Saskatchewan News

World-renowned horse trainer Glenn Stewart gives a demonstration to a packed crowd of horse lovers at the Equine Expo on Feb. 18, 2017.

Horse lovers gallop to Praireland Park for Expo

By JT Marshall February 18, 2017 - 4:19pm Updated: February 18, 2017 - 4:19pm

It's one of the biggest Equine Expo's in Western Canada and it's happening at Praireland Park in Saskatoon for the sixth time.

"It's the only Saskatchewan event of it's...

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall speaks at the SUMA Conference in Saskatoon on Feb. 6, 2017.

Wall paints grim budget picture, announces $1.2B deficit

By Chris Vandenbreekel February 6, 2017 - 3:42pm Updated: February 6, 2017 - 3:47pm

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says everything is on the table when it comes to bringing a $1.2-billion deficit to balance.

Wall made the remarks during a speech to the...

A windy Wednesday in Saskatchewan is adding to the extreme cold warnings issued for large swaths of the province on Jan. 10, 2017.

Brace for even cooler temps, wind chills in Saskatchewan

By Chris Carr January 10, 2017 - 4:02pm Updated: January 11, 2017 - 1:08pm

If you thought it was cold out already, brace yourself – it's about to get even colder.

The weather is expected to turn downright nasty Wednesday following a cold...

23-year-old Vanessa Lalonde went missing on Dec. 27, 2016 while visiting relatives in Ontario.

Saskatchewan woman goes missing while visiting relatives in Ontario

By The Canadian Press December 29, 2016 - 10:58am Updated: December 29, 2016 - 10:59am

OSHAWA, Ont. - Police in Oshawa, Ont. say a 23-year-old Saskatchewan woman has gone missing while visiting family in the area.

Durham regional police say Vanessa Lalonde...

Mary Wernicke from Neville, Sask. collects her giant cheque for a record $60-million win on Aug. 25, 2016.

Striking it rich: Sask. lotto winners score big in 2016

By 650 CKOM December 29, 2016 - 7:26am Updated: December 29, 2016 - 7:26am

A hardworking father and son from Saskatchewan put their good luck to good use this year.

In February, the pair from Goodsoil, west of Meadow Lake, won a $1-million...

650 CKOM business analyst Paul Martin said Saskatchwan farmers produced one of the best crops in province's history in 2016.

Sask. economy should see return to growth in 2017: analyst

By Bryn Levy December 28, 2016 - 11:45am Updated: December 28, 2016 - 11:45am

Enough with the doom-and-gloom already.

That was the message from 650 CKOM business analyst Paul Martin as he looks ahead to 2017.

Martin said there's no doubt...

Snow fell in most of the province Christmas weekend. In Estevan and Carlyle, up to 30 centimetres is expected.

Southeast Sask. buried as snow blankets province

By Erin McNutt December 25, 2016 - 8:10am Updated: December 25, 2016 - 10:49am

It's a white Christmas across the province, but Environment Canada told 650 CKOM Sunday it's probably not a welcome sign in the southeast.

Meteorologist Brian Bukoski...

Saskatchewan School Boards Association President Dr. Shawn Davidson has grave concerns about further amalgmation of boards.

Education stakeholders react to governance report

By JT Marshall December 22, 2016 - 7:29pm Updated: December 22, 2016 - 7:35pm

The province wants feedback on how Saskatchewan's schools are run moving forward.

A six-member panel has been formed to consult the public on 'Dan Perrins' K-12...

A much needed relief from weeks of extreme cold temperatures arrived for much of Saskatchewan Monday.

Sask. receives welcome break from extreme cold

By Brent Bosker December 19, 2016 - 8:05am Updated: December 19, 2016 - 8:07am

After weeks of enduring bone chilling temperatures and brutal windchills, going outside today won't make you shiver.   Mother Nature finally released her grip on the cold...

According to Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan has a rate of 575 drunk driving incidents per 100,000 people – approaching three times the national rate.

Sask. drunk driving rates remain worst in Canada

By 650 CKOM December 14, 2016 - 10:44am Updated: December 14, 2016 - 5:15pm

Once again, Saskatchewan has Canada's worst drunk driving rate.

Statistics Canada released its annual report on impaired driving Wednesday.

Across the country,...

Thursday's high was only -19C. Weekend temperatures will only rise to as high as -24C, according to Environment Canada.

Cold air gripping Saskatchewan here to stay

By Chris Carr December 8, 2016 - 3:35pm Updated: December 8, 2016 - 3:35pm

This toque-wearing, scarf donning, plug-in-the-car weather in Saskatchewan has some staying power.

"Cold air is, you know, it's hard to get rid of it. It's sort of like...

Sex assault charges against a Saskatoon massage therapist is renewing a push toward regulation of the industry in Saskatchewan.

Massage therapists accused of inappropriate touching can still practice in Saskatchewan

By Chris Carr December 7, 2016 - 4:48pm Updated: December 9, 2016 - 8:03am

Sex assault charges against a Saskatoon massage therapist is renewing a push toward regulation of the industry in Saskatchewan.

Mark Donlevy, 48, was charged following...