is expected to address age requirements for marijuana buyers...